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COVID-19: Understanding the rules when visiting France.

Corvid-19 Stay Safe

The rules for visiting France can be confusing and are certainly regularly changing, so we have condensed what is currently on the British Government website to help to make it a little bit more clear.
Entry requirements are different depending upon whether you are fully vaccinated or not. These are the rules for the most common type of travel, they are different if you are coming for work or are an HGV driver. Before travelling, we advise you to check here for the most up to date advice as rules change frequently.

Fully vaccinated

  • do not need an essential reason to travel
  • no need to self isolate upon arrival
  • do not need to provide a negative test result before travel
  • do need to complete a sworn statement (available for download here)
  • do need to show proof of vaccination (please note that the QR codes issued by the NHS after full vaccination can be scanned directly into the French "Tous Anti Covid" app, which is easy to download and is available in English)
  • Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated
  • can only travel for essential reasons (list here)
  • need to present a completed international travel certificate (available here)
  • need to complete a sworn statement that they don't have symptoms and will self isolate for seven days (available here)
  • anyone over 12 needs to show a negative test (PCR or antigen) taken within 24 hours of departure. need to self isolate for 7 days, then take another PCR test

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