Can I go to France fishing and what are the COVID travel restrictions?

A new traffic light system of rules is now in place which means international travel will no longer be illegal. In other words, anglers will be allowed to travel abroad for a carp fishing holiday, providing the destination is on the green list, from the 17th May 2021.

Can I go to France fishing and what are the travel restrictions?

As of the 8th May 2021 popular carp fishing holiday destinations such as France, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Spain are all on the amber list Thailand, also a popular destination among anglers, is also on the amber list. You should not travel to amber list countries or territories for leisure purposes.

As of the 8th May 2021 South Africa, a well known carp fishing holiday destination, is on the red list. Again, you should not travel to red list countries or territories for leisure purposes. 

Do I have to quarantine if I go to France fishing?

If the destination is on the green list and remains on the green list on arrival back to England then you do not need to quarantine. 

If conditions change in a country or territory, it can be moved from the amber list to the red list. If there is a sudden change in conditions, a country or territory may be moved between lists without warning. 

If you have visited a country initially on the green list but the country has now moved to the amber list or red list then you will be required to follow additional instructions before traveling back to England. 

What should you do if you’ve visited an amber list country.

Before you travel to England you must:

On arrival in England you must:

  • quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days
  • take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8

Read about quarantine and taking COVID-19 tests.

You may be able to end quarantine early if you pay for a private COVID-19 test through the ‘Test to Release’ scheme.

What you must do if you have been in a country or territory on the red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England.

If you have been in a country or territory on the red list in the last 10 days you will only be allowed to enter the UK if you are a British or Irish National, or you have residence rights in the UK.

Before you travel to England you must:

On arrival in England you must:

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