Covid-19 Bulletin no. 56 – Revised Travel UK to France – 15th January 2022

The French government has eased the entry requirements for fully vaccinated visitors (non-residents) from the UK with immediate effect, from 14th January 2022. Therefore, fully (click here to see note below on vaccination status)  vaccinated visitors no longer need a compelling reason nor to quarantine on arrival in France.

New regulations for vaccinated travellers in summary
Fully vaccinated travellers from the UK to France must:

  • Present a negative PCR or antigen test result taken within 24 hours pre-departure if aged 12 years and over.
  • Provide a ‘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.

Regarding unvaccinated travellers
The restrictions announced, commencing 18th December 2021 (see CSF Bulletin No. 53) remain unchanged. Full details can be found on the British Government website.

General note for all travellers
The French government reserves the right to require travellers to take a test upon arrival in France, including at Gare du Nord for Eurostar arrivals. Anyone testing positive for COVID-19 at that time will be subject to mandatory self-isolation for 10 days.

A note on vaccination status
Visitors from the UK qualify as being fully vaccinated if they arrive:

  • 1 week after the second dose of Pfizer, Moderna, Oxford/AstraZeneca
  • 4 weeks after a single and only dose of Johnson & Johnson
  • 1 week after a single dose of any of the above vaccines if they have previously tested positive for COVID-19

Demonstrating your COVID-19 status
France will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record at the border. For details on how to demonstrate your COVID-19 status in domestic settings in France, see the UK government’s Coronavirus page. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully.
 
Note on the expiry of the “Pass Sanitaire”
From 15th January 2022, to maintain the validity of your Pass Sanitaire you must have one of the following:

  • Have received the 3rd (booster) dose less than 7 months from the second dose. From 15th February 2022, this will be shortened to 4 months from the 2nd dose.
  • A negative PCR test done within the last 24 hours.
  • Proof of recovery from Covid (antigen test or PCR) more than 11 days old and less than 6 months.
  • A certificate confirming a medical reason for not being vaccinated.

Note on the new “Pass Vaccinal”
The Pass Sanitaire will very shortly be replaced by the Pass Vaccinal and we will issue a new bulletin when we have full details.

Cancer Support France-Languedoc (CSF-L), Covid-19 response

CSF-L continues to support English speakers touched by cancer in Hérault and Aveyron, as well as extending support to people touched by Covid-19 during the crisis. In line with guidance, this is done at distance. Our Helpline can be reached on 04 67 44 87 06. (This is a voicemail service and we aim to return calls within 24 hours of a message being left).
 
If there is information you would like to share with others, please contact us using our email address: feedback.csflanguedoc@gmail.com
 
We hope you stay safe and well.