COVID-19 Travel Requirements

Both the UK and French governments have introduced additional entry requirements and restrictions due to COVID-19. Please remember, it is your responsibility to ensure you check and comply with the latest health and travel regulations. Anyone not meeting travel regulations or failing to produce the required documentation for their journey will not be permitted to travel.

Last updated: 21/05/2022


Travel from the UK to France

We do our best to interpret and update this page as soon as advice from the French government changes. For the very latest advice on entering France, we recommend checking interieur.gouv.fruk.ambafrance.org and gov.uk/check-travel-during-coronavirus before travel.

Fully Vaccinated Passengers

Proof of vaccine status
You must provide proof of vaccine status. Vaccine Certificates can be produced by the NHS App, NHS Website or TousAntiCovid App. To provide vaccine status using other documents, please see more information and requirements.


Travelling with minors (under 18)
We would advise that you check the requirements before travel via the French Consulate website. The requirements may vary dependant on whether the parents/guardians are vaccinated or unvaccinated. Visit uk.amberfrance.org for more information.


Upload your documents

Prior to travel, you can upload the required documents detailed above to your booking by logging into your account/booking and completing your declarations. Failure to do so will result in manual checks being required which will delay your departure.

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Unvaccinated Passengers

Negative COVID tests
All passengers over 12 years of age require a negative result from a non-NHS PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before travel or a non-NHS Antigen (lateral flow) test taken no more than 48 hours before travel (find a private test provider). 

At French border controls you will need to present digital or paper evidence of the negative result from the private test provider.


Travelling with minors (under 18)
We would advise that you check the requirements before travel via the French Consulate website. The requirements may vary dependant on whether the parents/guardians are vaccinated or unvaccinated. Visit uk.amberfrance.org for more information.


Upload your documents

Prior to travel, you can upload the required documents/results detailed above to your booking by logging into your account/booking and completing your declarations. Failure to do so will result in manual checks being required which will delay your departure.

Log in and upload documents now

Help completing your Health Declarations | Help logging in | Travel agent booking log-in


Travel from France to the UK

We do our best to interpret and update this page as soon as advice from the UK and French governments change. For the very latest advice on entering the UK, we recommend checking gov.uk as well as the French Consulate in London before travel.

There are no COVID restrictions or requirements in place

Add your Advanced Passenger Information
To speed up your journey through our terminals, supply your passenger information to us before you travel, using our Advance Passenger Information (API) system.

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Eurotunnel Terminal Buildings and Shuttles

Our terminals are open during the day, but many facilities are unavailable due to Government guidelines. Toilets and vending machines are also available in the boarding lanes at both our Folkestone and Calais terminals.

Please be aware that customers must remain in their vehicles on the shuttle so toilets on board are closed.


Eurotunnel travel insurance

If your travel plans are disrupted because of COVID-19 check what our Travel Insurance could cover. We understand that it is important you know what cover is in place if Coronavirus or Covid-19 effects your trip and we hope the Covid-19 Travel insurance cover document (PDF) will help explain what we do or don’t cover.

The latest advice from the FCDO on travel for UK Citizens can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Advice from the French Government can be found here: ​gouvernement.​fr/info-coronavirus

If you are based in another country, please look at the advice your government is currently providing.

Our usual, flexible conditions apply. Most ticket types have a full year from date of original purchase to be used, as long as amended before the day of your booked travel and there are no admin fees for changing dates. Our Flexiplus tickets are fully refundable.Travel to be completed within 1 calendar year of the date of original purchase.

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The Visit England “We’re Good To Go” Industry Standard

This UK-wide industry standard and supporting mark demonstrates that Eurotunnel fully adheres to the respective government and public health guidance, has carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and checked all required processes have been implemented.

AFNOR (Association Française de Normalisation) Certification

AFNOR has awarded Eurotunnel with the highest score of 100% for COVID-19 compliant practices. The certification, which was given following a two-day audit, recognises the efficacy of all the measures we’ve put in place to ensure the safety and protection of customers and staff.

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