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France COVID Entry Requirements

The travel requirements for your upcoming holiday to France may look rather different from what you have been used to in the past. When preparing for your upcoming French holiday, please ensure that you are familiar with everything that you will be required to do and act accordingly. You will not be able to travel to France without having completed these forms and purchased COVID-19 tests in advance.    

The UK are currently on France's 'amber' list.

Our Sales Travel Experts and After Sales Care Team are on hand six days a week, from 9am to 5pm, to help answer any COVID queries that you might have. You may also be interested to read about the measures that we have taken to safeguard against the Coronavirus in our ski resorts.

Last update: October 14, 2021

Flying to France

Mandatory Forms & Covid-19 Testing Requirements

Passengers who have received a full vaccination (two doses of an NHS administered vaccine at least 14 days prior to travelling) 

Arrivals from the UK must provide:

  • Proof of two COVID-19 vaccinations that have been administered at least 14 days prior to travelling to France
  • A completed ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) form self-certifying that you are not suffering from symptoms associated with the Coronavirus and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight. This can be found on the French government’s website.

Passengers who are 18 or older and unvaccinated, or not fully vaccinated

  • Arrivals into France from countries on the French amber list will only be permitted to travel for essential reasons, e.g. work

Passengers who are 0-17 years old

  • Children aged 12-17 years old 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.
  • Proof of fitness to fly is not required for children aged 11 or below

 

Before Returning to England

Mandatory Forms

There is one compulsory form for your return to England:

  • The online Passenger Locator Form, which must be completed within the 48 hour period before arrival into England. After you complete the form, you will receive a QR code via email. You can print this out or show it on your phone as proof of completion. You will need to present this at check-in when you arrive in France.

Covid-19 Testing Requirements

Passengers who have received a full vaccination (two doses of an NHS vaccine administered at least 14 days prior to travelling) 

  • If you are fully vaccinated, you won’t need a pre-departure COVID test before arriving into England from a non-red country like France

Passengers who are not full vaccinated, and all children 11-17 years who are not fully vaccinated 

Those returning to England must take a COVID-19 test whilst in France. This test must be undertaken within three days of your return flight; you can choose from:

  • Nucleic acid tests; this includes polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and derivative technologies, such as loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) tests
  • Antigen tests, such as a test from a lateral flow device (LFD)

Our Health Partners

Our health partners are Klarity and Qured, both of which are approved by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. You will receive an exclusive discount code via email for Qured after booking your holiday with us.

Please ensure that you take this test with you in your luggage when you travel. As the tests contain liquid, please ensure that you follow airline requirements.

All tests must be booked before you leave the UK.

Returning to England

Covid-19 Testing Requirements

These requirements apply to all persons who have received a full vaccination (two doses of an NHS administered vaccine at least 14 days ago) and those aged 5-18 years.

  • Passengers will need to provide proof of their vaccination status to carriers in advance of travel.

The red, amber and green traffic light system has been scrapped in England and replaced by a new "simplified system" for international travel with a single red list. The new single list system will remain in place until at least 2022. France is currently 'amber'. 

  • A COVID-19 PCR day 2 travel test is required from a private provider in the UK

From October 2021 onwards, it is hoped that holidaymakers will be able to take an alternative, cheaper lateral flow test. The government aims to have this in place for when people return from their half term breaks and will announce dates and further information in due course.

 

These requirements apply to all persons 18 years and above who have NOT received a full vaccination (two doses of an NHS vaccine administered at least 14 days prior to travelling).

  • Those persons returning to England must take two COVID-19 test whilst in their ten-day quarantine after returning from France
  • COVID-19 PCR tests on day 2 and day 8 travel tests from a private provider in the UK
  • Additionally, you can use the Test to Release scheme and do a further test on day 5. Provided your test result is negative you’ll be able to end your quarantine immediately. This Test and Release scheme is voluntary and applies to those quarantining in England only. You still need to take the compulsory test on or after day 8.

Our Health Partners

Our FCDO-approved Health Partners are Randox, Klarity and Qured. You will receive an exclusive discount code for Randox and Qured via email after booking your holiday with us.

All tests must be booked before you leave the UK. 

Useful Links

If you would like to speak to a member of the team, contact us on 0207 3618 880 during opening hours.
Our holiday booking conditions
Latest travel information
The latest Covid-19 travel advice from the FCDO.
ATOL protection. 

 

These requirements are to be used as guidelines only and should be used as the basis of your own research. As the instructions from the UK and International Governments are regularly reviewed, please check with our Health Partners, the FCDO and government websites for the latest requirements when travelling in and out of England.

The requirements outlined are only applicable for guests travelling to and from England, other parts of the UK and international travellers should seek further guidance as they may require following different protocols.

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