Requirements When travelling to France

Travel restrictions to France

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 arrival 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 disembarking in 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. 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 night curfew & the exemption certificate.


French Authorities have also directed that all UK passport holders entering France from Ireland will need to present printed evidence of a negative result from a privately undertaken (not NHS) pre-departure COVID-19 PCR or other antigen test taken up to 72 hours prior to their arrival. A COVID-19 Declaration Form must also be completed. UK passport holders who permanently reside in the Irish Republic are exempt but must have proof of Irish residence (e.g. scanned utility bill). Failure to comply will likely result in you being denied entry into France.


Passengers travelling from the UK also need to complete a ‘sworn statement’ form self-certifying they are not suffering from symptoms associated with COVID-19 and have not been in contact with anyone with a confirmed case in the preceding fortnight, as well as a signed ‘travel certificate’, confirming their reason for travel. These can be found on the French Government’s Website. UK Passport holders living in the Republic of Ireland do not need to complete the sworn statement and travel certificate but do need to show evidence of their permanent residential address in the Irish Republic.