Updates on France’s government-issued COVID-19 regulation

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Updates on France’s government-issued COVID-19 regulation

We hope you are enjoying summer.
Here are updates on France’s government-issued COVID-19 regulations :

From July 21
All visitors age 18+ must present proof of COVID non-contamination to enter any cultural venue that accommodates 50+ people (Cultural venues include: theaters, cinemas, museums, theme parks, festivals & concert halls).

From August 1
The above applies also to cafes, bars & restaurants (including terraces), shopping malls, hospitals, retirement homes, planes, trains.

From August 30
The above applies to teens age 12-17.

The pass must prove one of the 3 following items :
That you are fully vaccinated (with an EMA-approved vaccine):
2 weeks after the second shot for two-shot vaccines ;
4 weeks after the shot for one-shot vaccines (J&J);
2 weeks after the shot for vaccines administered to people who have already had COVID-19 (only one dose).

OR that you have been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48hrs;

OR that you have recovered from COVID-19, attested by a positive PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old.

Currently, France's digital application - TousAntiCovid - does not recognize foreign vaccine certificates, so Americans should plan to show the paper version until this is addressed by the government. They can be presented in English.

See you soon in Bordeaux !