The latest Covid rules at ski resorts and advice for travelers


Entry conditions

France has banned all non-essential travel for British citizens. Before this imposition, fully vaccinated people could travel to France with proof of a negative test up to 48 hours before travel, and children aged 12 and over had to show proof of a test result for avoid quarantine. Find more information here.

Are the seaside resorts open?

Yes, the resorts in France are now open and benefit from the best snow conditions at the start of the season in recent history.

What rules are in place?

It is a legal obligation for anyone over the age of 12 to show a pass sanitary or an NHS vaccination certificate to enter all restaurants, cafes and bars – even to sit outside. For those over 65, the third booster dose will be mandatory to activate the pass from December 15, all other people over 12 will continue to require proof of full vaccination, recovery or a negative test performed every 24 hours to activate their pass. Tests are available for adolescents at beach resorts, costing around € 22 for an antigen test or € 44 for a PCR.

From January 15, a third booster dose will be mandatory for all adults to activate their health pass. If an adult has not received a booster within seven months of their second vaccine, then their pass will be deactivated and they will have to join the unvaccinated for daily testing.

Unfortunately, as cases increase, this limit has been exceeded and health passes will be required to ski, for the time being until cases decrease. Earlier this month, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State for Tourism in France, confirmed: “If health passes were required on ski lifts, checks should be carried out when the ski passes are sold. , at the start of ski lessons, and randomly at the entrance to the ski lifts. I trust those who work in the mountains, they are professionals when it comes to welcoming and managing large numbers of visitors. “

Masks will again be mandatory in all indoor spaces, including those covered by the sanitary pass, including bars, cafes and restaurants, when not sitting, eating or drinking. Face masks are also required for anyone over the age of 11 when they gather for ski schools, at large outdoor events like Christmas markets and on ski lifts, but not on the slopes – currently, there is no capacity limit on the ski lifts. From December 10, nightclubs have closed and from January 3, cafes and bars will be table-only and indoor events will be limited to 2,000 people and outdoor public gatherings will be limited to 5. 000 people.

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