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magicstars · 10/12/2021 10:18

Sorry if this has already been asked a gazillion times, does anyone know what needs to be done to travel to & from France this Xmas?

Is it just an antigen test & evidence of vaccine for over 12s at each border?

Many thanks

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magicstars · 10/12/2021 10:23

I have done an internet search but it seems much simpler than I thought, so wondering if I'm reading it wrong/ missing something.

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Snooper22 · 10/12/2021 16:17

We are going in 2 weeks, test before you leave, test for coming back and day 2 PCR.

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magicstars · 10/12/2021 19:50

Thanks @Snooper22 is that PCR for under 12s too? I'm reading conflicting info on this.

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Snooper22 · 10/12/2021 22:23

My dd is15 so she doing lft and pcr

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MissAmbrosia · 11/12/2021 12:17

You need to provide a declaration too. www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/ Link to it is on this page - scroll down a bit.

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percythewitch · 11/12/2021 12:35

To come back to the UK you will need to fill in a PLF (passenger locator form) You will need to have booked and paid for day 2 PCR tests for anyone over 5 years old. You need the code(s) from your order to complete the PLF. Everyone needs to isolate in the UK until you have recived the results of the day 2 tests.

Re your LFTs in France before you travel back to the UK, under 12s do not need to do these.

This applies to all travellers, regardless of vccination status.

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magicstars · 12/12/2021 15:13

Thank you all

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magicstars · 14/12/2021 12:04

@percythewitch where did you get the info from please? I can't find anything on the gov website that says over 5s require PCRs.

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StrongerOrWeaker · 14/12/2021 12:05

The LFTs before going can't be self administered.

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DiamondSnow · 14/12/2021 12:08

Are you planning to ski or go to any indoor public spaces, bars, restaurants etc?
If so all over 12s need pass sanitaire which will involve a paid for test within 24 hours to do these things, if not fully vaccinated (2 jabs for 12-64 yo, 3 jabs for age 65+)

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percythewitch · 14/12/2021 13:02

@magicstars

It's on gov.uk

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Travelling with children
Children aged 4 and under do not have to take any COVID-19 travel tests.
Children aged 12 to 17 must take a COVID-19 test in the 2 days before travel to England.
Children aged 5 to 17 have to follow the testing and quarantine rules for people who qualify as fully vaccinated on arrival in England.
This means that they have to quarantine on arrival and take a PCR test on or before day 2.

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percythewitch · 14/12/2021 13:03

Sorry, I thought I had bolded the relevant section but clearly failed!!!

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Snooper22 · 14/12/2021 14:05

You can use self administered tests just not nhs ones and ones which provide certification.

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magicstars · 14/12/2021 14:43

Thank you 😊

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