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NOTE: The French government website for applying for a Pass Sanitaire is no longer functional. The information in the Wiki therefore no longer applies. Current advice is to go to a French pharmacy to get your CDC vaccination card converted to a Pass Sanitaire, and in the process be relieved of 36 Euros you didn't really need anyway.

What is a Pass Sanitaire and why would I want one?

The Pass Sanitaire is France's version of the EU Digital Covid Certificate. The Certificate is an electronic pass that shows either that the bearer has been vaccinated against Covid-19 or that the bearer has recently tested negative for Covid-19. It can be used to enter restaurants, lodgings, entertainment venues, museums, public transit, etc. Because it uses the EU standard, holders of the Pass Sanitaire can use it for these purposes all over Europe and in some non-EU countries (see the link above for details).

I'm vaccinated but not a French citizen or a citizen of a country that issues EU Digital Covid Certificates. Can I get a Pass Sanitaire showing I've been vaccinated?
Yes, if you have a travel ticket to France. See details below.

Do I really need a Pass Sanitaire? Can't I just show my American CDC vaccination record or my country's equivalent?
There are many reports of people being able to use their CDC record to enter restaurants, museums etc in France and other parts of Europe, especially in heavily touristed areas. However, there are a few reports of the CDC card being refused. As of this writing, some EU countries have requirements that those who have not been vaccinated must get tested for Covid-19 and show evidence of a recent test in order to enter restaurants etc. If a venue refuses to recognize your foreign certificate, in order to enter you would have to get a Covid test which would be valid for 2 to 3 days.

How do I get a Pass Sanitaire?
1. Go to this website and set up an account.
2. Answer the questions regarding your name, "foreign" address (that is, foreign to France - in other words, your home address outside of France), birth date, travel dates to France, and vaccination details. Upload the required documents, making sure the files are not too big (keep them under a few hundred kb). PDF files work fine. You will need images of:
-your passport
-your travel ticket showing dates of entry and exit from France
-your vaccination record
3. For the very last field ("fait a" - completed at), enter the date, time, and your location
4. Do NOT submit the application yet! See the next section, "When should I submit my application?"

When should I submit my application?
If you submit your application outside of the hours of 6 am to about noon Paris time, most likely your application will sit for weeks before it is reviewed. However, many people have had their applications approved almost instantaneously by submitting between 6 am and noon (12 am to 6 am Eastern time). If your application does not move to review within about 5 minutes after you submit it, simply start a new application and submit that one.

How do I start a new application? Do I need to use a new email address? And how do I submit an additional application for someone else, like a family member?
After you submit your application, click on "Dossiers" on the top of the page. Next to each application you've submitted, there is a link labelled "Actions". Click that and select the option to add a new application. The system will ask you to verify that you really want to do that rather than go to the existing application. Fill out the additional application as described above and submit it. You can use this process to either re-submit an existing application or submit an application for someone else, without having to set up a new account.

How do I know my application was approved?
You will receive an email. Also, in the "Dossiers" list, the status will say "Approved"

My application was approved on the second try. What do I do with the previous application that is still waiting for approval?
Just go to Dossiers, click the Action link, and choose delete (the trash can icon).

My application was approved. Now what do I do?
Your email will contain a link to a PDF file (also available for download from the "Dossiers" page). The file contains a QR code and your vaccination details. This is your Pass Sanitaire. You could just print this out and show it on demand, and/or you can make a digital version that is stored on your phone (see below). It's probably a good idea to print out a copy to take with you even if you make a digital version, in case your phone gets lost, stolen or damaged.

How do I upload the Pass Sanitaire to my phone?
To make a digital version, you have several options. Each country in Europe has its own app that allows its citizens to store a digital version of their EU Digital Covid Certificate. Some of these are only available to the country's citizens because you have to enter your medical ID number in order to add the Certificate. However, a few countries have apps that anyone can use. France's "TousAntiCovid" app is one of them - you can download it from the Apple or Google app store even in the US. It will allow you to scan the QR code on the Pass Sanitaire you downloaded, and then it will store the code and info for you to display when needed.

Alternatively, you can store your Pass Sanitaire in your Apple Wallet or a third-party wallet app. An easy way to do this is to go to https://www.getcovidpass.eu/ on your phone's web browser and follow the instructions to scan your Certificate. It will then store the pass in your Apple Wallet or, if you use Android, prompt you to download the "YourPass" app that provides the same functionality.

Using either the TousAntiCovid or wallet apps, or the paper certificate, you should be able to use your Pass Sanitaire throughout Europe, not just in France.

Does the Pass expire? Can I use it for multiple trips?
The website of the French consulate in Washington states that the pass for visitors does not expire. You should be able to use it for multiple trips. However, keep in mind that the authorities may change the vaccination requirements in the future (e.g., requiring a third vaccine injection). Your Pass will show only the vaccines you've received prior to submitting your application, so it would be rejected if your vaccines no longer meet the requirements.

