The travel requirements for your upcoming holiday to France may look rather different from what you have been used to in the past. When preparing for your upcoming French holiday, please ensure that you are familiar with everything that you will be required to do and act accordingly. You will not be able to travel to France without having completed these forms and purchased COVID-19 tests in advance.
Our Sales Travel Experts and After Sales Care Team are on hand six days a week, from 9am to 5pm, to help answer any Covid-19 queries that you might have. You may also be interested to read about the measures that we have taken to safeguard against the Coronavirus in our ski resorts.
Last update: 15th March 2022
There are standard entry requirements for all passengers, and further requirements depending on your age and vaccination status.
Please print all documentation ahead of time rather than trying to download it in the Arrivals Hall of Grenoble airport.
Fully vaccinated travellers 12+ years old
Unvaccinated (or not fully vaccinated or boosted) travellers 18+ years old & Unvaccinated (or not fully vaccinated) travellers 12-17 years old
Passengers who are 0-11 years old
Demonstrating your COVID-19 status
France will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record at the border for example, as found on the NHS App (where applicable and available or a Covid pass letter for those under 16 years old). Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
The French Government recognises the following vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, Oxford/AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson (the vaccines recognised by the European Medical Agency). “Fully vaccinated” is defined by the completion of a vaccination schedule, specifically:
Wearing a mask
Facemasks are mandatory at the airports and on your flight. Specific guidelines may vary from airline to airline, so please check with your airline for the most up to date information. For your airport transfer to resort guests aged 6 years and above require facemasks.
When should I wear a face mask?
Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
Face masks are mandatory on public transport and in all health establishments.
There are no internal travel restrictions in France, however measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should visit the French government Coronavirus Information page or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information and to stay up to date on restrictions.
Passenger Locator Form (PLF)
Applicable for anyone returning before Friday 18th March at 4am. After this date you are no longer required to complete a form.
There is one compulsory form for everyone to complete before your return to England, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk to access the form.
The online Passenger Locator Form must be completed within the 72 hour period before arrival into England. After you complete the form you will receive a QR code via email. You can print this out or show it on your phone as proof of completion. You will need to present this at the airport.
Certificate to leave France
There is a further form for those aged 18 or over who are not vaccinated or not fully vaccinated to complete; a Certificate to leave Metropolitan France, which specifies exemptions for travel. Your reason for leaving will be checked before your departure by the French authorities.
If you are fully vaccinated, or under the age of 18, you will no longer need to take a test within 2 days of returning.
If you would like to speak to a member of the team, contact us on 0207 3618 880 during opening hours.
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Latest travel information.
The latest Covid-19 travel advice from the FCDO and French Government.
Some of the forms and Health Partners may require your resort address. For ease, the addresses for Mark Warner’s ski resorts are:
Chalet Hotel L’Ecrin, Le Val Claret 73320, Tignes
Chalet Hotel Aiguille Percee, Montee Du Rosset, Tignes Le Lac 73320
These requirements are to be used as guidelines only and should be used as the basis of your own research. As the instructions from the UK and International Governments are regularly reviewed, please check with our Health Partners, the FCDO and government websites for the latest requirements when travelling in and out of England.
The requirements outlined are only applicable for guests travelling to and from England, other parts of the UK and international travellers should seek further guidance as they may require following different protocols.