The Foreign Office has updated its advice on travel to France, following earlier news that the country is clamping down on arrivals.
The FCDO now says:
“From Saturday 18 December, all those wishing to travel from the UK to France, regardless of vaccination status, will need to meet criteria defined by the French authorities that the travel is essential.
“French and EU nationals, as well as residents in France, are exempt.
“The full list of what constitutes essential travel is on the French Government website (in French).
“All travellers must present a negative PCR or antigen test result taken within 24 hours pre-departure.
“Upon arrival in France you must self-isolate for 48 hours, after which time a negative PCR or antigen test is required to exit self-isolation.
“Without a negative test result you will be required to self-isolate for 7 days. Arrivals must provide contact details, including the address they will be staying at, to the French authorities via an online form.
“In addition, travellers must provide a completed ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) 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.
“This can be found on the French government’s website.”