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Requirements When travelling to France


 

Travel requirement checklist Rosslare - Cherbourg
(EU Resident -
not fully vaccinated*)
Rosslare - Cherbourg
(EU resident -
fully vaccinated*)
Rosslare - Cherbourg
(UK Resident -
not fully vaccinated*)
Rosslare - Cherbourg
(UK Resident -
fully vaccinated*)
Evidence of a negative COVID-19 non-NHS RT-PCR Test taken up to 72 hours prior to departure Yes No Yes Yes ~
Sworn declaration Yes Yes Yes Yes
Travel certificate No No Yes No
Curfew Exemption Certificate Yes Yes Yes Yes
7 day isolation period in destination No but recommended No Yes No

 

* final injection must have taken place at least 2 weeks prior to departure (4 weeks after Johnson & Johnson single injection, 2 weeks after injection 1 of Pfizer, Moderna, Oxford/AstraZeneca if previously tested positive for Covid-19). Evidence is required.

 

~ Evidence of a negative antigen test taken within 48 hours of departure is also acceptable for fully vaccinated UK residents.

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Last updated 21 June 2021 

 

Passengers travelling to France


Following the French Government’s nightly curfew announcement, all passengers arriving into France are required to carry an exemption certificate to confirm their reason for travel during curfew hours. The form can be completed online or printed here. The exemption certificate must be carried with you at all times and presented to authorities upon their request. Failure to comply may result in a €135 fine. Further information on the curfew and exemption certificate can be found at https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-19.


Entry requirements for fully vaccinated* individuals.

 

There is no longer a requirement for EU residents to provide evidence of a negative Covid-19 test to enter France. The UK is currently designated as an 'Amber' country therefore fully vaccinated individuals still need to present printed evidence of a negative result from a privately undertaken (not NHS) COVID-19 PCR test taken up to 72 hours prior to their departure. A negative Antigen test taken within 48 hours of departure is also acceptable. There is no requirement for fully vaccinated UK residents to self-isolate.

 

Passengers have to complete a ‘sworn statement’ form self-certifying they are not suffering from symptoms associated with coronavirus and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight. The form for passengers aged 11 and over can be found on the French government’s website. There is a separate form for passengers aged under 11.

 

Entry requirements for non-fully vaccinated individuals.

 

Any passenger aged 11 or over entering France who hasn't undergone the full vaccination process* need to present printed evidence of a negative result from a privately undertaken (not NHS) COVID-19 PCR test taken up to 72 hours prior to their departure. Failure to comply will likely result in you being denied entry into France. Passengers arriving from the UK must have taken the PCR test within 48 hours of departure.


Passengers from non-EU countries must self-isolate for seven days once arrived in France, then take a second virological screening test (RT- PCR) at the end of the seven day period. This period of self-isolation and re-test is also recommended for passengers from the EU.


Passengers also have to complete a ‘sworn statement’ form self-certifying they are not suffering from symptoms associated with coronavirus and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight. The form for passengers aged 11 and over can be found on the French government’s website. There is a separate form for passengers aged under 11.


A COVID-19 Travel Certificate must also be completed by all passengers from non-EU countries stating their reason for travel. 

 

 

* Fully vaccinated individuals must have had their final vaccine injection at least 2 weeks prior to departure where the vaccine was either Pfizer, Moderna or Oxford/AstraZeneca. For the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the single injection must have taken place at least 4 weeks prior to travel. Individuals who previously tested positive for Covid-19 and have also had their first injection of the Pfizer, Moderna or Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine at least 2 weeks prior to travel are also designated as fully vaccinated.