Travel to France from Philippines: Requirements, Restrictions, Quarantine Rules, etc.
Vaccinated or not, you can enjoy restriction-free travel to France.
by Ina Louise Manto | April 11, 2022
From the City of Love and dreamy coastlines of Saint-Tropez to the scenic towns in the foothills of the French Alps – there’s no wonder why France is the world’s most-traveled country in the world. The European country welcomed 90 million tourists in 2019, with over 35.4 million visitors in Paris alone. Now that travel restrictions have eased in several countries across Europe, finally going on that dream trip across the content looks more probable than ever.
Planning to visit France in 2022? Here’s everything you need to know and travel requirements to prepare for:
Is France open to tourists?
Yes, France is open to tourists. The country began opening its borders as early as 2020 but to certain EU countries only. But as of February 12, 2022, France is open to travelers from across the globe, with entry conditions depending on the country of departure.
Who can travel to France from Philippines?
Filipino tourists can travel to France; it is open to fully vaccinated travelers who are aged 12 and over. The Philippines has been listed as a green country since March 3, 2022, which also allows unvaccinated travelers to enter the country without tests and isolation.
Do you need a visa to enter France?
Yes, you need a visa to enter France.
Schengen visa requirements
According to Schengen Visa Info, the Schengen visa application process remains the same, with the following requirements:
- Fully completed and signed visa application form
- Two (2) ID photos taken within the last three months
- Valid passport or another travel document
- Evidence of legal residence in the Philippines
- Roundtrip tickets or itinerary
- Travel insurance policy
- Proof of accommodation
- Proof of financial means
- Proof of paid visa fee
- Cover letter
Find more information about the Schengen visa application for Filipinos here.
Requirements for travel to France from Philippines
These are travel requirements you need to prepare for:
- Unexpired passport with at least six months’ validity
- Unexpired visa
- Return ticket
- Proof of vaccination
- For unvaccinated travelers:
- Negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours before departure or an antigen (lateral flow) test taken less than 48 hours from departure
- Recovery certificate, which is dated more than 11 days and less than six months prior to the date of departure
Children aged 12 years old and younger are exempt from these requirements. Find more information here.
France quarantine rules
According to the Ministry of Interior of France, travelers departing from the green countries no longer need to quarantine upon arrival.
France travel restrictions
Traveling around France is now easier due to the relaxed travel restrictions. Beginning March 14, proof of vaccination is no longer needed in most public establishments such as bars, restaurants, performance halls, cinemas, nightclubs, etc. The obligation to bring or wear a mask in public spaces has also been lifted.
Current France COVID situation
For more information and updates, visit the following pages:
For other international travel protocols, check out our Pandemic Travel Guide.