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France has changed the border crossing regime for visitors from Ukraine

Starting from June 9, the flow of travelers to France will be open in accordance with the conditions that depend on the sanitary and epidemiological situation in the countries of departure and the availability of a vaccination certificate for travelers.

Countries are classified according to their sanitary indicators. Lists of countries are compiled taking into account the development of the epidemic situation in each country (the lists can be found at:

https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/deplacements).

As of today, Ukraine is in the orange zone. This means that entry into France will be differentiated according to the vaccination status of travelers:

  • Persons over 12 years of age who have received a vaccine recognized by the European Medicines Agency: have no entry restrictions, except for the obligation to provide a certificate of full vaccination when boarding an aircraft;
    Persons who have not received the vaccine or who have received a vaccine that is not recognized by the European Medicines Agency: the emergency
  • justification regime remains. In addition, a negative PCR test performed in less than 72 hours or a negative antigen test performed in less than 48 hours will be required. Upon arrival in France, the French side may optionally require an antigen test and self-isolation for 7 days.

Regime of crossing the border between Ukraine and France

Vaccines recognized in France are vaccines recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Pfizer, Comirnaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Vaxzevria, Covishield and Jansen, Johnson & Johnson.

The vaccination certificate is considered valid if it contains evidence of a complete vaccination schedule, such as:

  • 1 week after the second dose of vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Vaxzevria);
  • 4 weeks (28 days) after a single dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson);
  • 1 week after vaccination of persons who became ill with Covid-19 (1 dose).

The rules applicable to vaccinated adults apply in the same way to accompanying minors, whether or not they are vaccinated.

The French Embassy in Ukraine draws the attention of citizens wishing to travel to France to strictly follow the instructions provided. In the absence of urgent circumstances and / or a complete vaccination scheme with French-approved vaccines, entry and territory into France shall not be permitted; therefore, the visa will not be issued.

  • A French citizen, his / her spouse (civil partner or partner living together in France) and his / her children;
  • Citizen of the EU or assimilated country, his / her spouse (civil partner or partner living together in France) and his / her children who have their main place of residence in France or who are in transit through France to their main place of residence in the EU or assimilated country of which he / she is a citizen;
  • A third-country national who holds a valid French or European residence permit or long-stay visa and main place of residence in France or who is in transit through France to his or her main place of residence in an EU or assimilated country;
  • A British citizen and members of his family, beneficiaries of the agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community. A British official traveling on official business, border guards. The staff of the English Channel;
  • A third-country national holding a long-stay visa issued for family reunification or family reunification of refugees, persons receiving subsidiary protection and stateless persons;
  • A foreign health worker or researcher involved in the fight against covid-19, as well as his / her spouse (civic partner or partner living together) and his or her children;
  • Foreign medical worker or researcher hired as a trainee specialist;
  • A third-country national holding a “passport-talent” visa, as well as his / her spouse (civil partner or partner living together, provided proof of cohabitation) and his / her children;
  • A student who is enrolled in French as a Foreign Language (FLE) courses for admission to higher education or is admitted to oral examinations in higher education institutions in France or admitted to higher education institutions for 2021-2022 academic year; Researcher moving to France at the invitation of the research laboratory, for research activities that require his / her physical presence, as well as his / her spouse (civil partner or partner living together, provided proof of cohabitation) and his children;
  • Land, sea and air transport workers or transport service providers, including drivers of any goods vehicle intended for use in France, as well as those traveling in transit as a passenger for accommodation at a base or training station;
  • A foreign national serving in a diplomatic mission or consular post, or in an international organization having its headquarters or office in France, as well as his / her spouse and children; a foreign national of third countries staying in France due to forced professional circumstances from the missions of their countries of origin.
  • Traveler in transit less than 24 hours in the international zone.
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