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Travel to France COVID restrictions

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Liliuk · 05/06/2022 16:10

Hi, I am being completely thick here but I don't understand if my 14 DS who is double Vaxed can enter France without doing a LFT. I read the rules 5 times still don't get it.... thanks!

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CeeceeBloomingdale · 05/06/2022 16:17

Are you reading them on gov.uk or elsewhere?

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It seems fairly straightforward wording here, he’s vaccinated so doesn’t need a LFT or PCR. If he wasn’t vaccinated he would be asked for a negative test.

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CeeceeBloomingdale · 05/06/2022 16:17

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link fail!

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Liliuk · 05/06/2022 16:25

@CeeceeBloomingdale thank you, I am not sure if with 2 doses he is considered fully vaccinated or he needs the third dose booster

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CeeceeBloomingdale · 05/06/2022 16:47

There is no option for teens to be boosted. It’s in the link, over 18s need to be boosted if more than 9 months since their initial vaccinations but that doesn’t not apply to under 18s as that wasn’t offered. I doubt it’s over 9 months since second jab anyway if he’s a teen.

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Liliuk · 05/06/2022 17:29

CeeceeBloomingdale thank you

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Saisong · 05/06/2022 17:33

We went this week with a 12 and 15yo. They just needed a printout of their NHS covid pass showing both vaccinations. It was scanned on the way in and not needed thereafter.

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itrytomakemyway · 05/06/2022 17:46

I am confused byt the wording too. I had my second vaccine last June, and the booster last December. I am travelling to France in September. Am I correct in thinking that I am therefore considered fully vaccinated and will be ok to travel as long as I have the NHS proof of vaccine paperwork?

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CeeceeBloomingdale · 05/06/2022 17:52

itrytomakemyway · 05/06/2022 17:46

I am confused byt the wording too. I had my second vaccine last June, and the booster last December. I am travelling to France in September. Am I correct in thinking that I am therefore considered fully vaccinated and will be ok to travel as long as I have the NHS proof of vaccine paperwork?

Yes you are correct. There is no expiry date on the booster. Anyone who just had two jabs can only travel for 9 months after the second jab then they need to be boosted or take a test as an unvaccinated person.

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Clymene · 05/06/2022 17:58

They are offering boosters now to vulnerable teenagers so I would imagine they'll be rolled out to all teenagers at some point. Not sure if they'll change the rules in France but worth keeping on your radar

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itrytomakemyway · 05/06/2022 17:58

Thanks for the clarification - was just having a bit of a panic. The whole 9 months thing in the wording was what was making me second guess myself.

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poorbuthappy · 05/06/2022 18:00

Thanks for this. I couldn't work it out either. Our local health board are not currently offering boosters for non vulnerable teenagers and of course the 2nd jab was more than 9 months ago. Looks like 3 bloody tests for us.

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poorbuthappy · 05/06/2022 18:05

Actually just checked. Twins had 2nd jan in Jan. Not sure where DD1 card is!

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Liliuk · 05/06/2022 20:03

Thank you everyone, so if DS had second jab within 9 months of travel he is good to go?

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Liliuk · 05/06/2022 20:03

Thank you for that, really helpful to know

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