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So the unwitnessed ones will suffice.
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boulevardier wrote:
Demeurant : residing . Hope this helps !


Sorry, is this where you are residing in France for your trip, or where you reside in UK??!!

Cheers, everyone.
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Eagerly waiting wrote:
So the unwitnessed ones will suffice.
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Yes, definitely, from personal experience (several times).
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FYI.
We have recently (yesterday) used Testingforall day 2 LFT on return to UK.

Whole process took about 45 mins. That includes us reading the instructions.
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KVet79 wrote:
boulevardier wrote:
Demeurant : residing . Hope this helps !


Sorry, is this where you are residing in France for your trip, or where you reside in UK??!!

Cheers, everyone.


Residence in the UK (or you could just use the English version !!)
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Thanks for all the help and tips, really useful. Can I clarify though the form says:

"I hereby agree on my honour to take an antigen test or biological examination on arrival in metropolitan France (traveller aged above 12 years)."

So I have to take another test on arriving? Can this one be a self administered NHS freebie?
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Apols but I am thick and just want to bee 100% from those who've already experienced this debacle . . flying out to Austria (via Frankfurt) next week

1 - NHS Covid App & QR codes for triple jabbed - DONE
2 - Same day PCR test booked for morning of day prior (Austria 48hrs max) - DONE
3 - 2 Day return kit to be collected at PCR appointment - DONE

Am I missing anything? Do I need to complete any other forms for entry / re-entry to
a) Germany (Transit/airside only)
b) Austria
c) UK (return)

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FrediKanoute wrote:
Can I clarify though the form says:

"I hereby agree on my honour to take an antigen test or biological examination on arrival in metropolitan France (traveller aged above 12 years)."

So I have to take another test on arriving? Can this one be a self administered NHS freebie?
That particular line is different between the French text and the English text versions of the form.
French text (effectively) says "I hereby agree to take a test on entry if asked". English text says "I hereby agree to take a test on entry", missing the crucial "if asked" bit.

This has not changed tho, and was the same before Xmas. I have not heard of any tests being enforced on entry. We certainly didn't see any when we travelled on the 17th.
If you're feeling paranoid, sign the French version (I was. And we did. Laughing )
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wibble44 wrote:
FrediKanoute wrote:
Can I clarify though the form says:

"I hereby agree on my honour to take an antigen test or biological examination on arrival in metropolitan France (traveller aged above 12 years)."

So I have to take another test on arriving? Can this one be a self administered NHS freebie?
That particular line is different between the French text and the English text versions of the form.
French text (effectively) says "I hereby agree to take a test on entry if asked". English text says "I hereby agree to take a test on entry", missing the crucial "if asked" bit.

This has not changed tho, and was the same before Xmas. I have not heard of any tests being enforced on entry. We certainly didn't see any when we travelled on the 17th.
If you're feeling paranoid, sign the French version (I was. And we did. Laughing )


Cool. Thanks. I will work on that basis.
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Belch wrote:
Apols but I am thick and just want to bee 100% from those who've already experienced this debacle . . flying out to Austria (via Frankfurt) next week

1 - NHS Covid App & QR codes for triple jabbed - DONE
2 - Same day PCR test booked for morning of day prior (Austria 48hrs max) - DONE
3 - 2 Day return kit to be collected at PCR appointment - DONE

Am I missing anything? Do I need to complete any other forms for entry / re-entry to
a) Germany (Transit/airside only)
b) Austria
c) UK (return)

Cheers


You do not need a PCR on return - the LFT one is all that is needed now :: UK PLF should be filled out :: NOTE -- UK regulations to be reviewed on the 26th ;
Suspect you will need a PLF for Austria - not sure, check other threads :: here's one -- https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=153006&start=7160
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Would someone please clarify:
1) Is test requirement for entry into Geneva from the US based on departure time or arrival time into GVA?
2) I am getting a transfer from GVA to Megeve. Do transfer companies require the health pass?
3) Does GVA recognize verified (video) self-tests as sufficient for the antigen test?
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@Jsnow11, Welcome to SnowHeads

My understanding for 1) is this

Swiss - valid on boarding and entry
France - valid on boarding
Italy - valid on arriving

2) not sure
3) It accepts paid for ones. i.e. ones that come with a certificate as proof

====== Edit ======

I have just checked : https://travelcheck.admin.ch/home : and it seems that travellers entering Switzerland from the USA do not need any departure test !!

