Cannes Lions 2022 - Covid Safety

The French government has relaxed their Covid-19 safety measures. From 14 March, masks are not mandatory in France anywhere inside, except for hospitals (and other medical places), care homes and public transport. From this date, the Vaccine Pass is not required in restaurants, bars, cafés, ski lifts, museums, cinemas and other cultural venues and theme parks. This means that you will not need a Vaccine Pass to attend the Festival this year.

Travel to France remains subject to Covid-19 entry requirements, which vary depending on your country of origin and whether you are fully vaccinated. Click here for more information.

We are asking everyone to help ensure that the Festival is as safe as possible. To that end, please do not attend if you develop Covid-19 symptoms or have tested positive within the last 11 days.

If you can’t attend in person, there's no need to miss out. LIONS Members get exclusive at-home access – plus a series of other benefits and invitations, throughout the year. Find out more here.

See our FAQ section to learn more about the Covid safety measures we are putting in place to keep everyone safe.

We will continue to review our health & safety protocols as necessary, and will update this page so you know what to expect when you arrive in France for Cannes Lions 2022.


Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions below. This page will be updated on a regular basis. You should also refer to the latest advice issued by the French government.
Do I need to show a Covid-19 pass to enter the Festival?

A Covid entry pass is no longer required.

Will the Festival offer COVID-19 testing for attendees?

The local Covid-19 screening centre is located at: 29 Boulevard de la Ferrage
06 400 Cannes. Telephone +33 9 70 83 68 36 for an appointment or book online. You will need to pay for any tests.

What if I received my vaccination outside of the European Union?

Please refer to the latest guidance issued by the French government, which can be found here.

Do I need to wear a mask at the Festival?

Masks are no longer compulsory in France, except for on public transport and in medical facilities. If you wish to wear a mask, you are welcome to do so.

Do we need to follow distancing rules?

It is no longer mandatory to maintain social distancing.

What should I do if I have Covid-19 symptoms or test positive?

Please do not attend if you develop Covid-19 symptoms or have tested positive within the last 11 days.

What medical support will be available at the Festival?

We will provide on-site access to health services and medical aid for those who may need it.

What safety measures will be in place at the Palais des Festival?

The Palais des Festival has been awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council GBAC STAR™ certification by ISSA. This accreditation means they are using cleaning protocols and working practices to minimise risks associated with infectious disease.