Covid-19: Travelling through France to UK

Reader question: We need to travel through France from Spain to the channel tunnel. Are B&B hotels open and are we allowed to leave the motorway for overnight stops? 

It depends when you are travelling.

At present – and until at least June 15 - it is only permitted to travel through France for specific reasons such as work, returning to a main residence or country of origin.

To travel, you must have an international travel form available here and tick the reason why you are travelling. An English version of the document is also available on the website. 

People allowed to travel are:

- French nationals, accompanied by their spouse and children;

- European Union nationals and nationals from Andorra, United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland, having their primary residence in France or transiting through France to reach their ...

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