The team at Chateau La Briance are truly disappointed in the French government’s latest decision to block UK tourists from visiting France. We were very much looking forward to welcoming our winter guests and those who’d chosen to spend Christmas and New Year with us.
Due to the new Omicron Covid-19 variant, UK tourists and business travellers are not allowed to enter France. Only French residents, their partners, and their dependants can enter the country. This applies even to fully vaccinated British people.
If you do qualify for entry, you’ll need to show a negative anti-gen or PCR test taken within 24 hours of your UK departure at the gates. You’ll also need to register your intention to travel to France before you leave the UK.
Once you’ve registered your intention to enter France, you’ll be required to quarantine for 48 hours upon arrival. After 48 hours, you can take a PCR or anti-gen test and if that comes back negative, you’re free to resume as normal.
Once you’ve quarantined and shown proof of a negative test, you’ll be able to go about your business as normal. To do this, you’ll need to download the Tousanticovid app. On here, you’ll be able to enter your vaccination status and proof of negative test – this will enable you to get into venues, such as restaurants, bars, cinemas, and museums.
You’ll need to wear your face mask in all enclosed public areas. Some regions in France require you to wear a mask in busy outdoor areas, too, like high streets. You’ll also need to wear your mask in any large gathering, including queues, outdoor markets, and in stadiums.
Masks are compulsory on public transport for people 11 and over – they’re also mandatory in taxis where a screen doesn’t separate you and the driver.
For the latest information on travelling to France and Covid protocols once you’re in France, make sure to head to the government website.
We hope that the measures imposed on UK holidaymakers are only temporary as the world gets to grips with the new Covid-19 variant. For those who were booked to stay at Chateau La Briance, we would love to welcome you later in the year once the situation has eased. However, we do offer a full refund for those who would like to cancel their holiday altogether due to Covid restrictions.
All we can say is we can’t wait to host you in our beautiful chateau and show you what our stunning region has to offer. From the team at Chateau La Briance – à bientôt!