Follow my link and enter your details to confirm

France may however need a test to enter....

https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel
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You know it makes sense.
i see that France had nearly 500,000 cases yesterday

what are the chances of France closing down again

or Macron doing what he did 2 years ago and shut the ski resorts to ease the pressure of the hospitals ???

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Would need to look at hospitalization rates etc to work that out. Hopefully the peak has been reached and numbers will drop off soon, and then the lag to critical care etc.
The other option is to make tests harder to get or charge for them....
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you mean like the UK have done ......... thinks !!!
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albob wrote:
Belch wrote:
Apols but I am thick and just want to bee 100% from those who've already experienced this debacle . . flying out to Austria (via Frankfurt) next week

1 - NHS Covid App & QR codes for triple jabbed - DONE
2 - Same day PCR test booked for morning of day prior (Austria 48hrs max) - DONE
3 - 2 Day return kit to be collected at PCR appointment - DONE

Am I missing anything? Do I need to complete any other forms for entry / re-entry to
a) Germany (Transit/airside only)
b) Austria
c) UK (return)

Cheers


You do not need a PCR on return - the LFT one is all that is needed now :: UK PLF should be filled out :: NOTE -- UK regulations to be reviewed on the 26th ;
Suspect you will need a PLF for Austria - not sure, check other threads :: here's one -- https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=153006&start=7160


Thanks - have only ordered LFT for day 2 return. PLF = Passenger locator for both ends?
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"PLF = Passenger locator for both ends? " yep ; but not sure if you need one for Germany (as you are only transitting..)
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albob wrote:
"PLF = Passenger locator for both ends? " yep ; but not sure if you need one for Germany (as you are only transitting..)


Point - not sure on this. Sure I read somewhere that it wasn't necessary as I'm only transiting through . .
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albob wrote:
@Jsnow11, Welcome to SnowHeads

My understanding for 1) is this

Swiss - valid on boarding and entry
France - valid on boarding
Italy - valid on arriving

2) not sure
3) It accepts paid for ones. i.e. ones that come with a certificate as proof

====== Edit ======

I have just checked : https://travelcheck.admin.ch/home : and it seems that travellers entering Switzerland from the USA do not need any departure test !!

Follow my link and enter your details to confirm

France may however need a test to enter....

https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel



Thank you for your reply. Is your answer for no test for Switzerland (Travelcheck) based on selecting “Transit without stopover”?

Will I need to fill out the French Sworn Statement? Is Megeve and Chamonix considered Metropolitan France?
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Hi everyone, I’m new here, and just registered to see if I could find some info about going skiing in Switzerland.

I’ve not read all 13 pages of this thread so apologies if it’s already been addressed but the first page mentions the entry requirements to Switzerland.

This website has an interactive checking tool for requirements to enter CH and although it says it will be updated on 22 Jan, at present, it seems you can enter, by road at least, if you’ve had covid in the previous 12 months, and with a LFT <48 hrs old.

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html

What I’m after is real world experience of being there. Could anyone please clarify whether a certificate of having had a positive PCR test in last 12 months will suffice for buying lift pass, using lifts and entry to accommodation and restaurants?

Many thanks!


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Jsnow11 wrote:
albob wrote:
@Jsnow11, Welcome to SnowHeads

My understanding for 1) is this

Swiss - valid on boarding and entry
France - valid on boarding
Italy - valid on arriving

2) not sure
3) It accepts paid for ones. i.e. ones that come with a certificate as proof

====== Edit ======

I have just checked : https://travelcheck.admin.ch/home : and it seems that travellers entering Switzerland from the USA do not need any departure test !!

