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Informations Coronavirus - Covid-19

Despite the continuing risks associated with the COVID 19 pandemic, life is returning to normal and we are once again going out, enjoying ourselves and travelling, including beyond our borders. We look forward to welcoming you to Bordeaux, where we are doing our utmost to ensure that your stay is as safe and enjoyable as possible.

All our partners in accommodation, restaurants, activities and shops have organised themselves to provide services that comply with government health regulations. You will find below the answers to all the questions you may have about the measures put in place in our services and in Bordeaux concerning the health pass in particular.
We look forward to welcoming you to Bordeaux!

Find all the official answers to questions about the Coronavirus Covid-19 and recommendations for your health and travel on the website www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/

The Bordeaux Tourist Office respects the barrier measures

We do our utmost to ensure your safety

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We also encourage our visitors to make contactless payments.

Conditions for our visits

The health pass is not required for the OTCBM's guided walking tours, with the exception of the guided tour of the Grand Théâtre and the monuments. Visits by small tourist train, bus, Tuk-Tuk, are also not subject to the health pass. However, a mask is still required. The health pass is required for river cruises, visits to OTCBM vineyards and cultural sites, notably included in the Bordeaux Citypass.

What proof of vaccination should I provide?

The vaccines accepted by France are those recognised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield and Johnson & Johnson.

The proof of vaccination is only valid if it can attest to the completion of a complete vaccination schedule and the necessary time after the final injection, i.e:

  • 2 weeks after the 2nd injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield) ;
  • 4 weeks after the injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson);
  • 2 weeks after injection for vaccines in people with a history of Covid-19 (only 1 injection required).

Health pass for foreign visitors

The health pass does not necessarily mean the presentation of a QR code on the TousAntiCovid application. Foreign tourists vaccinated with an EU-recognised vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen) do not need to use the French application. They will be able to access the premises by presenting a paper that proves they have been fully vaccinated in their country of origin.

Tourists from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland or Liechtenstein have QR codes recognised by the "TousAntiCovid Verif" application.
Foreign tourists who have not been vaccinated or who have been vaccinated with a vaccine not recognised by the European Union (such as the Russian Sputnik V or Chinese Sinovac vaccine) will have to present proof of a negative PCR or antigen test less than 72 hours old, which they can obtain and print out after a laboratory or pharmacy test.