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Traveling to and from the U.S. listed ORANGE

Traveling to and from the U.S. listed ORANGE

Published on September 10, 2021
Foreign citizens will be able to travel to France depending on their vaccination status and the health situation of their country.

Starting on September 12, 2021 at midnight, the United States are classified as "orange" by the French Ministry of the Interior."

If you plan to travel to France from the United States (classified in orange), you must follow the following instructions:

  • If you are already vaccinated, no new restrictions shall apply when entering metropolitan France. Upon boarding, you shall have to produce a proof of your vaccination.

In this case, you will not have to quarantine on arrival.

  • If you are not vaccinated, you must now provide upon boarding :
    • a proof of compelling reason to to be allowed to enter metropolitan France. The tentative list of compelling reasons features on the certificate of entry into metropolitan France that can be downloaded here ;
    • a negative PCR test taken <72 hours prior, or a negative antigen test taken <48 hours prior;
    • a sworn statement certifying the absence of COVID-19 symptoms and of any contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19;
    • a sworn undertaking to take an antigen test or biological examination on arrival in metropolitan France;
    • a sworn undertaking to self-isolate for seven days, and another sworn undertaking to take a biological virological screening test (PCR) at the end of the isolation period.

Sworn statements can be downloaded here

For all travelers, these documents are required in addition to a valid passport and the other usually required traveling documents."

Arrêté du 9 septembre 2021 modifiant l’arrêté du 7 juin 2021 identifiant les zones de circulation de l’infection du virus SARS-CoV-2

Learn more on the classification criteria and the full traveling requirements between France and the United States here.


Do you need a visa?

Depending on nationality, duration of stay and purpose of your stay, you might need a visa. To check if you need a visa, please visit: https://france-visas.gouv.fr/en_US/web/france-visas/welcome-page