UK Skiers Heading to France Will Need Negative Covid Test

The French government has announced that being double jabbed is not enough. The new measure applies to all people from non-EU countries. UPDATED

The move was announced after the weekly meeting of the Defence Council.

The new rule comes into force at 0001 hrs on Saturday, 4th December.

The test can be either an antigen test or a PCR test.

It must have been taken within the previous 48-hours of travelling.

Arrivals from within the EU or the Schengen zone will only have to have a test if they are not vaccinated.

That test must have been taken in the previous 24-hours.

It follows the spread of the omicron variant.

On Thursday 2nd December, the French authorities provided a few more details of the requirements.

The latest decree makes it clear that the test before travelling to France must be one that allows “the detection of the N protein of SARS-Cov-2”.

Visitors coming from the UK are told they may also be tested on arrival in France.

Last week the health pass requirement was extended.

See our earlier story on the rules and regulations in French ski resorts:

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