These people are exempted from testing on return to France (on presentation of a proof of the time spent in the UK/Ireland) :
- Professional drivers who have spent less than 48 hours in the UK.
- Professional drivers who have spent less than 48 hours in Ireland.
Several ferry companies as well as the tunnel shuttle already issue travel documents stamped with the date and time (at check-in for the tunnel, at embarkation or disembarkation). Other types of documents are under consideration.
This document must be presented on the return journey as a proof of exemption instead of the negative test result.
In addition, for border crossings between the UK and France, tests carried out in Ireland less than 72 hours before departure from the UK are accepted, in the same way as tests carried out in the UK.
The declaration on honour relating to the absence of symptoms and the absence of contact with a sick person (available here) is still required in any case.
An up-to-date decree can be found here (art.56-2) : https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/loda/id/JORFTEXT000042475143
Source : DGITM/AFTRI