Opening this discussion to see who might be going with us and any information we could share. The latest Covid requirement for France seem to be constantly changing. Hope we still get to go.
I’m not on this program but I follow the rules for France closely. I was in France for a month in Sept/Oct and will go for a couple of weeks in April.
This week the French government changed the US’ status and we went from “red” to ”orange” which is an improvement.
Here is a link to the official France government page for Entry requirements.
“If already vaccinated, you shall provide evidence of your vaccination status, a sworn statement certifying the absence of COVID-19 symptoms and of any contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, as well as results of a virological (PCR) or antigen screening test taken less than 48 hours prior to departure that did not detect any COVID-19 contamination, in order to enter Metropolitan France.”
To be honest, I’m more comfortable with being able to travel to France than some other countries. Are you fully vaccinated with a booster? The hardest thing will be getting an antigen test done 48 hours ahead before you leave home They are hard to get where I live. It’s MUCH easier to get a departure antigen test in France. You just walk into nearly any pharmacy and pay your 26Euro.
Are you planning to arrive a day or two early? If so, you’ll just take your CDC card to the nearest pharmacy and they can convert it to a Pass Vaccinal that you will need for restaurants and museum entries. If you are arriving on the day the tour starts in France, your leader will get everyone organized to get this done. It will be 36€ and you can usually charge it.
The sworn statement mentioned above will be on your airline website. I printed out both the one for entering France and the one for re-entering the US before I traveled and just filled them out the night before my flights. The flight attendants will also hand them out on the plane. Be sure you have a pen. No one even looked at mine going thru Immigration in Paris in September.
By the way, I live in Idaho which has been in denial the past 2 years. France felt SO much safer with good mask wearing compliance and not allowing unvaccinated to enter restaurants and museums.
I’m happy to try to answer any questions. I also recommend the Rick Steves forum for a place to stay informed of changing guidelines. There are several French residents who post good information there!