Travellers from the UK to France no longer need to present a recent coronavirus test result, provided that they are fully-vaccinated against coronavirus. However, a completed ‘sworn statement’ – déclaration sur l’honneur – is needed, a 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.
The form can be found on the French government’s website – https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel – here in English, plus proof of vaccination status.
All the vaccines used in the UK are acceptable. The NHS app or paper version are both accepted.
Later this week the UK government is expected to drop France from its ‘amber plus’ list, which requires travellers arriving from France to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival. The Day 2 test is likely to stay in place.
The placing of France on the amber plus list baffled and angered the French authorities, since the Beta variant that supposedly alarmed the UK government has posed a problem only on the island of Reunion, more than 6,000 miles from mainland France.
One British critic of the UK’s stance said it was as if there had been a worrying outbreak on the Falkland Islands.
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