Coronavirus COVID-19: Health information, recommendations & measures
(Updated on 28 December 2021)
Restrictions in force
Wearing a mask outside is compulsory in the commune of Porto-Vecchio, it is also extended to markets and during festive, cultural and sporting events open to the public taking place throughout the department of Corse-du-Sud
Passengers aged 12 or over wishing to travel to Corsica must present proof of a negative RT-PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before the journey or, for those who have been vaccinated, a certificate of vaccination against Covid-19. The application of the health pass for air and sea travel from Corsica to the mainland comes into force from 9 August (see below).
- Since 21 July, the health pass has been compulsory for access to leisure and cultural venues attended by 50 people or more. Anyone aged 18 and over must present proof of full vaccination, a negative RT-PCR test less than 48 hours old or proof of recovery from Covid-19 infection to access these leisure and cultural venues. From the beginning of August, and if passed into law, the health pass will apply in cafés, restaurants, shopping centres, as well as in hospitals, retirement homes and medical and social establishments. Long-distance travel by plane, train and bus will also be covered. Access to tourist accommodation will not be subject to the health pass, except for their restaurant and social areas. This obligation will apply to 12-17 year olds from 30 September.
- Prior declaration of festive or family events (in particular christenings, weddings or birthday parties) of more than 50 people in all ERP, closed or open air (bars, restaurants, straw huts, hotel rooms, multi-purpose rooms, including terraces). Organisers must check the sanitary pass as well as the wearing of masks for people over the age of 12. They must ensure that participants are seated and served at tables. These establishments must close at 1am at the latest;
- Declaration of sports events with more than 50 people (competitions, etc.) and prohibition of refreshment stands and reception areas (dressing rooms, club houses, etc.) during sports competitions;
- Declaration of religious processions of more than 50 people, at least 10 days before the event;
- Concerts and festivals must be declared to the prefecture, the public must be seated and the wearing of masks is compulsory from the age of 12, refreshment stands or the consumption of drinks and food are prohibited;
- Bars and restaurants will close at 1am, and masks must be worn from the age of 12, except during seated consumption;
- From 3 January 2022 and for 3 weeks, the capacity will be restored for large events: 2,000 people indoors, 5,000 people outdoors. Standing concerts will be prohibited. In cafés and bars, standing consumption will be prohibited. In certain places such as cinemas, theatres, sports facilities, public transport (including long-distance), the consumption of drinks and food will also be prohibited;
- Until 6 January 2021 inclusive, discotheques will be prohibited from receiving the public. This ban applies until the same date to dancing activities in establishments open to the public, such as restaurants or bars;
- The health pass should become a vaccination pass on 15 January 2022. A negative test for Covid-19 would no longer be sufficient to gain access to the places concerned by the health pass (bars, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, museums, sports halls), it would be necessary to present a vaccination pass, i.e. to justify being vaccinated. A bill will be submitted to Parliament in January to transform the health pass into a vaccination pass and to tighten up the conditions of control and sanctions against false passes.
The health pass
Since 21 July, the health pass is compulsory for access to leisure and cultural venues gathering 50 people or more. Anyone aged 18 and over must present proof of full vaccination, a negative RT-PCR test less than 48 hours old or proof of recovery from Covid-19 infection to gain access to these leisure and cultural venues. From the beginning of August, and if passed into law, the health pass will apply in cafés, restaurants, shopping centres, as well as in hospitals, retirement homes and medical and social establishments.
Long-distance travel by plane, train and bus is also covered. Access to tourist accommodation will not be subject to the health pass, except for their restaurant and social areas.
This obligation will apply to 12-17 year olds from 30 September.
Please note: the bill adopted by Parliament provides for the application of the health pass for air and sea travel from Corsica to the mainland. The government has announced the implementation of this measure from 9 August. It is therefore advisable for all travellers leaving Corsica to take precautions now to present a valid health pass.
The health pass is validated by one of the following conditions:
- Vaccination certificate (2 doses + 14 days, except Janssen 1 dose + 28 days)
- Certificate of vaccination 1 dose + 14 days if Covid19 contamination
- RT-PCR test less than 72 hours old
- Antigenic test less than 48 hours old
- Certificate of immunity for people who have already contracted Covid. This proof consists of a positive result of an RT-PCR or antigenic test carried out more than 15 days and less than 6 months ago.
How do I get my health pass back?
To recover your health pass, it all depends on the health proof chosen:
- Once you have your vaccination certificate in hand, simply scan the QR Code to import it and store it locally, in your phone, thanks to TousAntiCovid ;
- All RT-PCR and antigenic tests generate a proof as soon as the result is entered by the healthcare professional in SI-DEP, which can be printed out directly and which is also made available to the patient via an e-mail and an SMS to retrieve it from the SI-DEP portal. On TousAntiCovid, the import of the proof into the application is done by the patient: from the paper or PDF document from SI-DEP that accompanies the test result, by scanning the QR Code on the left of the document; by clicking on the link in the SI-DEP portal, which allows the test result to be imported directly into TousAntiCovid;
- The process for retrieving your proof of positive test, also known as "reinstatement" proof, is the same as for negative tests via SI-DEP.
European passengers travelling to Corsica
Because the circulation of the COVID-19 virus and its variants remains active (the figures of the pandemic can be consulted on the website of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control), any entry into France and any exit from our territory is regulated.
