Health restrictions for air travel

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All the essential information on health restrictions to take the plane serenely according to your destination.
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Know the traffic conditions by country

To find out the most accurate information about the conditions of movement in your destination country, we advise you to visit the France Diplomatie website, which guarantees official information.

Air links between France and Morocco, which had resumed on June 15, 2021 are again suspended, since November 26, 2021 at 23:59. Commercial flights in the direction Morocco-France could be authorized, under the same conditions as during the last suspension (March-June 2021). Please, contact your airline.

Travelling in France and in the European Union

Travel in France

What is the vaccination pass, which has been in place in France since January 24? 

The vaccination pass is a document that attests to the complete vaccination status of its owner. Logically, as with the health pass, a person is considered to have a complete vaccination schedule:

  • A person with the vaccination in its complete scheme either 3 weeks after the third injection (only 7 days for a trip to France) or 4 weeks after the single injection in the case of Johnson&Johnson vaccine. (Recall required to extend its validity)
  • A certificate of recovery (positive PCR or antigenic test of at least 11 days and no more than 6 months after infection)  
  • Tests are no longer accepted

To travel in France, the vaccination pass is mandatory to travel between regions since January 24, 2022. To fly, you must present :

  • Your vaccination pass 
  • Compelling reasons if you do not have it (family or health)

Travel to the EU and internationally 

The vaccination pass does not apply to travel abroad. In this sense, the health pass is still valid for flying, it is the rules of the destination that apply. It generally consists of the presentation, digital through a European QR code or in paper version, of a health proof, among the three following ones:

  • The vaccination in its complete scheme either 2 weeks after the third injection (only 7 days for a trip to France) or 4 weeks after the single injection in the case of Johnson&Johnson vaccine.
  • A negative PCR or antigenic test less than 72 hours old.
  • A positive PCR or antigenic test attesting to the recovery of the Covid-19 dating back at least 15 days and less than 6 months.

In concrete terms, a Greek or Italian border police officer will flash a QR code presented by a traveler coming from France, Germany, the Netherlands... regardless of the language in which the vaccination or test certificate was written. Its control terminal will indicate by a green or red color if the passenger can enter the territory or not.

Children over 12 years of age are subject to the current health restrictions (vaccination or negative PCR test) for air travel. The obligation to present a health pass for passengers between 12 and 17 years old, as well as for employees of transport operators, will apply from August 30.

Travelling outside the European Union

For travel abroad, a classification of countries has been defined on the basis of health indicators. The lists of countries may be adapted according to the evolution of the epidemic situation.

Here is the classification defined on 2 June: 

  • Green countries: no active circulation of the virus, no variants of concern identified => European area, Australia, South Korea, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Singapore.
  • Orange countries: active circulation of the virus in controlled proportions, without dissemination of variants of concern => all countries, except those defined as "green" and "red".
  • Red countries: active circulation of the virus, presence of variants of concern => Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Turkey, Uruguay.

Since 13 July, the conditions of access to Morocco have been tightened for French citizens. Passengers will have to present a complete vaccination certificate and a negative PCR test less than 48 hours old before boarding. For those who are not vaccinated, they will be required to undergo a 10-day controlled quarantine in one of the facilities previously designated by the local authorities, at their own expense. A new PCR test must be carried out on the ninth day to allow release from quarantine.

The table below lists the health requirements for travel according to the classification of the country of destination or origin. 


The rules of entry and health situations vary from one country to another. In addition to the presentation of a health pass, some countries now require the completion of a specific form to enter their territory. 

Belgium form
Germany form 
Spain Form 
Ireland Form
Italy and Malta Form 
Czech Republic Form 
Portugal Form  
United Kingdom Form

Travelling overseas

In order to limit the circulation of the virus as much as possible, the French overseas territories are subject to a compulsory negative PCR test less than 72 hours before boarding. 

Depending on the local epidemiological situation, the competent authorities may impose restrictions on a local basis. 

A state of health emergency was declared in Martinique and Réunion on 12 July. Both islands are subject to a curfew from 11pm until 6am in the coming days. 

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