The health crisis added to the puzzle of bags. If you have planned to stay outside France for these summer holidays, you will necessarily have to submit supporting documents related to the Covid-19 pandemic. But do all countries accept the European Health Passport (also called European Union Digital Covid Certificate) ? How long does vaccination take in Germany? Will you need other documents to visit Rome? Franceinfo reviewed the latest entry conditions for our European neighbours.
The European QR Code operates in 27 countries in the European Union
It is the sesame that is preferred by the authorities. Since July 1, the European Health Card, issued to citizens and residents of the European Union, is valid in the 27 member states. Digital proof certifies complete vaccination, negative test or recovery from Covid-19.
In France, vaccination certificate It can be retrieved from the Ameli website From Medicare, once you have completed a course of vaccination. This document can be printed in European format or imported on a mobile device Via l’application TousAntiCovid To be scanned by the competent authorities.
Regarding test results and certificates of restoration, cEach issuer (hospital, test center) has its own digital signature key. One “The portal service “allows the verification of all these signatures in all countries of the Union, which It also agreed to a standard validity period for the tests.
It is clear that all certificates issued in France in European format will be accepted for entry into EU countries as well In other members of the Schengen area (Liechtenstein, Iceland, Switzerland and Norway). Some countries demand it, some do not, and many of our neighbors strictly restrict entry to their lands.
to enter Germany
If you want to travel to Germany, you will need to submit a negative PCR or antigen test, less than 72 hours for the first time, and less than 48 hours for the second, unless you have been fully vaccinated. At least 14 days Before your trip, specify the State Department.
If you only received one dose of the vaccine because you contracted Covid-19, German authorities also require you to submit the test that proves this contamination. It must be dated at least 28 days before the flight. Finally, proof of contamination (positive test) occurring between 28 days and 6 months before the flight will allow you to prove that you have recovered from Covid-19.
Please note: Corsica, Occitanie, Baca, Reunion, Guyana, Martinique and Saint Martin are considered by Germany “Danger Zones”. As the French Embassy in Germany reminds usIf you stay there during the ten days preceding your trip, you must, in addition to one of the above guides, complete digital input recording. You can register your proof of health there.
Since Germany is a federal country, the Quai d’Orsay invites travelers to consult the website of the French Embassy in Germany for more details on the regulations in force in the various states.
To travel to Belgium
Apart from Martinique, Guyana and Reunion, which are classified as “red”Currently, all regions of France are classified as green or orange by Belgium. Its residents do not have to submit a PCR test or undergo quarantine on arrival.
People who have planned to stay more than 48 hours in Belgium must complete a Passenger Tracking Form. In this document all travelers, whether European or not, must indicate their point of departure, the duration of previous stays in other countries and the address of their place of residence in Belgium.
to visit Italy
Do you dream of the Colosseum in Rome or Venice? Before arriving in cute Italy, you will need to complete a file Website Form. In the event of a technical problem with the latter – and only in this case – it is also possible to use a file paper shapeAvailable in Italian only.
Persons coming from France must provide a negative PCR or antigen test for less than 48 hours, proof of a complete vaccination schedule (14 days after the last injection), or bring a treatment certificate. These supporting documents can be submitted, notably via the European Health Card, in digital or hard copy.
A little privacy is added if you go to the Puglia region. You must register on a dedicated site (in Italian and English) Before your trip, submit the form to your local prevention service.
To get to Spain
To taste tapas or even discover the Barcelona Ramblas, all travelers must complete Website FormAvailable in French. Once completed, the site generates a QR code that allows you to pass through health control at the airport. If you are not coming from an area classified as “at risk” by the Spanish government, this QR code is sufficient.
However, in France, Martinique, Corsica, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Réunion, Brittany, Grand Est, Hauts-de-France, Ile-de-France, Normandy, New Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, as well as Auvergne-the Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes regions are considered The Cote d’Azur is currently “in danger”. According to the State Department, if you come from one of these areas, you must provide a certificate justifying a full vaccination for at least 14 days, a negative PCR test less than 72 hours, a negative antigen test less than 48 hours, a certificate of recovery from Covid-19 “Valid as of the 11th day after the first positive diagnostic test for a total of 180 days”, or an EU Covid digital certificate including one of the required supporting documents.
These rules only apply if you are traveling to Spain by sea or air. By road, No document neededAnd Quai d’Orsay يحدد.
Please note: When you return, the file France finally demands PCR or antigen testing less than 24 hours for anyone who is not immunized.
To go to Portugal
Covid certificate from the European Union certifying complete vaccination for at least 14 days, immunity (positive test more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago), or a negative PCR type test result (less than 72 hours) or antigen (less than 48 hours) allows you to enjoy the beaches of the Algarve, or enjoy the specialties of Portuguese cuisine.
If you do not have this certificate, at the airport you can provide further evidence of a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old or an antigen test less than 48 hours old. by land or sea, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs who – which Border controls between Portugal and Spain have been lifted..
For travelers heading to the Madeira Islands, it’s a bit more complicated. If you have your EU Covid certificate certifying full vaccination or proven immunity, you can access safely. Otherwise, you should contact the local authorities, via a dedicated platformNegative PCR test less than 72 hours.
For the Azores, again, unless you have an EU Covid certificate (with full vaccination or immunity), you must submit a negative PCR test less than 72 hours later. Quai d’Orsay specifies that “If the stay is equal to or more than seven days, the traveler must, on the sixth day from the date of the first test, contact the competent health authority of the place of residence or residence, in order to take a second testThis test is supported by local authorities. However, it is highly recommended to allow sufficient time in the same place in order to anticipate the deadlines for test results, which range from 12 to 48 hours: “Tht that the result has not been communicated, reservation at the accommodation provided is mandatory”The ministry adds.
As for Spain, it is necessary to provide a PCR or antigen test less than 24 hours for any unvaccinated person returning to France.
To get to Greece
Before enjoying the ancient Greek ruins or the Cyclades archipelago, tourists should do it Submit multiple documents مستندQuai d’Orsay explains. You must first fill in Passenger Tracking Form (PLF), at the latest the day before arrival in the country. In this document, all travelers, whether European or not, must be mentioned Their starting point, previous period of stay in other countries and address of their place of residence in Greece.
Greece also claims, in check, un certificate of complete vaccination, negative PCR test less than 72 hours, antigen test less than 48 hours, or recovery certificate More than 30 days after infection and less than 180 days. Ministry of Foreign Affairs clarifies, however that Greece is conducting random tests with it travelers.
Finally, any non-vaccinated person returning from Greece must submit a PCR or antigen test less than 24 hours old upon return to France.
The information collected in this article is likely to change rapidly, due to the recovery of the epidemic that has been observed in Europe in recent weeks. For the latest entry requirements, Feel free to refer to the “Tip for Travelers” tab. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is “Updated daily, country by country, as soon as there is a change”, Quai d’Orsay reassured franceinfo.
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