Skiing in France 21.22

Make The Most Of Your Ski Holiday in France This Year

Please note that we will be updating this page regularly, BUT it is your responsibility to keep up to date with current guidelines.

Last updated 03/04/2022

Note: We specialise in ski and snowboard lessons, and quite often, we’re out on the hill. So we do encourage you to do your own research on travel restrictions or to contact your travel provider. 

All travellers

All travellers should familiarise themselves with the entry rules for France before travel.

If you’re fully vaccinated

From 31 March 2022, fully vaccinated travellers from the UK aged 12 and over must provide:

  • Proof of vaccination (details below)
  • You may also be asked to complete the EU-PLF form before boarding.

Further information can be found on the French Government’s website (in French) and the French Embassy in the UK’s website (in English).

Proof of vaccination status

France will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record at the border. The French Government recognises any vaccination certificates which conform to EU norms. This means your final dose must have been administered at least 7 days prior to travel for Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna or 28 days after the second dose of Johnson & Johnson.

For details on how to demonstrate your COVID-19 status in domestic settings in France, see the Coronavirus page. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

For travellers aged 18 and over, France will recognise you as ‘vaccinated’ for entry purposes if you completed your initial vaccine course within the last 9 months. If more than 9 months have elapsed since your initial course, and you did not have a booster in that 9-month period, you will be considered unvaccinated and must follow the separate rules detailed below.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

From 31 March 2022, travellers from the UK aged 12 years and over who are not fully vaccinated need to provide:

  • A negative PCR test result is taken within 72 hours or an antigen test result is taken within 48 hours pre-departure.
  • You may also be asked to complete the EU-PLF form before boarding.

Further information can be found on the French government’s website (in French) and the French Embassy in the UK’s website (in English).

You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test from a private coronavirus testing provider. Test results must be certified by an approved private test provider to be accepted.

Read more on the UK government website.
Read more on the French government website.

Travelling from France to the UK:

… in all places (minus health establishments).

Children and young people

The French Ministry of the Interior website states that all children under 12 are exempt from all COVID-19 travel restrictions.

For travellers aged 12 to 18, please see the sections for vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers in the previous tab. In addition, depending on vaccination status and that of any accompanying adult, you may be required to provide other documentation. You should consult the full details on the French Embassy in the UK’s website.

Approximate costs:

  • RT-PRC = 43.89€
  • Antigenic (lateral flow) = 22.02€ – 45.11€
  • Lateral flow autotest (performed in front of staff at a pharmacy) 12.80€

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  • Test PCR with results in 24h: Salle des Arolles in the Croisette by appointment. Mornings only. Arrange an appointment online via:
  • Test Antigenique (lateral flow) results in 15 mins: Pharmacy at Courchevel 1850 (04 79 08 05 37)
  • Test Antigenique (lateral flow)  results in 15 mins: Cabinet medical Courchevel 1650 (04 79 07 71 64)
  • Test Antigenique (lateral flow)  results in 15 mins: Pharmacy des Arcosses, Cvl 1650 (04 79 08 26 17)
  • For more information on testing centres in in Courchevel 1550, La Tania, new testing centres and doctors who will test, click here.


  • The test centre at parc Olympique by appointment arranged online:

Meribel Mottaret:

St Martin de Belleville:

  • Antigenic tests (lateral flow): Pharmacy at St Martin.
  • Antigenic tests (lateral flow): Val Thoren’s pharmacy – By appointment only.

Morzine & Avoriaz:

  • Morzine: Pharmacie Centrale de Morzine, 64 Rte de la Plagne 74110 Morzine. 0450747023 Antigenic (lateral flow) tests results in 15 mins.
  • Avoriaz: Centre Medical of Avoriaz (04 50 74 05 42)
  • Avoriaz: The Pharmacy will do an antigenic test (lateral flow) with results in 20 mins.

Vallandry & Les Arcs:

  • Vallandry: Covid-19 test centre Mon – Sat 9h – 19h appointment only. Chalet Test Covid-19 Plan Peisey, opposite the Cabinet Médical and the Pharmacie de l’Ours. The only screening centre in Peisey-Vallandry. 04 79 07 92 12
  • Cabinet médical d’Arc 1600 : Appointment by phone: 04 79 07 78 57
  • Cabinet médical d’Arc 1800 – Charvet : Cabinet du Docteur David (112 Immeuble Belles Challes) : Appointment by phone: 04 79 00 42 65
  • Pharmacie d’Arc 1800 : Appointment at the pharmacy
  • Bourg Saint Maurice Laboratoire : Appointment by phone: 04 79 07 29 33

Val d’Isere & Tignes:

  • Pharmacie du Solaise at Val d’Isere by appointment (04 79 06 01 68)
  • Tignes: Appointment must be made in advance for the testing centre 04 79 40 09 29 Mon – Fri 9.30 – 12, 14 – 17 and weekend 10 – 12.

Find all of our French ski school meeting points, by following this link here.

  • Facemask
  • I.D or a photocopy for kids
  • Proof of vaccination status, test or recovery in QR format (for travel)


The Pass Sanitaire health pass is checked by scanning a QR code. The French system can recognise all QR codes issued in the European Union and also QR codes issued by the NHS for double vaccinations. You can present this on your phone or on paper.

You can also download the French TousAntiCovid app onto your phone and scan your QR code from your vaccination record into this app. Other people outside of the EU and the UK whose QR code is not directly recognized by the application can go to French pharmacies to have their French Health Pass validated as long as they have been vaccinated with vaccines recognized by the EU.

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… in all places, except in public transport (bus, metro, plane, train) and health establishments in which it will remain required until further notice.
  • However, wearing a mask is still recommended for positive people and risky contact cases and symptomatic people.
  • Skiers and snowboarders must respect distances between people or groups of people travelling together in the waiting lines.
  • Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.