Travel Restrictions for France

Latest update: 13/01/22
 
From the 14th January 2022 French Entry Requirements will be changing. Vaccinated travellers will now be able to enter France without the need for an essential reason to travel or be required to self-isolate. Requirements for pre-departure tests and sworn statements will remain in place. For more information please visit the French Government website.


Here you will find the latest travel restrictions for entry in to France. In any case, please ensure that you check the government advice page for the country you're travelling to for the latest entry requirements and local restrictions, including any countries you may be transiting through to get to your destination, as these are changing all the time.


Can I travel to France?


The UK is currently on the French amber list. From the 14th of January 2022, the below travel restrictions will be in place.


Vaccinated Passengers:


To enter France from the 14th December:

 

  • All travellers must present a negative PCR or antigen test result taken within the 24 hours before departure.
  • Travellers must also provide a completed ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) form self-certifying they are not suffering from symptoms associated with coronavirus and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight. This can be found on the French government’s website.
  • Fully vaccinated passengers, will also be required to present proof of vaccination.

  

Unvaccinated Passengers:

 

To enter France for essential travel only travellers must: 

 

  • Present a negative PCR or antigen test result taken within the 24 hours before departure.
  • You must present a completed International Travel Certificate stating your essential reason for travel.
  • Travellers must also provide a completed ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) form self-certifying they are not suffering from symptoms associated with coronavirus and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight. This can be found on the French government’s website.
  • You must self-isolate for 7 days after arrival. There will be the option to end isolation after 48 hours, subject to being able to justify a negative PCR or TAG (antigenic) test.


Please refer to our useful table below for entry requirements at a glance.


France Entry Requirement
Fully Vaccinated
Not fully Vaccinated (12 years and over)

 

Essential Travel Only

No Yes

Evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR or Antigen Test (not NHS test) taken 24 hrs prior to travel.

Required

Required

Sworn declaration

Required

Required

Travel certificate to Metropolitan France 

No Required

Proof of vaccination

Required No

7 day self-isolation

No Required
 
Children under 12 years old

Children 11 yrs and under are not required to present a negative test result. However, all other entry rules will apply from the 18th December.


You can find more details on travelling from the UK to France, visit the French embassy website or the Gov.uk site.


 
Returning to England from France – Important information

 

 Unvaccinated passengers or passengers vaccinated with unauthorised vaccines must:

 

  • Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 2 days of departure to the UK

  • Book PCR tests for day 2 and 8

  • Complete a passenger locator form

  • Make plans to self-quarantine in private accommodation for 10 full days after arrival (or full duration of stay if less than 10 days)

 

Fully vaccinated passengers who are not red-list passengers must:


  • Book a PCR or LTF test to take on or before day 2

  • Provide proof of vaccination

  • Complete a passenger locator form


These are mandatory requirements to travel - including the passenger locator forms. Failure to comply with the above measures is a criminal offence and you could be fined. Boarding can be refused by the carrier if the above conditions are not met.


You can find pre-travel testing information by visiting our pre-travel testing page.


Find out all the latest travel entry requirements for France, by reading the latest France travel advice.

 

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