Can I travel to France? Travel rules from the UK

Here’s everything you need to know about rules for travelling to France 
Provence in southern France
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The rules around visiting France have been some of the most complex. However, August saw the last remaining travel restrictions lifted, making the country much more accessible to all.

Can I travel to France now?

As of 1 August 2022, the last remaining travel restrictions were lifted on entry to France. All of the rules that previously applied are no longer enforced, including the requirement to present proof of vaccination, the requirement to fill out travel forms ahead of arriving in the country, or proof of a negative PCR or antigen test upon arrival.

This final easing of rules also applies to travel between mainland France and the country's overseas territories. There were previously different processes for such travel.

Do I need a Covid vaccine to travel to France?

No. Proof of vaccination is not required to enter the country.

What are the rules for people returning from France?

Since 18 March 2022, there are no Covid travel rules in the UK, which means that those returning to the UK do not need to test, quarantine or fill in a passenger locator form, regardless of their vaccination status. 

Languedoc Roussillon, France

What are the Covid rules in France like right now?

France has now lifted the Covid domestic passport, or pass sanitaire requirement for access to most venues and events. So, since 14 March, places such as restaurants, bars, nightclubs, cinemas, theatres, stadiums and exhibitions can be accessed without proof of vaccination. Wearing a mask is still recommended in closed and crowded places and in large gatherings for vulnerable people. It is also highly recommended in hospitals and for the elderly.