Carp Fishing In France Travel Requirements
France has opened its borders to fully vaccinated UK tourists and our carp fishing in France holidays are back on!
We have compiled this list of the steps you need to take to travel, however please check the requirements yourself too because it is an evolving situation.
Important: this article was last updated on the 12th March 2022. You should always check the requirements for yourself at time of travel using the links included in the article below.
Entry into France
– Be fully vaccinated (PLEASE NOTE; as with most EU countries, you now need to have had a booster vaccine dose within nine months of your second in order to maintain your ‘fully vaccinated’ status for entry into the country).
– All passengers need to take a sworn statement (declaration of honor) certifying the absence of COVID-19 symptoms and of any contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to their crossing. At French border controls, you will need to present a completed digital or paper version of this form.
Travelling with children
Our understanding is that unvaccinated children under 12 years old can travel with their parents/guardians, no negative test required.
Anyone unvaccinated aged between 12-17 can travel with vaccinated adults, this is our understanding based on the following two websites, however please check this yourselves too.
https://uk.ambafrance.org/COVID-19-rules-for-travel-between-France-and-the-UK-28918 (see travelling with unvaccinated children section)
Entry back into the UK
No tests are required for returning to the UK.
From Friday 18th March at 04:00, passengers are no longer required to complete a passenger locator form either (this was done online in the 48 hours before you arrived back in England).
For the official details on the requirements for travelling when carp fishing in France
You can check directly both the UK and French government pages for the most up to date information:
UK Gov (re-entering UK) – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england
French Gov (entering France) – https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-forforeign-nationals-in-france/
You can also check the dedicated information page for the crossing company you’re travelling with:
Brittany Ferries – https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/information/coronavirus/about
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