I am a British citizen living in the UK and wish to visit France


The United Kingdom left the European Union at midnight on 31 January 2020, after both parties had ratified the Withdrawal Agreement. EU law will continue to apply to the UK until the transition period expires, on 31 December 2020. The transition period guarantees unchanged rules for individuals and companies, to allow for all stakeholders to begin application of the Agreement and to prepare the future relationship between the UK and the EU, which has yet to be negotiated.

For British nationals in France, EU law therefore continues to apply during the transition period. There is however one exception: British nationals are no longer entitled to participate in local elections.

What are and will be the requirements to enter France?

From 1 February 2020 until tthe end of the transition period on 31 December 2020 entry conditions remain the same as before Brexit: travellers wishing to enter France must carry a valid passport or national ID card. No visa is required.

Can’t find the answer to your question? Please consult the Brexit portal of the French Government (in French) or send an email to brexit.due-int at diplomatie.gouv.fr

Updated: 31 January 2020