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FAQ's Travelling to France

Updated: 2 days ago

Do I need to be double vaccinated to enter France?


Yes. You need to be able to show proof that you have completed the course of the vaccination which you have been vaccinated with. You will need to download/bring with you your NHS Covid Pass which contains a QR code which will be scanned in order to enter the racecourse.


Further detail on who is considered fully vaccinated by the French government, and how you can prove your status, can be found below under ‘vaccination status’ on the government website.

Do I need to take a test before travelling to France?

No. You will NOT be required to take a test before traveling to France. You will need to show proof of your vaccination status using the NHS Covid Pass (this is different to the NHS Covid App)


Do I need to take a test before travelling back to the UK (England)?

No. You will NOT be required to take a test before traveling to the UK from France.


Do I need to book a Day 2 test for my return to the UK?

Yes. You will need to book a test to take for when you return to the UK and take this on Day 2 after your return date. You will need to input your booking reference for this test on the Passenger Locator Form which is a requirement for entering the UK.


You are responsible for organising your own COVID-19 test, in line with UK government testing requirements. Click here to find out more about private test providers supplying these tests. NHS tests are not valid.


Do I need to wear a face mask at the racecourse?

At present, you will not be required to wear a facemask at the racecourse but are able to do so if you feel more comfortable doing so.


Do I need to wear a face mask on Public transport in France?

Yes. You will be required to wear a face covering when using public transport in France. If you are exempt, you may need to provide proof of this.


Do I need to show my Events/Covid Pass at restaurants and other public facilities in Paris?

Yes. You will need to have access to your Covid 19 Travel Pass to be able to enter public restaurants and bars.


Is the racecourse full capacity?

Yes. ParisLongchamp will be catering for full capacity over the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe weekend.


What happens if I test positive for Covid when I am in France?


Be prepared for your plans to change.

No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money

  • understand what your insurance will cover

  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Can I roll over my booking to next year or exchange for a credit note?

No. At this stage, you will not be able to roll over your booking or exchange it for another RacingBreaks.com experience.






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