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Travel expert Simon Calder to answer your questions live as France lifts ban on UK tourists

Our travel correspondent will be on hand to answer all your travel queries following the news that French holidays are back on le menu

Thursday 13 January 2022 10:28

Finally, after almost a month of being left out in the cold, British travellers will be allowed back into France from tomorrow, 14 January.

The news, hotly anticipated by the travel industry and holidaymakers alike, was broken by French tourism minister Jean-Baptiste Lemonye, who announced the move in - what else? - a tweet.

“We are relaxing the entry conditions in France from the UK for vaccinated travellers,” he wrote, “End of compelling reasons and isolation on arrival.”

He added that a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before departure would be required for entry.

It brings an end to a travel ban that has further punished the travel industry, as well as keeping UK residents from seeing loved ones and enjoying much-needed breaks over the Christmas and New Year period.

So what are the new rules for visiting France, and how will they affect your future travel plans?

Our expert Simon Calder will be on hand to answer all your travel questions in an ‘Ask me Anything’ event this afternoon (Thursday 13 January). He will be answering live in the comments section below between 4pm and 5pm.

Register to submit your question in the comments box under this article. If you’re not already a member, click “sign up” in the comments section to leave your question.

Don’t worry if you can’t see your question – they will be hidden until Simon joins the conversation to answer them.

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