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Last updated: December 7, 2021

This is a summary of where we believe the travel situation to be, right now. Please do stay updated using the government websites as we cannot always keep up to date and be held responsible for misinterpretation of the rules!

Travel Checklist

There’s no real change to the requirements for holidays to France: all guests must be fully vaccinated to go there on holiday and show a negative PCR test within 72hrs of travel to Switzerland (48 hours for France). You’ll also need a Swiss passenger locator form but there are no further restrictions or quarantine requirements.

✅ You can fly into Switzerland and land without issues, then travel over into France. For driving, just a negative PCR test (48 hours) and a French passenger locator form.

✅ When you arrive in France, the over 12’s who are not fully vaccinated (or don’t have proof of having had Covid*) will need to show proof of a negative PCR or anti-gen taken less than 48 hours before departure. This can't be a self test antigen. Children aged 11 years old or younger do not need to present a negative test result to travel.

✅ When you arrive in resort, you’ll be greeted by lots of fresh snow and our brilliant team of staff, all with a big smile on their faces as we’ve been looking forward to getting back into business for so long now!

✅ Children under 12 don't need a Passe Sanitaire but over 12’s will need to top up theirs each day with a test done at a local pharmacy to use resort services and ski lifts. 

We are working on a simpler solution for testing to be made cheaper and easier to do in resort, but this is a work in progress and we hope to update this page with more information in the coming 2-3 days.

✅ At the end of your fantastic holiday, if you're over 12, then you’ll need to go to the pharmacy and get an anti-gen test within 48 hours before you return to the UK. You’ll also need to pre-book a PCR test to take before the end of day 2 on your return to the UK.

*proof of recovery from COVID-19 more than 11 days ago and less than 180 days ago. Verification is carried out by QR code

Popular Questions

  • Which App do I need to download for a Passe Sanitaire?
    Please download the tous anti covid app to get your Passe Sanitaire. This is like the French version of the NHS app with a track and trace and is easy to set up using your NHS vaccination certificates. To get a Passe Sanitaire you will need proof of your fully vaccinated status, or your proof of having had Covid more than 11 days ago and less than 180 days ago.
  • What do I need to be Fully Vaccinated?
    You are fully vaccinated 7 days after your second dose or booster. If you have had two doses and your second is more than 7 months of your return date of travel you will need a booster.
  • My teenager has not been vaccinated, can they get a health pass?
    Yes, they will be able to take an approved test to get a QR code for the health pass. Testing centres will be available in resort. At the moment tests are required daily, but this may change.
  • Will it be easy to get my teenager tested each day in resort?
    We firmly believe that all resorts will make testing manageable for visiting tourists and the volumes expected, otherwise it will be a PR disaster. In fact, we are working on an easier solution now. No promises, but more information in the coming 2-3 days
  • Do I have to wear a mask or a face covering?
    This situation is always changing, however we do expect face coverings to be mandatory on indoor ski lifts (cable cars, telecabines) for everyone from 6 years old. 
  • Should I have Insurance with Covid cover?
    Yes, we strongly recommend that you have a travel policy with an appropriate level of cover for extra Covid related situations. Please consider situations like, (but not limited to)  cover for a canceled holiday due to testing positive for Covid, cover for missed flights or denied boarding, extra accommodation required for quarantine measures in France.
  • What is your Covid policy?
    In short, if we are unable to provide you with the holiday accommodation for Covid reasons then you will be able to reschedule your holiday and we will waive any amendment fee. If your new holiday is a lower price, the difference will be held on credit for use on a future holiday. If your new holiday is a higher price, then you will simply pay the difference. Read more.
    **A Passe Sanitaire is required to enter bars, restaurants and to use many resort facilities. It is very likely to also be required for using ski lifts if the national incidence rate reaches 200 cases for 100,000 people, which is likely to happen in December

 

Useful links:

UK Gov France Entry Requirements
French advice for foreign nationals

 

For Fully Vaccinated travellers 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO FRANCE (FROM UK)

✅ A passport valid for at least 3 months from the day you plan to return home

✅ Proof of your fully vaccinated status: Your 2nd dose or booster (via QR certificate using NHS & Tous Anti Covid Apps)

✅ A completed Declaration d'Honneur form [download here] Take a printed copy with you

✅ A negative Covid PCR test to enter France

RETURN REQUIREMENTS TO UK (FROM FRANCE)

✅ A completed Passenger Locator Form

✅ A pre-booked PCR test before the end of Day 2 after you arrive

✅ A negative Lateral Flow test to return home (within 48 hours)

 

Children

Children aged 12 years old or over who are not fully vaccinated and travelling with a fully vaccinated adult are required to present a negative test result (PCR or antigen). However, they do not need to provide an essential reason for travel, nor do they need to self-isolate on arrival.

Children aged 11 years old or younger do not need to present a negative test result to travel.

Children under 12 don't need a Passe Sanitaire but over 12’s will need one to use resort services and ski lifts. For this, they will need:

1/ proof of full vaccination (same as adults) or

2/  a new test result every 24 hours, (PCR or antigen). 

3/ proof of recovery from COVID-19 more than 11 days ago and less than 180 days ago. Verification is carried out by QR code

Testing in resort

Ski Resorts will facilitate testing stations to cover the demand for 24 hour testing. For all Covid matters, ski resorts have done an excellent job so far; and we firmly believe they will make testing manageable for visiting tourists and the volumes expected. We are told that testing stations will be open until late into the evening. 

Queuing for ski lifts (especially at busy times) is a familiarity for all of us that choose to ski, so we hope this should affect your holiday enjoyment, too much.

Further reading

Note: the advice on this page is intended as a guide and may change. Stay up to date on the FCDO website, we cannot be responsible for misconceptions or out-of-date information which can change more regularly (on the FCDO website) than this page is updated.

 

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