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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.    

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-19 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: 15th March 2022

Flying to France

Before you arrive in France

There are standard entry requirements for all passengers, and further requirements depending on your age and vaccination status.

Please print all documentation ahead of time rather than trying to download it in the Arrivals Hall of Grenoble airport.

Fully vaccinated travellers 12+ years old

  • A completed ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) form self-certifying they are not suffering from coronavirus symptoms, nor have been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight. The form can be found on the French government’s website
  • Airlines are currently recommending travellers complete an EU Passenger Locator Form (PLF) pre-registration form for France which can be filled out online
  • Proof of vaccination status (see “Vaccination Status” below)

Unvaccinated (or not fully vaccinated or boosted) travellers 18+ years old & Unvaccinated (or not fully vaccinated) travellers 12-17 years old 

  • A completed international travel certificate to prove the reason for essential travel. This can be found on the French government’s website (excludes 12-17yrs if travelling with a fully vaccinated adult).
  • A negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours or an antigen test result taken within 48 hours pre-departure. Self-administered tests, whose results are not certified by a laboratory (e.g.: tests provided free of charge by the NHS) are not considered valid for travel 
  • A completed ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) form self-certifying they are not suffering from coronavirus symptoms, nor have been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight. The form can be found on the French government’s website 
  • Airlines are currently recommending travellers complete an EU Passenger Locator Form (PLF) pre-registration form for France which can be filled out online

Passengers who are 0-11 years old

Demonstrating your COVID-19 status

France will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record at the border for example, as found on the NHS App (where applicable and available or a Covid pass letter for those under 16 years old). Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

The French Government recognises the following vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, Oxford/AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson (the vaccines recognised by the European Medical Agency). “Fully vaccinated” is defined by the completion of a vaccination schedule, specifically:

  • 1 week after the second dose of Pfizer, Moderna, Oxford/AstraZeneca
  • 4 weeks after the single and only dose of Johnson & Johnson
  • 1 week after the single dose of any of the above vaccines if you have previously tested positive for COVID-19
  • Proof of a booster jab to extend the validity of your health pass if your final vaccination dose was more than 9-months ago, which must have been taken within 7 months of the final dose (applicable to all passengers aged 18 and over). 

 

Wearing a mask 

Facemasks are mandatory at the airports and on your flight. Specific guidelines may vary from airline to airline, so please check with your airline for the most up to date information. For your airport transfer to resort guests aged 6 years and above require facemasks.

Our Health Partners

Our recommended, FCDO-approved Health Partners are Randox, Klarity and Qured. You will receive an exclusive discount code for Randox and Qured via email approximately one week before you travel. 

All tests must be booked before you leave the UK. 

While in France

Rules on wearing a mask

When should I wear a face mask? 

  • Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.

  • Face masks are mandatory on public transport and in all health establishments.

  • There are no internal travel restrictions in France, however measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should visit the French government Coronavirus Information page or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information and to stay up to date on restrictions.

 

Before Returning to England

Mandatory Forms

Passenger Locator Form (PLF)
Applicable for anyone returning before Friday 18th March at 4am. After this date you are no longer required to complete a form. 
There is one compulsory form for everyone to complete before your return to England, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk to access the form.

The online Passenger Locator Form must be completed within the 72 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 the airport.

Certificate to leave France
There is a further form for those aged 18 or over who are not vaccinated or not fully vaccinated to complete; a Certificate to leave Metropolitan France, which specifies exemptions for travel. Your reason for leaving will be checked before your departure by the French authorities. 

Returning to England

Covid-19 Testing Requirements

If you are fully vaccinated, or under the age of 18, you will no longer need to take a test within 2 days of returning.

 

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 approximately one week before you travel. 

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 and French Government.
ATOL protection. 

Chalet Hotel Addresses

Some of the forms and Health Partners may require your resort address. For ease, the addresses for Mark Warner’s ski resorts are:

Chalet Hotel L’Ecrin, Le Val Claret 73320, Tignes

Chalet Hotel Aiguille Percee, Montee Du Rosset, Tignes Le Lac 73320

 

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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