Checklists for travel in 2021

Travel to France checklist

These are requirements at the French border and will be checked by your carrier prior to travel. Each person needs:

  • Passport with minimum three months validity from your planned return date
  • Signed “Statement of honor” stating you don’t have Covid symptoms and haven’t been in contact with an infected person. Make sure you choose the English version for Amber countries.
  • For those aged over 18 or over, proof of full vaccination completed at least 14 days previously. The NHS app can be used for this purpose.
  • For those aged 12-17 who are not fully vaccinated, a PCR or Antigen test less than 24 hours old.

Return to the UK checklist updated 05 August 2021

These requirements will be checked at the UK border and will probably be verified by your carrier prior to travel. Each person needs:

  • Evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, taken up to 3 days before leaving France. These are available at two centres in St Gilles and cost €29 for Antigen and €49 for PCR. The LPO team will help you to sort these out at the end of your holiday, or see more details here.
  • Evidence that you’ve booked a PCR test in the UK for the 2nd day after your arrival.
  • You need to have filled in the short online Passenger Locator form which will give you a code to show on your phone.

Testing

Booking and obtaining tests is your responsibility. Here are some tips that may help you.

  • You can’t use the NHS testing service or DIY tests – you must obtain a certificate
  • Shop around! Prices vary a lot and so do levels of service. Try the gov.uk comparison website
  • If you can get to a local testing centre, usually airports or city centres, prices are lower
  • If you can’t get to a testing centre, you’ll need to order a test, self-test at home and then send your swab to the testing lab. The result and certificate is then emailed to you.
  • A mid-way option is offered, for example, by some branches of Boots. You visit the branch to be tested then they send it for analysis and email you the result.