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Travel is back on! - here are the latest requirements (or lack thereof!)

03 May, 2022 by Investors In Property
We're sure many of you are looking to get out to the Alps and thankfully this is now possible, so here's some information the might be helpful.

The rules change from week to week so we recommend that you check the relevant web site for each country, but this is the current situation as of the 3rd of May 2022 for travellers who are fully vaccinated:

If you are fully vaccinated, you must be able to show proof of your vaccination to enter the country. 

If you have not been vaccinated then you must either show a negative PCR, or proof of recovery from COVID 19 within the last 180 days.

In the case of not being able to present your vaccination status, negative PCR, or proof of recovery, you must fill in a pre travel clearance form and quarantine in Austria for 10 days. With a negative PCR, you are able to leave your quarantine early. 

Detailed information is provided by the Federal Ministry of Austria


If you are fully vaccinated, you will need to show your proof of vaccination.

You may be asked to complete an EU-PLF form prior to boarding. 

If you are not vaccinated, you will need to provide a certificate proving your reason for essential travel. You will also need to present a negative PCR taken within 72 hours of your departure, or a negative antigen, taken 48 hours before departure. 

You may be asked to take a COVID test on your arrival into France, and to fill in the EU-PLF form before boarding. 

For details on the entry restrictions for travel to or from France from other countries, you should check the status of the country and relevant restrictions on the French Government's website. 

If you are fully vaccinated you do not need to take a Covid test in order to board a flight to Switzerland, and you do not need to show proof of vaccination. There are currently no quarantine requirements for people arriving in Switzerland from any country at present.

If you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to complete an entry form to enter the country. 

For the latest information please see the Swiss government web site

Returning to the UK:
If you are flying back to the UK you do not need a negative test to board the plane and you do not need to take a test after your arrival either. The Passenger Locater form is also no longer needed.
For countries that do require a Covid test, here are a couple of tips to help you:
NHS tests are not accepted so you will need to pay for a private fit to fly test. As the lateral flow test is cheaper than the PCR it may be more convenient to get this at a local drop in service rather than rely on a postal service.
The best option is to order your Rapid Antigen test (if required by the country you are travelling to), and take the test the day before you leave the UK and the company will email you a certificate within 2 hours. We have used this service many times provided by Qured.

If you are not double vaccinated we suggest you get the jab and your booster ASAP as without it you are seriously limited when it comes to international travel.

Travel and ski holidays are back on!
If you want advice on which resort to visit then feel free to get in touch or watch our recent video.