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Covid-19 related travel information for your ski holiday

LATEST NEWS 01/12/21

Swiss have confirmed that transit into and from France is now possible through Geneva, you will need a pre-departure test to enter France and Switzerland. You will need proof of your accommodation in France

LINK  Swiss Government update 

LINK UK Government update

We are not experts but we know that the process of going skiing is more complicated than it was, we wanted to provide you with an overview as we see it of the rules and requirements as of today 01/12/21, of course, these do change and not even government websites always up to date on the day. Please do check the government sites and the travel company you are using, there are some useful links below.

It will be worth it when you breathe the mountain air and feel the snow under your skis!

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are aware of any requirement relating to your ski holiday, whether that is in relation to travel to and from the UK or the requirements whilst in the resort.

Whilst we will endeavour to provide up-to-date and accurate information, it is entirely your responsibility to check the government website and to be satisfied that you are fully informed.  We accept no responsibility for the accuracy of this page or for any consequences of the information given.

The below links are for official government information.

GOVERNMENT LINKS - the current legal position

UK foreign office advice

UK passport advice 

Pass sanitere - French government information

TRAVEL PROVIDER LINKS  - well worth reading

easyjet Covid Hub

British Airways Covid Hub

Eurotunnel Covid Hub

The following is a summary of advice as we understand it on 01/12/21

As you will appreciate this is a changing situation, we aim to provide a useful overview of the situation, however,  we are not professional experts on these subjects and cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracy herein or any implications thereof.

Travel to/from France and the UK

  • A predeparture test is required to enter Switzerland and France. Please see government sites for details
  • To board a flight to Switzerland, you will be required to wear a disposable facemask, note that reusables will not be accepted
  • Arrival in Switzerland to stay in France - You will need to complete a Swiss passenger locator form and if traveling to France a French passenger locator form. (both relatively simple, they can be done at the airport but we would recommend doing them in advance) These are per passenger, links below.
  • Return to the UK, you will need to complete the passenger locator form and prove you have a test booked for day 2 of your return. Links on the government page
  • ALL PASSENGERS must have proof of accommodation in France for the duration of their stay.  You should also have proof of transfer/transport to your accommodation.  This is to allow you to transit to and from Geneva without quarantine in accordance with Swiss law
  • aged 18 and above you must be double vaccinated 
  • aged 18 and over, as of 15th January 2022 you must have a vaccine or booster within 7 months of the end of your stay
  • aged 12-17, must have had 2 vaccinations or have a certified lateral flow or PCR test within 24 hours of travel before leaving the UK, this must result in your having QR code you can show.
  • over 65, as of now,  must have had a vaccination or booster within 6 months of the end date of travel
  • Under 12 traveling with parents do not require tests
  • ALL PASSENGERS must complete a Swiss "entry form" in order to transit to France.
  • ALL PASSENGERS must complete a French Certificate of international travel download (at the bottom of the page) this will smooth your access to France
  • The NHS app showing your Covid vaccination will be accepted in the place of a pass sanitaire, see above.
  • THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT encourages you to use the "TousAntiCovide" App to make it easier when in French and smooth your holiday as it will be instantly recognised by French establishments 
  • NO OVERNIGHT STAYS IN SWITZERLAND - whilst transiting from Geneva to France or back, you are not allowed to stop overnight in Switzerland 

Whilst in France

  • You will be required to show your pass sanitaire when you check in to your chalet or hotel.
  • In order to enter  public places, you will need to show your pass sanitaire (your NHS app is accepted)  with 2 recent vaccination visible
  • There will be random checking of pass sanitaire in ski lift queues. 
  • You will be required to wear a face mask on public transport including your resort transfers.
  • Face masks will need to be worn in indoor public areas
  • Face masks will need to be worn on ski lifts and when queuing even outdoors
  • Face masks must be to government-approved standards, a normal buff is not acceptable, most resorts are selling these.
  • aged 12-17, unless double vaccinated, will require daily (every 24 hours) supervised lateral flow testing, this can be booked in advance for some resorts (See tourist office website)
  • aged over 65 from 15th December 2021will have to have had a vaccination or booster within 7 months of the end of their holiday or will require daily (every 24 hours) supervised lateral flow testing, this can be booked in advance for some resorts (See tourist office website)
  • Face masks are not required whilst actively engaging in outdoor activities, such as skiing
  • Our staff will be wearing face masks in your chalet, you will not be required to wear a face mask in your chalet.
  • The NHS app showing your Covid vaccination will be accepted in the place of a pass sanitaire
  • THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT encourages you to use the "TousAntiCovide" App to make it easier when in French and smooth your holiday

Returning to UK

  • You will need to complete a PCR test within 48 hours of your return to the UK, once you have a clear result you are released from quarantine and are free to go back to normal.
  • There are plenty of options to book your rapid PCR tests, some guaranteed within hours, meaning you may well be clear the day you get home.  Just google for options.

We strongly recommend that you print all paperwork in addition to having it on your phone

Whilst we will endeavour to provide up-to-date and accurate information, it is entirely your responsibility to check the government website and to be satisfied that you are fully informed.  We accept no responsibility for the accuracy of this page or for any consequences of the information given.

Regardless of the above our normal booking conditions apply to your holiday including the specific information relating to any implications of Covid-19.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you are adequately insured for all eventualities.