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    EF Go Ahead Tours currently requires that all tour participants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must have proof of negative results for a COVID-19 test
    taken within 72-hours before departure. These requirements are in addition to any destination requirements listed below due to US Department of State and CDC guidance, the wellbeing of the group, and/or operational feasibility.

    The United States to France

    Please note: Local requirements may be listed for destinations not visited on your tour itinerary. Cross-reference your itinerary to confirm which guidelines apply to you.

    General information

    No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results required for transitNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers connecting through France are not required to have a negative COVID-19 test result, provided they transit a maximum of 24 hours and they don't leave the airport.

    Paris Airport
    Masks are mandatory in public

    Travelers are required to wear masks in enclosed public spaces, on public transport or, by decision of the local authorities, in outdoor areas with a high density of people.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 11.

    Documents needed

    No visa requiredNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    To visit or transit through, you do not require a visa. To check permitted length of stay and other entry requirements, visit the government site.

    Mandatory proof of vaccinationNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Fully vaccinated travelers must have proof of vaccination to enter France. Only vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are accepted. These are Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AstraZeneca (Covishield), or Johnson & Johnson (Janssen). French authorities also accept the following vaccine combinations: AstraZeneca/Pfizer Cominarty - AstraZeneca/Moderna and Pfizer/Moderna. Fully vaccinated travelers are: -7 days after the last shot for 2-shot vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxevria and Covishield)); -4 weeks after receiving a 1-shot vaccine (Johnson & Johnson); -7 days after the shot for vaccines administered to travelers who have already had COVID-19 (only one dose is necessary); -7 days after a booster mRNA dose (Moderna or Pfizer) after 2 shots of a vaccine on the WHO’s health emergencies list (Sinovac/Coronavac or Sinopharm/BBIB-PVeroCells). Travelers with access to the EU Digital Certificate may use it to present proof. France accepts the UK's proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record at the border. If presented in paper version, the certificate must be dated from November 1st. The UK's NHS vaccination card is not accepted.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 12.

    No visa requiredNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    To visit France for Business or Tourism, you do not require a visa. To check permitted length of stay and other entry requirements, visit the government site.

    Mandatory travel form before exiting France

    All travelers to selected countries considered Scarlet Red are required to complete a travel certificate before exiting France.

    Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test resultsNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers from selected countries must have a negative COVID-19 test result. The test can be a PCR test or an antigen test taken a maximum of 48 hours before departure. Travelers with access to the EU Digital Certificate may use it to present proof.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 12.

    Mandatory health declaration form for vaccinated travelersNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Fully vaccinated travelers arriving from selected countries considered amber list countries are required to complete a health declaration form before traveling to France.

    Mandatory health pass for public activityNEEDED ON ARRIVAL

    Travelers over the age of 17 must have a health pass to travel in France by plane, train, and coach for long-distance journeys, and to enjoy public places such as cafes, restaurants, shopping centers, and places of leisure, and culture. Fully vaccinated travelers who have been vaccinated outside of the EU can request a certificate of vaccine equivalence. The request for a certificate of vaccine equivalence can be made directly at the pharmacy. The cost of the certificate is €36. Travelers must present their passport and the original vaccination certificate in hard copy. From December 15th, people aged 65 and older need to have received a booster shot to keep their health pass active. From January 15, 2022, all people age 18 and older will need a COVID-19 booster shot between five (5) and seven (7) months after their second COVID dose to keep their health pass active Please check the source for more details, including the list of pharmacies.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Students, who must request health insurance; -Travelers under the age of 12.

    France to The United States

    Please note: Local requirements may be listed for destinations not visited on your tour itinerary. Cross-reference your itinerary to confirm which guidelines apply to you.

    General information

    Masks are mandatory on public transportation

    Travelers must wear masks on public transportation in the United States. Some states still require the use of masks in public places, please verify the regional requirements before traveling.

    Documents needed

    Mandatory travel attestation formNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers must complete a travel attestation form before arrival. This form will be provided by the airline. Airlines may let you complete your attestation electronically, such as through the VeriFLY app. However, you may still want to keep a printed copy as a precaution. Section 1 of the form below must be completed by all travelers while section 2 must only be completed by travelers that are not citizens or residents of the USA.

    Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test resultsNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    All travelers regardless of their vaccination status must have an original printed or electronic negative COVID-19 viral test result (NAAT: RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, NEAR, HDA, or Antigen: Rapid). The test must be taken 1 day before the first scheduled departure time in the flight itinerary. Test results must include the traveler's full name and at least one other identifier such as date of birth or passport number. The test must also clearly state that the results are "negative," SARS-CoV-2 RNA not detected," SARS-CoV-2 antigen not detected," or "COVID-19 not detected." A test marked "invalid" is not acceptable. This requirement applies to all travelers, including US citizens, residents, and transit travelers. Travelers may use a self-test (sometimes referred to as a home test) that meets the given criteria. Please check the source for more information. Some US states might have more strict rules regarding COVID-19 test types and where they must be administered. Please carefully review the rules before traveling to each state.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 2; -Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19. These travelers must show proof of a positive viral test from the preceding 90 days and a letter from their healthcare provider or public health official stating they are cleared to end isolation. Please see the source for more details.

    Mandatory proof of vaccinationNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if 2 weeks have passed since their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. The US government currently accepts vaccines approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. FDA and the WHO. Vaccines accepted are Pfizer-BioNTech (e.g., COMIRNATY, Tozinameran), AstraZeneca-Oxford (e.g., Covishield, Vaxzevria), Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Moderna, Sinopharm BIBP, Covaxin and Sinovac-CoronaVac. Travelers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

    Any combination of 2 doses of an FDA approved/authorized or WHO emergency use listed COVID-19 2-dose series are accepted. The second dose in a 2-dose heterologous series must have been received no earlier than 17 days (21 days with a 4 day grace period) after the first dose. For more information about accepted proof of vaccination, please check the source.