IMPORTANT UPDATE TO THE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS BETWEEN THE UK AND FRANCE
The travel restrictions between the UK and France, imposed by the French government to reduce the spread of the Omicron variant in France, as of 18 December 2021 have now been eased.
Effectively, as of Friday 14th January 2022 British nationals who are fully vaccinated against Covid 19, i.e., who have received at least two doses of vaccines or have received their booster dose if their last injection or infection to Covid-19 was over three months ago, no longer need a compelling reason to travel to France, nor will they need to self-isolate for 10 days after arrival.
They will have to provide proof of their vaccination’s status.
British travellers (vaccinated) still need to present a negative Covid-19 test, dated less than 24 hours prior to their departure.
As with before, the Covid-19 test cannot be an NHS test, the result must be registered by a private testing company. It can be a rapid antigen test or a more expensive PCR test.
This is fantastic news for all British nationals who have been planning to travel to France to visit friends and family; or go skiing, sightseeing; or travel to their second home in France; or want to visit properties they wish to purchase!
For unvaccinated travellers, the restrictions have not been relaxed, they can only travel for a compelling reason, as well as provide a negative Covid-19 test, dated less than 24 hours prior to their departure, and isolate for 10 days upon their arrival. Their isolation will be checked by the local French police.