On Friday June 4, 2021, French government officials announced that France will reopen to American passport holders who have been vaccinated, starting on June 9.
To travel to France, vaccinated Europeans will not have to present a negative COVID-19 test, along with other “green” countries (Australia, South Korea, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, and Singapore), but those who are unvaccinated will need to present the negative results of a COVID-19 test taken 72 hours prior to boarding.
Travelers from “orange” listed countries, including the United States, will need to present a negative COVID-19 test regardless of vaccination status if they want to travel to France. Unvaccinated travelers can only visit for “essential travel,” will have to present the negative results of a COVID-19 test before departure, and quarantine for seven days on arrival (they will be tested on the seventh day).
Red-listed countries can only participate in essential travel and must test negative with a COVID-19 PCR test 48 hours before departure. They must also quarantine.
For more information about France’s reopening plan, and to see if you can or cannot travel there this summer, visit the French government’s website.
A version of this article was previously published on April 20, 2021, and was updated on June 7, 2021, with more information.