COVID-19: Entry requirements for UK travelers updated 

5 Nov 21

FRANCE

IMPACT – MEDIUM

The French government has increased its entry requirements for unvaccinated travelers from the U.K.

Key Points: 

  • As of Nov. 1, unvaccinated individuals traveling on the Eurostar train from the U.K. to France must take a COVID-19 test upon arrival at Gare du Nord.  
    • If travelers test positive for COVID-19 upon arrival, they must enter a mandatory 10-day quarantine.  
  • The U.K. is currently listed as an amber-list country, meaning:  
    • Fully vaccinated travelers from the U.K. must present proof of vaccination and a sworn health statement; such travelers face no restrictions to enter the country. 
    • Unvaccinated travelers from the U.K. must have a compelling reason to enter the country and must have a negative PCR or antigen test taken within 24 hours of departure, a sworn health statement, a sworn statement to take a COVID-19 test after arrival and a sworn statement to quarantine for seven days and take another PCR test at the end of the quarantine period.  

Additional Information: A full list of France’s entry restriction’s and health protocols can be found here.

BAL Analysis: French authorities have increased the entry requirements for travelers from the U.K. in response to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in the country. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@bal.com.

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