France drops travel rules in time for summer family adventures!
1 Aug 2022 10:07 by Kate Moore
This is our interpretation of the current requirements for UK residents travelling to France from 1 August 2022.
Are family holidays in France allowed in 2022?
Yes! All travellers from the UK, whether vaccinated or not, can now visit France on holiday.
What are the rules for adults and children visiting France in summer 2022?
France lifted its COVID travel requirements on August 1 which means that families from the UK will no longer need to present proof of full vaccination or a negative test result for entry. This change will not only reduce the admin involved for families travelling to France, but it should also speed up checks at the border.
Visit the French Consulate website for more information on UK citizens entering France.
French domestic restrictions have been lifted
It is no longer mandatory to wear a mask in most venues (though a mask may be required on public transport). The Pass Sanitaire and Pass Vaccinal, which were used to demonstrate a person's COVID/vaccination status, were discontinued on 14 March 2022.
There are no COVID rules for families returning to the UK from France
All UK COVID travel restrictions were removed from 18 March 2022, making travel easier and more affordable. This means that, regardless of vaccination status, children and adults no longer need to complete a Passenger Locator form, unvaccinated travellers no longer need to take a pre-departure COVID test before embarking on their return journey and unvaccinated travellers are not required to take a COVID test when back in the UK
Advice for families travelling to France in 2022 following Brexit
In light of Brexit, travel to Europe is a little different. Don't get caught out if you haven't been abroad for a while. Now that French travel is back on the cards, read our summary of the changes to understand how Brexit may impact your next family adventure.
Ready for your family adventure holiday to France?
We are offering two fantastic self-drive family adventure holidays in France in summer 2022. Choose our full board family activity holiday at Chateau de la Baudonniere in Normandy or our Ardeche family kayak adventure in Southern France.