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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 Mar 8, 22, 1:45 pm
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Originally Posted by wysiwyg View Post
Breaking news: Government just announced that the pass vaccinal will no longer be required effective March 14 for cultural activities (restaurants/bars/cinémas).
I'm in France now and everyone is excited about Mar 14. I converted my US CDC card to the pass and uploaded to the tous anti covid app. Nice pharmacy inside Nice airport where one can do it quickly. Only need for a week... but didn't want any problems. First restaurant I went to didn't bother asking for to see the app (and I ate indoors). Looks like the ending may even happen early.
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Old Mar 8, 22, 2:21 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelinSperry View Post
I'm in France now and everyone is excited about Mar 14. I converted my US CDC card to the pass and uploaded to the tous anti covid app. Nice pharmacy inside Nice airport where one can do it quickly. Only need for a week... but didn't want any problems. First restaurant I went to didn't bother asking for to see the app (and I ate indoors). Looks like the ending may even happen early.
This is great news! We are traveling to the U.K. and France in May and now we don't have to worry about the pass. I'm assuming this applies to transportation as well? Now if we can just get the U.S. to eliminate the testing prior to coming back to the states.
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Old Mar 14, 22, 8:13 pm
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Do you still need to fill out an attestation form or something in addition to showing your CDC card on arrival? I’ve been searching and guessing it’s no but just wanted to confirm. Flying next week for a birthday trip. 😀
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Old Mar 14, 22, 8:15 pm
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Immigration has asked for my arrival BP more times than my proof of vaccination.
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Old Mar 14, 22, 9:46 pm
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Stupid question but what’s BP? Boarding pass?
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Old Mar 15, 22, 1:58 am
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Originally Posted by nycnyc View Post
Do you still need to fill out an attestation form or something in addition to showing your CDC card on arrival? I’ve been searching and guessing it’s no but just wanted to confirm. Flying next week for a birthday trip. 😀
Don't know if still the case, but nobody cares about that so don't bother.
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Old Mar 15, 22, 3:11 am
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Don't know if still the case, but nobody cares about that so don't bother.
yes, on board they handed us that form. They then came and collected it. However, I was napping so didn't hand mine in. When I woke up I realized they had already been collected, so I went to the back and handed it to the woman who had the pile in her hand. She took it and placed it in the pile. 2 things... you could simply not hand it in, or you could write whatever the heck you wanted on it, such as Kris Kringle, 1 Paris Way. Nobody checked or cared. However, I wrote the truth. It took all of 2 minutes to fill out on board.

btw, for those traveling onward to countries that still use the QR code pass (such as Italy), I recommend converting your paper CDC card into a Pass Saintaire (if the pharmacies will still allow). The Pass Sainitaire QR code is being accepted in Italy. I'm there now and they periodically ask for a Super Green Pass. Although I believe they'd ultimately accept the paper CDC card, things go much more smoothly with the QR code.
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Old Mar 15, 22, 6:19 am
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That's why a friend of mine who just arrived in France got her pass vaccinal just 3 days before it ended -- because she is going to Italy for a month after leaving Paris.
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Old Mar 15, 22, 7:20 am
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Stupid question but what’s BP? Boarding pass?
Yes
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I hadn't noticed until now, but a few days ago the US was moved to the "Green" category and all those silly attestation documents for Green countries have now officially vaporized. They're not even on the French Interior Minister's website anymore. So now all you need is a vaccination card.
On the current Green list, by the way, the United States is alphabetized under "E," not "U." All you French speakers out there know why, right? Anyway, that threw me for a few minutes before I figured it out; plus the color code on the map (green) gave me a little clue.
And for all you AA fliers out there, yes, Verifly is totally screwed up (again) on account of the recent changes, which it seems to have only partially figured out. I just ignored the confusion, uploaded my CDC card yet again, clicked "yes" on everything (however little sense it made), and everything then worked fine.
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On the current Green list, by the way, the United States is alphabetized under "E," not "U." All you French speakers out there know why, right?
United State = États-Unis
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Old Mar 23, 22, 10:28 am
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Originally Posted by FallenPlat View Post
I hadn't noticed until now, but a few days ago the US was moved to the "Green" category and all those silly attestation documents for Green countries have now officially vaporized. They're not even on the French Interior Minister's website anymore. So now all you need is a vaccination card.
On the current Green list, by the way, the United States is alphabetized under "E," not "U." All you French speakers out there know why, right? Anyway, that threw me for a few minutes before I figured it out; plus the color code on the map (green) gave me a little clue.
And for all you AA fliers out there, yes, Verifly is totally screwed up (again) on account of the recent changes, which it seems to have only partially figured out. I just ignored the confusion, uploaded my CDC card yet again, clicked "yes" on everything (however little sense it made), and everything then worked fine.

I was going to print it out today for my flight tonight so one less thing to do. AF Ready2Fly came through too so hopefully I’m all set.
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Old Mar 31, 22, 10:40 am
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Hi.

Has anyone tried Pass+ in the AntiCovid app to transform certificates and add booster(s)?
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Old Apr 7, 22, 9:22 pm
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What is BP? Thx
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Old Apr 7, 22, 9:40 pm
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Originally Posted by nycnyc View Post
I was going to print it out today for my flight tonight so one less thing to do. AF Ready2Fly came through too so hopefully I’m all set.
As of today (April 7th) is Air France still operating their Ready2Fly system?

Secondly, anyone have an update on what is currently suggested (or required) for a France to Italy trip?
(coming first from US)
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