Post-Brexit Travel Guide to France

Brexit travel guide

Now the UK has left the EU, some things have changed of course…

Since 1 January 2021, travel to France is different for UK citizens, so it is important you plan early to make sure you have everything in place in time for your trip.

You might need to plan ahead to do things like renew passports and update insurance, pet documents and driving permits.

It is also important that you check how the coronavirus pandemic may affect your travel plans.

Find out more:  Brexit.gouv.fr

Five steps to take when travelling to France from 1 January 2021


Visa and passport

  • Do I need a visa to travel to France?

    You won’t need a visa for stays of less than 90 days. The European freedom of movement ended on 1 January 2021. UK travellers are allowed to visit EU countries visa-free for up to 90 days in a 180-day period.

    From the end of 2022, under the new European Travel Information and Authorization System (Etias), nationals from previously visa-free third countries, including UK citizens, will need to pay for a visa-waiver to visit Schengen-area countries.

  • Do I need to renew my passport?

    If you have a British passport, you will need to have at least six months left on your passport and your passport must have been issued within the last 10 years. 

Official website of tourism in Brittany