France travel advice

Explore our complete guide to France with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for France.

Paris, the City of Light - captial of France © Saiko3p - Adobe Stock Image
Paris, the City of Light - captial of France © Saiko3p - Adobe Stock Image

France travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to France with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

France - quick facts
Flight time 1.5 to 2.5 hours
Time difference UK +1 hour
Language(s) French
Currency Euro
Electricity C + E plug (230V)
Driving side Right

Why visit France?

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France tourist information

✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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France weather

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Maximum daytime temperature °C
Hours of sunshine (daily)
Days with some rainfall

The France weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Paris.

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France travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting France from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around France.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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France travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to France with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in France, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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France covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in France with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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France travel features

Do you want to learn more about France? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in France.

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France FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to France including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to France due to Covid-19?

France is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for France.

Check out Ministry of Solidarity & Health, France for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from France?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from France. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to France from the UK?

The flight time to France from the UK is typically 1.5 to 2.5 hours.

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What is the time difference between France and the UK?

The time difference between France and the UK is UK time+1 hour.

What is the main language spoken in France?

The main language spoken in France is French.

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What is the currency in France?

The currency in France is the Euro (EUR).

Send money to France with TransferGo*,* and XE Money Transfers*.

Which plugs are used in France?

France uses electrical plug type C + E (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in France?

They drive on the right side of the road in France.

Find out more about driving in France with RAC*, International Drivers Association* and Halfords*.

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