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PCR test in ski resorts in France

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Apologies if this topic has been addressed already. I'm a French citizen and resident in Dubai. Getting to France to ski is not an issue. There's a direct flight to Lyon and no quarantine required. My main issue is when I plan to return to Dubai, I need a negative PCR test taken no more than 96 hours before the flight. I called val d'isere and they said that for now there is no plan to facilitate these tests but they're working on a solution. I don't want to waste 1 day of skiing to travel to the closest town to get tested and labs may be overwhelmed and prioritize people with actual symptoms.

Are you aware of any resort that facilitates tests for tourists that have to fly back? Is a negative test required before reentry to the UK?

Many thanks for your help
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No tests for the UK - we are either quarantined or not based on which country you've flown from.

Fly to UK from France = 14 days quarantine
Fly to UK from Greece = 0 days quarantine
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I had a test done in Evian, and got the result the next day.
I called in the morning to make the appointment, then went along - easy as.
I had the test done in the afternoon, so could easily have skied until 2PM in any of the nearby resorts.
If the resort don't facilitate it then either go somewhere that does (Morzine offered free walk-in tests a few weeks back), or a resort near towns with labs.
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@zinekar, Did you contact the Medical Centre in Val d'Isere or the Tourist Office ?
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Thank you for the suggestion. Any of the major resorts fit this criteria? Not easy to find the info online.
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rjs wrote:
@zinekar, Did you contact the Medical Centre in Val d'Isere or the Tourist Office ?
yes. they said that for now they offer nothing but they're aware of the issue and working on it. Suggested I call in 2 weeks. I'm not very hopeful if they still haven't figured it out by October.
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zinekar wrote:
rjs wrote:
@zinekar, Did you contact the Medical Centre in Val d'Isere or the Tourist Office ?
yes. they said that for now they offer nothing but they're aware of the issue and working on it. Suggested I call in 2 weeks. I'm not very hopeful if they still haven't figured it out by October.

It's off season. They are more likely to sort it by December.
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This was discussed on Radio Val d’Isere earlier in the week.

À Val d'Isère de nombreux clients et tours operators s'inquiètent de la possibilité réaliser des tests Covid 19 cet hiver. Val d'Isère Tourisme nous informait samedi qu'ils travaillaient à la mise en place d'un service dédié sur la station. Il n'est pas encore possible de dire si un centre de dépistage sera effectif directement chez nous cet hiver. Cette possibilité devrait être confirmée dans les prochaines semaines. Aujourd'hui, il faut se rendre au laboratoire de Bourg St Maurice, au plus près, pour effectuer un test. Les tests virologiques (RT-PCR) sont réalisables sans ordonnance et pris en charge intégralement par l’Assurance Maladie. Afin d’alléger les files d’attente, il est conseillé, avant de se rendre au laboratoire, de remplir un formulaire en ligne.

The majority of services in Val d’Isere are closed at the moment so give it a few weeks. The pharmacy offer anti body tests with results within the hour so they do have facilities in town that probably could be expanded.
Or a round trip to Bourg St Maurice would take under 2 hours.
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My friend came over from Dubai recently, he had a test in the local laboratory to enable them to fly home......
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Pastorius wrote:
No tests for the UK - we are either quarantined or not based on which country you've flown from.

Fly to UK from France = 14 days quarantine
Fly to UK from Greece = 0 days quarantine


We're quarantined based on where we've been, not where we've flown from.

When you fill in the form before travelling back to the UK you have to declare where you've been in the last 14 days.
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This is great feedback. Thank you!! I guess i’ll wait until early December to book

muppet wrote:
This was discussed on Radio Val d’Isere earlier in the week.

À Val d'Isère de nombreux clients et tours operators s'inquiètent de la possibilité réaliser des tests Covid 19 cet hiver. Val d'Isère Tourisme nous informait samedi qu'ils travaillaient à la mise en place d'un service dédié sur la station. Il n'est pas encore possible de dire si un centre de dépistage sera effectif directement chez nous cet hiver. Cette possibilité devrait être confirmée dans les prochaines semaines. Aujourd'hui, il faut se rendre au laboratoire de Bourg St Maurice, au plus près, pour effectuer un test. Les tests virologiques (RT-PCR) sont réalisables sans ordonnance et pris en charge intégralement par l’Assurance Maladie. Afin d’alléger les files d’attente, il est conseillé, avant de se rendre au laboratoire, de remplir un formulaire en ligne.

The majority of services in Val d’Isere are closed at the moment so give it a few weeks. The pharmacy offer anti body tests with results within the hour so they do have facilities in town that probably could be expanded.
Or a round trip to Bourg St Maurice would take under 2 hours.
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