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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:51pm
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frank51

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I am traveling back to UK by car through Spain and France to the Euro Tunnel. Do I need paperwork to travel through France. We have had our 3rd Booster jabs. Any information would be helpful th

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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:04pm

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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:04pm

France is part of Schengen so no border, however, make sure you follow UK government advice before you take Eurostar. you need to book a test in advance UK for after your arrival. 

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-59025413

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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:32am

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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:32am

Hi Frank, you will need to complete a French "déclaration sur l’honneur". (see below)

We did the same journey as you last week & the declaration was not checked at any point, although one restaurant wanted to see our covid vax passes

Day2 Testing in UK  We booked a Boots self test at home & counsel against using Boots. The self test itself was straightforward, but registering the result (which you must) was almost impossible. Spent ages trying, then mailed Boots & they gave me further instruction & I finally managed to register. Part of the issue is you have to capture a QR code printed on the test cartridge, which is very small & poorly printed. My phone wouldn't do it, managed it with iPad, although took some time.

Next time I'll book an in store test where the provider registers the result.

Green list countries:

The European area (defined by the French government as EU Member States, Andorra, Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland) is currently on the French green list. The full list of countries on the green list is available from the French government.

If travelling from a country on the green list, travellers will not need to have an essential reason to enter France or to self-isolate.

If you are fully vaccinated you will not need a pre-departure test.

If you are not fully vaccinated, you will need to present a negative PCR or antigen test result from within 72 hours of departure. This may vary for certain countries - please check the French government website before travelling.

All arrivals will need a completed ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) 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. This can be found on the French government’s website.

The French government does not impose restrictions on travellers leaving France for a country on its green list.


frank51

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:49am

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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:49am

Andrew14 wrote on Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:32am:

Hi Frank, you will need to complete a French "déclaration sur l’honneur". (see below)

We did the same journey as you last week & the declaration was not checked at any point, although one restaurant wanted to see our covid vax passes

Day2 Testing in UK  We booked a Boots self test at home & counsel against using Boots. The self test itself was straightforward, but registering the result (which you must) was almost impossible. Spent ages trying, then mailed Boots & they gave me further instruction & I finally managed to register. Part of the issue is you have to capture a QR code printed on the test cartridge, which is very small & poorly printed. My phone wouldn't do it, managed it with iPad, although took some time.

Next time I'll book an in store test where the provider registers the result.

Green list countries:

The European area (defined by the French government as EU Member States, Andorra, Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland) is currently on the French green list. The full list of countries on the green list is available from the French government.

If travelling from a country on the green list, travellers will not need to have an essential reason to enter France or to self-isolate.

If you are fully vaccinated you will not need a pre-departure test.

If you are not fully vaccinated, you will need to present a negative PCR or antigen test result from within 72 hours of departure. This may vary for certain countries - please check the French government website before travelling.

All arrivals will need a completed ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) 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. This can be found on the French government’s website.

The French government does not impose restrictions on travellers leaving France for a country on its green list.


Thank you for all Your information very helpful frank51

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