Certain vaccinations or treatments may be required or recommended, depending on the destination country. You must find out as early as possible as certain preventive treatments need to be administered several weeks before the departure date.
Updating of vaccinations according to the French vaccination calendar.
This recommendation applies to any person regardless of the destination and including tetanus, polio and diphtheria.
In addition, if planning a trip abroad, children may benefit from an earlier update for:
- Measles vaccination
- Hepatitis B vaccination
For more information, contact:
- a doctor or a vaccination center
- the embassy or consulate of the relevant country to find out vaccination requirements
- the departmental Directorate of Health and Social Affairs (DDASS)
For more information: www.douane.gouv.fr
Warning: animals are also subject to certain health obligations. Think about the anti-rabies vaccination of your dogs and cats. Check out our pet page.
European Health Insurance Card
If you are going on holiday in a European country, think about slipping a European health insurance card into your baggage.
It allows you to benefit from taking care of your medical care on the spot, according to the legislation in force in the country where you stay.
Order your card at least 3 weeks before your departure, by logging into your Ameli account: www.ameli.fr