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November 19, 2021

Info Coronavirus COVID-19 : situation in mountain resorts

Information for tour operators

Jean Castex, the French Prime Minister, announced on Saturday 6 November 2021 that the Government wanted to see French mountain resorts open for the 2021/22 season.

The following health protocol will apply:

  • The “health pass” will not be necessary for access to ski lifts

The possibility of using the health pass is however foreseen if the national incidence rate should exceed the level of 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, in order to maintain the service and guarantee users safe access to the ski lifts.

  • The wearing of masks outside will be required in the queues and on the ski lifts according to the instructions of the operator.
  • Find the detailed protocol applicable in stations thanks to the attached infographic
Reminder of protection measures on French territory
  • Since 21 July, a health pass (In French only) is required for access to leisure and cultural venues with more than 50 people: concert halls, amusement parks, game rooms, discos, museums, cinemas, theatres, monuments/castles, etc. Details in English about Covid Certifcate.
  • Since 1 August, this health pass is also required to visit cafés, restaurants, shopping centres (over 20,000 m²), long-distance transport (plane, train, bus) and hospitals.
  • Every person over 12 years and two months of age must present either of :
    • proof of full vaccination,
    • a negative PCR test less than 24 hours old,
    • proof of recovery from Covid-19 infection,
    • or a self-test under the supervision of a health professional less than 24 hours old

to access these venues and events.

  • As of 15 December, people over 65 years of age and people who have been vaccinated with the Janssen vaccine will need to have their booster shot in order for their health pass to remain valid;
  • Wearing a mask outdoors is no longer compulsory, with some exceptions (gatherings, queues, markets, stadiums, etc.).
  • Wearing a mask is still compulsory in enclosed public places (companies, shops, transport, etc.) throughout the country for anyone aged 11 and over (and from 6 years old at school) and on public transport.
  • Gatherings, meetings or activities on the public highway involving more than 10 people at the same time remain prohibited.
  • The consumption of alcohol on the public highway remains prohibited.

More details on the health protocols and conditions of reception of establishments: Holidays in France: what you need to know about health measures and Consulat General of France in London

More information on the health measures currently in force on the government website. (In French only)

International travel to/from France

Since June 9, the flow of travellers between France and foreign countries has been reopened according to modalities that vary according to the health situation in third countries and the vaccination of travellers.

A classification of countries into 3 colour categories (green, orange, red) has been defined based on health indicators.

The lists of countries are likely to be adapted according to the evolution of their epidemic situation.

Consult the regularly updated list on the Government website (In French only) or/and Government website in English

Since 17 July, all vaccinated people from countries classified as green, orange or red can enter France without restriction.

  • Travel to Corsica

A specific system has been put in place for travel to Corsica.

Consult these measures on the website of the Corsican Regional Health Agency. (In French only)

  • Overseas territories and departments

Specific measures have been taken for the overseas territories.

Consult these measures on the website of the Ministry of Overseas France. (In French only)

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