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Why do you need Travel Insurance for France?

Travel Insurance for France can give you the reassurance you need for your trip, covering you for unexpected medical bills and cancellation costs. High-quality cover should offer flexibility and be tailored to suit your medical needs. It should also cover your personal belongings.

So that you can travel with confidence, AllClear branded policies offer Superior rated COVID-19 cover for FREE.

Comprehensive cover when travelling to France

France offers coastline, countryside, and city escapes. From luxury hotel apartments to chateaus, there is an experience for everyone.  

At AllClear, we want you to have peace of mind on every trip you take. To ensure you find the right policy, we will: 

  • Offer you insights into the latest travel trends.
  • Provide you with a clear understanding of what’s included within your chosen policy 
  • Answer your frequently asked Travel Insurance-related questions

By choosing to travel with AllClear, the UK’s No.1 for Travel Insurance2, you can benefit from the following: 

A policy that has Superior rated Coronavirus cover included 

Superior Covid-19 Travel Insurance for France

Did you know 73%3 of those we surveyed to create a list when packing for a holiday? It’s a great way to stay organised and not forget the important things when travelling.

Aside from your passport, buying Travel Insurance is one of the more essential items to organise. In fact, 40%4 of over 50s surveyed now view Travel Insurance as more important than before the pandemic.

At AllClear, we’re here to help make that process simple and easy – so that you can focus on the exciting aspects of your next adventure. 

CEO of AllClear Travel, Chris Rolland, States that “France has always been a popular destination among our customers. At AllClear, it’s important to us that our customers can once again enjoy their favourite holiday hotspots safely in a post-pandemic travel era. 

We’re confident that our Covid cover, which has been rated Superior by a leading independent UK consumer champion, can help all travellers enjoy a holiday with peace of mind, no matter their age or medical condition.”

Along with buying high-quality Travel Insurance, we recommend that, as part of your holiday preparation, you:

  • Visit the FCDO website so that you’re able to fulfil France’s entry requirements.  
  • Understand the entry requirements for returning to the UK by checking the ‘Go / No Go Travel System’.

What Should a Travel Insurance Policy for France Cover?

When you are ready to buy your Travel Insurance for France, you’ll want a comprehensive  policy that offers you the right level of cover for you and your holiday activities. 

An AllClear policy will cover:

Emergency Medical Expenses – up to £15 million including repatriation to the UK

Cancellation and Curtailment – a policy can cover your holiday cancellation and Curtailment due to medical conditions and other unforeseen events.

Baggage and Personal Property – cover if your luggage is stolen or damaged while travelling.  

Optional Extras – With our optional extras, you can tailor your policy to cover specific activities which are not covered as standard. For example, if you want to ski in the French alps – you can add winter sports cover to your policy. 

Benefits of AllClear Cover

Gold Gold Plus Platinum
Emergency medical expenses and Repatriation costs Up to £10m Up to £15m Up to £15m
Cancellation* and Curtailment Up to £2k Up to £15k Up to £25k
Extended cover 30 days FREE 30 days FREE 30 days FREE
Friend or relative to travel from your home area to stay with you if you fall ill with Covid-19 Up to £2k Up to £2k Up to £2k
Travel Delay Up to £100 Up to £350 Up to £500
Recuperation stay
Cost of return flight due to COVID-19
Personal Belongings Up to £2k Up to £2.5k Up to £3k
Personal liability Up to £2m Up to £2m Up to £2m
Legal protection cover Up to £50k Up to £50k Up to £100k
* If you buy a policy which includes cancellation cover
All these figures are per person and per trip

Will you be covered if you’re travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic?

There are three things to check so that you can make sure you're covered:

  • You must be fit to travel
  • The FCDO must NOT have advised against travel to your destination - check the FCDO travel advice
  • You must follow the local government advice for your destination, checking and following their guidelines and entry requirements

You can then be covered for emergency medical expenses and cancellation for a positive diagnosis of COVID-19, with AllClear travel insurance with enhanced Coronavirus cover. Existing policyholders should read our Frequently Asked Questions if your trip is affected by Covid-19.

Freephone to get your quote on: or

Join the UK’s most trusted Travel Insurance provider1

Since 2000 we’ve been offering premium medical Travel Insurance, providing over 3 million+ people with cover, enabling them to travel safely. 99%5 of customers would recommend us to family and friends.

Take a look at what they have to say about us:

Top class service

“I have been travelling abroad for more than 60 years but, strangely, had never heard of AllClear until I was browsing the internet to arrange insurance for a holiday in France. I liked the website and spoke on the phone with Catherine, who was very helpful. Her product knowledge was excellent, and she answered all my questions. I became very impressed with the AllClear product … and the price.” – John.

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Simple 3 step quote process

1. Call us or click a quote button on our site

Once you are ready to start the quote process, the first step is to provide your personal details and information about your holiday plans.

2. Complete our simple medical screening process

You then declare the medical conditions for you (and any other travellers) and answer the specifically designed medical questions.

3. Get your quotes

You will then get your quotes and can either proceed to buy, or save your quote, at this stage. Freephone to get your quote on: or

Frequently asked questions

What is the hottest time to go to France?

The summer months (June, July and August) are the hottest months to visit France, with highs in August reaching 26.3°C on average. 

What does the GHIC cover in France?

With a valid GHIC card, you’ll get the same level of healthcare as a French national in if you have a medical emergency while away. 

However, a GHIC is not a substitute for comprehensive travel insurance, you’ll need that too. 

Is it safe to travel to France?

France is deemed safe for travel. On 22nd September, the Green List and Amber Listmerged to form one low-risk ‘Go’ list. As of 25th September, France is categorised as low risk for Covid, meaning that you won’t be required to quarantine when returning to the UK. 

For more details, visit the FCDO website.

Can I travel to France from the UK for a holiday?

The entry requirements for entering France differ depending on your vaccination status. Quarantine on arrival is not required for those who are fully vaccinated. However, you will need to provide ‘proof of vaccination’ and a sworn statement to declare that you have not experienced any symptoms within a specified time frame. 

Before travelling, you can also download the French’ Health Pass‘, which acts similarly to the UK NHS track and trace system.

Top Tips for Travelling to France

Did you know that France is the most visited country in the world, with over 89 million tourists a year? 

Discover some top tips for visiting France below:

Area of Travel

Travel information

Currency

Euro

Language

French

Emergency number

The general emergency number is 112.

Health

With a valid GHIC card, you’ll be able to receive the same level of health care as a French national in the event of a medical  emergency. However, a GHIC is not a substitute for comprehensive travel insurance.

Visa

Rules for entering France and the remaining countries within the EU changed for UK citizens following Brexit.
As of January 1st 2020, UK citizens can travel to countries within the Schengen area for up to 90 days visa free, in any 180-day period without a visa.

Author notes

Written by Lydia Crispin, MA Content Creator at AllClear
Edited by Letitia Smith, M.Sc. Content Manager at AllClear

2  Ranked first Overall for Travel Insurance on SmartMoneyPeople.com from over 14,300 independent customer reviews on 27/01/2021.

3 Travel Habits Survey, September 2021. 112 Respondents.  

4 Research-based those that took part in AllClear’s Summer Survey, July 2021. 1440 respondents. 

5 Based on Trustpilot reviews received during April 2021.

[1] Based on Trustpilot reviews of all companies in the Travel Insurance Company category that have over 25,000 reviews as of May 2021.