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.

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