Passengers travelling to France
Following the French Government’s nightly curfew announcement, all passengers arriving into France are required to carry an exemption certificate to confirm their reason for travel during curfew hours. The form can be completed online or printed here. The exemption certificate must be carried with you at all times and presented to authorities upon their request. Failure to comply may result in a €135 fine.
Further information on the curfew and exemption certificate can be found at https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-19.
French Authorities have also directed that all UK passport holders entering France from Ireland will need to present printed evidence of a negative result from a privately undertaken (not NHS) pre-departure COVID-19 PCR or other antigen test taken up to 72 hours prior to their arrival. A COVID-19 Declaration Form must also be completed. UK passport holders who permanently reside in the Irish Republic are exempt but must have proof of Irish residence (e.g. scanned utility bill). Failure to comply will likely result in you being denied entry into France.
Passengers from the UK also have to complete a ‘sworn statement’ form self-certifying they are not suffering from symptoms associated with coronavirus and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight, as well as a signed ‘travel certificate’, confirming their reason for travel. These can be found on the French government’s website. UK Passport holders living in the Republic of Ireland do not need to complete the sworn statement and travel certificate but do have to present evidence of their permanent address in the Republic of Ireland.
Passengers travelling to Republic of Ireland
With effect from Saturday 16 January 2021, all passengers arriving into Ireland are required to have evidence (email, text or document) of a negative result from a pre-departure COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken up to 72 hours prior to their arrival in Ireland. Passengers are required to present evidence of a negative result at point of boarding and will be denied boarding if they cannot produce such evidence. Passengers may be subject to prosecution, resulting in fines of up to €2,500, six months in prison or both, if they arrive in Ireland without evidence of a negative result from a PCR Covid-19 test or a valid exemption. Immigration officers will be checking passengers on arrival to Ireland.
There are limited exemptions to this requirement which includes essential supply chain workers who hold an Annex 3 Certificate, aviation and maritime crew, drivers of heavy goods vehicles, An Garda Síochána and children aged 6 and under. In addition if a citizen has a genuine humanitarian emergency requiring urgent travel, they should contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate immediately for advice and consular assistance before commencing their journey. Passengers are also advised that they should follow the public health advice in place for international arrivals in addition to adhering to local restrictions in place. Further information in relation to this requirement along with the associated public health advice can be found here.
Passengers travelling to the United Kingdom
Passengers from the Common Travel Area (CTA), which includes the Republic of Ireland, do not have to undertake a Covid-19 test or complete a passenger locator form for travel to the UK. If a passenger has been outside of the CTA within the last 10 days they should complete a Public Locator Form and continue their 10 days self-isolation.
Passengers travelling to Holland
To enter the Netherlands, you must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (other tests are not valid), taken up to 72 hours prior to arrival time. NHS tests is not valid for travel. In addition you are required to fill in a Negative Test Declaration Covid-19 form. If you cannot show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, you are not allowed to enter the Netherlands. See latest information here »
Advice for all passengers
You can choose to amend your booking online. Read more on how to amend your booking here.
For the most up to date Government advice on travel please visit https://bit.ly/2LJmOWe if you’re in the UK and https://bit.ly/34tFwbb if you’re in Ireland.