France’s Vaccine Pass (Pass Vaccinal): Everything You Need to Know



France’s Vaccine Pass (Pass Vaccinal): Everything You Need to Know

* IMPORTANT UPDATE: As of March 14th, 2022 the Vaccine Pass is now suspended in France until further notice. Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test result (taken within 24 hours) will still be required to enter hospitals and care homes. However, no pass will now be required for bars, restaurants, ski lifts, tourist sites, gyms, long-distance and all other leisure venues and public events.

The following article is for reference purposes only; it does not reflect the current rules in place in France.

As part of the ongoing measures in the fight against Covid-19, France’s Vaccine Pass (Pass Vaccinal) is now required for entrance to everything from concerts to restaurants. Whether you are a French resident or homeowner, or plan to travel to France, this pass will be one of your most important possessions when out and about in france. So, what do you need to know about the French Vaccine Pass?

What is the Vaccine Pass or Health Pass?

The Health Pass or Pass Sanitaire was initially launched in July, 2021, and was transformed into the Vaccine Pass  or Pass Vaccinal on January 24th, 2022. The pass is essentially a way of proving your Covid-19 vaccination status in order to enter public events and establishments. The Vaccine Pass is now part of French law and will continue to be used until a minimum of July 31st 2022, although it is likely to be extended beyond this date.

The Vaccine Pass isn’t a physical document – instead, it’s a scannable QR code accessed via a mobile phone app that can be presented and scanned upon entrance to public spaces.

Who Needs the French Vaccine Pass?

Anyone aged over 12 in France who wishes to attend large public events, use long-distance transport, or enter any of the establishments listed in our ‘Where Do I Need My Vaccine Pass?’ section below will need either a Health Pass or Vaccine Pass. Anyone aged 16 or over must have a Vaccine Pass; children aged 12 to 15 may still use the Health Pass. This applies not only to French citizens but to any foreign citizens visiting, travelling, or staying in France for any period of time.

Note that there is no legal obligation to obtain or carry a Vaccine Pass if you do not wish to enter or use any of the services and facilities that require the Pass.

How Do I Activate My French Vaccine Pass?

The French Vaccine Pass (or Health Pass for ages 12-15) is available on France’s TousAntiCovid app. After downloading the app onto your phone, click on the option ‘Scan a QR Code’ to scan your relevant document (see below). When you want to use your Pass Vaccinal, click on the option ‘My Wallet’, and you will see a scannable QR code – this is your Vaccine Pass.

In order to access the Vaccine Pass you must be fully vaccinated. There is no longer an option to activate your pass with a negative Covid-19 test (although there are some exceptions – see below).

Proof of Full Vaccination

Fully vaccinated in France means that you have received the full dose of an EU-approved vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (including Covishield) or Johnson & Johnson. Note that Sinopharm and Sputnik vaccines are not currently approved) AND, if relevant, a booster (see below).

If you are getting vaccinated for the first time, you must wait until 7 days after your second vaccine dose (for AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna vaccines), or 28 days after the single-dose Janssen to be considered ‘fully vaccinated’. However, booster vaccines can be added immediately to your pass with no wait period.

Booster requirements:

As of February 15th, 2022, all over 18s must receive a booster shot if within four months of the date of their final vaccine in order to maintain access to France’s Health Pass. Essentially, from these dates, ‘fully vaccinated’ will mean ‘three vaccination shots’ or two vaccinations for those who previously recovered from Covid (i.e. 1 x original vaccine shot + a booster). This rule also applies to visitors to France and those vaccinated outside of France who wish to gain access to the pass.

Find out everything you need to know about getting a Covid booster in France.

To activate your Pass, simply scan the QR code on your French-issued vaccination certificate into the TousAntiCovid app.

If you were vaccinated in the EU

If you received your Covid vaccine and booster in another EU or Schengen zone country, you can also scan the QR code on your vaccination certificate into the TousAntiCovid app.

