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Current Travel Advice

Winter 2021/22

In order to ensure the health and safety of our clients, staff and partners in resort, there are some rules and regulations, which we have outlined below, that must be followed in order to safely enjoy a wonderful Ski Beat holiday. Please be aware that guidelines are subject to change.

If you are unsure about any of the details please refer to the relevant links provided. If you would like to speak to one of our team, you can call us on 01273 855 100 or email us sales@skibeat.co.uk

Travelling to France

If you are fully vaccinated or have recently recovered from Covid, you are free to travel from England to France without a pre-travel Covid test as you have the documentation listed below. All children under 12 are exempt from all COVID-19 travel restrictions. For travellers aged 18 and over, France will recognise you as ‘vaccinated’ for entry purposes if you completed your initial vaccine course within the last 9 months. If more than 9 months have elapsed since your initial course, and you did not have a booster in that 9-month period, you will be considered as unvaccinated and must produce a negative pcr or antigen test.
From 31 March 2022, unvaccinated persons need to provide a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours or an antigen test result taken within 48 hours of departure. There is no longer a compelling reason needed to travel to France.

Required Documentation Adults Minors
(under 12)
Proof of vacination, including your booster, or proof that you've recovered from Covid dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago ( NHS Covid Pass or NHS Covid Pass letter.) Yes Yes No

You may also be asked to complete the EU-PLF form before boarding. You will be advised at the airport if required.

Whilst in French Resorts

From 14 March, a vaccine or health pass will no longer be required to access venues in France. Adults will no longer have to prove they’re fully vaccinated and teenagers who aren’t double jabbed won’t need to show proof of a negative test.

Age How to Apply
16+ Download the Tous Anti Covid application and upload:
- Proof of vaccination, including your booster
- Or proof that you have recovered from Covid in the last 120 days AND have recieved your first vaccination in the last 28 days.

Proof via the NHS Covid Pass or NHS Covid Pass letter.
12-15 Download the Tous Anti Covid application and upload:
- Proof of vaccination, including your booster
- Or proof that you’ve recovered from Covid in the last 120 days and have received your first vaccination in the last 28 days.

Proof via the NHS Covid Pass (expected to be available to under 16s from early February) or NHS Covid Pass letter (available now).

Or undertake a daily Lateral Flow / Antigen test in a pharmacy or testing centre in resort and present the results to access services. Your pre-travel test will cover your arrival day and our resort staff will help you arrange tests at your resort, approx €20-45 per test, no need to pre-book before travel.
Under 12 Pass Vaccinal is not required.

Covid-19 Testing in Resort

If you require a Covid 19 test whilst in resort or in advance of coming home, see below for a list of testing centres.

- Val Thorens  Antigen tests are available by appointment at the Val Thorens pharmacy & medical centre.

- La Tania: Antigen tests are available by appointment in both Meribel and Courchevel. Antigen appointments in la Tania will be via Doctolib if you have any questions please call 0033 479 082 960

- Val d‘Isere: A new testing centre (PCR & antigen) has been set up in front of the medical office Médival. A larger testing centre with capacity to test 1000 people per day will open from 17 Dec, antigen appointments will be via Doctolib or people can walk-in to get tested between 08.30-12.30, and 14.30-19.00 daily. The Val d‘Isere pharmacy can produce a health pass for 12-15 year olds, who have official proof that they have had covid, and 1 vaccine shot less then 6 months ago, certificates cost 36euros.

Tignes: In the Tignes / Val d'Isere area there is a testing centre in Tignes (PCR & antigen)

La Rosiere : Antigen tests are available in the resort Pharmacie

La Plagne : Antigen tests are available by appointment at the Plagne Center Pharmacy. Phone: 0033 4 79 09 04 8

Les Arcs: Antigen tests are available at the Medical Center in Peisey

Les Arcs: Antigen tests are pre-bookable in Arc 1800, Arc 1600 & these resorts are accessible from Arc 1950 via the inter-resort free shuttle. Arc 1950 center to open on 18 December, info to follow when available.

Additional Useful Information

Mask Wearing The requirement for face masks is no longer mandatory indoors but will still be required on public transport which includes ski lifts. For customers travelling on Jet 2 flights, the airline relaxed its Covid-19 rule on March 1, advising passengers flying to and from airports in England that wearing a mask is no longer mandatory. However, this is a personal choice and you may feel more comfortable to wear a mask. Other flight operators may still request the use of face masks.

Travel Insurance is essential. You must have adequate insurance for your ski holiday to include covid cover. Ski Beat does not sell travel insurance but it is widely available.

EHIC or GHIC card Please ensure that you have an in date card and bring with you on holidays.

Valid Passport Please ensure that your passport is valid and has at least 3 months validity on the date you return to the UK.

Ski Packs Ski packs need to be pre-booked. We can no longer sell on the transfer coaches when you arrive. Once tickets have been issued you will no longer be able to add ski packs via our online portal.

Covid-19 Testing: If you require testing whilst in resort your chalet host and resort manager will be able to advise you where your nearest testing centre is.

Oxygene Ski School Children aged 6+ are expected to wear masks whilst attending classes

All information on this page is correct at the time of publishing, however it is subject to constant change. Passengers are responsible for ensuring that all required travel documentation for their party is complete, current, valid and accurate. It is up to all persons to ensure that their level and validity of vaccination is adequate to travel to France. Ski Beat does not take responsibility for checking any of these documents. This page was last updated on 31st March 2022.