HELP CENTRE

If I have had my Coronavirus (Covid19) vaccines can I travel to France?

Current Entry requirements for passengers:

Dover to Calais: 

From the 14th of February 2022, the below travel restrictions will be in place.

Vaccinated Passengers:

From 12 February 2022, fully vaccinated (see ‘Vaccination status’ below) travellers from the UK no longer need to present a negative PCR or antigen test result before travel.

Fully vaccinated travellers aged 12 and over must continue to provide:

  • Proof of vaccination. Further details on what counts as being fully vaccinated can be found below
  • sworn statement (déclaration sur l’honneur) self-certifying you’re not suffering from COVID-19 symptoms and haven’t been in contact with confirmed cases in the 14 days prior to travel.

Further information can be found on the French government’s website (in French) and the French Embassy in the UK’s website (in English).

Unvaccinated Passengers:

From 12 February 2022, travellers from the UK to France who are not fully vaccinated no longer need to self-isolate on arrival. Travellers who are not fully vaccinated need to provide:

  • A completed international travel certificate to prove the reason for essential travel. This can be found on the French government’s website (in English). In exceptional circumstances, the French Consulate in London may be able to assist with travel for a compelling reason not listed as an ‘essential reason for travel’
  • A negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours or an antigen test result taken within 48 hours pre-departure if aged 12 years and over.
  • sworn statement (déclaration sur l’honneur) self-certifying you’re not suffering from COVID-19 symptoms and haven’t been in contact with confirmed cases in the 14 days prior to travel.

You may also be required to take a test on arrival. If you produce a positive test result on arrival, you will be required to self-isolate according to the rules in France, which can be found on the French government website.

Further information can be found on the French government’s website (in French) and the French Embassy in the UK’s website (in English).

For more information, you can also view the latest entry requirements here.

Minors:

The same measures applied to vaccinated adults are applied to any minors (17 and under) who are travelling with them, whether vaccinated or not. Therefore, if an unvaccinated child arrives in France with a vaccinated adult, they may follow the rules of entry for those who are fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated minors (aged 12 – 17) accompanied by unvaccinated adults or unaccompanied unvaccinated minors are subject to the same travel regulations as unvaccinated adults (PCR/antigen test less within 24 hours pre-departure, essential reason for travel, ‘sworn statement’, digital platform registration and self-isolation on arrival).

Children under 12 are exempt from all COVID-19 travel restrictions, but must still complete a ‘sworn statement’. Further guidance can be found on the French government’s website, and the French Embassy in the UK’s website.


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We kindly ask that in order to gain answers to your travel queries quicker, please first consider using our Help Centre above or to find the latest sailing updates please visit our Twitter account @POferriesupdate. Our Help Centre also provides information regarding travel requirements, entry rules and testing information needed prior to your departure.

If you wish to speak to an advisor regarding your booking, any amendments or cancellations you can contact us via the methods below. If your query relates to travel in more than 7 days time, please try contacting us again closer to your travel date. We’re working hard to assist those with immediate travel requirements. We thank you for your co-operation and patience at this busy time.

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P&O Ferries
Channel House
Channel View Road
Dover
CT17 9TJ
UNITED KINGDOM

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