If you were vaccinated in the UK

For UK residents or those who received their vaccine in the UK, you can now scan your NHS vaccine QR code directly into the French TousAntiCovid app. Note that this only works with the most recent versions of the NHS Covid Pass (those which have two QR codes), so if you don’t have one of these, you will need to download a new one from the NHS app or website. NHS Covid Passes are only valid for 30 days after download, so make sure you scan it before it runs out. If not, don’t worry – you can simply download a new one.

If you were vaccinated in the United States or a non-EU country

For those vaccinated in the United States, Canada, Australia, or any other non-EU country, you should first check that your vaccine is one of the above-mentioned vaccines approved by the EU.

As of Nov 2021, it is no longer possible to access the Pass Sanitaire prior to arrival in France – instead you must bring your original copy of your vaccination certificate (showing that you are fully vaccinated in accordance with the above guidelines). In order to activate your Pass Sanitaire, you will need to take this certificate to one of the eligible pharmacies, who will validate your certificate and give you a QR code. This can then be scanned into the TousAntiCovid app to activate your Pass Sanitaire. There is often a charge for this, but fees are capped at €36.

Find out the full details here (in French). Note that you can’t do this at every pharmacy – you can search for your closest one via the before-mentioned link. For those flying into Paris, Pharmacy Bonassoli at Charles de Gaulle airport offers the service.

What if I can’t get vaccinated?

If you are not able to get vaccinated because you have a medical exemption, you can ask your doctor for an attestation de contre-indication, which will also grant you access to the vaccine pass.

If you can’t receive a vaccine dose because you have recently recovered from Covid-19, you will also be issued a certificate that can be scanned into the app. This will activate the pass for four months after the date of recovery, after which you must present proof of vaccination.

Can I Access the Vaccine Pass if I Have Recovered from Covid-19?

If have recently recovered from Covid-19, you can activate the Vaccine Pass using your positive Covid-19 test. In France, any positive PCR or antigen test (excluding home tests) can be used as a certificat de rétablissement (Certificate of Recovery) and scanned into the app. The certificate is valid from 11 days after the date you tested positive, and lasts for four months – after that you will need a booster to maintain access to the Vaccine Pass.

This rule also applies to visitors from overseas, but your positive Covid-19 test result must have been received from an EU-approved test provider in order for it to be recognised by the app. Find a full list of those accepted here.

Are there any exemptions?

There are certain exemptions where the unvaccinated may be granted temporary access to the Vaccine Pass upon presentation of a negative Covid-19 test.

24-hour access to the pass may be granted using a negative Covid-19 test in the following instances:

  • Children between the ages of 12 and 15
  • For unvaccinated people who need to access non-emergency medical care
  • For unvaccinated people who wish to visit a hospital or nursing home
  • For unvaccinated people who need to access inter-regional public transport for an “imperative reason of a family or health nature”, for example, visiting a dying relative or attending a funeral.

What if I don’t have a phone/internet or don’t want to download the app?

Paper documents or print-outs of your vaccination certificate, test certificate, or proof of recovery (which should all have a scannable QR code) can also be presented in place of the Health Pass. Print-outs are also available via the app for situations where you might not have your phone or internet access.

Where Do I Need My Vaccine Pass?

The French Vaccine Pass is required to access a number of events, leisure facilities, and public services all across France. Here’s a breakdown of where you will need to present your Pass Vaccinal.

Cultural venues

A Health Pass is now required for access to all cultural and leisure venues, including those with a capacity of fewer than 50 people.

  • Concert venues, festivals and sports matches
  • Cinemas, theatres, and stadiums
  • Gyms, spas, swimming pools and outdoor sports venues
  • Nightclubs, casinos, and dance venues
  • Zoos, Amusement parks, and tourist sites
  • Museums, galleries, and cultural centres
  • Churches and places of worship if attending an event or concert (but not for worship)

Bars, cafés, and restaurants

Access to all bars, cafés, and restaurants, including those within hotels and campsites, and regardless of their capacity, will require a pass to enter. This is applicable for both outdoor and indoor seating. Canteens and takeaway restaurants will not need to implement the Pass.

