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Pauline

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I saw this post today about the France Covid pass. You can now request it online. I am not sure how this works, but the link and the post are below.


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CaWino

100+ Posts
I saw this post today about the France Covid pass. You can now request it online. I am not sure how this works, but the link and the post are below.


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Here are two clickable links that may be useful:

U.S. Embassy: How to get a French Health Pass

Ministere De L'Europe Et Des Affaires Etrangeres
 

Kathy

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Used the link; got my pass!
Alwina, I'm glad to hear the system worked for you. How long did it take from when you applied and when you got your pass? And how much time between when you received the pass and your arrival date in France?

My husband and I both got our passes with the help of our village pharmacist, but I know several people who are anxious awaiting their passes.
 

Alwina Bennett

New Member
Alwina, I'm glad to hear the system worked for you. How long did it take from when you applied and when you got your pass? And how much time between when you received the pass and your arrival date in France?

My husband and I both got our passes with the help lof our village pharmacist, but I know several people who are anxious awaiting their passes.
Kathy: I applied using the web link on August 27th. I edited my submission on September 3rd to change the “foreign address “ to my US address (though I put my French address in the additional comments section). Got the pass on 7 September. So about 11 days.
I changed the address at the advice of a French friend who said the officials reviewing the form would understand a foreign address to be non-French! IDK if it mattered but, …
 

Alwina Bennett

New Member
Kathy: I applied using the web link on August 27th. I edited my submission on September 3rd to change the “foreign address “ to my US address (though I put my French address in the additional comments section). Got the pass on 7 September. So about 11 days.
I changed the address at the advice of a French friend who said the officials reviewing the form would understand a foreign address to be non-French! IDK if it mattered but, …
BTW, I arrive in France on 8 October.
 

Kathy

100+ Posts
Contest 2019 Winner!
Kathy: I applied using the web link on August 27th. I edited my submission on September 3rd to change the “foreign address “ to my US address (though I put my French address in the additional comments section). Got the pass on 7 September. So about 11 days.
I changed the address at the advice of a French friend who said the officials reviewing the form would understand a foreign address to be non-French! IDK if it mattered but, …
Alwina, thanks for the info... very helpful!
 

Alwina Bennett

New Member
The web link IS THE ONLY way to apply now. The info from the ParisMouth link above is no longer true. Pharmacies have been told to stop proving pass and the email addresses aren’t valid anymore. The web link is easy though and seems to be working for many people. It’s taking 2-12 days. Here is the link and some useful instructions. The link is at the end.


OFFICIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR AMERICANS to obtain a "pass sanitaire".

Tips: If your screen is acting funny, change browsers. EDGE seems to have problems; GoogleChrome works well.

IF YOU ARE TRAVELING WITH OTHERS, each person must create their own request using their own email. (Children < 12 do not need a pass.) DO NOT use one email to obtain requests for several people.

1) "Residence Abroad" + "Country of Residence Abroad" is your US address. Country = ETATS-UNIS.

2) "Date of Arrival" in France should match the date that shows on your itinerary. It may not be same same as your flight date!

3) "A Copy of your Ticket": get an itinerary or screen print that also shows your name (as well as your flight info)

4) If you have no return ticket, explain that in the freeform text box, and include a pic of your visa or Carte de Séjour. If you click on the MESSAGES tab, you'll see you can attach a doc there.

5) When supplying documents, a scanned image is far more legible than a crummy phone shot. It's a question of respect. Upside-down or sideways images, poorly lit fuzzy images will not earn you brownie points and yes, may get passed over. Do the sure thing and send SCANNED IMAGES only.

6) If all else fails, you can INVITE a 3rd party to see (and modify) your request. Sometimes it takes someone already familiar with French bureaucracy to help.

 

SMJ

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Contest 2019 Winner!
Alwina: I remember your wonderful trip reports and photos from Paris on the "old" Slowtrav site, so I'm hoping we can expect more of the same from you on your upcoming trip!
 

Julie

10+ Posts
Alwina: Thanks for the info.I submitted on Sunday Sept 12th for a trip starting on Sept 21. I waited at their request till close to the travel date, I hope we get it in time. Also we are transferring through London Heathrow and now COVID tests are required, even for transits. I had the Abbott BinaxNOW Ag Card at home test all ready for the return to the US, but I am not sure it is accepted in England. Perhaps someone reading this will know. I will post how it goes for us - wish us luck!
 

Alwina Bennett

New Member
As your date approaches, you might go back into your application (the edit function) and note in the comments that your travel date is (...) days away and that you are still waiting for the pass sanitaire. I know several people who have done this and then received their pass. There is also a message function on the web application that people have used.

In terms of testing, I'm guessing you may be able to test at London Heathrow with an appointment. Or just get a test before you leave at your local pharmacy. It's good for 3 days and you'll feel like it's money well spent--if you let your doctor know you are traveling, perhaps they will authorize for insurance? Where I live, both CVS and Walgreens will test and bill insurance if you believe you have been "exposed." Just saying.
 

Kathy

100+ Posts
Contest 2019 Winner!
Since the approval process for the pass sanitaire still seems to be backlogged, I've met several Americans who are here in France and still waiting. The CDC card is being accepted by some restaurants etc. (Someone told me that an SNCF official told them they would accept the CDC card as well.) But I would still try to get the pass sanitaire, and Alwina's suggestion seems like a good one.

This updated post by Paris by Mouth has some very helpful info: https://parisbymouth.com/how-to-transform-your-american-vaccination-card-into-a-french-health-pass/
 

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