France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   COVID-19: France Travel Now...
Should you travel in France now? We did, in September 2022. Here's how it is.





We traveled from Boston, Massachusetts to France in September, 2022.

In 2020 and into 2022, France took vigorous measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The greatest part of the pandemic threat having passed, most extraordinary measures have now been withdrawn.

Vaccinations, and proof of them, are no longer required in normal tourist situations. Face coverings (masks) are no longer required, although you may wear a face covering if you wish. (Being extra-cautious, we still wear face masks in crowded spaces such as the Métro and its stations, buses, crowded museum rooms and performance spaces, etc.; but we see few masked faces in the crowd.)


1. "Over-tourism" is returning. Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle was very busy, though not as bad as before the COVID pandemic. Terminals 1 & 3 are still closed and only huge Terminal 2 was being used. Tickets to sights such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre are in great demand. Reservations, made online, are required at many of the most popular sites and locations. Most tickets are timed-entry, date-certain (ie, you enter at 10:30am on Wednesday, for example).

2. The Passe Sanitaire (proof of COVID vaccination) is no longer required for entry to cafés, restaurants, sights and events.

3. Mask-wearing is seldom seen in public transport (Métro, buses, trains), sights and events. In cafés and restaurants, very few wear masks.

4. COVID Testing is still available in pharmacies and clinics . There is a fee for the tests. As of June 12, 2022, international travelers boarding flights to the USA were no longer required to show the results of a negative COVID test.

5. We felt safe traveling in France, though we still took some precautions regarding the spread of COVID in crowded places.

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