Travel France: Under 18s covered by parent's Covid vaccine status

Under France’s new travel rules, children are considered to have the same vaccination status as their accompanying adult

15 June 2021
A parent and child wearing facemasks

Children under the age of 18 are considered minors in France Pic: FamVeld / Shutterstock

People who wish to travel to France from an ‘amber-listed country’, such as the UK, the US and Canada, can do so without an essential reason if they are fully vaccinated. 

If they are travelling with children, meaning those under the age of 18, then the minors are considered to have the same vaccination status as the accompanying adult. From 18 years and above, the person travelling from an amber country must be fully vaccinated in order to enter France without an essential reason. 

France’s travel rules state:
“The measures applied to vaccinated adults extend under the same conditions to accompanying minors, whether or not they are vaccinated.”

This also applies to people travelling from red-listed countries, such as Brazil, India and South Africa, although they must also have an essential reason for entering France, even if they are fully vaccinated.

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Everyone over the age of 11 must also present proof of a negative Covid-19 test in order to enter France from an amber or red country. 

This means that a fully vaccinated adult can travel to France from the UK with their 17-year-old child who is not vaccinated, as long as they can both show proof of a negative Covid-19 test. 

Read more:

Can an unvaccinated Briton travel via another EU country into France?

12 reasons unvaccinated people can visit France from an amber country

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