Covid-19 Travel Checklist
Updated 1st April 2022
It is important to state that all of the information below is to the best of our knowledge at the time of writing; this is an evolving situation and liable to change with little or no notice. British nationals should keep up to date with the latest Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office here. Non-British nationals should check with their own embassy and consulate.
Please make sure you check regulations and guidelines all the way up to before you’re due to depart as requirements can change with little notice. It is the passenger's responsibility to do this and if you don’t follow the guidance, you may be refused travel. Please note, travel requirements are in line with the destination's government guidance, as well as FCDO advice.
**TRAVEL TO FRANCE**
The UK is now on France's green list.
Fully vaccinated travellers no longer need to provide a negative COVID test to travel to France.
Children under 18 years, whether vaccinated or not, or whether accompanied by vaccinated adults are not subject to compelling reasons needed to travel.
All travellers who have had one or no jabs will only need to provide a PCR test result from within the past 72 hours, or an antigen test result from within the past 48 hours.
Children under 12 are exempt from all COVID travel restrictions in all cases.
Full details can be seen here.
Fully vaccinated children aged 12-17 don’t need to take a test but will be asked to show their vaccination status.
Please note that masks are still required in airport terminals and on public transport including ski lifts.
NOW RESTRICTIONS HAVE EASED…
Please be aware for those of you who have booked your holiday and are not able to travel because your vaccinations are not up to date or you do not satisfy the entry requirements, this is not something Erna Low can cancel and refund you for and normal cancellation terms will apply.
OUTBOUND TRAVEL CHECKLIST
Ensure your passport is valid here.
Ensure you have appropriate travel insurance. If you have purchased insurance through Erna Low, there is helpful documentation here.
Proof of vaccination to travel including boosters where necessary. Please see vaccinations accepted by the French Government here.
You will need to download your proof of vaccination. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully.
Pack lateral flow tests.
Be clear on what happens if you test positive when away. At this time, any travel still includes an element of risk. Be prepared and consider what it will be like if you or one of your party do test positive when abroad.
TRAVELLING VIA OTHER DESTINATIONS
If you are transiting through other countries en route to your destination (for example airports in Italy and Switzerland), please ensure you check the relevant travel regulations here.
This includes travelling via Switzerland (Geneva). As this is a popular airport for ski destinations, please see our best understanding of the current requirements below:
TRAVEL TO SWITZERLAND
Travellers from the United Kingdom to Switzerland:
As recommended by the Swiss government, we recommend everyone check the Swiss Travel Checker to view the measures that apply to you as an individual however there is currently no proof needed other than confirmation of your full vaccination status required to enter Switzerland. Please note in Switzerland, masks are still required on public transport including ski lifts.
More information regarding Swiss travel can be found here on the Swiss SEM website.
KEEPING YOU SAFE
Our suppliers all work alongside the relevant health and safety authorities on implementing effectively reinforced hygiene and protection measures.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU TEST POSITIVE IN RESORT?
If at any point you test positive or have symptoms, you will be asked to follow the below:
- Stay in your apartment
- Where possible, stay in an area of the room that can be confined e.g. with a door
- Avoid close contact with others
- Speak to your insurance as soon as possible to confirm suitable arrangements
- Isolate as per the guidelines. This may be a useful document to read about how long you must isolate for.
No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant.
Plan ahead and make sure you:
- Understand what your insurance will cover and can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned.
- Where applicable, ensure you have extra supplies of any medication or medical equipment you need in case of delays such as having to self-isolate overseas. Remember to carry copies of prescriptions.
OUR SHARED RESPONSIBILITY
We have a shared responsibility to look after each other - let’s all do our bit to protect ourselves and others. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
If you are disinclined to travel: please see our cancellation terms here
If you have any queries regarding testing or entry requirements: please look at the relevant authorities' websites. For UK travellers, this is on the FCDO page here.
We would like to thank you all for your patience, support and understanding.