Since 9 June 2021, as part of the strategy to reopen French borders and the decree of 7 June 2021, a classification of countries/territories has been defined and regularly updated by the government according to the health situation.
To date, the classification is as follows:
- "Green" countries/territories : countries/territories in which no active circulation of the virus is observed and no variant of concern is identified. These are the countries of the European Union plus Albania, Australia, Bahrain, Bosnia, Brunei, Canada, Comoros, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vanuatu.
- "Orange" countries/territories : countries/territories where there is active circulation of the virus in controlled proportions. These are all countries/territories not included in the 'green' and 'red' lists.
- "Red" countries/territories : countries/territories where active virus circulation is observed with the presence of variants of concern. These are: Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Maldives, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Russia, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname and Tunisia.
Important note: This classification based on health indicators is distinct from the security risk colours on the travel advice maps for each destination.
Travel arrangements to and from France depend on this classification and on the traveller's vaccination.
1/ travellers from a country/territory classified as "green": the European Union, Albania, Australia, Bahrain, Bosnia, Brunei, Canada, Comoros, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vanuatu
Travellers aged twelve or over from these countries/territories are not subject to the compelling reasons regime and are required to present:
- either proof of having received all the prescribed doses of one of the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (full vaccination schedule, see above).
- or the negative result of a PCR or antigenic test (TAG) carried out less than 72 hours before departure.
- or a certificate of recovery dated more than eleven days and less than six months ago (this document is issued to the person who has been infected with Covid-19 on presentation of a positive result of an RT-PCR or antigenic test).
A strengthened regime is then put in place for the UK, with an initial test requirement (PCR or antigenic) of less than 24 hours for non-vaccinated persons.
Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Greece and Malta are placed under surveillance within the European area, with a test requirement of less than 24 hours for non-vaccinated persons entering France from these countries.
This obligation does not apply to travel by road transport professionals in the exercise of their activity and to the following journeys by land:
- Travel lasting less than 24 hours within a perimeter defined by a radius of 30 kilometres around the place of residence;
- Business trips where the urgency or frequency is incompatible with the performance of a screening test or examination.
2/ Travellers from a country/territory classified as "red": Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Maldives, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Russia, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, and Tunisia.
Unvaccinated travellers from these countries/territories:
- are subject to the compelling reasons regime, the list of which is specified in the travel certificate issued by the Ministry of the Interior. According to this list, the following may enter France: French nationals, their spouses and children, European Union nationals and their spouses and children who have their main residence in France or who are joining, in transit through France, their main residence in a European Union country or the country of which they are a national.
- >They must present a negative PCR or antigenic test (TAG) result at the time of boarding, performed less than 48 hours before the flight.
- will be subject to a mandatory antigenic test on arrival.
- will be subject to a mandatory 10-day quarantine, controlled by the security forces.
3/ Travellers from countries/territories classified as "orange": all countries/territories other than those mentioned in paragraph 1 ("green") or 2 ("red")
Unvaccinated travellers from these countries/territories must present a negative PCR test result less than 72 hours or a negative antigen test (TAG) less than 48 hours before the flight at the time of boarding. They may be subject to a random antigen test on arrival.
In addition :
- Vaccinated travellers (full vaccination schedule, see above) are not subject to the compelling reasons regime.
- Unvaccinated travellers are subject to the compelling reasons regime and will have to commit to a 7-day self-isolation. The list of compelling reasons is specified in the travel certificate issued by the Ministry of the Interior. According to this list, the following may enter France: French nationals, their spouses and children, European Union nationals and their spouses and children who have their main residence in France or who are joining, in transit through France, their main residence in a European Union country or the country of which they are a national.
If you have any questions about the application of the measures concerning entry and residence in France, you can contact the freephone number: 0800 130 000.
It is also recommended to consult the government's information page.
For passengers traveling to Sardinia
Passengers arriving in Italy must register on the government platform for entry into Italy https://app.euplf.eu which replaces the self-declaration made to the carrier.
In addition, they must be in possession of the "green certificate" of vaccination against Covid-19, which is issued 14 days after the completion of the vaccination cycle or against a certificate of immunity or following a negative molecular or antigenic test carried out within 48 hours prior to entering Italy.
Children under 6 years of age are exempt from the pre-departure test.
We remind you that the certificate of completion of the vaccination cycle must be for one of the four vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca.
In any case, we advise you to consult the Italian government's FAQ on the planned measures.
If you wish to be tested
You can make an appointment at the laboratory in Porto-Vecchio on https://covid.kaducee.com
How and where to get vaccinated against COVID-19?
Anyone wishing to be vaccinated can make an appointment now by telephone on 07 78 05 51 10 or make an appointment online.
How do I get my vaccination certificate?
Since 27 May, all vaccinated persons, including those who were vaccinated before 3 May, can retrieve their vaccination certificate on the "patient portal" of the Assurance Maladie. In addition, any health professional will be able to retrieve a vaccination certificate and print it out if a person requests it.
Once you have your vaccination certificate, simply scan the QR code on the right to import it and store it locally, in your phone, thanks to TousAntiCovid Carnet.
Adopt a new barrier gesture and download the TousAntiCovid application.