If you are travelling to France from the UK then it is essential that you have the right health certification. Medicspot offers Covid testing and fit to fly certification, allowing you to travel to France with confidence.
As of June 2021, the FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of France based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
From 31 May, travel to France from the UK is permitted only for EU nationals, French residents, or those travelling for one of the essential reasons set out by the French Government. This applies to all air, car, ferry and train passengers.
Covid-19 antigen tests are not accepted for those travelling to France from the UK. Alternatively, you can test for Covid-19 using one of our PCR test kits which must be taken no more than 72 hours before departing the UK. Failure to provide a negative Covid-19 test may result in travellers being refused entry to France.
France is on the amber list for entering England. If you’re planning to return to the UK from France, you’re required to take an antigen test from a government-listed service provider. See our antigen page for details on how to buy a Covid-19 antigen test.
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:
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.
Travellers from the UK to France are required to take a negative Covid-19 PCR or antigen test within 72 hours of their flight.
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.
The price of a Covid-19 test is £149 if you are travelling to France. This covers the PCR test and a fit to fly certificate.
Yes. Medicspot tests and fit to fly certificates are universally recognised by both France’s airlines and the French government.
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.
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.
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.
If you haven’t visited or passed through a country on the red list in the 10 days before travelling to the UK, you must:
France is on the amber list for travel. Once you have arrived in the UK from France you must:
There is also the option to take part in Test to Release which allows travellers to shorten their quarantine from day 5 of their arrival, provided they have tested negative for coronavirus. This test must be bought from a private provider like Medicspot. You can find additional information about the Test to Release scheme on the government website.
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