Before departing, it is of the utmost importance to check that your administrative papers and your vaccinations are up to date to avoid encountering any problems during your stay.

Follow carefully the below advice if you are not medically up to date:




See your doctor 4 – 6 weeks before departing, in order to give the vaccinations time to take effect.



- Hepatitus A / Immune Globulin (IG)

Although the north, west and south of Europe, as well as the Mediterranean region (Italy and Greece) are not risk zones.

- Hepatitus B vaccination is recommended if:

If you are likely to come into contact with blood, have sexual relations with the local population, stay longer than 6 months in the south of Europe, or if you are vulnerable because of a medical treatment.
The hepatitus B vaccine is now recommended for all children aged 11 – 12 years.


You can consult general practitioners, or specialists, at a hospital or in their private practice.
To contact a doctor on call, dial the emergency medical assistance number: 15.
There is an extensive network of pharmacies in the city, as well as pharmacies on call, open at night, Sundays and public holidays. Their numbers are displayed in all pharmacies.

In the case of an emergency, dial the corresponding emergency number or just click here.



- For citizens of European Union member states: Before departing, ask your local medical centre for an E111 form. This will allow you to seek reimbursement for your treatment and medical expenses when you return to your country.

- For citizens of other countries:Consult a medical insurance and assistance company and request a policy that will cover you in the case of an accident or illness in France.


Check before leaving that you are correctly insured.


If you’re not, ACCORD recommends assurance internationale :
tél : / fax:
Email :, especially for those under 18 years.