Travel Rules for France

Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May at 6PM

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France Travel Rules

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Keep up to date with the latest information on the Government website

Vaccinated and unvaccinated UK travellers

Fully vaccinated UK travellers can visit France without quarantine or a Covid-19 test. See below for requirements for children and unvaccinated travellers.

France travel rules for vaccinated travellers from UK

Before you travel to France

• Show proof of vaccination – France accepts the NHS Covid Pass

• You may also be asked to complete the EU-PLF form before boarding

To be recognised as fully vaccinatedyou must have have had a full course of a recognised vaccine (e.g. 2 doses of a 2 dose vaccine) at least 7 days before you arrive (28 days if you had Johnson & Johnson). If your final dose was more than 9 months ago, you must also have had a booster.

Travellers aged over 18 and one month who do not meet these requirements must follow the rules for unvaccinated passengers.

Whilst in France

• Please check for more information on the rules around coronavirus whilst in France here.

Read up on the full details for France on the FCDO website

The French Ministry of the Interior website states that all children under 12 are exempt from all COVID-19 travel restrictions.

For travellers aged 12 to 18, please see the sections above for vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers. In addition, depending on vaccination status and that of any accompanying adult, you may be required to provide other documentation. You should consult the full details on the French Embassy in the UK’s website.

From 31 March 2022, travellers from the UK aged 12 years and over who are not fully vaccinated need to provide:

  • A negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours or an antigen test result taken within 48 hours pre-departure.

Further information can be found on the French government’s website (in French) and the French Embassy in the UK’s website (in English).

You may also be asked to complete the EU-PLF form before boarding.

NHS tests will not be accepted – you must book your tests privately


Read up on the full details for France on the FCDO website

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Travelling back to the UK

At present, all of the nations have aligned on these travel rules but please keep across the information for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

France is on the “Rest of World” list

All travellers entering the UK from a non-red list country no longer need to test, quarantine or fill in a passenger locator form. This includes children and unvaccinated travellers.

Before you travel to England 

• You no longer need to fill in a passenger locator form

Read up on the full details for travelling back to England on the Government website

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