Requirements When travelling to France

Travel Restrictions

Travel requirement checklist Rosslare - Cherbourg
(EU Resident)
Rosslare - Cherbourg
(UK Resident)
Evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR Test taken up to 72 hours prior to departure Yes Yes
Sworn declaration Yes Yes
Travel certificate Yes Yes
Curfew Exemption Certificate Yes Yes
7 day isolation period in destination No but recommended Yes


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Passengers travelling to France

Following the French Government’s nightly curfew announcement, all passengers arriving into France are required to carry an exemption certificate to confirm their reason for travel during curfew hours. The form can be completed online or printed here. The exemption certificate must be carried with you at all times and presented to authorities upon their request. Failure to comply may result in a €135 fine. Further information on the curfew and exemption certificate can be found at

French Authorities have also directed that all passengers aged 11 and over entering France will need to present printed evidence of a negative result from a privately undertaken (not NHS) COVID-19 PCR test taken up to 72 hours prior to their departure. Failure to comply will likely result in you being denied entry into France.

Passengers from non-EU countries must self-isolate for seven days once arrived in France, then take a second virological screening test (RT- PCR) at the end of the seven day period. The seven day self-isolation and retest is recommended for passengers from the EU.

Passengers from non-EU countries also have to complete a ‘sworn statement’ 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. The form for all passengers aged 11 and over can be found on the French government’s website. There is a separate form for passengers aged under 11.

A COVID-19 Travel Certificate must also be completed by all passengers confirming their reason for travel. 


Last updated 10 February 2021