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MAP: Which countries are on France's 'green list' for travel?

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The Local - [email protected] • 14 Mar, 2022 Updated Mon 14 Mar 2022 10:02 CEST
MAP: Which countries are on France's 'green list' for travel?
An Air France Airbus A 319 moves in front of terminal F at Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport, outskirts of Paris, on July 20, 2021. (Photo by Eric PIERMONT / AFP)

France is operating a traffic light system for travel - dividing countries into red, orange and green zones. This is how that affects travel.


Since June 9th 2021, France has been operating a traffic light system, which divides countries into risk zones and imposes different rules depending on whether travellers are fully vaccinated or not.

You can read a full explanation of how the system works HERE.

Travellers from green zones can travel for any reason, while people travelling from orange and red zones can only travel for 'non essential' purposes such as tourism and family visits if they are fully vaccinated.



Countries are classified according to the health situation and the level of vaccination among the general population - and it is important to note that these classifications can change if the health situation deteriorates, the lists are regularly updated.

Here is the latest:

Green – all EU and Schengen zone countries as well as countries where the virus is not circulating widely – Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Japan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Senegal, Taiwan, Uruguay, Vanuatu, South Africa, Angola, Argentina, the Bahamas, Bangladesh, Botswana, Benin, Bolivia, Canada, Les Comores, Djibouti, Eswatini, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Dominican Republic, St Kitts and Nevis, El Salvador, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the USA, Tunisia, Brazil, Belize, Bhutan, Myanmar, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Seychelles, Sudan, South Sudan, Timor, Tunisia. On March 31st, the UK was added to the green list.

Orange – everywhere else

Red - there are currently no countries on the red list


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g.thorn 2022/03/14 23:04
The U.K. did not cancel any submarine contract with France;Australia did,so keeping it on the orange list sounds well a bit “fishy” to me.I thought Macron sees himself as a great statesman but here he is acting more like my 4 year old!
leswindeler 2022/03/03 13:29
Countries are classified according to the health situation and the level of vaccination among the general population and presumably, if you have cancelled a submarine contract.
jimlockardtravels 2021/12/01 18:39
Interesting that there are more certified cases in some EU nations than in several of the Scarlet designated nations.
vtoria 2021/09/26 04:50
Poor Nouvelle-Zélande has fallen off the side of the map!!
alwyn.greer 2021/09/23 17:59
Chile - the name of a South American country Chili - the American spelling of the fruit of a capsicum plant 😇😃🌶
jimlockardtravels 2021/09/23 09:17
Shouldn't the United States bee Orange on the map?

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