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  Special Precautions Certificate Required
Yellow Fever No 1
Cholera No No
Typhoid and Polio No N/A
Malaria No N/A
 
1 A yellow fever certificate is required for travellers coming from South American and the African countries.

Health care

There is a reciprocal health agreement with the UK. On presentation of Form E111 (which must not be more than 12 months old to avoid the possibility of bureaucratic non-acceptance) at an office of the Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie (Sickness Insurance Office), UK citizens are entitled to a refund of 75 per cent or more of charges incurred for dental and medical (including hospital) treatments and around 35-65 % of charges incurred for prescribed medicines. Application forms for Form E111 are obtainable from post offices. The standard of medical facilities and practitioners in France is very high but so are the fees, and health insurance is recommended, even for UK citizens.

Other risks

Visitors to forested areas should consider vaccination for tick-borne encephalitis.

Rabies is present. For those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered. If you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay. For more information, consult the Health appendix.
Useful travel links
CDC official site of the US Centers for Disease Control
MASTA the Medical Advisory Services for Travellers
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WHO the official site of the World Health Organization