Travel Questions

When can I travel to France without breaking the rules?

Simon Calder answers your questions on circumventing the rules, Covid test dates, cancelling flights, and why airlines won’t refund over travel restrictions

Saturday 08 January 2022 00:39
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<p>France has just loosened its travel ban a little but sadly not for the purposes of skiing</p>

France has just loosened its travel ban a little but sadly not for the purposes of skiing

Q I’m being encouraged by a ski company to “hop over the French border” from Switzerland to try to circumvent the current French rules requiring travellers from the UK to have a compelling reason for entry (skiing not being one). This makes me extremely uncomfortable. What is your position on this? And any views on when it might be possible again to go to France without restrictions?

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A The French ban on British visitors is futile and damaging. It is a perfect example of why the World Health Organisation says that, except in very limited circumstances, for short lengths of time, travel bans are ineffective at preventing the spread of infections.

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