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Covid Test for France

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.

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As of 31 January 2021, travel to or from France is prohibited, except for essential reasons, a list of exemptions for entering France can be found on the French government’s advice for foreign nationals in France page. UK travellers resident in the UK will not be permitted entry to France for non-essential purposes due to EU-wide Covid-19 restrictions on arrivals from the UK. 

These restrictions do not apply to UK nationals who are legally resident in France. You will be allowed to re-enter the country, but will need to show proof of residence. Click here for more information on the entry requirements to France. 

As of 7 January 2021, France has extended its UK travel ban indefinitely in response to the new variant of Covid-19. Restrictions are currently in place for those wishing to travel from the UK to France with only certain categories of people authorised to do so.

As of 4 January 2021, the UK government has prohibited all international travel without a legally permitted reason for departure.

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 £149 if you are travelling to France. This covers the PCR test and a fit to fly certificate.

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.

Disclaimer All information is provided as guidance only. Ultimate responsibility for ensuring tests meet travel requirements lies with the traveller. Medicspot cannot be held liable for the advice provided here, given the changing nature of the government guidelines and the testing environment.

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