Shops and shopping centres

Contrary to expectations, the Pass will not be required for entrance to shops or shopping centres less than 20,000 square metres in size. For large malls and shopping centres, the Pass will not be applied on a national level – instead, it will be left to local préfectures to decide whether to implement the Pass based on the local Covid situation.

Hospitals and retirement homes

Anyone visiting or seeking non-urgent treatment at any hospital, medical centre, or retirement home will need to present a pass. This does apply to scheduled appointments at medical centres; however, it does not apply to visiting your local GP or médecin traitant.

Long-distance travel

You will need to present your Pass on TGV (Inoui and Ouigo), Intercité trains (including night trains), international trains leaving from France, and long-distance buses and coaches such as Flixbus and Blablacar Bus.

You will not need a pass Sanitaire for regional TER or Transilien trains, Metro and RER trains in Paris, and local buses and trams in cities throughout France.

Overseas travel

If you have activated your Pass Vaccinal in the TousAntiCovid app, you will also be automatically issued an EU Health Passport or EU Digital Covid certificate. This is another scannable QR code available in the ‘My Wallet’ section of the app. This Passport is required for access to all flights in and around the EU.

How to Use Your French Vaccine Pass

Using your Vaccine Pass is as simple as presenting your scannable QR code. At bars, restaurants, and cultural venues, this will likely take place at the entrance or accueil (reception) by members of staff, while for events and festivals, these checks will probably be undertaken by dedicated security officials. Your QR code will be scanned granting you entrance. Random checks are not expected to be carried out once you have gained entrance to an event or establishment.

When using long-distance transport, checks will take place at stations, along with random checks on-board, so you should be prepared to present your Pass at any time. For night trains or longer trips, you may also be issued a wristband to indicate that your Pass has been verified, ensuring you are not disturbed during your trip.

Note that as of Monday 24 Jan, 2022, Vaccine Pass establishments now have the right to ask for ID alongside your pass if there is reason to believe that it the person presenting the pass is not who they say they are.

What happens if you don’t have a Pass Sanitaire or Pass Vaccinal?

If you fail to present a valid Pass Sanitaire (12-15s only) or Pass Vaccinal, you will simply be denied entry to the event or location in question. While businesses and establishments will be subject to fines for failing to uphold these security measures, there are currently no fines in place for individuals without a Pass Vaccinal.

Fines and refunds on long-distance travel

An exception to this is for travel on long-distance trains and coaches where the Vaccine Pass is required. Passengers found onboard without the necessary documentation will be fined €135 for violation of the Vaccine Pass rules.

Fraudulent Health Passes

Steep fines apply for anyone caught using a fake certificate, fraudulent vaccine pass, or a pass in someone else’s name. The fines include €1,ooo for anyone caught using a fake pass, plus €750 for anyone caught lending their pass to someone else. Creating a fake pass could mean fines up to €75,000 and five years in jail.

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  •  Bennie
    2022-03-29 04:54:58
    Hi Zoe, I am traveling to Paris, France arriving on May 12th. I am fully vaccinated including Booster shot and have my CDC certificate/card showing that I have had all three shots from Moderna. Do I have to wait to get to France to obtain the Pass Sanitaire? In my digital wallet on my iPhone I have the QR code, is it enough to get into France?


    • Zoë Smith
      2022-04-06 09:01:52
      Zoë Smith
      Hi Bennie, The Pass Sanitaire/Pass Vacinal is not currently required in France Best of luck with your trip!


    2022-02-15 08:39:41
    Hi, Zoe, My husband and I are US citizens, fully vaxxed and boosted, but as our state does not provide QR codes, we will have only the paper CDC card. We will arrive at CDG in April and hope to travel directly to the Avignon area from the TGV station at the airport. What do you suggest---(1) taxi to nearby pharmacy (e.g., Pharmacie Bonassoli on rue Hougart) that processes the vaccine passes, hope things go quickly and we get our vaccine pass with no difficulties, taxi back to gare at CDG and head south, or (2) stay a night or two in Paris to get the pass at a pharmacy in the city-- this gives us a buffer of time in case we encounter any trouble? Another not-so-important question--Can we eat at a restaurant inside the airport before we get our vaccine pass? :-)


    • Zoë Smith
      2022-02-17 16:11:00
      Zoë Smith
      Hi Rosemary, I'm afraid you won't be able to enter any Vaccine Pass establishments without a Vaccine pass and this includes the airport. However, do rememebr that you can still purchase food from a supermarket or other food shop, and some fast-food style restaurants allow takeaway service - so, you will still find options at airports/train stations.
      The easiest option would be to find a pharmacy at the airport - check here:
      Hope this helps!


