Travel Safe

Travel Safe

The travel requirements change somewhat frequently so we recommend checking your airline’s website for requirements for entering France (and a connection country, if any) as well as consulting the following sources of information in the weeks leading up to your travel:


The safety of our delegates is our main priority. We are doing everything in our capacity to ensure a smooth process, in correspondence to the current health regulations. We are monitoring the COVID-19 requirements and will be updating the information and safety guidelines regularly with alignment to the situation.

To ensure the safety of all attendees the following guidelines have been set for the congress venue:


  • Wearing the mask is mandatory in every space and at all times in the venue for all
  • Taking the temperature from the delegates at the entrance won’t be mandatory
  • From June 30th, congresses will be allowed at their 100% capacity
  • Hydroalcoholic solution will be placed by the venue at every access ​(elevators, escalators, entry/exit) and restrooms at your disposal​
  • The AV equipment is cleaned after every use, and please keep in mind that in conference rooms and amphitheaters we have to count 1 mic per speaker for a session​​


  • Food can be served only while seated
  • Food can be served in the halls taking into consideration the following restrictions
  • Water only ​
  • No dish in sauce ​
  • No greasy food ​
  • No products with crumbs ​

Governmental Restrictions and Requirements in France

The conditions for entering France will depend on your country of departure and your vaccination status. We advise you to check the current rules and regulations upon your travel based on the code your country currently falls in (green, orange or red). According to the latest data by the French Government, upon boarding, each traveler aged 11 years or older must present a negative PCR or antigenic test taken less than 48 hours before the flight.

Depending on your circumstances, you must complete and carry some of the following documents in order to board:

Proof of vaccination. It will only be valid if it proves that you are fully vaccinated, i.e.:

  • Two weeks after the second shot for two-shot vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);
  • Four weeks after the shot for one-shot vaccines (Johnson & Johnson);
  • Two weeks after the shot for vaccines administered to people who have already had COVID-19 (only one dose is necessary). Only vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be accepted, i.e. Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen).

For all travellers – a sworn declaration, stating that:

  • You have no symptoms of COVID-19 infection;
  • To your knowledge, you have not been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to your journey;
  • (if you are aged 11 years or older) you agree to submit to a virological RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 upon arrival in France;
  • (where applicable) you pledge to self-isolate for seven days;
  • (for non-vaccinated travellers arriving from a “red” country) you are aware that you will have to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in France.
  • (For travellers arriving from “red” countries, or if they are not vaccinated, “orange” countries), a certificate of international travel for Metropolitan France

Organisations are putting in place minimum levels of days of working from home. Workers in the public sector must work from home three days a week.

There are no restrictions on travel inside France.

The rules for travel to and from France depend on the country from which or to which you wish to travel, the reason for which you are travelling and your vaccination status.

Over 30 million people in France have received at least one injection in France.
You are eligible for vaccination if you are 12 years old or over.

For public events bringing together over 1,000 people, spectators aged 11 and over will need to present a health pass.
The pass must prove one of the three following items:

  • That you are fully vaccinated (with an EMA-approved vaccine):
    • Two weeks after the second shot for two-shot vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);
    • Four weeks after the shot for one-shot vaccines (Johnson & Johnson);
    • Two weeks after the shot for vaccines administered to people who have already had COVID-19 (only one dose is necessary).
  • OR that you have been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48hrs;
  • OR that you have recovered from COVID-19, attested by a positive PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old.

Passes can be digital (on the TousAntiCovid app) or in paper form (proof of vaccination or test result). They must be presented in English or French.
You will not need to present a health pass for acts of daily life (commuting, shopping, cinemas, etc.)


Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that causes illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.


The virus does not spread on its own. People who have the virus are the ones who spread it. Therefore, the following measures can help you protect yourself (and others) from the virus:

  • Wash your hands very often or use hydro-alcoholic gel;
  • Use single-use tissues, and then throw them away;
  • Cough and sneeze into your arm or into a tissue;
  • Do not shake hands or greet people with kisses on the cheek;
  • Avoid touching your face;
  • Respect social distancing: you should remain further than two metres from others;
  • Wear a mask wherever it is obligatory to do so as well as in situations where social distancing cannot be respected;
  • Limit social contacts as much as possible (and to a maximum of six people);
  • Air rooms for ten minutes, three times a day.
  • Use digital tools (TousAntiCovid).


If you have a cough or a temperature, stay at home, avoid contact with others and if necessary call a doctor.
You should take a test as quickly as possible.
If you have difficulty breathing, dial 15 or call or send a text to 114 if you have a speech or hearing impairment.


If you have the virus, you must-self isolate for ten days from the first symptoms. If you still have a temperature, you must self-isolate for a further 48 hours.
If you have the virus but no symptoms, you must self-isolate for ten days from the time you took the test.


You must self-isolate for 7 days from the last time you were in contact with the person who has the virus, even if you have a negative test result. If you live with the person who has the virus, you must self-isolate for 17 days. Contact a test centre to make an appointment.
After the test, go straight home and self-isolate until you have the result.

Places of worship may open. Congregations must practice social distancing (one seat out of two).
These rules also apply to marriages and civil partnership ceremonies.
Up to 75 people may attend funerals.

Cultural activities may restart with limited capacity:

  • Cinemas, theatres and show venues: 65% capacity, to a maximum of 6,000 people per room. A health pass will be required for capacities over 1,000 people.
  • Museums: one visitor for every 4m².
  • Seated open-air festivals: 65% capacity, to a maximum of 6,000 people. A health pass will be required for capacities over 1,000 people.
  • Outdoor zoos: 65% capacity.
  • Libraries: one seat out of two

Most other venues must reopen with specific rules and capacity limits.

  • Shops and indoor markets: one client for every 4m²
  • Bars, pubs and restaurants: to full capacity in outdoor areas, and to 50% capacity inside. Patrons must be seated, to a maximum of six people per table. You may not eat or drink while standing or at the bar.
  • Casinos: 50% capacity. A health pass will be required for capacities over 1,000 people

You must wear a mask in all venues unless you are eating or drinking.

A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about the Coronavirus COVID-19 non-stop, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

Please note that the toll-free hotline service cannot give medical advice.