I'm not visiting France. Are there other ways for non-Europeans to get a EU Digital Covid Certificate?
Yes. Some ways that have been reported to work:
1. Ask a pharmacist in Germany to convert your CDC card to a EU QR code. There are mixed reports of success with this; see the Germany forum and the top of this thread.
2. Upload your CDC card to the health department of a Swiss canton. There are reports of people getting a QR code without even even sending proof of a stay in Switzerland. See the same thread linked to just above, posts starting around October 16, 2021.
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Old Feb 23, 22, 4:04 am
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One more question: in what format do you get the pass from the pharmacy? Will they email a pdf or print out a paper?
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Old school print out.
Which you can then import into the tous anti covid app.
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Old Feb 28, 22, 4:09 am
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Effective today (Monday), the wearing of a mask indoors is no longer obligatory in places where the pass vaccinal is required. This includes restos, sports factilities, museums/cultural places.

Main exception : wearing a mask is still required for public transports.

The gov't is considering lifting part or all of the pass vaccinal from mid March if the n° of patients in réa falls below 1 500.
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Old Feb 28, 22, 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by mlin32 View Post
The gov't is considering lifting part or all of the pass vaccinal from mid March if the n° of patients in réa falls below 1 500.
It is currently at 2491 so that might not happen in March.
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Old Mar 3, 22, 5:37 am
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Breaking news: Government just announced that the pass vaccinal will no longer be required effective March 14 for cultural activities (restaurants/bars/cinémas).
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Even better, the obligation to wear a mask indoors is lifted, except in transports publics and hôpitaux.
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Old Mar 3, 22, 7:23 am
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Yes it seems that although M. Veran wants the ICU cases below 1500, they are not going to wait for that. But all the other statistical measures are very low.
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Old Mar 3, 22, 10:51 am
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To complete the circle here, the Pass Vaccinal is 100% dead as of March 14 everywhere in France. The Pass Sanitaire (meaning a negative test result will do) is only alive in medical establishments and retirement homes, according to the Internet (which never lies): "Le Premier ministre Jean Castex a annoncé que le pass sanitaire reste obligatoire, à la date du lundi 14 mars, uniquement dans les établissements de santé. Ce qui signifie qu'il faudra toujours posséder un schéma vaccinal complet, un certificat de rétablissement au Covid-19, ou avoir réalisé un test PCR ou antigénique de moins de 24 heures, pour accéder aux hôpitaux, maisons de retraite ou EHPAD.

So the Pass is dead, dead, dead everywhere except hospitals on March 14 and not just dead in cultural/eating/drinking places. It doesn't make much difference to me anymore, I guess, except that now there's one less thing to have to stand in line for.
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Old Mar 3, 22, 11:14 am
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It doesn't make much difference to me anymore, I guess, except that now there's one less thing to have to stand in line for.
Well unless you have to go the hospital for some reason.

I still go to the hospital for antigen tests when I have to fly to restrictive countries like the USA.
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Old Mar 4, 22, 8:42 pm
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I still go to the hospital for antigen tests when I have to fly to restrictive countries like the USA.
That seems like a thing you shouldn't be bothering a hospital with and just go do at any local testing center.
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Old Mar 4, 22, 9:40 pm
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That seems like a thing you shouldn't be bothering a hospital with and just go do at any local testing center.
The hospital is the local testing center for some people. They aren't doing it for fun.
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Originally Posted by FallenPlat View Post
To complete the circle here, the Pass Vaccinal is 100% dead as of March 14 everywhere in France. The Pass Sanitaire (meaning a negative test result will do) is only alive in medical establishments and retirement homes, according to the Internet (which never lies): "Le Premier ministre Jean Castex a annoncé que le pass sanitaire reste obligatoire, à la date du lundi 14 mars, uniquement dans les établissements de santé. Ce qui signifie qu'il faudra toujours posséder un schéma vaccinal complet, un certificat de rétablissement au Covid-19, ou avoir réalisé un test PCR ou antigénique de moins de 24 heures, pour accéder aux hôpitaux, maisons de retraite ou EHPAD.

So the Pass is dead, dead, dead everywhere except hospitals on March 14 and not just dead in cultural/eating/drinking places. It doesn't make much difference to me anymore, I guess, except that now there's one less thing to have to stand in line for.
we arrive the 13th and head to monaco on the 23rd where I think it is still required. Will we still be able to get the pass in Paris?
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Old Mar 8, 22, 5:50 am
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I think many places will be a little more flexible the days before the change. You could try using your local vaccination proof if asked and I’m sure you will be fine. I don’t recall if the pass is still available for travel (train/planes), so that could be a bit more of a concern if it is as those places tend to go by the book.
As for Monaco, I’m not aware of their dates, but I would have thought they would match that of France since it’s so small (essentially Just one city)
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To report back, the combination of an EU passport and a US vaccination certificate was zero problem. No questions asked.

A very quick and easy process, took like 2 minutes. They printed the certificate and the QR code works both in the French as well as the Finnish app.

Of course, after this week, the whole thread will become obsolete. Which is good, actually.
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Old Mar 8, 22, 9:50 am
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we arrive the 13th and head to monaco on the 23rd where I think it is still required. Will we still be able to get the pass in Paris?
After landing, just go to a pharmacy that's open on Sunday and get the pass. It is still required on the 13th, so this should not be a problem at all.
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Old Mar 8, 22, 11:43 am
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To report back, the combination of an EU passport and a US vaccination certificate was zero problem. No questions asked.

A very quick and easy process, took like 2 minutes. They printed the certificate and the QR code works both in the French as well as the Finnish app.

Of course, after this week, the whole thread will become obsolete. Which is good, actually.

You got lucky. I got to watch Ms DYKWIA try to force her way into a museum yesterday. The person in charge sent her off to a pharmacy
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