Travel Restrictions for France

Last updated: 4th October 2021

 

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, including any countries you may be transiting through to get to your destination, as these are changing all the time.

 

Latest update: As of 4am Monday 4th October, new rules will apply for entry into the UK depending on your vaccination status and where you have been in he 10 days prior to your arrival. Find out more here.

 

Can I travel to France?

 

The UK is currently on the French amber list. From the 18th July 2021 entry requirements in to France are different depending on whether you are fully vaccinated or not.

 

Fully Vaccinated

Travellers who are fully vaccinated do not need an essential reason to travel to France and do not need to self-isolate on arrival. From 18 July 2021, fully vaccinated adults no longer need to present evidence of a negative test result before travel. Fully vaccinated travellers will still need to present a sworn statement and proof of vaccination.

 

Unvaccinated / Not Fully Vaccinated

From Sunday 18 July, unvaccinated (or not fully vaccinated) arrivals from the UK aged 12 years old or over must only travel for essential purposes. They are also required to present evidence of a negative PCR or Antigen test taken within 24 hours of departure. Arrivals from most other amber countries will need evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure or an antigen test taken within 48 hours of departure. You will also be required to present a completed international travel certificate and a sworn statement.

 

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.

No

Yes

Sworn declaration

Yes

Yes

International travel certificate

Yes Yes

Proof of vaccination

Yes No

7 day self-isolation

No Yes
 
Children over 12 years old

 

Children aged 12 years old or over who are not fully vaccinated and travelling with a fully vaccinated adult are required to present a negative test result (PCR or antigen). However, they do not need to provide an essential reason for travel, nor do they need to self-isolate on arrival.

 

Children aged 12 years old or over who are unvaccinated and travelling alone are subject to the same conditions adults who are not fully vaccinated. Children aged 11 years old or younger do not need to present a negative test result to travel.

 

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

 

 
Returning to England from France – Important information

 

Fully Vaccinated passengers

 

From 4am Sunday 8 August, if you are arriving into England from France and you are fully vaccinated in the UK, USA or Europe, you will not need to quarantine on arrival or take a day 8 test. However, you must:

 

  • Complete a passenger locator form.

  • You must still book and take a day 2 Covid-19 test.

 

Unvaccinated / Not Fully Vaccinated Passengers 

 

Unvaccinated / Not Fully Vaccinated passengers arriving into the UK from France must follow the below entry requirements:

 

  • Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of departure to the UK

  • Book tests for Day 2 and Day 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).

 

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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