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Covid-19: Can we travel to our second home in France?

Can we travel from Britain to our property in France now the lockdown has eased? We really want to visit.

Unfortunately for you, the current answer is no, you are not allowed to travel from the UK (or from elsewhere) to France to visit a second home. 

France is only allowing people into the country from other EU countries / the UK for specific reasons which are related to work or a return to a main residence. 

Read more: Quarantine could be required for arrivals from UK

Which EU nationals are currently allowed to travel to France?

- Those who have their main residence in France, and their spouses and children;

- Those in transit through France to their residence, and their spouses and children;

- Healthcare professionals for the purposes of combating Covid-19;

- Transporters of goods, including sailors;

- Crews and personnel operating passenger and cargo flights, or travelling as passengers to reach their departure base;

- Personnel of diplomatic and consular missions, as well as international organisations headquartered or having an office in France, holding a special residence permit or a visa D “carte promae”;

- Cross-border workers at internal land borders;

- French citizens, their spouses and children.

Anyone travelling to France needs to fill a form (attestation de déplacement international dérogatoire), which can be found here, and tick the right box for their travel. 

Entering France for tourism reasons will not be permitted until at least June 15.

Coronavirus France Travel Advice

Learn about France's travel rules and what is allowed or not during the first phase of deconfinement. You can also check information about travel cancellation policies for major airlines, Eurostar and ferries.

You can find more answers to questions about coronavirus and travel in France in our Your Questions section. 

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