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Travelling to France

What are the entry requirements for France?

  • Adults aged 18 and over need to show proof of full vaccination. Fully vaccinated means either having received a booster, or the having had the second dose within 270 days.

  • Children aged 12-17: if they meet the fully-vaccination criteria, no tests are required. If children are not fully vaccinated, they can still travel to France, providing they are travelling with a fully vaccinated parent, and present a negative test. This can be a negative PCR (less than 72 hours old) or antigen test less than 48 hours old.

  • 0-11 year-olds do not require a test or proof of vaccination as long as they are travelling with a fully-vaccinated adult.

How do I show proof of vaccination?

The NHS app is accepted as proof of vaccination in France and across the EU.

If you cannot download the NHS app or access the NHS website, you can call 119 in the UK and ask for a letter about your vaccination status, which you will be sent by post.

More information can be seen on the Gov website. If you live in Scotland please visit the Scottish Government website.

How do I show proof of a negative test for entry into France?

Self-administered NHS tests are not accepted, so you’ll need to pre-book with an approved Covid testing provider. These are available through the government’s list of approved suppliers.

Do I need to complete any forms before I go?

Everyone aged 12+ needs to print out a ‘statement of honour for travellers coming from a country on France’s amber list’ each and complete it by hand. The UK is currently on France’s amber list, but as things can change we recommend that you check the FCDO website for updates and print the correct ‘statement of honour’ before you travel. This applies regardless of whether you are travelling directly to France, or via another country (i.e. Geneva).

If your flight is to and from Turin (or another Italian airport) each person travelling will also need to complete the Italian Passenger Locator Form https://app.euplf.eu/#/form. It is also recommended to meet the Italian entry requirements.

While you’re on holiday

Is a Covid pass needed in France?

France uses its Tous Anti Covid app system as a Covid pass. Its 'Pass Sanitaire' protocol has recently been upgraded as a Vaccine Pass (Pass Vaccinal). This app is used to show proof of vaccination, recovery, or negative test status and is required for most enclosed public spaces such as hotels, restaurants, bars, shops and public transport.

Everyone aged 16 and up will need to show proof of full vaccination in order to get access to a pass. From 15 Feb, their definition of full vaccination will be upgraded to include boosters. If your second dose was given more than 4 months ago, you will need a booster in order to access the pass.

It is essential to have such a pass and carry it with you at all times. To obtain your pass, download the TousAntiCovid app, and scan the QR code from your NHS app.

What about people under the age of 16?

All children aged 12-15 will need to show their Pass Sanitaire to access enclosed public spaces. Children under 12 are exempt.

If children do not meet the full vaccination requirements, they can obtain a Pass Sanitaire by either providing proof of past infection between 11 and 180 days previously (this must be an official document with a QR code) or by getting a negative test.

Negative tests are valid for 24 hours. This means that unvaccinated children will need a negative test whilst on holiday in France. Many resorts are setting up dedicated testing centres, and they can also be carried out in pharmacies. Tests typically cost between €29 and €49 depending on the type of test.

Are masks required?

Everyone aged 11 and over will need to wear a face mask when in enclosed public areas such as shops, ski lifts and bars and restaurants (when not eating and drinking).

Are there any restrictions when skiing?

The Pass Sanitaire/Vaccinal will be required to access the ski lifts. There may be checks on the mountain, so it’s sensible to keep a vaccination certificate (or negative test result for a child) along with a photo of your passport with you to prevent any potential issues.

Remember that if you plan on skiing over the border to another country, as is possible in some resorts, you will need to comply with the local restrictions for that country too.

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