Update: COVID-19 Information on French Vaccine Certificate and Health Pass

The COVID-19 pandemic is constantly evolving and has changed the way in which we travel and access certain services. Health, travel and administrative restrictions change each day and it is overwhelming and hard to keep up. Therefore, please remember that we are unable to always provide useful and up to date answers to your queries. Please also note that the Honorary Consulate does not deliver or process French health passes or vaccination certificates.


The rules and restrictions concerning the French health pass have changed. As of the 15 January 2022, all people aged 18 and over must have a third dose of the vaccine to keep their vaccination certificate as valid and active. If one does not have their third dose their vaccination certificate is expired. For more information on this update please click here

Moreover, more changes will occur after 15 February! the medical certificate post COVID infection will only be valid for 4 months [at the moment it is valid for 6 months]. Please read this article.

The following websites are updated regularly and can help answer some of your questions and concerns:

France Diplomatie: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/le-ministere-et-son-reseau/actualites-du-ministere/informations-coronavirus-covid-19/faq-covid-19-les-reponses-a-vos-questions/

French Interior Ministry: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel

COVID-19 Australian Certificate: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/covid-19-digital-certificate-proof-your-covid-19-vaccinations?context=60091

International COVID-19 Certificate: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/COVID-19/COVID-19-vaccination-certificates

All the information provided in this article are from external sources (government official websites). We encourage you to read them carefully.