FAQ Covid

Update: 20th of April 2022

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, France continues to welcome international students and researchers. New measures detail the conditions of mobility in France.

Since December 4th 2021, new rules are being implemented for international travelers coming to France. Foreign countries now fall into categories (green, orange). Depending on your country and your vaccinal status, the procedures to come to France differ.

FAQ

  • Accepted vaccines in France
    • Pfizer/BioNTech (for 18-29 years old)
    • Moderna (for 30 years old and more)
    • AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield
    • Johnson & Johnson

     

    Some vaccines from other countries are accepted in France to get a Passe Vaccinal.

     

     

    Source : https://ansm.sante.fr/dossiers-thematiques/covid-19-vaccins/covid-19-vaccins-autorises

  • Categories of countries: green and orange zones

    You are coming from a “green” zone country

    Member States of the European Union as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican. In addition : Albania, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bonaire St. Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bhutan, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Canada, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Curaçao, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, East Timor, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Maldives, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

     

    You have a full vaccination (accepted vaccines):

    • Proof of full vaccination

     

    You are not (fully) vaccinated:

    • Negative result of a PCR test less than 72 hours or an antigen test less than 48 hours before departure

     

     

     

    You are coming from an “orange” zone country

    All countries not included in the list of “green” countries

     

    You have a full vaccination (accepted vaccines):

    • Proof of full vaccination
    • Sworn statement that you do not have symptoms of Covid-19, that you have not met someone with Covid and that you agree to be tested on arrival. You will have to certify that you undertake to respect a self-isolation period of 7 days

     

    You are not (fully) vaccinated:

    • Negative result of a PCR test less than 72 hours or an antigen test less than 48 hours before departure
    • Sworn statement that you do not have symptoms of Covid-19, that you have not met someone with Covid and that you agree to be tested on arrival. You will have to certify that you undertake to respect a self-isolation period of 7 days.
    • International travel certificate and proofs your travel to France has a compelling reason. For students: your school certificate
    • You may be tested upon arrival. If this test is positive, you will have to self-isolate during 7 days at home. The French authorities may verified that you respect your self-isolation

     

     

    Source : Covid 19 : International travel | Government

  • Get a Passe Vaccinal

    On March 3 2022, the Prime Minister Jean Castex  announced the suspension of the Passe Vaccinal in places where it was required and the lifting of the mask in the interior areas, except in public transport and health facilities, from March 14, 2022

     

     

    Sources: https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/actualites/A15543?lang=en

  • Where can I get vaccinated ?
    • With Dr Béatrice VALLIN in UCLy
      • consultations by appointment only: www.rdv-med.fr / professional code: Aé0540
      • without appointment: Fridays from 1pm to 3pm
      • St Paul Campus, 2nd floor, C 202 bvallin@univ-catholyon.fr
    • Online appointment on https://www.sante.fr/ or phone number 0 800 009 110 (7/7 from 6am to 10pm)
    • Online appointment on https://www.doctolib.fr/
    • Appointment with your treating doctor
  • Test and refund

    You can be tested for free if:

    • Complete vaccination
    • Recovery certificate dated less than 4 months old
    • Contraindicated vaccination with medical proof
    • Incomplete vaccination with a medical prescription (valid 48h for people with symptoms)
    • Less than 18 years old

    Don’t forget you “Carte Vitale” (green health insurance card) or your European health insurance card* so you won’t have to pay in advance or to ask for your refund.

    *Holders of the European health insurance: the refund is possible only if your home country refund tests. The amount for the refund will be the same as in your country.

     

    For other situations, tests cost between 20 and 50€.

  • What to do if I’m contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19/positive to covid/I have symptoms ?

    Get a PCR/antigenic test:

    • If positive: you must self-isolate 5 to 7 days after. After 5 days, you have to get tested. If you are positive, you must stay isolated 2 days more. If you are negative, you can return to normal activities.

     

    • If you are negative: you don’t have to self-isolate. You will have to get tested 2 and 4 days later.

     

    If you have a positive self-testing, you have to get a PCR/antigenic test to validate/invalided your test.