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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.
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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
|UK +1 hour
|C + E plug (230V)
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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.
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South of France weather
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|Sea temperature °C
The South of France weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Nice.
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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.
- UK traveller advice for the South of France - UK FCDO
- Irish traveller advice for the South of France - Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
- Safe travel advisories for the South of France - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
- Smarter traveller advice for the South of France - Department of Foreign Affairs, Australia
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
FCDO travel advice
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.
- Vaccines & medicines for the South of France - CDC
- Health & vaccinations for the South of France - TravelHealthPro, NaTHNac
- How to stay safe & healthy in the South of France - Fit for Travel, Public Health Scotland
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
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.
- Travellers' health for the South of France - Ministry of Solidarity & Health, France
- Coronavirus timeline in the South of France - Our World in Data
- Latest info on travel to the South of France - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs
South of France travel features
Do you want to learn more about the South of France? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in the South of France.
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.
Flights to the South of France
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?
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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