Sunday, 24 Oct, 2021

Can I go on holiday to France? Latest UK amber list rules and quarantine restrictions

THE UK government has updated the travel advice for France, with new rules in place from this weekend.Here is everything you need to know about..

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THE UK government has updated the travel advice for France, with new rules in place from this weekend.

Here is everything you need to know about travelling to France for a holiday this summer.



France is back on the amber list

Is France on the amber list?

France has been removed from the amber-plus list and is back on the amber list from August 8.

This means Brits will need the following when returning to the UK:

  • A negative test taken pre-arrival
  • A mandatory ten-day quarantine at home
  • Two Covid tests, taken on day two and day eight

However, double vaxxed Brits can now skip the quarantine but will still need to have negative Covid tests pre-arrival and on day two.

France was previously not included in the amber list exemption due to the amber-plus list, formed due to fears of the Beta variant.

What are the travel restrictions for Brits going on holiday to France?

Brits who have had both jabs can now visit the country without having to quarantine or having a “compelling reason” to visit.

Anyone who has had the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccine must have had their second jab two weeks before travel, with the UK Covid certificate accepted.

Brits will also need to have completed a “sworn statement” found on the French government’s website.

UK travellers who have only had one jab, or no jabs, are still banned from entering France unless for an essential reason.

France lifted most of their lockdown measures on July 1, with very few restrictions on travelling around the country.


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Cafes, bars and tourist attractions have reopened, but from August 9, everyone in France must show the French Covid pass to be allowed to enter.

Brits can download the TousAntiCovid app and scan the QR codes from their NHS vaccine certificates.

This does not include kids aged under 17, although this will change from September 30.



France is still only welcoming fully vaccinated Brits