NEW : Applying for a COVID certificate if you were vaccinated abroad (procedure for non-EU tourists)
Applying for a COVID certificate if you were vaccinated abroad, procedure for non-EU tourists, who have tested negative or who have been fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines recognized by the European Medicines Agency or one of the equivalents to these vaccines.
n France, the COVID certificate is issued to people who have tested negative or who have been fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines recognized by the European Medicines Agency or one of the equivalents to these vaccines.
In order to facilitate the stay of non-EU tourists in France, the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs has set up a specific mechanism for issuing a COVID vaccine certificate of equivalence, which is valid on French territory.
Initially, this system is only open to non-EU tourists who are already in France or who will arrive on or before 15 August. Requests concerning subsequent arrivals at will be processed at a later date.
N.B.: a temporary QR code can also be generated by a healthcare professional following a negative RT-PCR or antigen test (see below).
Who can apply for a COVID certificate?
If you have been vaccinated in one of the following countries: European Union Member States, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom (England and Wales only), you already have an EU Digital COVID Certificate, which is accepted in France, and you do not need a separate COVID certificate.
You can apply for a COVID vaccine certificate of equivalence if you meet the following conditions:
You are from a country which is not a member of the European Union;
You are aged 18 or over (until 30 September 2021, the COVID certificate is not required for minors aged 12 to 17 years, and minors aged under 12 years old are not subject to COVID certificate requirements);
You have been vaccinated with a vaccine which is accepted by the European Medicines Agency or an equivalent for over
4 weeks if you received a one-dose injection (Johnson&Johnson);
7 days after the second injection for two-dose vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);
7 days after the injection if you have recovered from COVID-19 (in this case, only one dose is necessary);
You are already in France or the European Union or you intend going there within the coming days.
How can I apply?
Prepare the following documents, only in electronic format:
Application form; (PDF - 27.8 ko) ;
Your vaccination certificate, drawn up according to the rules of the country of vaccination, and clearly stating the type of vaccine used;
Your travel ticket (return ticket).
Send these documents (in .pdf, .jpg or .png format) by e-mail only to the relevant address based on your place of residence. Attachments in .zip format will not be processed.
The e-mail addresses are as follows:
Zone 1 (United States): email@example.com
Zone 2 (Canada): firstname.lastname@example.org
Zone 3 (Rest of world): email@example.com
Applications received through other means will not be processed.
To facilitate the processing of applications, e-mail subject lines must be set out as follows:
COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE / SURNAME First name / Date of arrival in France in the format DD-MM-21 For example: CANADA / DURAND Anne / DD-MM-YY
Incomplete applications will not be processed. You will have to submit a new application. Don’t forget to complete and attach the form!
Your message must not exceed a total of 10 MB. If your application exceeds this limit, we will not receive it.
As soon as your application has been processed, you will receive an e-mail with a QR code. It can be printed and presented on paper, or added to the TousAntiCovid smartphone application to prove your vaccination status.