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Holidays: France, Italy, Spain, Greece & Portugal latest FCDO advice as travel rules alter

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France has banned UK flights amid fears of mutant strains of Covid in the UK.

“Travel will only be permitted for essential reasons,” said the FCDO, adding: “Travel restrictions apply to all air, car, ferry and train passengers.”

There are two categories of people to whom an exception applies. One is French nationals and nationals of the European Area and their spouses and children.

The second is British and/or third-country nationals who are either habitually resident in France, the European Union or the European Area, or who must travel for certain essential reasons.

Anyone who does enter France “will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result (PCR only), carried out less than 72 hours before departure,” detailed the FCDO.

“Arrivals will also be required to self-isolate for seven days upon arrival, before taking another PCR test.”

The FCDO added:” Arrivals from the UK will need to complete both a ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) form self-certifying they are not suffering from symptoms associated with coronavirus and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight, and a signed ‘travel certificate’ (attestation), confirming their reason for travel.”

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