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How to get a French Health Pass

Updated: Mar 29


Note, since mid-March, there is no longer a requirement for a Health Pass in France unless you are visiting a hospital or retirement home.

If you are planning to visit France, current Government regulations require that you will need a French Health Pass in order to visit a hospital or retirement home & obtaining this pass if you are visiting from the UK should be straightforward. The UK vaccination codes are compatible with the French system but you will first need to download the 'TousAntiCovid' app from either the App Store or Google Play. As long as you are fully vaccinated with either Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson&Johnson vaccines (this includes having had a booster jab) then you should then be able to scan your QR code into the app. This will then become your French Health Pass which when shown will allow entry to hospitals, etc.


If however you have been vaccinated in a country whose codes are not compatible with the French app, or have other problems in accessing the pass, then it is possible to obtain a pass once in France by visiting a pharmacy. Unfortunately not all pharmacies offer this service & the majority that do are concentrated in the larger towns & cities. A map & list of participating pharmacies can be found here:


https://www.sante.fr/obtenir-un-passe-vaccinal-en-cas-de-vaccination-letranger


At the pharmacy it is necessary to show your paper version of your vaccination certificate as well as your passport, the pharmacist will then give you a QR code that can be scanned into the French TousAntiCovid app, creating your French Health Pass. These essential documents must legibly include the surname, first name, date of birth as well as the date of vaccination, the vaccine used, if possible its batch number, the number of doses injected and the country of vaccination. The charge for this service is a maximum of €36.




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