vaccinated in France or abroad, how do I get my QR code and my health pass?

The health pass is extended from July 21 to places of culture and leisure, then to bars, restaurants and shopping centers in early August. How do I get it? What are the different scenarios? # OnYouAnswer in this article.

The health pass will now be compulsory in many places: bars, restaurants, shopping centers, places of culture and leisure … But how to recover the precious sesame? What about the bugs on the Health Insurance website to download it? And are people vaccinated abroad entitled to it?

The announcements of the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron have prompted you to ask us many questions. To help you see more clearly, we have answered it!

Practical questions: recover the QR code, overcome bugs …

How do I get my QR Code?


All you have to do is connect to the Health Insurance website and you will have access to your vaccination certificate with the QR Code valid in France and in the European Union. Any healthcare professional can print it for you too.

Then, you just have to scan the QR code on the right which allows you to add the certified vaccination certificate in the TousAntiCovid application

Is the French QR code established on March 31, 2021 valid for travel within the European Union?


To travel within the European Union, you must download the new QR Code implemented since July 1, 2021. Nothing could be simpler: log on to the Health Insurance website and download it. It is also valid in France.

Hello, I received the two doses of the Covid vaccine. After the second dose, I received a document with the QR code that I scanned in the TousAntiCovid app. Problem is that this QR code indicates 1 out of 2 vaccinations in progress. What to do?


If the vaccinator gave you a “vaccination summary“, you have to wait a few days and reiterate the request to the teleservice.

If he has not given you anything, reconnect after a short delay because it happens that some vaccinators integrate the vaccination information several days later in the Covid Vaccine tool. You can then approach your doctor or pharmacist to ask him or her to check the registration of your second injection in the tool.

If the site indicates that no vaccination has been recorded, you should go back to the health professional who vaccinated you.

My husband had the Covid in November. He had a dose of AstraZeneca vaccine. Why on this health pass, it is not written finished?


Medicare explains that when “vaccination cycle in progress” is displayed while the person has “contracted Covid-19 and received a first dose“, you have to go to”a health professional (doctor, pharmacist, midwife, nurse) who can enter in the Covid Vaccine teleservice“.

To do this, remember to bring the positive result of your RT-PCR test (between 3 and 6 months). The healthcare professional will then indicate in Covid Vaccine that the vaccination cycle has ended. The certificate will thus be up to date.

I had the Covid-19 and therefore a dose of vaccine, how is it for the health pass?

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If you have had Covid-19 and a dose of the vaccine, your vaccination cycle is considered to be over. You can then download the vaccination certificate which acts as a health pass on the Ameli site to be presented in places that request it.

I lost my vaccination papers, how can I get my health pass?


If you’ve lost your vaccination papers, don’t panic! You are normally listed with the Health Insurance. You can then go to their site to download your certificate which also serves as a health pass.

To make your job easier and avoid having to clutter up a sheet each time, you can scan the QR code on the right on the TousAntiCovid application and present it wherever it is required.

Coming to France as a foreigner or leaving the EU as a resident

I intend to see my children who live with their mother in Germany, in France… I am Canadian, completely vaccinated, I have a French passport which has not been valid for nine years and a French identity card for less than two or more years. three years… Will I have any difficulties or obligations to come? (Canadian passport in order and proof of vaccination with QR in pocket …)


People vaccinated abroad must bring a vaccination certificate with complete vaccination schedule from the country of residence when embarking for France, explains the French Embassy in Canada.

In your case, there will be no difficulty in coming to France, especially since Canada is on the green list of countries. You will also not have to carry a PCR or antigen test.

However, if you are not vaccinated, “you can only travel to France if you have a compelling reason to do so“and you will need a PCR test”carried out less than 72 hours before the flight or an antigen test carried out less than 48 hours before the flight“.

I am French and take a plane in a Belgian airport to Croatia for two weeks. I have a European QR code. Do I need another document?


