Vaccinated travellers must also provide:
We are aware of the constant rumours and concerns whether you can travel to Europe this summer for holidays so we thought that it would be helpful if we set out the position as we understand it and the advice we are giving to holidaymakers enquiring about availability of properties.
Key dates for UK Nationals
For UK nationals the key dates at the moment are:
EU Nationals and Other
The EU has not been as transparent as the UK but is likely to make its position clear within the same timescale as above for UK nationals. We anticipate similar clarification for non EU nationals.
What restrictions on travel will there be?
Obviously we cannot be certain but we regard it as highly likely that entry of a foreign national to an EU county will as a minimum require evidence of a negative Covid test at least 72 hours before travel or evidence of vaccination.
We also believe that at least on an EU basis some form of required vaccination passport will become the norm sooner rather than later. It is also possible that individual countries will negotiate separate gateway conditions between each other for the own nationals.
Pressure on Availability
If you are considering a booking with us, please be aware that in effect two years are being telescoped into one because 2020 was in effect a total write off for many owners and holidaymakers alike. As the rules on travel come clearer we expect to see real pressure on availability so if you are in a position to book now that may turn out to be a wise move
We expect there to be a constant steam of news concerning travel restrictions in the next few weeks and we will of course keep you informed of any significant changes. In the meantime, if you have any specific queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Following the recent announcement from the UK Government that people will no longer be required to quarantine when returning to the UK from amber destinations, as long as they have had been double vaccinated at least 14 days prior to travelling and children under the age of 18 are exempt. This change will come into effect from 19th July.
As travel slowly starts to open again, we would love to help you plan that much needed last minute summer holiday! We have hundreds of properties to choose in France and believe we have the perfect property for every client go to our website www.frenchconnections.co.uk to find your perfect holiday retreat and if you need assistance please do not hesitate to contact us
A Great French Tradition: The “Galette Des Rois” is a puff pastry pie filled with frangipane, tradionally eaten/served on Epiphany, the day the Three Kings visited the baby Jesus.