South of France travel advice

Explore our complete guide to South of France with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for the South of France.

South of France travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to the South of France with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

South of France - quick facts
Flight time 2 hours
Time difference UK +1 hour
Language(s) French
Currency Euro
Electricity C + E plug (230V)
Driving side Right

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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South of France weather

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South of France travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting the South of France from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around the South of France.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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South of France travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to the South of France with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in the South of France, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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South of France covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in the South of France with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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South of France FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to the South of France including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from France?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from France. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to the South of France from the UK?

The flight time to the South of France from the UK is typically 2 hours.

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What is the time difference between the South of France and the UK?

The time difference between the South of France and the UK is UK time+1 hour.

What is the main language spoken in the South of France?

The main language spoken in the South of France is French.

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What is the currency in the South of France?

The currency in the South of France is the Euro (EUR).

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Which plugs are used in the South of France?

South of France uses electrical plug type C + E (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in the South of France?

They drive on the right side of the road in the South of France.

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