You are a British citizen


You are travelling in France. 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, British travellers may be subject to a visa requirement after the withdrawal date. However, EU emergency measures will exempt British travellers from the requirement for short-stay visas, subject to reciprocity on the part of the UK.


You are concerned 1) if you are a British citizen who wishes to travel in France; 2) if you wish to know if you can benefit from medically necessary healthcare when you travel to France; 3) if you wish to know if you can benefit from planned medical treatment in a specialised establishment in France.

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


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Frequently

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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, and will be subject to more stringent controls at border crossings. In addition, British travellers will need a passport and – on the basis of a regulation to be adopted at EU level prior to the withdrawal date – will not need a visa, provided that the UK reciprocally grants visa-free travel to all EU citizens. A long-stay visa will be required for travellers wishing to stay for more than 90 days.

    Measures are also being taken to ensure streamlined border crossings.

    French citizens travelling to the UK should consult the website of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.


  • How will British citizens be able to travel in France, both now and in the future ?
  • With a withdrawal agreement

    Until the withdrawal date, British citizens may enter France with a valid passport. A visa is not necessary. After the withdrawal date, the conditions will remain unchanged until 31 December 2020: they can enter France with a valid passport. A visa is not necessary.


    Without a withdrawal agreement

    Until the withdrawal date, British citizens may enter France with a valid passport. A visa is not necessary. After the withdrawal date, they must be in possession of a passport. The visa issue has not yet been decided, but on 13 November 2018, the European Commission presented a proposal for a regulation to exempt UK citizens travelling to the EU from a visa requirement, provided the UK reciprocally grants a visa exemption to all EU citizens.