Follow my link and enter your details to confirm

France may however need a test to enter....

https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel



Thank you for your reply. Is your answer for no test for Switzerland (Travelcheck) based on selecting “Transit without stopover”?

Will I need to fill out the French Sworn Statement? Is Megeve and Chamonix considered Metropolitan France?


I entered :: "Transit without stopover: I enter only for transit, with the intention and the possibility of continuing directly to another country (without stopover)" - so YES

"Will I need to fill out the French Sworn Statement? Is Megeve and Chamonix considered Metropolitan France?" - yes to both
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@Swiss Frank, @Jsnow11, The Regulations are changing on the 22th of Jan for Switzerland

Press release - https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/das-bag/aktuell/medienmitteilungen.msg-id-86839.html

"Amended rules on testing to enter Switzerland
From Saturday, 22 January, persons who have been vaccinated or who have recovered from COVID-19 will no longer be required to present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test before entering Switzerland. Persons who are not vaccinated or who have not recovered from COVID-19 will
still have to take the tests to enter the country. However, due to limited testing capacity, travellers will no longer be required to take follow-up tests four to seven days after arriving, meaning that the '3G' rule applies to enter Switzerland. The Passenger Locator Form (PLF) will only have to be completed by those travelling to Switzerland by plane or on a long-distance bus service."
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I wonder if the need for a day 2 test into the UK will be scrapped soon, following the announcement today of the relaxing of the rules?
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@feefee, I was wondering the same ; think a review is due on the 26th
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@albob, I’m holding off ordering until the last minute, having already lost a lot of money from cancelled trips.
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Just a suggestion: in the first page of the topic it should be stated the equivalency for recovered people and not just "proof of vaccination", as they are equivalent most of times.
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feefee wrote:
@albob, I’m holding off ordering until the last minute, having already lost a lot of money from cancelled trips.


I bought mine last week at £15.50 - next day they were £12.95 !!!
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albob wrote:
Jsnow11 wrote:
albob wrote:
@Jsnow11, Welcome to SnowHeads

My understanding for 1) is this

Swiss - valid on boarding and entry
France - valid on boarding
Italy - valid on arriving

2) not sure
3) It accepts paid for ones. i.e. ones that come with a certificate as proof

====== Edit ======

I have just checked : https://travelcheck.admin.ch/home : and it seems that travellers entering Switzerland from the USA do not need any departure test !!

Follow my link and enter your details to confirm

France may however need a test to enter....

https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel



Thank you for your reply. Is your answer for no test for Switzerland (Travelcheck) based on selecting “Transit without stopover”?

Will I need to fill out the French Sworn Statement? Is Megeve and Chamonix considered Metropolitan France?


I entered :: "Transit without stopover: I enter only for transit, with the intention and the possibility of continuing directly to another country (without stopover)" - so YES

"Will I need to fill out the French Sworn Statement? Is Megeve and Chamonix considered Metropolitan France?" - yes to both


Thank you again. Who does this Sworn Statement get turned into? Does the transfer shuttle get stopped at the French border, or is there French customs that are checking these at the airport? Please excuse my lack of knowledge, I have not been over to Europe before.
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@Jsnow11, Good question (don't know the answer!) - there are minimal border checks between Switzerland and France, so who would you hand it to??

I haven't been since Covid, but when I did a transit from Geneva to France , there was nothing at the border

Somebody who knows for certain will hopefully turn up...
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Hi guys,

I am travelling from Ireland to Italy (Turin) and plan on driving from Turin airport to France (val thorens). Would appreciate advice from anyone who have completed a similar journey recently on what rules we need to follow?

1. Do we only need to satisfy the conditions for the country that is our final destination?

OR

2. Do we need to satisfy conditions for Italy & France and then on the way home, satisfy the conditions for Italy & Ireland?

