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The government has issued new guidelines to freight operators entering France.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, drivers had formerly been asked to complete an International Attestation form to confirm that their journey met the criteria for essential travel. This was designed to curb non-essential travel.

However, French authorities have now confirmed that, for drivers of vehicles performing international transport of goods by road, a completed Certificate for International Transport Workers will be accepted and that they no longer need the international attestation.

The certificate must be carried in hard copy by the driver and shown, if requested, to French enforcement agencies.

Passengers in either freight vehicles or other vehicles will still need to produce the ‘International travel certificate to mainland France’.