  • Lainey
    2022-02-14 10:29:16
    If I am fully vaccinated, coming from the US, does it have to be the original CDC card that i got vaccinated with? My original has been misplaced and it is not easy yet in the US to get a duplicate. I have an immunization record with QR code exported from the Health Center records where I was vaccinated. It contains all the same information that the CDC card did, including which vaccine and lot number and the date administered for both doses. I have the same from the pharmacy that administered the booster shot. Will these suffice as evidence of vaccination?


    • Zoë Smith
      2022-02-17 12:07:12
      Zoë Smith
      Hi Lainey, I would suggest contacting your flight provider - they will be able to tell you what proof is required for boarding the plane in the United States which will be the same as the documentation for arrival in France. Best of luck for your trip! Zoe


  •  Stefan Seale
    2022-02-08 12:48:18
    Stefan Seale
    Hi Zoe, My wife and I are travelling to Paris from February 12-19 2022. Will my health pass expire on February 15? Will the vaccine pass be automatically updated in the Covid Certificate app?


    • Zoë Smith
      2022-02-08 08:34:34
      Zoë Smith
      Hi Stefan, If you have not received your booster within the necessary timeframe (as outlined above), then your Vaccine Pass will expire. In order to reactivate it, you must scan your booster certificate into the app. Safe travels! Zoe


  • Lisa  A Snyder
    2022-02-05 07:58:44
    Lisa A Snyder
    I am traveling to Paris in April as a tourist but concerned about what the rules are if your booster was more than 7 months after 2nd vaccination what to do? Cancel? My second Pfizer vaccine date was in April 2021 but my booster was Jan 2022.


    • Zoë Smith
      2022-02-05 21:29:14
      Zoë Smith
      Hi Lisa, Don't worry, the 7-month limit is only to prevent your Vaccine Pass from being deactivated - it is reactivated once you have received your booster vaccine. So in your case, because you have had a booster vaccine you are considered fully vaccinated in France, regardless of when that booster was received. Safe travels! Zoe


  •  Stephen Young
    2022-02-02 12:36:49
    Stephen Young
    Hi Zoe, both my wife and I have been double vaccinated our 2nd vaccine for my wife was May 2021 and mine in April 21, neither of us have booster vaccines can we still visit France having been double vaccinated with NH S QR codes? Thank you Stephen Young


  • Philip James
    2022-02-02 11:40:03
    Philip James
    Hi Sory to disappoint you but this does not work. I have 3 Pfizer vaccinations done in Poland and I have an EU vaccination certificate. The code works for travel but the restaurants in france cannot read it. I went to the pharmacie and we spent more than 30 minutes trying to get a valid code. The Pharmacien responsable called many times to eth help line, who eventually answered to tell us they could not help us and we would have to call the authorities in Poland. This is a cop out as the cert is an EU cert and so should be acceptable everywhere. Indeed I have been in 5 countries in EU without problem, only France so I know There is no problèm, with the cert. The terrible thing about this is that ordinary french people do not need to eat in restaurants, but business visitors do, so this is a slap in the face for business in France. It says go away!, you are not wanted or included in the plan and we renounce our commitment to EU to accept documentation accros the community


  •  John Hutton-Attenborugh
    2022-02-01 03:49:54
    John Hutton-Attenborugh
    Dear Zoe, We are travelling by car through France to the Alps to ski on the 12 February. Do we need the carte sanitaire during the journey and can we then validate it when we get to our destination?


