Being a professional in tourism requires being rather agile and flexible, as government decisions can evolve in the space of a few days, hours or minutes.
Only 20 days ago, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Secretary of State in charge of tourism spoke on BFM TV to unveil the user manual for green, orange and red countries.
“This (orange country) concerns the majority of countries in the world.
For unvaccinated travelers, on the other hand, we will put compelling reasons, that is to say that can not access French soil only those who have a very important reason,“then unveiled the Secretary of State for Tourism.
Since then, the list has been reduced in favor of green countries which now counts (Friday, June 25, 2021) 54 countries in the world.
Are considered as green countries: countries in the European area (European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Holy See and Switzerland) to which are added Albania, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Bosnia, Canada, South Korea, United States, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Serbia, Singapore, Taiwan and Vanuatu.
As much as the French government limits health restrictions to a minimum in its countries, where the circulation of the epidemic is considered to be low, the destinations concerned impose, in some cases, heavy measures, up to the ban on entry. on the territory.
Green countries: what are the conidtions for traveling to these countries?
For the destinations appearing in the list of green countries, with a low circulation of the virus, the health constraints for travelers are reduced to the strict minimum.
Thus, the vaccinated French tourists wishing to go among these countries do not have to go or return any restrictive measure, on the part of the French government.
For the unvaccinated, a PCR test of less than 72 hours or antigen, the negative result of which will be required only on return.
Please note that these measures apply to French travelers who wish to travel there and back, but also to nationals of these 54 countries. Unfortunately, the green countries add sometimes crippling restrictions to enter their territory or even ban travel.
To understand our list of green countries:
To make it easier for you to read the countries where it is possible for the French to go, among the green list, we have implemented a color code.
Thus, the countries highlighted in yellow are those, where it is not possible to leave for tourism, in pink those allowing the entry of the French, but with heavy conditions.
In brackets you will find the conditions to get to your destination, if no details are made then the measure applies to everyone! For information, we are basing ourselves on the France Diplomatie website, therefore the European Ministry of Foreign Affairs, updated on June 25, 2021.
Tip of the day: to find a specific country, all you need to do is press the keys simultaneously “ctrl” and “f”, then type the name of the country in the dialog box that will open.
Green countries: can the French really travel in … (European countries – Schengen)?
Germany: YES (presentation of a negative PCR -72h or antigenic -48h test, vaccination or immunity)
Austria: YES (quarantine, for unvaccinated travelers.)
Belgium : YES (presentation of a negative PCR test -72h, vaccination or immunity)
Bulgaria: YES (presentation of a PCR test – 72h or antigenic – 48h negative, vaccination or immunity)
Cyprus: YES (negative PCR test – 72 hours before departure, then a second performed on arrival with isolation required pending the result)
Croatia: YES (presentation of a PCR test – 72h or antigenic – 48h negative, vaccination or immunity)
Denmark: YES (for people vaccinated free access, for the unvaccinated it is necessary to present a negative test of -48h, to make a test on arrival then an isolation is obligatory)
Spain: YES (presentation of a negative -48h PCR or antigen test, vaccination or immunity)
Estonia: YES (a mandatory negative PCR test of less than 72 hours)
Finland: NO (only possible business and essential trips for fully vaccinated or immunized people),
Greece: YES (presentation of a PCR test – 72h or antigenic – 48h negative, vaccination or immunity)
Hungary: NO (exceptions for Hungarian nationals)
Ireland: YES (mandatory 14-day quarantine)
Italy: YES (presentation of a negative -48h PCR or antigen test, vaccination or immunity)
Latvia: YES (present proof of vaccination or immunity; for others a negative PCR – 72h or antigenic -24h test, then isolation)
Lithuania: YES (presentation of a PCR or antigen test – 72 hours negative, vaccination or immunity)
Luxembourg: YES (presentation of a PCR test – 72h or antigenic – 48h negative, vaccination or immunity)
Malta: YES (negative PCR test of less than 72 hours is required of all travelers)
Netherlands : YES (negative PCR test of less than 72 hours is required of all travelers)
Poland: YES (presentation of a negative -48h PCR or antigen test, vaccination)
Portugal: YES (negative -72h or antigenic -24h PCR test)
Czech Republic : YES (presentation of a PCR test – 72h or antigenic – 48h negative, vaccination or immunity)
Romania: YES (no test required)
Slovakia: YES (presentation vaccination or immunity or minor; for unvaccinated people isolation is mandatory. It can be lifted by the negative result of a negative PCR or antigen test carried out on the day of arrival in Slovakia)
Slovenia: YES (presentation of a negative -48h PCR or antigen test)
Sweden: YES (presentation of a negative -48h PCR or antigen test. Government recommends isolating yourself for 7 days on arrival and retesting after 5 days)
Green countries: can the French really travel in … (outside Europe – Schengen)?
Iceland: YES (for the vaccinated and immunized only one test to be done on arrival at the airport. For the unvaccinated: presentation of a PCR test – 72h negative, new is at Keflavik international airport, then a strict quarantine of 5 days)
Norway: NO (Tourists are not accepted)
Bosnia and Herzegovina: YES (presentation of a negative -48h PCR or antigen test, vaccination or immunity)
Israel: YES (entry into Israel of French nationals is subject to prior authorization issued by the Israeli Embassy in Paris)
Kosovo: YES (presentation of a PCR test – 72h negative, vaccination or immunity)
North Macedonia: YES
Serbia: YES (presentation of a negative PCR test – 48 hours and stay at home for 10 days)
Green countries: Is it possible to travel to the USA? Canada? Australia? Japan?
Saudi Arabia : YES (for the vaccinated and immunized no quarantine, but presentation of a negative PCR test – 72h; for the unvaccinated a septain in an approved accommodation structure is mandatory).
Australia: NO (Australia’s borders remain closed until further notice)
Canada: NO (Entry ban on the territory for non-Canadian nationals)
South Korea: NO (Korean authorities no longer issue visas to French nationals and foreigners residing in France)
United States: NO (The entry into the United States of travelers from the Schengen area is suspended)
Hong-Kong: YES (-72h test mandatory, the traveler must have 4 documents and mandatory quarantine at the hotel)
Japan: NO (No French citizen can currently enter Japan without a visa and the embassy no longer accepts visa applications)
New Zealand: NO (As of March 19, 2020, all foreign nationals are refused entry)
Singapore: NO (All short-stay visitors are prohibited from entering and transit in Singapore, with rare exceptions)
Taiwan: NO (only Taiwanese nationals, their spouses and minor children as well as holders of a residence permit or a visa issued for professional or humanitarian reasons duly justified) can enter.
Vanuatu: NO (The authorities have decided to close the borders from March 20, 2020 until July 31, 2021)