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Current Travel Advice

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.

Austria

Click here for further details on specific entry requirements and combinations possible.

Travelling from Belfast International Airport

If you are travelling from the UK you will need to be able to produce evidence of a booster vaccine or a negative PCR test on arrival to Austria.


Click here for more.

In Resort

Restaurants and bars can now open until midnight.

Bars will be open both indoors and outdoors and they will operate with table service.

The wearing of an FFP2 mask indoors is mandatory and proof of 2G+ status will be required. The QR code associated with your vaccination status in Ireland is sufficient.

A FFP2 mask must also be worn outdoors where a distance of 2 metres cannot be guaranteed.

From the 19th of February, Austria will apply the 3G rule, which means you can be either vaccinated, recovered or have a valid PCR test within the last 72hrs to gain access to restaurants, hotels, ski lifts and other indoor settings.

Children & Teenagers

Children aged 11 years and under are exempt from the 2-G rule.

Children aged 12 to 15 (12 or over, born on or after 1st September 2006)
- Vaccinated - Two-dose vaccinations are valid for 210 days.
- Unvaccinated, not fully vaccinated or have not recovered from covid - can apply for the ‘Holiday Ninja Pass’ which requires two negative PCR tests and one negative antigen over a one-week period.
Find more details here.

Compulsory Forms

Austria currently do not require a passenger locator form to be completed.

You may be transitting through Germany, where entry requirements are the same as travelling to Austria. You are not required to complete the German online passenger locator form as detailed here.

Useful Links

Austrian Tourist Board

Department of Foreign Affairs

Please note, that exceptions may apply.

France

In Resort

Passengers should familiarise themselves with France’s vaccine pass formerly known as the health pass or "pass sanitaire". In order to obtain this pass, you must comply with a fully vaccinated status, or have proof of recovery from COVID.
To apply for this health pass please download the Tous Anti Covid Verif application.
For further information, click here.
Please note: You must have received a booster vaccine within 4 months of recieving your last vaccination to be eligible for a vaccine pass.

The QR code associated with your vaccination status in Ireland can be directly uploaded to TousAntiCOVID to generate a French Vaccination pass. It is a requirement to access a wide variety of services and amenities in France, including bars, restaurants, leisure and culture venues, ski lifts and public transport. The health pass is not required for children under 12. In addition to full vaccination status or recovery from COVID, 12-15 year olds may also present proof of a negative test, less than 24 hours old.

From Monday 14 March, France will end the use of Covid-19 vaccine passports domestically, and lift its mandate on face coverings in indoor public spaces, although they will still be required on public transport including ski lifts. Suspending the health pass will also ease the daily testing requirements for unvaccinated teenagers.

Compulsory Forms

You must complete a short Sworn Document to confirm that you are not displaying any COVID-19 symptoms. See more details here.

Useful Links

Department of Foreign Affairs

Please note that some exceptions may apply.

Andorra

In Resort

A Digital Covid Cert must be presented in all areas of the country. The QR code associated with your vaccination status in Ireland is sufficient. This will be a requirement to access a wide variety of services and amenities in Andorra, including bars, restaurants, leisure and culture venues, ski lifts, public transport and all enclosed spaces.
Under 16s are exempt from presenting a COVID certificate to access indoor areas.

Masks / Face coverings must be worn in indoor spaces and open spaces where there are crowds.

Compulsory Forms

For all our holidays to Andorra, you will transit through either France or Spain. To enter France you must complete a short Sworn Document to confirm that you are not displaying any COVID-19 symptoms. See more details here. Or if you are travelling via Spain, you will need to fill out an online form. Please put your address as Barcelona Airport, as this is your point of transfer. See more details here.

Useful Links

Andorran Tourist Board

Department of Foreign Affairs

Ski Andorra

Please note that some exceptions may apply.

Italy

In Resort

All visitors aged 12 and over will need a Green Pass, which will be granted if you are fully vaccinated in the last 6 months or have proof of recovery in the last 180 days. Those who have had either a third dose of vaccine, or recovered from Covid-19 after completing the primary vaccination cycle have no expiry date on their Green Pass.The QR code associated with your vaccination status in Ireland is sufficient.

Unvaccinated visitors are NOT PERMITTED to access hotels, restaurants, use ski lifts or to take part in a range of leisure activities. A negative test will not be enough for entry to restaurants and hotels.

Your ski pass must be validated daily using your green pass. This simple process can be done online and your resort manager will supply you with the link.

For those under 12 years of age, lift passes can be activated for the week at the ski pass office.

Mask wearing indoors is mandatory and many places require a medical grade FFP2 mask including on your transfer coach & all public transport.From 11th February, masks will not be compulsory outdoors.

The Italian government have made helmet wearing while skiing, mandatory for all those under 18 years of age. However, we would recommend the wearing of helmets for everyone.

Anyone who plans to ski in Italy must have Third Party Liability Insurance Cover, please check your insurance policy.

Compulsory Forms

You are required to complete an online passenger locator form as detailed here.

Useful Links

Italian Tourist Board

Department of Foreign Affairs

Please note that some exceptions may apply.

Travel Insurance

It is vital that you have the relevant insurance for your ski holiday.

Returning to Ireland

The requirement for COVID-19 certificates and passenger locator forms for those arriving into Dublin or Cork Airports ends from midnight on 5th March. You will no longer be required to complete any Passenger Locator Forms or show your DCC documentation.

From 18th March, all travellers returning to Northern Ireland will no longer be required to take tests upon arrival or complete a passenger locator form, regardless of vaccination status.

If you want to organise a test in resort before your return home, our resort managers will be able to assist you with this. Details of testing stations can be found here.

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. Please also ensure that your passport is in date. This page was last updated on 18th March 2022.