    • Zoë Smith
      2022-02-02 09:36:48
      Zoë Smith
      Hi John, The Vaccine Pass itself isn't required to enter France; however, it is required for access to all the above-listed facilities. If you wish to use any of those services (eating at a restaurant for example), I would suggest downloading the app prior to travel and scanning in the relevant documents to activate it. Enjoy your trip!


  • Terence George
    2022-01-25 09:47:24
    Terence George
    Working in care in South West Wales & having all 3 jabs in Wales NHS Wales don't have a single covid pass, when I print off mine it is 3 different codes on two pieces of a4, my residency is in la coquille dordogne, how would I scan my passes to the French one


  • Rebecca Griffiths
    2022-01-20 10:04:14
    Rebecca Griffiths
    Hi Liz, I have had my booster and my international covid pass has updated to reflect this. I've uploaded it to the french app but it says that my pass won't be valid until next week! I've not seen any guidance that you should have it within a certain timeframe before you travel does this mean I can't use the pass until the specified date? Thank you in advance.


  • Terry Dobbins
    2022-01-19 10:08:04
    Terry Dobbins
    I was hoping to travel to France from the UK for a skiing holiday at 1/2 term (12th Feb). My wife and I are fully vaccinated. I have 2 daughters (aged 16 and 14) who have only had one jab. They can't get their 2nd jab until 22nd Feb (ie too late!). Will I be able get a pass sanitaire for them for access to the ski lifts?


    • Zoë Smith
      2022-01-20 10:45:46
      Zoë Smith
      Hi Terry, At the moment, it is possible to gain 24-hour access to the Pass Sanitaire with a negative Covid-19 test result, which would be an option for both of your daughters. However, this will be changing in the near future to mean that children over 16 would need to be fully vaccinated. The date of this change hasn't yet been confirmed, but it may be before your trip, and if so, this may, unfortunately, prevent your oldest daughter from being able to access the pass. I regret that I can't offer more precise information at this stage, but please do keep an eye on this article and/or subscribe to our newsletter for the latest.


  • Jennifer Reis
    2022-01-18 07:22:12
    Jennifer Reis
    Thanks, Zoe, for the information. We are travelling from the US on a cruise ship. We dock in Barcelona and will take the TGV to Montpellier. How do we get the Passe Sanitaire for entry into France?


    • Zoë Smith
      2022-01-19 15:08:43
      Zoë Smith
      Hi Jennifer, You don't need a Pass Sanitaire for entry to France (just your vaccination certificates); it is only required if you wish to enter Pass Sanitaire establishments once you are in France. If you received your vaccination in the U.S, the only way to do this is once you are in France by going to a pharmacy. I've explained the process in the article above. Best of luck for your travels!


    2022-01-16 08:35:42
    Hello, I am a French citizen staying in the USA for the last 5 years due to medical situation for my husband, I am going to go to France in April, how do I apply for the pass sanitaire, as a traveler or as a citizen?


    • Zoë Smith
      2022-01-17 10:40:45
      Zoë Smith
      Hi Irene, Access to the Pass Sanitaire will depend upon where you received your vaccination. Assuming that you received your vaccination in the United States, you would need to follow the aforementioned process to convert your foreign vaccination certificate into one that is valid for the Pass Sanitaire. One thing I would suggest is that if you are still registered with a doctor in France, you could ask them for advice on this - they may be able to issue you the applicable certificate without the hassle of finding a pharmacy that processes them. Best of luck!


  •  Washand
    2021-12-24 10:54:11
    As a UK citizen and resident of France (Carte de Sejour), I contracted and recovered from covid in a non-EU country and would like to obtain a passe sanitaire in France. What is the procedure to get a foreign positive PCR test result and subsequent negative test (recovery) accepted for a passe sanitaire? The positive and negative tests were in November 2021. Could you please give specific links to websites as most of the online information about recovery certificates is without specific information and therefore unhelpful. Thanks!


    • Zoë Smith
      2021-12-30 09:26:50
      Zoë Smith
      Hi Washand, Your recovery from Covid needs to be registered into the French system in order for it to be valid. As you are a resident in France, I would suggest contacting your doctor or healthcare provider directly - I imagine you will need to provide sufficient proof of your recovery, but as long as this is accepted, they should be able to enter it on your medical records and provide you with the necessary certificate to activate your Health Pass. I hope this helps, and do let us know how you get on.


