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The 9th August has been confirmed as the date quarantine will no longer be required on arrival in the UK from France.  'Vaccine passports' and COVID tests will still be required, but, France will rejoin other European countries on the amber list which means that if you have been fully vaccinated and you are travelling to the UK from a 'green' or 'amber' listed country, you will no longer have to quarantine for 10 days.

This change applies to arrivals into England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Your status as 'fully vaccinated' will only be applicable 14 days after your second jab.  The government is in the process of aligning the UK NHS COVID passport system with the system being used by the EU.  The two systems are similar and the anticipation is that EU COVID passports will soon be recognised for fully vaccinated travellers from the EU.

COVID rules for travel between England and France from August 9th:

 COVID requirements for fully vaccinated people to travel to France: 

Your COVID passport (usually via the NHS Covid Pass App on your phone, or a physical letter from the NHS is available on request)

A COVID test taken no longer than 72hrs prior to departure from the UK

You will need to sign a document confirming that you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19

 COVID requirements for fully vaccinated people to travel from France to England:

Your COVID passport  

A COVID test no longer than 72hrs prior to your departure from France

A PCR COVID test on day 2 after your return from France


 COVID requirements for Children (When travelling with vaccinated adults) 

Children under the age of 18 who are travelling with fully vaccinated adults in either direction will be exempt from the requirement to self-isolate either in France or the UK.  The form confirming a traveller does not have any symptoms of COVID-19 will need to be completed for all children, and minors over the age of 11 will need to follow the same testing regime as adults.  However, for children under the age of 11 no tests are required.


 COVID requirements for non-fully vaccinated people to travel between the UK & France: 

The requirements for non-fully vaccinated travellers remain unchanged.  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.

On return to the UK, you will need to isolate for 10 days upon arrival at a place of your choice and you will have to submit PCR test results on day 2 and day 8 of your isolation period.



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