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Although things are improving, the international health crisis continues to be challenging for us all, and we know that many of you have had to postpone your trip to our beautiful part of France. Normandy is the most highly-vaccinated region in France, and travel restrictions have been eased for international visitors. We look forward to welcoming you back to Normandy as soon as you are ready to travel again.  

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France’s health pass (or vaccine pass) system will be coming to an end on Monday 14 March (see below)

From Monday 14 March, the mask rule will also be scrapped for most venues. It remains the rule, however, on all public transport (including taxis and VTC like Uber) and in all stations, airports and transport interchanges. Failure to wear a mask covering your mouth and nose on public transport can net you a €135 fine.

Masks will also be required for patients and visitors in all medical establishments including hospitals and nursing homes.

New mobility rules:

No restrictions shall apply when entering metropolitan France from a green list country or territory. No compelling reason is required for travellers to France.

Health control measures:

Should you wish to enter France from a green list country or territory:

No negative test on departure is required for travellers vaccinated according to EU regulations. These travellers must present proof of this vaccination to the transport company and border control authorities.

Unvaccinated travellers must present a negative result of a PCR test less than 72 hours old or an antigen test less than 48 hours old before departure or a certificate of recovery (positive result of a PCR or antigen test carried out more than 11 days and less than six months previously. This certificate is only valid for a period of six months from the date of the examination or test).

Since 1 February 2022, travellers aged 18 and over who had their full vaccine course over 9 months ago and have not since received a COVID-19 vaccine booster must follow the rules for unvaccinated passengers to enter France.


In what is probably the biggest change to Covid-related rules in France since the end of lockdowns, the vaccine pass will be coming to an end in almost all venues, together with a major relaxation of the mask rules, on Monday 14 March.

You will no longer need a vaccine pass in order to access hotels, museums, bars, cafés, restaurants, leisure centres, stadiums, cinemas, theatres, nightclubs, concerts, large events and long-distance trains. 

Only Ehpad nursing homes, hospitals and medical centres will retain the use of the pass and this will again be the health pass – which means that unvaccinated people can use a negative Covid test. Emergency medical care has always been provided with no pass required.


Foreign visitors to France now have to pay for PCR tests. Prices range from €29 (lateral flow) to €49 (PCR).

You can get a PCR test at the following centres and laboratories across the five départements of Normandy (laboratories recommend pre-booking online):

Visitors who aren’t able to take an lateral flow or PCR test prior to departure can get tested on arrival at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (Terminal 2E and Terminal 2AC).

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