Fully vaccinated islanders can enter France without self-isolating

The new measures require passengers to provide evidence of a negative PCR test within 72 hours of travel, or a negative antigen test result within 48 hours of departure. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Fully vaccinated passengers from the Channel Islands can now travel to France without having to isolate on arrival, or provide a reason for travel.

The new measures require passengers to provide evidence of a negative PCR test within 72 hours of travel, or a negative antigen test result within 48 hours of departure.

However, on return to Jersey or Guernsey, they will have to isolate as the islands still rank it as a high risk country.

Passengers who are not fully vaccinated must provide an essential reason as to why they are travelling to France.

The French Government recognises the Pfizer, Moderna, Oxford-Astrazenca and Johnson&Johnson vaccines however, the criteria for being fully vaccinated is determined by varying schedules:

  • People who have had the Pfizer, Moderna or Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccine are considered fully immunised two weeks after their second dose

  • People who have had Johnson & Johnson are deemed fully vaccinated four weeks after their first and only dose

  • People who've previously tested positive for COVID-19 are deemed fully inoculated two weeks after a single dose of any of the above vaccines

Children under 18 travelling with fully vaccinated adults will be exempt from the requirements under Jersey rules.

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Full details of the rules can be found here.