France’s vaccine rules explained as rules leave Brit holidaymakers baffled

Brits will be happy to know that France holidays just got a little bit easier.

That's because the country has finally scrapped coronavirus tests for fully vaccinated travellers.

But its confusing vaccine rules has managed to leave some holidaymakers baffled.

There are specific requirements you still need to be considered fully vaccinated in France, including new booster jab requirements.

However, these apply for when you enter France, if you want to access restaurants and museums, you'll need a "pass vaccinal".

So if you're planning a trip to the European hotspot soon, what requirements do you need if you're a vaccinated Brit?

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To enter France you'll need to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arriving in the country.

Under the country's new booster rule, if your vaccination was completed over 270 days ago (9 months), you'll need a booster jab.

Then when you're in France, anyone aged 16 or over needs a pass vaccinal to access venues, like restaurants and bars.

To obtain this you'll need proof of full vaccination, proof of Covid recovery, or a medical exemption from vaccines.

If you want to use proof of vaccination, you need to have a booster jab if your vaccine was completed over four months ago.

So if you want to visit France and your vaccinations were completed over four months ago, you're going to be need a booster jab.

But if you haven't had your vaccines, other rules apply.

The Foreign Office said: "The same measures applied to vaccinated adults are applied to any minors (17 and under) who are travelling with them, whether vaccinated or not."

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It added: "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."

Children aged 12-15 will need a "pass sanitaire" to access venues – this can be obtained with proof of a negative Covid test.

Other unvaccinated travellers will be required to have an essential reason to visit France and will need to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival.

It's worth noting that travel restrictions can change quickly during the pandemic, so it's best to always keep an eye on GOV.UK.

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