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Current Covid requirements for entry to France

I have plans to fly to Nice (arriving March 23, 2022) with my adult son. He received his booster shot today, Feb. 25, 2022, and his second dose on April 6, 2021, which represents a time period of 10 months and nineteen days between Dose 2 and the booster. In reviewing /www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coming-to-france-your-covid-19-questions-answered/ today it seems to suggest that the interval of time between Dose 2 and booster can be no more that 9 months. See below:

Since February 1st, 2022, in order to continue to be considered as fully vaccinated, persons aged eighteen or over wishing to enter the national territory must have received a booster dose no later than 9 months following the injection of the last required dose.

Any suggestions on how to address this? A strict interpretation of the France site would suggest that my son will not be allowed to enter, despite being fully vaccinated, which then lead to the question of will he ever be allowed to enter until France waives any covid related entry requirements.

Thanks for any input.

Posted by
2595 posts

This has been addressed over and over again.

Effectively, your son lost his entry qualification 9 months after the 2nd dose on 6 April until a period of 7 days after he receives a mRNA booster, the time required for the booster to become qualifying. Otherwise stated, he can not enter France between 6 December and 2 March (7 days after receiving a mRNA vaccination).

As you plan on entering 23 March, I do not see a problem, as long as his booster was a mRNA vaccination.

Posted by
6 posts

Thank you for the quick response. This is a big relief. I didn't peruse the earlier posts and therefore didn't realize the subject had been addressed over and over again.

Posted by
8662 posts

No worries. This forum is for asking questions. It can save you time to check for similar questions, but you, and your questions, are always welcome here.

Posted by
8251 posts

this whole 4 mos 9 most thing has confused everyone. But yeah -- you just need to have had an MNRA booster and you are good to go.