How up-to-date are the rules regarding tourist restrictions in France?
Here are the current regulations for entering France, which followed severe vaccine passport criteria, a complete ban on British nationals, and an eventual softening of restrictions.
Various restrictions were put in place in the United Kingdom’s neighbouring neighbour and popular vacation spot during the Covid-19 outbreak.
There was a time when the United Kingdom was forbidden from entering France due to the Omicron variant scare.
Now that our continental neighbour has eased its regulations for international tourists, a trip to France will feel much more easy than in recent months, whether you’re planning a city break in beautiful Paris, a beach vacation on the Riviera, or a wine tasting tour in the country’s vineyards.
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If I want to go to France, do I need to take a test to prove that I’ve been vaccinated?
No. Travel restrictions for people from Covid-affected countries to France have been lifted as of August 1, 2022.
Nonetheless, the French government has stated that they will apply a “emergency handbrake” and bring back these travel restrictions if the number of reported Covid cases increases significantly. That’s why it’s important to get up-to-date travel advice from the Foreign Office before you leave.
When travelling to France, do I need to complete a passenger locator form?
Having abolished entrance restrictions for Covid on August 1, France is no longer requiring a passenger locator form.
While on vacation in France, am I have to wear a mask?
Not outside of medical institutions like hospitals.
The French government lifted the mask ban on public transportation on May 16; nevertheless, the Foreign Office warns that “certain towns and cities may mandate mask wearing on public transportation,” so travellers might want to pack some anyhow.
There was a request for stricter mask regulations in France at the beginning of July. On 29 June, however, French government spokesperson Olivia Gregoire dismissed the notion, saying French channel BFMTV, “The French people are sick of limits.” As a whole, we believe that individuals will act in a responsible manner.
Do venues in France require proof of immunisation?
No. On March 14, 2022, France no longer recognised so-called “vaccine passports” for travel within the country. In the past, it had mandated that those attending specific large-scale events and indoor locations show proof of complete vaccination (a “pass sanitaire”).
If you want to travel to France, have the restrictions altered since Brexit?
It is more likely that Brexit-related than Covid-related law changes will cause you trouble if you plan to visit France in 2022. There are additional regulations in place for travellers visiting the Schengen Area, which includes France, as a result of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.
After the UK leaves the EU, British citizens will need the following kinds of passports to travel to other EU countries:
valid for at least three months after the date you want to leave (check the “expiration date”), and issued no more than 10 years before the date you enter the country (check the “date of issue”).
Both the length of time and frequency with which you can enter France without a visa have been reduced. The Foreign Office states, “You can stay in any Schengen country for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa.
You must meet the admission requirements of the French government if you plan to stay for an extended period of time, whether for job or school, business, or any other purpose.
Additionally, your passport will need to be stamped when you enter and exit the nation. Be sure to do this at passport check to avoid any misunderstandings about your length of stay.
You can also be requested to prove that you have enough money to cover your expenses while in France by showing a return or onward ticket that shows when you plan to leave the country.