This information is a guide only. We cannot be held responsible for inaccurate or out of date information. Visit the official Government websites to be certain of the current laws and entry requirements for France and Switzerland. This page was last updated at 11am on the 6th Dec 2021.
Below is a summary of what we think you will need, based on your final destination being any of the French ski resorts we service.
PASSPORT : UK nationals need at least 6 months validity on their passport and should check their travel insurance and / or E111 validity.
VACCINATION STATUS : You need to carry proof of being fully vaccinated to show us and/or the authorities. The NHS Covid Pass is widely accepted in Europe. If you’re not fully vaccinated and you are only travelling for a holiday, it is highly unlikely you will be allowed to travel.
NEGATIVE TEST RESULT : Travellers (12 years old or more for entry into France) have to provide the result of a negative PCR or antigen test (in paper or digital format) carried out less than 48h hours prior to departure.
DECLARATION SUR L’HONNEUR : The Declaration sur l’honneur is a self-proclamation that you’ve been symptom-free for the last 2 days and have not been in contact with anyone who has tested positive in the last 14 days.
PROOF OF ONWARD TRANSPORT : If you are flying into Geneva Airport, it is highly advisable to have proof of onward transport out of Switzerland (i.e. a Ben’s Bus eticket)
You can use the Swiss Travel Checker to see if you can travel to Switzerland (inc transiting through Geneva Airport) and what you need.
The Swiss SEM website and the GOV.UK site are both good sources of information about flying into Geneva Airport.
This page of the French Consulate in London shows up-to-date information on the situation and all you need to know to travel to France. If you are travelling in from another country, visit the French Consulate website for that country
RETURNING BACK TO THE UK :
– According to the Swiss Travel Checker it seems you need to provide the result of a negative test carried out less than 48h hours prior to departure to transit through into Switzerland to get to Geneva airport. Since you will need one anyway to get back into the UK (see below), please have this on your possession on the bus. It is rare that the Swiss authorities check paperwork going from France to Switzerland but they could well do it so please ensure you have it on you.
– All people aged 12 years and over must take a PCR or LFD COVID-19 test before they travel to England from abroad. You must take the test within the 2 days before you travel to England. This will apply whether you qualify as fully vaccinated or not. The Tourist Office in your resort should be able tell you where to take a test.
– You will need to book and pay for a COVID-19 PCR test, to be taken after you arrive in England. You should have this booked before you fill in the PLF (see next)
– You will need to fill in the Passenger Locator Form before you fly home.
The UK FCO website is a useful source of up to date information.