Educational Visits: France

Home Office written question – answered on 11 September 2023.

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Photo of Jeff Smith Jeff Smith Shadow Minister (Clean Power and Consumers)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress her Department has made on removing barriers to (a) school and (b) other group travel between the UK and France.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Minister for Immigration

All visitors to the United Kingdom are expected to hold a valid passport and visa where necessary. France has its own rules on entry requirements.

As part of an overall agreement on migration reached with France during the March Leaders’ Summit between the Prime Minister and the French President, we committed to easing travel between our two countries for school children on organised trips. Work is now under way to operationalise these arrangements.

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