France to open borders for overseas travellers on June 9, 2021

Foreign citizens will be able to travel to France depending on their vaccination status and the sanitary situation of their country.

Dubai, June 7, 2021 – The French government announced opening the borders on June 9, 2021 to fully vaccinated travellers with vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) – Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson – while other travellers will have to justify one of the compelling reasons established by the French authorities. Both types of travellers will have to undergo PCR tests. Most countries of the Middle East are classified as orange, except Lebanon (as green) and Bahrein (as red).
Foreign citizens who plan to travel to France from the region will need to follow these instructions:
For fully vaccinated travellers:

  • Submit vaccination proof* – only Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson are currently approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours or a negative antigen test of less than 48 hours on boarding.
    *Proof of vaccination is only valid if it can attest to a complete vaccination schedule, which is:
  • 2 weeks after the 2nd injection for dual-injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);
  • 4 weeks after the injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson);
  • 2 weeks after injection of vaccines for people with a previous history of contracting Covid-19 (only 1
    injection required).
    For travellers who have not been vaccinated, they will need a compelling reason (listed in this link):
  • Present a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours or negative antigen test of less than 48 hours on boarding,
  • Random antigenic test upon arrival in France,
  • Complete a 7-day of self-isolation upon arrival in France.

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