France is set to reopen borders to non-EU travellers and medical travellers from June 9.
All visitors to the country will need a health passport or similar that includes either proof of a full vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of a negative PCR test taken recently.
However, this phase only happens if COVID-19 numbers are still under control after phase 1 of the reopening from May 3. The national night-time curfew is set to end on June 30.
France has started testing a digital health pass on flights to Corsica, a French territory in the Mediterranean. Eventually, it will be extended to other international flights.
President Emmanuel Macron wants to ease travel restrictions on international travel in time for the summer, including for vaccinated non-Europeans.
Soon, anyone who gets a COVID-19 test or vaccination in France will receive a text message or email with access to a state-certified online document that can either be printed or stored in the contact tracing TousAntiCovid app. This will then generate a secure QR code.
The trial will become part of a Europe-wide system with the EU’s digital green certificate.