Simpson Safe France

Last updated 13 August 2020.

Everything you need to know about travelling to France…

The FCO is currently advising against all but essential travel to France.

Entry requirements
There are currently no entry requirements for France.

Will I be tested for Covid-19 at the airport?
Random temperature checks may be carried out but specific testing for Covid-19 is not required unless you display symptoms.

Will temperature checks be carried out during my stay?
Temperature checks are not routinely carried out before entering shops, restaurants and bars in France however, random checks may be carried out at borders.

Should I wear a face mask?
Blue surgical-style disposable face masks are mandatory on flights to and from France for everyone aged 11 and over (unless indicated otherwise by a medical professional). They are also required at the airport. Masks of any sort are required when entering bars and restaurants, for taxi transfers, and in all public spaces. 

Beaches in France are open as usual with social distancing of 1 metre recommended.

Restaurants are open as usual and tables are spaced in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Face masks are required until seated at your table.

Bars are open as usual with customers required to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Customers must be seated if drinking indoors.

Shops are open as usual. Masks may be requested at the discretion of the owner.

Boats, experiences and activities
Boat trips are running as usual in France this summer, with social distancing implemented on the jetty when waiting to board. Some other pre-bookable activities and experiences may carry limitations for 2020; your Simpson Concierge will be able to advise.

Will there be any changes at the villa or hotel?
Please check your property details carefully on our website to see if any changes have been implemented for 2020. All our hygiene and enhanced cleaning measures are detailed on our Simpson Safe hub page.

What should I do if a member of my party is unwell or develops symptoms of Covid-19?
As always, your local Simpson Concierge has everything in place to assist you and should be your first port of call. They can arrange rapid testing, access to medical care if required, and are fully briefed on all procedures in the event that a member of your party tests positive for Covid-19.

Returning to the UK
From 15 August you will be required to quarantine for 14 days when you return to the UK. Within 48 hours of travelling back, all passengers must complete a form giving journey and contact details, ready to present at the UK border. This may be printed, or downloaded onto a smart device and can be found at

Additional information
For further information on travel to France, please visit

This page will be updated regularly. For the latest information, please check back immediately prior to your departure date.