  •  Beatrice
    2021-12-19 07:36:28
    Hello, I have an authorized Medical Exemption in the US from a severe allergic reaction. I see that Exemptions will be honored in the UK. What about in France?


  • Robert Remo Balzola
    2021-12-17 03:01:00
    Robert Remo Balzola
    Dear Zoe, very helpful article. However, I am attempting to make application for a French Health Pass and cannot find how to make application from Australia prior to departure. Please advise a website or physical document download to make the application. Thanks. Robert


    • Zoë Smith
      2021-12-21 16:53:30
      Zoë Smith
      Hi Robert, I'm afraid there isn't currently an online option for foreigners outside of the EU and UK to obtain the Health Pass prior to departure - it can only be done on arrival in France. However, please rest assured that if you have a vaccination certificate (with a QR code) suitable for travel, this should be accepted by Health Pass establishments if there is a delay to activate your pass. There are updates to the Health Pass all the time, and I do hope there will be an easier system for foreigners to access the Health Pass soon - we will continue to update this article and also make announcements in our weekly newsletters if and when the situation changes.


  •  Lesley
    2021-12-09 10:11:03
    I have long covid which I got in the UK on 17 November. I have had 2 vaccines Astra zeneca. I self isolated for 12 days before returning home to France, but because I was unwell, I didn’t activate the code I was given onto my app. Can you tell me how I go about updating my passé sanitaire without this code as I am not sure if I can now have a booster . Thank you and hopefully you will be able to help me. Kind regards Lesley


    • Zoë Smith
      2021-12-09 12:21:48
      Zoë Smith
      Hi Lesley, You should have either a code or a QR code on your vaccination certificate and/or certificate of recovery. I'm not aware of there being a deadline to use these (please let me know if this is the case). Otherwise, I would log on to your French health account at - they should have the records of your vaccination and recovery and you should be able to request a replacement certificate. Do let us know how you get on. Best, Zoe


  •  Joyce markie
    2021-12-08 12:55:35
    Joyce markie
    I am over 80 yes and having difficulty getting a booster vivid appointment. Will I no longer be able to use my health pass and what will I need to do as I am expecting to have to go into hospital next year.


    • Zoë Smith
      2021-12-09 12:18:48
      Zoë Smith
      Hi Joyce, If you are a French resident, anyone over 65 no longer needs an appointment for a booster vaccine - you will be prioritised if you drop-in to your nearest test centre. If possible, it would probably still be a good idea to call ahead, but rest assured - you will be able to get a booster. Best, Zoe


  •  James Thompson
    2021-12-02 05:17:38
    James Thompson
    My daughter is 14 and so cannot get a second does of the vaccine yet (as is the case in the UK for all 12-16yr olds) Does this mean she will not be able to get a Health Pass without having to pay for a PCR each day?


    • Zoë Smith
      2021-12-09 12:38:42
      Zoë Smith
      Hi James, Unfortunately, you are right - without a second vaccine dose, your daughter will not be able to access the Health Pass without taking daily tests. However, these can be antigen tests and are very easy to come by in France - you can simply drop in the local pharmacy. Prices for antigen tests are capped at €22. But you would need to consider the extra daily cost (and hassle) if you wish to travel to France at the moment with your daughter and visit Health Pass restricted venues. Best,


      •  S Jones
        2021-12-12 03:58:22
        S Jones
        My 14 year old has recovered from Covid 2 months ago. So she fits the rules for a pass sanitaire, but in the UK under 16s cannot access the UK covid pass, so she has no QR code. Can we present paper proof of positive PCR test in a pharmacy? We have the NHS email with her name, date of birth and positive PCR result. We also have a print out of her medical records from our GP. Alternatively, there are private clinics in the UK which offer a proof of recovery letter with a QR code. Can private clinic QR codes be scanned into the tousanticovid app?


