Please make sure you check the requirements on the UK Government website regularly all the way up to before you’re due to depart as requirements can change.
Travelling to France
Travellers who are fully vaccinated (double jabbed) do not need an essential reason to travel to France and do not need to self-isolate on arrival. Fully vaccinated travellers no longer need to take a test before travel. You will need to take with you the following documents:
Proof of full vaccination: If you’re fully vaccinated at least 14 days before your arrival, you’ll need to provide proof to enter France. An NHS COVID Pass shows your COVID-19 vaccination details and will be accepted
Sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) form self-certifying that you are not suffering from symptoms associated with coronavirus and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight. This can be found on the French Government’s website
Complete an overseas passenger locator form.
Children aged 11 years old or younger do not need to present a negative test result to travel.
Children aged 12 years old or over who are not fully vaccinated (double jabbed) and travelling with a fully vaccinated adult are required to present a negative test result (PCR or antigen) taken with 24 hours of departure. However, they do not need to provide an essential reason for travel, nor do they need to self-isolate on arrival. Self-administered tests are not accepted.
The current problem for 12 to 17 year old as of 4th November 2021 is that anyone not double vaccinated cannot get a French Covid Pass (pass sanitaire), so they are unable to access bars, restaurants and possibly may not be able to get a ski pass. These rules are due to be updated in mid/late November 2021, hopefully with restrictions being eased.
Travel in France
Face masks are required in all enclosed public spaces. It is no longer a requirement to wear a mask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. We expect the rules to be amended and relaxed before the start of the ski season.
Travelling back to UK
Fill out UK passenger locator form: Everyone aged 18 years and over (16 and over if returning to Scotland) must complete a UK passenger locator form online any time within the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK. Please note, you’ll need to book your day two test before you return to the UK to be able to complete your UK passenger locator form.
Pre-book a day two test: You and all your party, except children aged four and under (ten and under if returning to Scotland) will have to take a COVID-19 test on or before day two of your arrival into the UK. This is a COVID-19 rapid antigen test (RAT), also known as lateral flow. Please note, it can’t be one of the free NHS tests.
You don't need to self-isolate unless the test result is positive.