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For the love of ski.

Your next ski holiday may look a little different from what you are used to, but at the end of the day, the mountains are still there and the snow will still fall and cruising down your favourite run on a crisp, bluebird day will still be as good as ever before. Probably even better!

We want to make sure that we are doing everything possible to ensure that everyone is safe and comfortable on their ski holiday, so we have outlined some resources which may be helpful to you when planning your next ski trip.

The EU Digital Covid Certificate & Testing Requirements

For the safety of all those travelling, the Republic of Ireland operates the EU Digital Covid Certificate system for travel within EU member states. You must ensure that you have your EU Digital Covid Certificate (DCC) with you throughout your holiday.Each member state decides what entry restrictions or requirements will apply to travellers coming from Ireland. Proof of vaccination or recovery will be required in all of our featured destinations for using ski lifts and accessing hospitality venues and hotels. Most countries will also require you to fill out a compulsory Passenger Locator Form in advance of travel.

From 6th January 2022, all fully vaccinated passengers arriving into the Republic of Ireland will no longer require a negative PCR or professionally administered antigen test, simply show a valid DCC. However, if you are not vaccinated or recovered from Covid, a negative PCR test is required, that has been taken before departure – within 72 hours of arrival into Ireland. Children under 12 remain exempt from having to do a Covid test prior to arrival.

If you are an unvaccinated adult or a family travelling with an unvaccinated teenager (unvaccinated includes all those who have just had 1 vaccine out of a 2 vaccine dose and also in some cases where vaccines are not recognised by a certain country if it has been too long since your 2nd vaccine), please speak to one of the team who can advise you on your options.

If you are travelling from Northern Ireland please follow the guidance as set out by NI Direct and adhere to testing requirements if applicable at the time of your holiday. From 4am on Friday (7 January) fully vaccinated arrivals and under 18s will no longer need a negative covid test or to self isolate upon arrival. The day 2 test after arrival is now a lateral flow test, however the NHS lateral flow tests cannot be used and therefore individuals must purchase the test from a separate provider. Also ensure that you have downloaded your COVIDCert NI which contains your travel cert.

These testing rules are subject to change, so please ensure that you are aware of the rules at the time of your departure and keep up to date whilst away as things may change, your rep in resort will be able to assist.


For further details see the European Commission here →

You can downland a useful mobile app here →

Latest updates from Directski.com's featured destinations

Each government and in some cases individual regions, change regulations to protect the health and safety of both residents, resort staff and tourists. The ski resorts are putting very strict measures in place to help keep everyone safe on the slopes this winter season. Directski.com will endeavour to give you the most up-to-date information where possible but please remember that things are subject to change as they are at home.

Travelling to   

Italy

France

Austria

Andorra

Only vaccinated or covid recovered individuals may enter hospitality services and ski lifts. Pre-testing is not accepted from unvaccinated individuals and quarantine rules apply. Everyone regardless of vaccination or recovery status must present a negative Covid test either a PCR test taken within 48 hours before entering Italy OR a negative antigen test taken within 24 hours before entering Italy. Under 12's are exempt. You must be either fully-vaccinated or you have a negative antigen or RT-PCR test result taken less than 24 hours prior to departure or have proof of recovery from COVID-19. You must also fill in a sworn declaration. Unvaccinated persons aged 12 and over require a negative PCR or antigen test taken within 24 hours hours of arrival.All arrivals from the Republic of Ireland must show proof of vaccinations or recovery plus proof of booster shot or a negative pcr test within the previous 48 hours, under 12's are exempt. All UK arrivals (Belfast Departures) must be fully vaccinated, have had a booster vaccine and a negative PCR test within the previous 48 hours as the UK is currently classified as a virus variant country. Children under 12 are exempt and teenagers eligible for the Holiday Ninja Pass will be able to enter with a negative PCR test.All arrivals (over-12's) must show a COVID-19 certificate proving that are fully vaccinated, or a COVID-19 recovery certificate. If an individual does not have one of these certificates, they must show proof of a negative test result taken within the 24 hours before their arrival.

DFA & FCDO Advice

Travelling from the Republic of Ireland.

Further details on DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs) guidelines can be found here →

Travelling from Northern Ireland.

Further details on FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office) guidelines can be found here →

Individual Country Advice.

Travel Advice from DFA when travelling from the Republic of Ireland.

Austria click here.

Italy click here.

France click here.

Andorra click here.


Travel Advice from FCDO when travelling from Northern Ireland.

Austria click here.

EHIC or GHIC Cards.

We advise all those travelling to have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) which gives you the right to access state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in a European country.

For further details on EHIC click here »

For further details on GHIC click here »

Compulsory Form when returning to the Republic of Ireland.

Passenger Locator Form

Travelling from Northern Ireland 

Covid-19 Travel Advice from our partner airports.

Dublin Airport click here.

Cork Airport click here.

Belfast International Airport click here.

Booking online is easy peasy.

In a world where limiting face to face contact is the new normal, throughout our 20 years, Directski.com has always championed booking online, to save you money. And after all, booking online is easy peasy!

All information and links on this page are correct at the time of publishing, however it is subject to constant change. Passengers are responsible for ensuring that all required travel documentation for their party is complete, current, valid and accurate and that their level and validity of vaccination is adequate for the country that they are entering, different countries have different regulations in relation of vaccine types and validity. Directski.com does not take responsibility for checking any of these documents or ensuring that an individual's vaccination level is compliant. In particular unvaccinated passengers must ensure that they have thoroughly read all entry requirements as many countries have strict rules for unvaccinated individuals. This page was last updated on 6th January 2022.