What are the current rules for travelling to and from France?

11 Oct 2021 14:07 by Sam Taylor


France travel rules grid Family Adventure Holidays

This information is correct as of October 2021. These restrictions may not apply at the time of your holiday.

The indicators are that travel restrictions are being eased, both home and abroad, especially for vaccinated travellers. The French government is considering removing restrictions, such as mask wearing and the pass sanitaire, from regions with low case rates. Our holiday centres are located in Normandy and the Pas de Calais, where there are lower cases, meaning we should be the first to enjoy any relaxation in restrictions.

These are the current requirements for UK residents travelling to France from October 2021. The rules to enter France, and to return home, are subject to change and may be further relaxed by the time of your holiday.

Sworn statement to enter France

All travellers must complete this sworn statement certifying the absence of COVID-19 symptoms and of any contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. The UK is currently on France's amber list, so the amber list restrictions apply: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel

Read more about test requirements to enter France.

Passenger locator form to return to England

All travellers must complete this passenger locator form in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK.

Our top tip — You can create an account and complete your form online before your holiday. The form can then be submitted while in France in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK.

Health Pass while in France

From 1 October, all visitors to France aged 12 or over require a Pass Sanitaire (Health Pass) to access cultural venues, restaurants and attractions. The pass confirms that the holder has either had COVID-19, is fully vaccinated against it, or has had a negative test in the last 72 hours.

Current rules for travellers returning from France

Fully-vaccinated adults do not need to take a test to return to England. They only need to take one test on day 2 of their return. This also applies to under 18s travelling with a fully-vaccinated adult, regardless of their vaccination status.


Read more about the government advice on returning to England from abroad.

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