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COVID 19 - Travelling to French Ski Resorts 2022

Updated:[09/03/2022]

As of February 12, 2022 there are no restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers coming into France PLUS the Vaccine Pass (Pass Sanitaire) and mask-wearing requirements will be removed on March 14 2022.

For the most up to date information re. travel to France visit the French Consulate Website AMBA for more information here.

We also find this article useful in the Connexion Magazine. It is regularly updated.

There are no restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers. You need to present the following:

  • Proof of being fully vaccinated
  • Sign a sworn statement (engagement sur l’honneur) confirming that you are not experiencing Covid symptoms and have not in the last 14 days been in contact with a confirmed Covid case.

As of February 12, 2022 , travelers vaccinated within the meaning of European regulations no longer need to present a test before their departure. Proof of a complete vaccination schedule becomes sufficient to arrive in France, regardless of the country of origin.

What does France count as fully-vaccinated?

Adults (18 and above) : People aged over 18 years and one month need to receive a booster dose within nine months of their second vaccine dose (or first in the case of the single-dose Janssen jab) in order to continue to be classed as ‘fully vaccinated’ for entry into France.

Fully vaccinated travellers no longer have to provide the result of a negative PCR or antigen test. They must still present a sworn statement.

You must sign a sworn statement (engagement sur l’honneur) confirming that you are not experiencing Covid symptoms and have not in the last 14 days been in contact with a confirmed Covid case.

KIDS 12-17 YEARS : Kids aged 12-17 years take on the vaccination status of their parents.

Hence no need for 1 or 2 vaccinations as the measures applied to vaccinated adults extend to the minors accompanying them, whether they are vaccinated or not (no compelling reason and no isolation).

Kids aged 12 to 17 must still fill in a sworn statement. Minors are classed as children aged 12-17 years, an 18 year old is classed as an adult in France.

KIDS UNDER 12 : Unvaccinated Children under 12 - No test required.

Children aged under 12 are not required to carry out any tests or show any vaccination status, but must still fill in a sworn statement.

Travel Through Switzerland : If you’re flying to Geneva Airport (or any Swiss airport) and transiting to France, you no longer need a Swiss version of a passenger locator form or proof of your onward travel to France.

We include a link regarding travel from the UK to Switzerland here: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/switzerland/entry-requirements

The French Pass Sanitaire

Vaccine pass and mask-wearing requirements will be removed from the majority of public spaces from Monday, March 14, France’s Prime Minister Jean Castex has announced.

The vaccine pass system, which currently only allows entry to people who are fully vaccinated against Covid or who have recently recovered from the virus, will come to an end “in every place where it is applied.”

To date, the vaccination pass is required to go to a restaurant or to the cinema or to buy a ski lift pass. This is no longer needed as of 14th March.

NB: It is still unclear as to whether or not full vaccination status will be required from 14th March to travel into France. Therefore we recommend that you still download the French Tous Anti-Covid App (NHS Track and Trace equivalent) which is useful for displaying all your vaccine certificates for travel.

'Tous Anti-Covid App' - used here in France now recognises documentation from the UK.

The French Consulate Website has a useful link on their website here: Health Pass and Vaccination

Useful Links:

https://uk.ambafrance.org/COVID-19-rules-for-travel-between-France-and-the-UK-28918

Vaccination and Health Pass information for France

https://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/travelling-with-us/latest/covid-19/#foca

https://www.easyjet.com/en/covid-19-travel-hub/country-specific-restrictions-and-entry-requirements

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