COVID travel rules scrapped for school trips to France

Kate Moore

1 Aug 2022, 09:24
by Kate Moore

Are school trips to France allowed in 2022?

Yes! France dropped all COVID travel restrictions on 1 August making school trips to France easier than ever.

What you need to enter France

France dropped all COVID travel restrictions on 1 August which means that school groups from the UK no longer need to present proof of vaccination or a negative test for entry.

This change will not only reduce the admin involved in a school trip to France, but it should also speed up checks at the border.

French COVID Health Pass rules now ended

All French COVID Health Pass rules were lifted on 14th March which means that:
  • children and adults no longer need to demonstrate their COVID status via the Pass Vaccinal or Pass Sanitaire to enter venues 
  • unvaccinated children no longer need a test to enter domestic venues
  • masks are no longer required at most indoor venues (except for public transport).

UK travel restrictions lifted for school groups returning from France

All UK COVID travel restrictions were removed on 18th March 2022, making it much easier for groups returning home from a school trip abroad. This means that, regardless of vaccination status, the following will apply:

  • children and adults no longer need to complete a Passenger Locator form
  • unvaccinated travellers no longer need to take a pre-departure COVID test before embarking on their return journey
  • unvaccinated travellers are not required to take a COVID test when back in the UK 

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