Foreign Office updates advice after France relaxes entry rules

By Lisa James
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The Foreign Office has updated its advice on travel to France after entry rules were relaxed.

From today, 31 March, vaccinated travellers no longer have to submit a declaration form confirming they don’t have COVID symptoms and can enter the country by showing proof of vaccination.

The FCDO says France will also accept the UK’s proof of recovery from COVID-19.

Travellers aged 18 and over are recognised as ‘vaccinated’ for entry purposes if they have completed their initial vaccine course within the last nine months.

If nine months have elapsed and the traveller hasn’t had a booster, they’ll be considered as unvaccinated.

Over 12s who are not fully vaccinated need to provide a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours or an antigen test result taken within 48 hours pre-departure.

All children under 12 are exempt from all COVID-19 travel restrictions.

All travellers may also be asked to complete the EU-PLF form before boarding.

The rules apply to UK travellers who are transiting through France.

More details, in English, can be found on the French Embassy in the UK’s website.

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