France has introduced the obligation to present the health certificate in all restaurants and cafes, fairs, hospitals, some shopping centers
Starting with 09.08.2021, France introduced the obligation to hold a health certificate for access to restaurants / cafes (including terraces), fairs, trade shows, hospitals (except in emergencies), some large shopping centers (based on a decision prefectural services), interregional public transport (plane, train, ship).
This regulation applies to persons over 18 years of age and will be applicable to minors over 12 years of age, starting with September 30, 2021.
The health certificate (the negative result of a test for COVID-19, the vaccination certificate or the certificate of recovery as a result of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus) may be presented on paper or digitally.
As of July 7, 2021, tests for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection are free for residents only. In the case of foreign tourists, the tests are for a fee (€ 49 PCR test and € 29 antigen test), but may be higher, depending on the laboratory. A foreign national who does not reside in France can take a free test only in two situations: on a prescription from doctors or if identified as a contact, with the presentation of the European Health Insurance Card for citizens of EU Member States or European Economic Area and Switzerland.