You are a British citizen


You are travelling in France. Travel conditions

In the event of a withdrawal agreement, legislation governing the movement of persons will remain unchanged until 31 December 2020. If there is no withdrawal agreement, in accordance with the contingency measures taken by the European Union, British citizens wishing to travel to France as well as to the European Union will be exempt from the requirement for short-stay visas (less than 90 days), subject to reciprocity from the United Kingdom.


You are concerned 1) if you are a British citizen who wishes to travel in France; 2) if you want to know whether you will need a visa to travel in France if there is no withdrawal agreement.

If you did not find the answers to your questions on this page, you can contact us at the following address : contact-brexit@interieur.gouv.fr


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  • Will British citizens now have to take their passports to France? Will it be necessary to apply for a visa for short and long stays ?
  • With a withdrawal agreement

    Until the withdrawal date, travellers must be in possession of a valid passport or national identity card in order to enter or reside in the UK and France. As from the withdrawal date until 31 December 2020, these conditions will remain unchanged: travellers must be in possession of a valid passport or national identity card. Visas will not be required for either short or long stays.


    Without a withdrawal agreement

    As from the withdrawal date, British citizens will be treated as non-EU citizens. They will need their passports to travel to France. In accordance with the contingency measures taken by the European Union, British citizens wishing to travel to France as well as to the European Union will be exempt from the requirement for short-stay visas (less than 90 days), subject to reciprocity from the United Kingdom. British travellers wishing to stay more than 90 days in France will need a long-stay visa.

    In accordance with the decree of 27 March 2019 issued by the French Government, British citizens wishing to travel to France will be able to use SAS PARAFE.