From Friday, France is lifting the ban on travelers from the U.K. Arrivals who are fully vaccinated will no longer need a “compelling reason” to enter the country or have to quarantine.
All travelers aged 12 and over will have to provide a negative antigen or PCR test taken within 24 hours of departure and sign a document stating they do not have Covid symptoms and have not recently been in contact with an infected person.
Unvaccinated travelers can only enter France for essential travel reasons (not including visits with family or to secondary residences). Those who meet the criteria will still have to provide a negative test taken within 24 hours and quarantine for ten days upon arrival in France. The police will follow-up with home checks.
Children under 12 do not need to provide proof of vaccination but must travel with a fully vaccinated adult. Under-12s are not required to have a Covid test nor do they need a health pass to visit cafés, restaurants or cinemas. However, those aged 12 and two months will need a health pass to access certain venues, even if attending with family.
The travel ban lift comes into effect on January 14. Fully vaccinated means two doses of AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna or one shot of Janssen.
Rules for the health pass in France could change as early next week. The Senate voted this morning in favor of a bill to transform the health pass into a vaccination pass.