Rise Festival

An update regarding Rise Festival 2021 and Coronavirus.

Covid-19 update

We are expecting Rise 2021 to GO AHEAD! We are constantly monitoring the situation and following guidelines when planning from both UK and French governments. Rise Festival aims to undertake all measures to ensure we run a safe, fun and awesome event, that all our customers deserve. 

Some more specific questions you might have are answered below, though if you want to discuss anything in more detail please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

We must stress that all customers are responsible for taking the appropriate measures. Rise Festival therefore take no responsibility for customers expenses incurred if entry to the festival or country is denied. The above advice was last updated in September 2021.


We understand you may have a lot of questions about the changes. If your question is not answered below, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

All customers should keep track of what the requirements to enter France from their departure country. We find this website helpful is https://apply.joinsherpa.com/travel-restrictions 

Simply enter your travel route and vaccination status to get specific advice for your travelling requirements.

You must provide the following documents to enter France’s borders: 

Proof of vaccination. It will only be valid if it proves that you are fully vaccinated, i.e.:

  • Seven days after the second shot for two-shot vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxevria and Covishield));
  • Four weeks after the shot for one-shot vaccines (Johnson & Johnson);
  • Seven days after the shot for vaccines administered to people who have already had COVID-19 (only one dose is necessary).

Only vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) (Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)), or AstraZeneca (Covishield) will be accepted.

A sworn declaration, which you can download from (https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel) 

  • you have no symptoms of COVID-19 infection;
  • to your knowledge, you have not been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to your journey

(Source: French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/)

All countries differ on the return entry requirements, we stress that it is the individual responsibility to find this information out and action any requirements before they travel. We have put together some starting points of handy links:

England (France is currently on the Green List) https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france/entry-requirements 

Wales https://gov.wales/rules-foreign-travel-and-wales-coronavirus-covid-19 

Scotland https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-travel-and-transport/ 

EU countries: varies by country https://reopen.europa.eu/en/ 

UAE: Varies by region https://www.emirates.com/uk/english/help/covid-19/dubai-travel-requirements/ 

We are working with our partners in resort to ensure there are sufficient facilities to enable all our customers to obtain a PCR test if needed. Information on how to book this will be available in due course.

We aim to send a Covid 19 document in which we fully disclose the steps the festival will be taking on the lead, during and post event to ensure the utmost safety of our customers, resort residents and staff. We encourage all receivers to read this in full and distribute with members of their party prior to departing for the event.  

in the circumstance the event could absolutely not go ahead due to Covid-19 related restrictions; all bookings would be rolled over to secure a place for 2022 and at the same price as the 2021 event!

Currently, all public places in France require a valid health pass. 

What is it?

This is for an official record of:  proof of full vaccination, proof of a test less than 72 hours old or proof of recovery from COVID-19 more than 11 days ago and less than 180 days ago. Verification is carried out by QR code. More info on this can be found using this resource:


How to get the app?

The app for the health pass (“pass sanitaire”) is here: https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/tousanticovid and needs to be ready before you leave.

These are not an official requirement, though customers are encouraged to regularly take at home test while at the festival to ensure their on going safety.

Most places has reduced the need for wearing a mask. In indoor public spaces (shops, offices, schools etc) and on public transport you must wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. You don’t need to wear a mask in places where a health pass is required (although local authorities may review this). If you are outside you do not need to wear a mask except in places where social distancing is not possible (queues, open-air markets, railway stations, etc.).


(Source: https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-19)