As explained by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to travel to Croatia from a member country of the European Union, you must have an EU digital certificate which contains “a negative result of a PCR test of less than 72 hours or of a rapid antigenic test for COVID-19 of less than 48 hours since the sample“or a vaccination certificate”for people who have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm), not older than 210 days“.

You can therefore travel to Croatia without additional documents. However, it must be verified that the entry conditions do not change in the meantime with the progression of the Delta variant. All real-time information is available on the website of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Hello, I will be doing my 2nd dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on August 6. Will my health pass be valid for taking the train on August 7 or do I have to do a PCR test?


For a vaccination schedule to be considered complete, it is necessary to wait 14 days after the second dose, informs the Health Insurance. Thus, if you leave the day after your second injection, you must have a negative PCR test (or antigen according to the indications specific to each destination).

On the other hand, if your return takes place after the 14 days, you will not have to perform any test. Your vaccination certificate, in the form of a QR code, will suffice.

Hello, I am from the border with Belgium and I am going there 10 mins to buy tobacco. Do I have to have a PCR test or a QR code? Thank you.

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I have to go get cigarettes at the beginning of August at the Belgian border. Do I need to bring the health pass?

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If you are from the border and you are going to Belgium to do some shopping or work, the PCR test or the QR code is not necessary, informs the Belgian diplomacy site.

They also do not need to complete the Passenger Location Form “for a presence of less than 48 hours in Belgium“.

Vaccinated abroad: instructions for use

Can my vaccination certificate outside the European Union (made in Israel with the QR code) be used as a health pass in France?


Hello. I have been vaccinated in the United States (full vaccination since April). How to benefit from the health pass in France? Thank you in advance.


For a complete vaccination carried out abroad, even with a vaccine recognized by France, “if the complete vaccination cycle has been carried out abroad, the certified vaccination certificate cannot be issued“.

At this stage, “only proof of vaccination carried out in France is entered in the Covid Vaccine teleservice and thus makes it possible to issue a certified vaccination certificate“.

However, the “proof of vaccination issued by third countries can be read if interoperability is effective with the country concerned“. To enter a place where the sanitary pass is required, you will need to bring proof of a negative PCR or antigen test made in France.

I was vaccinated in Portugal and at the moment I am in France. How to get the health pass?


If you have been vaccinated in a member country of the European Union, the European certificate of vaccination will allow you to access places that require a health pass in France.

Indeed, the certificate is valid in all 27 Member States.

I received 2 doses of Chinese Sinopharm vaccine abroad and I live in France. What should I do to get my health pass?


Since the Sinopharm vaccine is not recognized in France, you cannot claim the health pass. The orientation council of the vaccination strategy explains that it does not have “clinical efficacy data for vaccines not authorized in France“.

To find out more about the evolution of the situation, do not hesitate to call TousAntiCovid on 0800 087 148 and above all, persevere! The lines are saturated since the announcements of Emmanuel Macron of July 12, 2021.

For people who have received a complete vaccination schedule with the Sinopharm vaccine or with the Sinovac vaccine, they can be considered to be protected.“, but that does not give the right to recognition and a health pass.

I was vaccinated in Romania, therefore an EU country and I therefore have the European health pass, but I am therefore not recognized in France as a vaccinated citizen. Do I have to contact Health Insurance to declare my vaccination or the European QR code is sufficient?


You do not need to contact Health Insurance. From the moment you are provided with the European QR code, you are considered vaccinated in all 27 member countries of the European Union.

Hello, I had my first Pfizer vaccine in London on June 24th. I live in London but I came to spend the summer in France. If I take my second vaccine in France, can I have the health pass?


It is quite possible to receive your second dose in France after having received the first abroad if it is one of the four vaccines currently authorized in France (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen).

The Health Insurance website explains that the vaccinator “can record the 1st dose received, then the 2nd dose after having performed the vaccination” and “may decide to record in the 1st vaccination the 2nd injection he has just performed before close the vaccination cycle “.

You must have the supporting documents for the first injection carried out abroad. “These situations are to be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the vaccinator.“, specifies Ameli.

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