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6th October 2021

The UK traffic light system has gone, testing has been reduced and there is a further easing of restrictions later this month.

Rules on overseas travel have been eased across the UK and now there are just red list countries where cases of Covid-19 are high.

None of the main skiing nations in Europe and North America are on the red list.

Fully vaccinated travellers coming into the UK from a non-red list country do not have to take a PCR or lateral flow test before setting off.

All travellers, except children under 5-years old,  still have to book and pay for a PCR test two days after arriving in the UK.

Other tests are not needed.

PCR test for travel. Image © PlanetSKI

PCR test for travel. Image © PlanetSKI

That test should be booked before travel.

It is expected that this PCR test will be replaced by a lateral flow test later this month, but no definite date has been given.

People will also need to complete a passenger locator form.

If you are not fully vaccinated  you still need to take a PCR or lateral flow/antigen test  within three days before returning to the UK.

You also need to take a test on or before day two and on or after day eight after your return.

You must also self-isolate at home for 10 days after arrival in the UK.

Test to Release will remain an option for unvaccinated passengers to England who want to shorten quarantine.

Here at PlanetSKI we are keeping a close eye on travel rules in and out of the skiing nations as the winter gets ever closer.

We have a full report on the current situation in Austria and will be reporting on the other skiing countries as full details become clear.

  • Covid-19 ski holiday rules in Austria

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