Travel Restrictions for France

Latest update: 31/03/22
From the 31st March 2022, sworn statements have been dropped for both vaccinated and non vaccinated passengers. For fully vaccinated passengers, only a proof of vaccination is needed to travel. Travellers from the UK aged 12 years and over who are not fully vaccinated need only to provide a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours or an antigen test result taken within 48 hours pre-departure.       
Find out more about all the new entry requirements for France by visiting 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?


Fully vaccinated Passengers (please check here for definitions):

To enter France from the 31st March 2022, vaccinated passengers must provide valid proof of vaccination, such as a NHS QR/Certificate/Letter, 
EU Covid pass or an international equivalent.


Unvaccinated Passengers:

France has now dropped the entry requirement for essential travel only, now those who are not fully vaccinated, and children aged 12-17 need only to provide a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours or an antigen test result taken within 48 hours pre-departure.      


Children under 12 years old

Children under 12 are exempt from all COVID-19 travel restrictions, and are not required to take a pre-departure private covid test.

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

Returning to England from France – Important information


To find out the latest entry requirements for your return to England, please visit our Essential Travel Information To Enter The UK page.


Covid-19 PCR Testing
PCR Testing for France

View information on PCR testing and testing providers for travel to France.

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