Visas and travel modalities to France from India

Since 3rd March 2022, as per the latest country classification announced by France, India has been moved to the green list of countries.

India moved to green list

Green Countries

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a. The vaccines accepted by France are those recognised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield and Janssen.

b. Proof of complete vaccination is only valid if it can be shown that a complete vaccination schedule has been achieved, i.e:

  • 7 days after the 2nd injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);
  • 28 days after the injection for single injection vaccines (Janssen);
  • 7 days after injection for vaccines in people with a history of Covid-19 (only 1 injection required)

Effective 1st February 2022, in order for their vaccination schedule to be recognised as complete, persons aged 18 years or older wishing to enter the country must have received a dose of complementary messenger RNA vaccine no later than 9 months after the injection of the last required dose.

c. People who have received a Sputnik vaccine should receive two doses of an mRNA vaccine between 21 and 49 days apart, regardless of whether or not their vaccination schedule is complete.

d. Proof of full vaccination can be provided, by, inter alia, an EU digital COVID certificate or by a COVID certificate issued in one of the 33 countries and territories that have joined the EU digital COVID certificate system under EU equivalence decisions: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Cape Verde, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Israel, Iceland, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Northern Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay and the Vatican City.

e. The measures applied to vaccinated adults extend under the same conditions to accompanying minors, whether or not they are vaccinated.

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Any unvaccinated person aged 12 years and over entering French territory must present the negative result of a PCR test less than 72 hours before departure or an antigenic test less than 48 hours before departure. If coming from a green country, the person may also present, in the format of a European QR code, a certificate of recovery defined as a positive PCR or antigenic test result taken more than 11 days and less than 4 months previously

(3)
Declaration on the traveller's honour that he/she has no symptoms of Covid-19 infection and that he/she is not aware of having been a case of contact in the 14 days prior to his/her travel.

► ACCESS TO ACTIVITIES AND TOURIST SITES

  1. The vaccination pass
    The vaccination pass has been suspended since 14 March 2022.

Precautionary and protective measures
Face masks are no longer required in metros, trains and planes in France from 16th May.

To know more
https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coming-to-france-your-covid-19-questions-answered/ (External link)

More information

Sworn declaration form can be downloaded HERE (External link) . (https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel (External link) ).

USEFUL CONTACTS

The embassy and consulate of your place of residence. In addition, the Ministry regularly updates its travel advice site (External link) (https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/le-ministere-et-son-reseau/actualites-du-ministere/informations-coronavirus-covid-19/ (External link) ).
TOLL-FREE NUMBER: information on the Coronavirus COVID-19, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000.

GUIDELINES FOR ARRIVAL IN INDIA

It is MANDATORY for passengers to adhere to the below regulations from Government of India. Non-compliance would lead to denied boarding.

  1. Planning for Travel
    i. All travellers should:

    • Submit complete and factual information in self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal (https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration (External link) ) before the scheduled travel, including last 14 days travel details.
    • Upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report* (The test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey)
      or
    • Certificate of completing full primary vaccination schedule of COVID-19 vaccination**.
    • Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise.
      ii. They should also give an undertaking on the portal or otherwise to Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, through concerned airlines before they are allowed to undertake the journey that they would abide by the decision of the appropriate government authority any post arrival requirement to undergo home/institutional quarantine/ self-health monitoring, as warranted.
  2. Before Boarding
    iii. Do’s and Don'ts shall be provided along with ticket to the travellers by the airlines/agencies concerned.
    iv. Airlines to allow boarding by only those passengers who have filled in all the information in the Self Declaration Form on the Air Suvidha portal and uploaded the negative RT-PCR test report or Covid -19 vaccination certificate of having completed the primary vaccination schedule**.
    v. At the time of boarding the flight, only asymptomatic travellers will be allowed to board after thermal screening.
    vi. All passengers shall be advised to download Aarogya Setu app on their mobile devices.

  3. During Travel
    vii. In-flight announcement about COVID-19 including precautionary measures to be followed shall be made at airports and in flights and during transit.
    viii. During in-flight crew shall ensure that COVID appropriate behaviour is followed at all times.
    ix. If any passenger reports symptoms of COVID-19 during flight, he/she shall be isolated as per protocol.
    x. Proper in-flight announcements should be made by the airlines regarding the testing requirements and people who need to undergo such testing to avoid any congestion at the arrival airports.

  4. On arrival
    xi. De-boarding should be done ensuring physical distancing.
    xii. Thermal screening would be carried out in respect of all the passengers by the health officials present at the airport. The self-declaration form filled online shall be shown to the airport health staff.
    xiii. The passengers found to be symptomatic during screening shall be immediately isolated and taken to medical facility as per health protocol. If tested positive, their contacts shall be identified and managed as per laid down protocol#
    xiv. The following protocol post arrival shall also be followed

    • A sub-section (2% of the total passengers in the flight) shall undergo random postarrival testing at the airport on arrival.
    • Such travellers in each flight shall be identified by the concerned airlines (preferably from different countries). They will submit the samples and shall be allowed to leave the airport.
    • If such travellers are tested positive, their samples should be further sent for genomic testing at INSACOG laboratory network.
    • They shall be treated/isolated as per laid down standard protocol.
      xv. All travellers will self-monitor their health for next 14 days of arrival.
      xvi. If travellers under self-health monitoring, develop signs and symptoms suggestive of COVID19, they will immediately self-isolate and report to their nearest health facility or call National
      helpline number (1075)/ State Helpline Number.

For more information and updates, visit: https://www.mohfw.gov.in/ (External link)

For more information, request you to visit the link below

https://wwws.airfrance.in/information/meilleures-offres/travelrestrictions (External link)