France Opens to UK Tourists – What are the rules?
The news we’ve been waiting for since the middle of last month has now broken, with France set to allow British tourists to visit again from Friday 14th January 2022.
The timing couldn’t be better, with great snow conditions across the Alps and glorious sunshine waiting for you.
France have updated their travel rules for the UK to France with immediate effect, meaning that fully vaccinated travellers from the UK can enter France without the need for a compelling reason to travel, or the requirement to isolate on arrival.
Anyone over 12 years old will simply need a negative Covid test (PCR or anitgen) from an approved private test provider, taken within 24-hours pre-departure and must complete a sworn attestation confirming that they have not experienced any COVID-19 symptoms or been in contact with a positive case before travel. You can download and complete this form in English.
If transiting through Geneva to enter France, the rules regarding tests and vaccination status are basically the same, there is no need for any additional tests for this, but you must also complete a Swiss Entry Form.
For your return to the UK, there is no requirement to take a test prior to the return journey, you simply need to complete a UK Passenger Locator Form and you must then take a Day 2 PCR or antigen test after your return, but again there is no requirement to isolate while you wait for the results.
We hope this info is useful and we recommend checking out the UK Government official site for up to date and more detailed information.
We’re already seeing a surge in demand since the news broke, so our top tip is to get your plans sorted early and book your transfers with Ski-Lifts as soon as possible to get the best price and avoid missing out, especially for peak dates.
All of us in the Ski-Lifts team look forward to seeing you very soon!