  • Ruth Anne H Lawson
    2021-11-23 11:50:00
    Ruth Anne H Lawson
    I have a Carte Sanitaire but would also like a paper card in case I lose my phone. How can I shrink the info and print a card?


    •  blf
      2021-12-12 03:14:53
      If you got your vaccines jabs in France, you should have been given a paper pass, with a QR code that you then scanned into the app. That paper pass IS your backup. I myself made multiple copies of mine, and carry one in my wallet just in case the mobile is unavailable for any reason (misplaced, battery exhausted, whatever). For vaccinations received outside France (or the EU?), sorry, I have no idea.


  •  Kevin
    2021-11-15 07:28:16
    Hi. We will be travelling from Germany, (Bonn) to France, (Lyon) by train next year. What happens when we cross into France? The journey will probably have a train change somewhere inside France. If there is no pharmacy available, near the station, what then? Thanks


  •  Steve Dickey
    2021-10-16 12:51:15
    Steve Dickey
    I visited Paris in September, 15th - 28th. I finally received my Health Pass on 27th. I plan to visit Paris again 15 December for at least 3 weeks. I'm not sure how long this Health Pass will be valid. Can you tell me if my Health Pass is valid through this period, or must I resubmit a request? Thanks you for any information you can provide on this.


    2021-09-07 06:22:59
    Email these documents as an attachment to the relevant email address below with the subject line ‘COUNTRY/SURNAME first name’ (for example: CANADA/SMITH Zoë): Re: Pass Sanitaire Thank you for your ongoing France info, Zoe. However you did neglect one - crucial - part of the subject line. After one’s name should be the date of arrival in France (for example if arriving on September 19 it would read CANADA/ASMODEUS David/19-09-2021). I believe they require this for prioritizing the processing of the passes as they are quite inundated with requests. For instance a friend of mine received his the morning that he was leaving for France. Cheers and thanks again, David


  •  John Reynolds
    2021-09-07 05:32:55
    John Reynolds
    Hi Zoe I have a Covid-19 vaccination confirmation letter (with unique reference barcode) from the NHS which confirms that I have received two doses of vaccine. Is this sufficient to show to the authorities when entering France from the UK or is it absolutely necessary to download the French TousAntiCovid app to my phone and scan the NHS pass into it (I am not technologically skilled!)


  • Martin Tinsley
    2021-08-30 06:55:33
    Martin Tinsley
    Your comments regarding the TousAntiCovid App have been helpful but having scanned my two NHS codes with the word 'Valide' coming up, nothing has appeared in my wallet (I don't use Apple Pay) and the actual App just keeps reverting to the same screen, inviting scanning of codes.


  •  Judith jardine
    2021-08-17 07:26:37
    Judith jardine
    At the moment, your article which is helpful in many ways, is slightly misleading on UK Covid Pass and how it will work. In Scotland we do not have a digital pass, only a paper certificate, and I believe some Scots have been having a problem in some venues. Hopefully the Scottish Government will get organised soon with a digital pass.


  •  Susan Szwejkowski
    2021-08-13 08:44:11
    Susan Szwejkowski
    I have done what I can. I am in France. I have submitted the required forms - application, proof of two injections, passport photo, travel documents - response - they are too busy!! No explanation. Nothing telling me to reapply. Nothing to say I will have to wait a week! So, what now? No access to restaurants? No access to bars? Advice please.


  • Greg Bull
    2021-08-12 12:47:49
    Greg Bull
    Thanks for the update Zoe. Good to note that the NHS pass will need reloading after 30 days.Just to note the NHS code refreshes every time one logs in.. However Im not too clear about whether updating/reloading is needed if one puts the NHS QR code onto the French anticovid app. ? Thats what Ive done .Once its on the French app.there is no reminder to refresh so Im assuming it is not necessary ?


  •  Liz Moriarty
    2021-08-11 01:48:29
    Liz Moriarty
    I am in France at the moment and unable to download a pass sanitaire as my phone’s OS needs upgrading, which I also cannot do. I just hope the advice from FCDO is right and I can use my NHS QR code or I shall be outside the restaurant alone!