Covid19 - Travelling to France

Notice Date: 16th February 2022

Fully vaccinated with proof of vaccination status:
The booster vaccine dose must have been administered at least 7 days prior to travel for Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna or 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson.

  • Travellers must present a completed sworn statement at border control
  • Travellers must show proof of vaccination via a recognised digital NHS Covid Pass, EU Digital Covid Pass, or paper equivalent

All travellers aged over 18 and one month, who had their primary vaccine course over 9 months ago, and have not since received a COVID-19 vaccine booster must follow the rules for unvaccinated passengers to enter France.

If your customers are not fully vaccinated / have not yet received a booster and their primary course of vaccinations is over 9 months old, they must

  • provide a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours pre-departure or a lateral flow/ antigen test result within 48 hours pre-departure
  • provide contact details, to the French authorities via this online form
  • complete and show an international travel form to prove the reason for essential travel.
  • present a completed sworn statement self-certifying not suffering symptoms associated with coronavirus or been in close contact
  • may also be asked to complete the EU-PLF form before boarding.

Your customers must not use the NHS testing service. They should arrange to take a private test from a private coronavirus testing provider.

Children and young people

The French Ministry of the Interior website states that all children under 12 are exempt from all COVID-19 travel restrictions.
For travellers aged 12 to 18, please see the sections above for vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers.
In addition, depending on vaccination status of the child, and that of any accompanying adult, your customers may be required to provide other documentation.

They should consult the full details on the French Embassy in the UK’s website.
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