The Covid restrictions for travel to France from the UK and the US, changed earlier this week and came into effect on 9th June. The French government have announced new ‘Vaccine Passport’ rules that allow people from the UK and America who are fully vaccinated to travel to France for any purpose, including holidays. If you’re considering a visit to France here’s what you need to know.
Fully vaccinated people:
You are free to travel to France. You do not have to have an essential reason and do not have to quarantine on arrival.
You must present proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure or a negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours of departure.
Non-fully vaccinated people:
You can only enter France if you have an essential reason. Most of the essential reasons involve you having the right to live or work in France.
You must present proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure or a negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours of departure. You are asked to voluntarily self-isolate for seven days upon arrival at a place of your choice.
The rules for minors are the same as those that apply to adults who have been vaccinated, whether the minor has been vaccinated or not.
What the UK says: Travel from the UK to France is not recommended by the UK government but is not illegal.
N.B France remains on the amber list, which means Britons, regardless of vaccination status, will have to quarantine for 10 days on their return and take two Covid tests, and test negative before arrival.
Whether you're planning a trip to France in the near term, or later in the year, there is plenty of ways you can prepare for your trip so you make best use of your time on a viewing trip. Further information available here: