Coronavirus

Update on Travelling to France

Travellers who are fully vaccinated do not need an essential reason to travel to France and do not need to self-isolate on arrival. Fully vaccinated travellers will need to present the following documents:

1. a completed ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) form self-certifying you are not suffering from symptoms associated with coronavirus and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight. You will find this attached below.

2. whilst in France you will have to show proof of your full vaccination status in a digital or paper certificate from the NHS. Proof of vaccination status “fully vaccinated” is defined by the completion of a vaccination schedule, specifically: 2 weeks after the second dose of Pfizer, Moderna, Oxford/AstraZeneca; 4 weeks after the single and only dose of Johnson & Johnson; or 2 weeks after the single dose of any of the above vaccines if you have previously tested positive for COVID-19.

The majority of venues in France do accept our NHS app as proof of vaccination, however, to avoid misunderstandings and to speed up the checking process carried out by the French venues, we recommend you download the TousAntiCovid app from the app store on your device. QR codes issued by the NHS after full vaccination are now recognised by the French app. It is a straightforward process: after downloading the app, scan the NHS QR code and save it in the app.

On your way back to the UK, you will need to present the following documents to board your transport:

1. proof of a negative result from a lateral flow test or a PCR test taken in the 3 days before the service departs.

We advise you order a rapid test to take with you to France and to schedule a remote video call to ensure you have a negative certificate with which to return. We do not work with any specific companies providing these tests, but the Government has published a list of suppliers of the test who have declared that they meet the Government’s minimum standards for providers. Please do check the requirements specific to you and the services offered by providers in your area.

2. book and pay for a Day 2 COVID-19 test – to be taken after arrival in England.

3. complete a passenger locator form online 48 hours before you arrive in the UK.

Please see the following link for more details: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england#take-a-coronavirus-test-before-you-travel-to-england

Please ensure you schedule your COVID-19 test in the correct timeframe. It is your responsibility to ensure you are compliant with the latest regulations and requirements.

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