What is the current travel advice for France?

What is the current travel advice for France?

Since July 4, France has been exempt from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice against all non-essential international travel, based on the current assessment of Covid-19 risks.

You can find out more about the current coronavirus situation in France, and the measures being taken to prevent it, on this gov.uk page. Wearing masks in enclosed public spaces was made compulsory from July 20 for those aged 11 and over. It’s also compulsory on public transport, with fines for those who don’t comply.

Travellers arriving in France from the UK are no longer required to self-isolate, to demonstrate their travel is essential or to hold an international travel certificate. You can find out more about the current entry requirements here.

While the UK has now left the European Union, the rules on travel to EU countries will stay the same until December 31 2020 (when the transition period ends), during which time the UK and EU are expected to negotiate additional arrangements. You can find out more about the rights of British citizens resident in France, and how these are protected by the Withdrawal Agreement, by clicking here.

Around 17 million British nationals visit France every year, with most visits entirely trouble-free.