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Is France open for Indian tourists? – With the Most Latest Updates!

This western European country is every traveller’s favourite destination. France is an amalgamation of varied landscapes, gorgeous lakes, awe striking architecture and endless monument attractions. This country is a powerful influencer to the world from history to administration to art to architecture to culture to food to fashion. The classical museums, mediterranean seas and sophisticated options in tourist destinations make this place the most preferred destination. Be it your honeymoon or family trip, France is never disappointing. However, understanding the COVID-19 updates help you to make you travel safely and effectively. Mapping back to France tourism news is difficult and hence we have made it easy for you. Read through to know about France tourism update.

With a surge in COVID 19 cases across the globe, France closed its borders on 31st January, 2021. Travelling to France from India was still a mind hovering question. However, French President Emmaneul Macron on 12th July 2021 emphasised on the importance of vaccines and put forth improved measures to enhance tourism with safety, making France open to tourists. Read through to know latest France COVID restrictions.

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Travelling to France from India – Colour code classification

Depending on the evolution of the epidemic situation, all the countries in the world are classified into 3 zones – green, orange and red.

Green Zone Countries

  1. Countries with no active virus circulation.
  2. No variants of the same are found.
  3. Countries not in the Orange and Red zone.

Countries in European Union, Albania, Australia, Bosnia, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States and Vanuatu falls under the green zone. 

Orange Zone Countries

  1. Countries with active virus circulation with controlled proportions.
  2. However, no variants of the same can be found. 
  3. Countries not in the Green and Red zone. 

Angola, Armenia, Austria, Bonaire, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Guam, Guinea, Hungary, Jamaica, Kenya, Kosovo, Madeira Islands, Mauritania, Morocco, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Senegal, Serbia and India falls under Orange zone.

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Red Zone Countries

  1. Active Virus circulation present.
  2. Variants of the same are found.
  3. Countries not in the Green and Orange zone. 

Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Maldives, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Russia, Seychelles, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Tunisia, Uruguay and Zambia fall under Red zone.

Countries for which France has Opened Tourism

All the vaccinated travellers falling under any zone are allowed to travel to France from India without any limitation since July 17, 2021. These travellers need not undergo a PCR test on arrival. However, unvaccinated travellers falling under any zone will be allowed to enter France only with a compelling reason and it is mandatory to carry a negative PCR test result taken within 2 days of arrival. Also, a 10 day quarantine with regular health monitoring is done. All these COVID-19 updates are done in a country to protect both its citizens and tourists from the spread of the deadly virus.


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Vaccines Accepted for Travelling to France

According to the French Government, travellers vaccinated with Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), and Jonhson & Jonhson (Janssen) are allowed to enter the country. Travellers vaccinated with a second dose of vaccine from either Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Moderna will now be considered fully vaccinated. The observation period has now reduced from 14 to 7 days. Now, Covishield also enters the list of vaccines trusted by the French government. Follow the France travel restrictions to protect yourself and others from the spread of the deadly virus.

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France COVID restrictions from India

  1. It is mandatory for tourists to wear masks in all public places from July 17,2021. However, it is not compulsory to wear a mask in big open spaces like the beach. Following the latest COVID-19 updates helps you escape from the catch of the deadly virus.
  2. Avoid gathering in public places to avoid the spread of COVID. Make sure to surround yourself with less than 10 people.
  3. Banks, shops, gardens, museums, beaches, forests, hotels, restaurants, cafes, cinemas and other important tourist destinations are effectively open since July 16, 2021. However, restaurants and cafes don’t encourage more than 6 people to gather at a table. 

France Entry Requirements from India

Tourists travelling to France from India will be allowed to hit their favourite destinations, cinemas, bars, restaurants, cafes, transportation hubs and hospitals with the help of a health pass in effect from August 1, 2021. A health pass bears the history of either you vaccinated, recovered from the virus recently or a negative PCR test result. Every traveller above the age of 18 should mandatorily carry a health pass from August 1,2021. However, minors between the age gap of 12 to 18 should carry it effectively from August 31, 2021.

  1. Fully vaccinated travellers with a valid C-type Schengen visa for 3-5 years, can travel to France without any restriction.
  2. It is mandatory to wait for 7 days after vaccination to call it a fully vaccinated condition.
  3. It is required to carry a health pass – a proof of vaccinated status.
  4. Unvaccinated travellers from India will not be allowed to enter France.

Make sure to follow all the safety measures and check the official website to get to know the latest updates on France travel restrictions from India.

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Following these safety measures aids your long wished France from India trip an unforgettable experience. This pandemic has proved us that humans are after all social animals, yet the desire for travel doesn’t stop at any cause. Visit the Pickyourtrail website to glance through some of the best France tour packages or International tour packages. Or let us customise your France itinerary for the best post pandemic memories.

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