If it is number 2, then we need to have 24hr antigen test for both Italy & France AND passenger locator form for both countries? (as well as covid cert and perhaps the sworn statement for france). And for the return journey, We need 24hr antigen test to cover Italy (none required for ireland) AND passenger locator form for Italy & Ireland plus covid certs?

Appreciate this looks like a needlessly complicated journey!

Is tehre going to be border checks between Italy & france?
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albob wrote:
"PLF = Passenger locator for both ends? " yep ; but not sure if you need one for Germany (as you are only transitting..)


Austrian PLF can only be completed 72hrs prior to entry. . . .hopefully Boris will scrap re entry red tape as his last decent act prior to being sent to the tower / back benches
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Sean1234 wrote:
Hi guys,

I am travelling from Ireland to Italy (Turin) and plan on driving from Turin airport to France (val thorens). Would appreciate advice from anyone who have completed a similar journey recently on what rules we need to follow?

1. Do we only need to satisfy the conditions for the country that is our final destination?

OR

2. Do we need to satisfy conditions for Italy & France and then on the way home, satisfy the conditions for Italy & Ireland?

If it is number 2, then we need to have 24hr antigen test for both Italy & France AND passenger locator form for both countries? (as well as covid cert and perhaps the sworn statement for france). And for the return journey, We need 24hr antigen test to cover Italy (none required for ireland) AND passenger locator form for Italy & Ireland plus covid certs?

Appreciate this looks like a needlessly complicated journey!

Is tehre going to be border checks between Italy & france?


Put your details in here (click on 'take the survey') https://www.esteri.it/en/ministero/normativaonline/focus-cittadini-italiani-in-rientro-dall-estero-e-cittadini-stranieri-in-italia/

I haven't read all of it - but looks like exempt if transiting : leave you sorting out the French requirements : very little border checking between EU states (seems if one lets you, they all let you in)
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Is it possible to add 'Flying into Spain and transiting to France' or is this just a bit niche? Hehe
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@albob, thanks for the reply, it does appear to be number 1 then.. hard to find a definitive answer on this! Will probably try to meet all conditions in anycase!
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albob wrote:
@Jsnow11, Good question (don't know the answer!) - there are minimal border checks between Switzerland and France, so who would you hand it to??

I haven't been since Covid, but when I did a transit from Geneva to France , there was nothing at the border

Somebody who knows for certain will hopefully turn up...


I guess I am a bit confused then. If no requirements if no stopover in Switzerland, and no checks going into France, then there wouldn’t be any check at all basically? That is surprising. Am I correct in that despite there being a French side in GVA, that everyone entering would be subject to Switzerland rules of entry?

And not to confuse more, but we were planning to take a day trip to Courmayeur while staying in Chamonix? Would I be checked for a test going thru the tunnel?
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".Am I correct in that despite there being a French side in GVA, that everyone entering would be subject to Switzerland rules of entry?"

Yes, the French side is only for 'Domestic' arrivals

I think if I was you - I would do Passenger location forms for both counties just in case and do a Lateral Flow test, again 'Just in Case' (would hate to be turned back!)

Most people here in the UK are doing self-administered (paid for) LFT's : you do the test at home ; upload photo to app or website ; they send you the results

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"And not to confuse more, but we were planning to take a day trip to Courmayeur while staying in Chamonix? Would I be checked for a test going thru the tunnel?"

Shouldn't be - In theory there are no borders in the EU ; bit like crossing a State border in the US
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Sean1234 wrote:
@albob, thanks for the reply, it does appear to be number 1 then.. hard to find a definitive answer on this! Will probably try to meet all conditions in anycase!


We are the same - fly into Turin for onward transfer to France. Not at all clear if we need to retest to come back into Italy for our flight home?
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New government meeting announced this evening in France .
Discussion regarding easing of restrictions ( Good)
Also changes to testing,(not good)
french scientists saying LFT no good at finding omnicron rolling eyes
I sincerely hope they don’t change to PCR as we travel Sat morning Mad
Strange how they find 400k cases per day but say tests can’t find OMNi Puzzled Puzzled
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