As of July 10, travellers from England will be allowed to visit France without a 14-day quarantine period upon their return. This follows confirmation by UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today that more than 50 countries – including France, Spain, Germany and Italy – will be on the list of places exempt from England’s quarantine requirements. The measure does not yet apply to other parts of the UK.
Below we detail your current main travel options to France
Travelling by air
EasyJet has been operating some flights from June 15 from key airports and aims to start operating half its normal service by the end of July.
The only France-UK route operating from June 15 is Nice – London Gatwick,
The firm says more France-UK flights will be added as demand returns and border restrictions lift.
The company says face masks must be worn at the airport, at the gate when boarding the aircraft, and throughout the flight.
Read the easyJet ‘Fly with confidence’ guide here.
British Airways is running a limited service of flights between France and the UK, including from Paris to London, and Nice to London. More flights became available from July 1. Check your flight status and make bookings here.
Ryanair has started flying earlier than its original deadline of July 1. It aims to boost its traffic up to 40% of the normal levels after July.
Booking a flight from France to the UK with Air France is already possible online although some flights are not direct.
There are a limited number of flights available from Paris and Lyon to London and Manchester, from Nice to London, and Bordeaux to London.
The company will operate a reduced flying schedule this summer. Check its latest Covid-19-related news here.
Travel by train
SNCF + Eurostar
Any SNCF tickets for journeys up to August 31 are 100% refundable, 100% exchangeable at no charge and regardless of fare. This includes TGV INOUI, Intercités, OUIGO and TER trains en correspondance (as part of longer journey).
A face mask is required on both SNCF and Eurostar trains. Although only one seat out of two was available before for Eurostar and SNCF trains, this restriction is being lifted and all seats have been bookable since mid-June. Read full Eurostar updates here.
Travelling by ferry
Brittany Ferries resumed passenger sailings on Monday June 29, and has published a 12-point passenger safety guide on its website. You can see the summary graphic below.
The company’s CEO Christophe Mathieu joined passengers for one of the first resumed services. You can read his message to customers, including an update on answering customer queries, here.
DFDS is currently operating freight and passenger services for essential travel. Read the latest here.
Travelling via Eurotunnel
Eurotunnel services are running normally and tickets can be booked directly on their website. However, passenger terminals are closed. Passengers must stay in their car while travelling and are advised to take food and drinks with them before arrival.
Stay informed with their Covid-19 update page here.