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Last updated 4 October 2021

France has introduced a new system governing international travel to and from France. There are three categories of measures: green, amber and red. The UK is currently on the French amber list. Entry requirements are different depending on whether you are fully vaccinated or not.

Unvaccinated (or not fully vaccinated) arrivals in France from countries on the French amber list will only be permitted to travel for essential reasons. If you are not fully vaccinated, you will need to have an essential reason to travel from France to a country on France’s amber list.

Travellers who are fully vaccinated do not need an essential reason to travel to France and do not need to self-isolate on arrival. From 18 July, fully vaccinated adults no longer need to present evidence of a negative test result before travel. Fully vaccinated travellers will need to present a completed ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) form and proof of vaccination status. Further information on the entry requirements to France can be found on the government website.

From 4am on Monday 4 October 2021, the rules for international travel to England have changed from the red, amber, green traffic light system to a single red list of countries and simplified travel measures for arrivals from the rest of the world. The rules for travel from countries and territories not on the red list will depend on your vaccination status. Fully vaccinated travellers can book a day 2 test with free delivery. Not fully vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers can book their return antigen tests and day 2 and 8 travel packages with Medicspot. Further details can be found on our Covid test page.

France Travel Advice

Can I travel to France?

Travel to France from the UK is subject to specific requirements. You can only travel from the UK to France if you belong to one of the following groups:

  • French nationals, nationals of the European Area, and their spouses and children.
  • British and/or third country nationals who are consistently resident in France, the EU or the European Area.
  • British and/or third country nationals who must travel for reasons specified as essential by the French government.
  • British or third country nationals who are travelling for exceptional reasons, as detailed by the French Embassy in London.

Which Covid-19 test do I need to travel to France?

If you are travelling from the UK to France, you are required to undertake a negative Covid-19 PCR or antigen test within 72 hours of departure.

How long before my flight to France should I take a Covid test?

Travellers from the UK to France are required to take a negative Covid-19 PCR or antigen test within 72 hours of their flight.

Do I need any additional documentation to travel to France?

Yes. If you are travelling to France from the UK then you will need to have completed both a ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) and a signed ‘travel certificate' (attestation). 

The sworn statement certifies that you are not suffering from any Covid symptoms and have not been in contact with any confirmed cases over the past two weeks. The travel certificate is required to confirm your reason for travelling.

Further information on these documents can be found from the French government.

How much does a Covid test cost for travel to France?

The price of a Covid-19 test is £75 if you are travelling to France. This covers the PCR test and a fit to fly certificate. Antigen tests cost just £29.

Are Medicspot Covid tests approved by France?

Yes. Medicspot tests and fit to fly certificates are universally recognised by both France’s airlines and the French government.

What documentation will I get following my Covid test in order to meet France’s travel requirements?

If your Covid-19 test is negative, Medicspot will provide you with your negative test result as well as a fit to fly certificate. These will be provided within the 72 hour window.

If my child is under 11 do they need a Covid test to travel to France?

No. The French government has declared that children under the age of 11 do not need to present a negative Covid-19 test in order to travel to France from the UK.

Does France accept Covid-19 Proof of Recovery documents?

As of July 2021, France does not allow proof of recovery certificates for travellers arriving from the UK to enter the country. See the government website for additional information.