UK TEL: 07712554809 or 07713123284
CHECK THE UK GOV WEBSITE
FOR LIST OF NEW EU TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
QUICK TRAVEL CHECKLIST FOR FRANCE & SPAIN
for Visa free travel you can stay in the Schengen zone for a maximum of any 90 days over a period of 180 days. The 90/180 rule begins on the first day you arrive.
A new 180 day period will begin again, any time you enter the Schengen area after the previous 180 days ends.
Passports must have less than 10 years (this rule applies to passports issued prior September 2018 when extra validity could be added)
Passports must have more than 6 months
According to the UK Government if you have an EHIC health card it is still valid if in date
If not you will need to apply for a free GHIC health card from the NHS website
You will still need travel insurance to cover things like repatriation etc
WHAT CAN I TAKE IN AND OUT
FOOD - NOT ALLOWED to bring in, MEAT, MILK, PLANTS or their products.
YOU CAN BRING some processed goods like:
chocolate with high cocoa content, teabags - but not loose leaves, rolled oats, marmite, biscuits,
baked beans. Also bananas, pineapples, coconut and dates, eggs, honey,
You CAN also take in POWDERED INFANT MILK, SPECIAL FOODS (for health reasons) & BABY FOODS in sealed branded packs
which do not need refrigeration. See the EU commission website for more details, though not an extensive list
DRIVING YOUR OWN VEHICLE
you will need:-
* AN INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT (IDP) in FRANCE and SPAIN if you ONLY have a paper license.
In SPAIN an IDP is not required for under 6 month stays.
* A GREEN CARD from your insurer ....it can take 6+weeks
* UK sticker on the rear of vehicle
HIRING A CAR
according to the UK GOV the only thing required is an IDP ....IF you ONLY posses a paper license.
Some hire companies ask to see evidence of endorsements. Go to this site www.gov.uk/view-driving-liscence and print off your page
a couple of days before your trip
SEE BELOW SOME INFORMATION FOR TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS DURING COVID
It is your responsibility to check the latest travel requirements on the UK GOV TRAVEL CHECKER
COVID ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FRANCE & SPAIN
Mandatory proof of full vaccination -
Information for unvaccinated and children
Youíre considered fully vaccinated for travel purposes
if aged 18yrs and over and
1. you received a COVID-19 vaccine booster
2 you received the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZenica)
at least a week ago, but no more than nine months ago.
3. you received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) at least 28 days ago,
but no more than nine months ago.
4. you received the first dose of vaccination at least a week before travel AND you
have previously had COVID-19 (at least 11 days ago and within the last 6 months).
Important: If you had your full vaccine course 9 months ago or more AND you havenít had a
COVID-19 vaccine booster, you must follow the rules for unvaccinated passengers to enter France.
NOT VACCINATED OR DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE ABOVE RULES
You need ONE of the following three certificates to be checked
within the last 6 months.
a private provider and contain the following information: your full name, your
date of birth or age, the sample date, the type of test, the test result, and the
provider's name and contact details
Children aged 11 and under are exempt from all requirements.
ARRIVALS INTO FRANCE
Your ferry company or airline will request ADI
(advanced Passenger Information)
to be completed in advance of checking in
ARRIVALS INTO SPAIN
you have to fill in
a HEALTH form and follow the instructions on the website below
Pay on arrival, cancel anytime