As of 9 June, tourist flows between France and foreign countries will be reopened

As of 9 June, tourist flows between France and foreign countries will be reopened according to modalities that vary according to the health situation in third countries and the vaccination of travellers.

A classification of countries has been defined on the basis of health indicators. The lists of countries are likely to be adapted according to the evolution of their epidemic situation (lists to be found on

If you are planning to travel to France from Botswana (classified as "orange" on the basis of health indicators on 2 June 2021), you should follow the following instructions:

If you are fully vaccinated

  • you will present proof of vaccination (including your CDC Vaccination Card),
  • and the results of a negative PCR or antigenic test less than 72 hours old at embarkation,

In this case, you will not have to quarantine yourself upon arrival.

If you are not vaccinated and you are not of French nationality

  • to travel to France, you must have a compelling reason to travel (corresponding to the compelling reasons of the countries classified "orange" - reasons listed in the table below)
  • have a negative PCR test result less than 72 hours old or a negative antigen less than 48 hours old on board
  • and undergo a 7-day quarantine on arrival in France.

The vaccines accepted by France are those recognised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

Proof of vaccination is only valid if it can be used to prove that a complete vaccination schedule has been completed, i.e:

  • 2 weeks after the 2nd injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca) ;
  • 4 weeks after the injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson);
  • 2 weeks after injection for vaccines in people with a history of Covid-19 (only 1 injection required).

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

Last updated on: 9 June 2021