EDIT on June 17: Rules have changed as of today, June 17 - please see new thread here (U.S. is now green and no PCR or antigen test is required for entry if you are vaccinated):
But, so far as I can tell, the announcement is missing a big component: what will the French authorities accept as **proof of vaccination** (i.e. will the CDC card suffice).
The tourism minister appeared on the radio this morning and then followed up with tweets outlining the French plans as of June 9 for entry into France (the strategy deals with visitors from all countries, not just the U.S.).
The bottom line of what they announced this morning, insofar as it affects visitors from the U.S. (who are in the ORANGE category of countries as France has defined them):
1) Vaccinated persons (with proof of vaccination, again, will CDC cards be sufficient??) can enter France from the U.S., but must also present to board their aircraft a PCR test of less than 72 hours or an antigenic test of less than 48 hours.
2) Unvaccinated persons may enter if they meet one of several restrictions (basically parallel to what has been in place this whole time), if they present their PCR test/72 hours, antigenic test/48 hours, plus promise to take a test upon arrival and self-isolate for 7 days.
Here is the rough list of people who are allowed to enter under those measures (if they aren't vaccinated or can't prove they are vaccinated - basically French citizens, residents, health care workers, transport workers etc):
1) French citizen and spouse
2) EU citizen and spouse who live in France
3) Someone with French long-term visa
4) UK national “benefiting from the UK’s withdrawal agreement from the EU”, people who work in the Chunnel, Brits who work in customs or border functions
5) Refugee/asylum seekers who have long-term visas
6) Health care person working in Covid-19
7) Health care personnel coming to do their residency in France
8) “Talent passport” visa holders
9) Students in certain categories
10) Those who work in transport – maritime, air, rail etc
11) Diplomats and family members
12) Travelers in transit for less than 24 hours in the international zone
I will follow up if I see anything authoritative about what the French are going to accept as proof of vaccination.
Edit: France IS accepting your CDC card as proof of vaccination.