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Helpful info on travel and entry requirements

We have provided links below for the most useful and up-to-date information to enable you to prepare for your holiday. Please note that any information provided on this page may be subject to change by the authorities at short notice and so it is your own responsibility to check the validity and accuracy of the information provided prior to travelling.

Entry requirements

Please note that is your responsibility to comply with the entry requirements for your destination country/countries prior to departure, and for returning to the UK. The best source of information for this is the Foreign Office advice on the UK government website, which is regularly updated and can be found here:  https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Testing

It is highly recommended that you bring a batch of tests with you on holiday, just in case you might need them. Tests are available in all our resorts from the local pharmacy or medical centre, but these are charged for and generally range from 4 Euros to 40 Euros, depending on whether you need an antigen test or a certified PCR test.

Please note it is a requirement for any 'self-travel' customers (arriving by car or by train) to prove their vaccination status or carry out a test before entering our chalet-hotels. This is due to local requirements in the countries we operate in. Those that have travelled by plane will need to have completed pre-boarding checks before they board the plane, so will not need to test upon arrival at our chalet-hotels. The entry to our chalet-hotels works the same as for the plane - If you fail the pre-boarding checks or tests, you will not be permitted to enter our accommodation, just as you would not be permitted to board the plane.

We do recommend that everyone should carry out a test in the days before departure so as to ensure no surprises during travel or upon arrival at your accommodation, and as a courtesy to your fellow guests.

Please note that a pre-departure test is no longer required before you return to the UK. We have left the links below just in case you need a test centre, or in case the rules should happen to change again.

Links to test centres near airports:

Please note we are not recommending any test centres and are simply trying to help by providing this information.

Austria

For our Austrian resorts of Saalbach and Bad Gastein, you will be flying in and out of Salzburg airport, so you should ensure that you are able to comply with the entry requirements for Austria.

Please note that in Austria you will require a FFP2 mask without an exhalation valve, or a mask of at least an equivalent standard.

Further information on the current situation in Austria and other helpful links:

Further travel information you may require is as follows:

  • Chalet Christina, Glemmtaler Landesstrasse 304, 5753 Saalbach, Austria
  • Chalet Tannenburg, Grillparzerstrasse 24, 5640 Bad Gastein, Austria
  • Flights:
    • Outbound:
      • Gatwick (North) - TUI - TOM4646 - 08:15 to 11:10
      • Manchester (T2) - Jet2 - LS889 - 08:40 to 11:50
    • Inbound:
      • Gatwick (North) - TUI - TOM4647 - 12:20 to 13:25
      • Manchester (T2) - Jet2 - LS890 - 12:50 to 14:10
    • Tickets and check-in:
      • This season we are not providing online check-in (unless you are advised otherwise) as we pass on your names and dates of birth (as per your passport and invoice) to the airlines. Simply head to the check-in desk at your UK departure airport with your passport, where you will be allocated your seats and provided with your boarding passes.

France & Italy

For our French resorts of Montgenèvre and Serre Chevalier, you will be flying in and out of Turin (Italy) and travelling over the border into France. You should therefore ensure that you are able to comply with the entry requirements for both Italy and France.

Further information and helpful links:

EU Passenger Locator Form: https://app.euplf.eu

Further travel information you may require is as follows:

  • Chalet Charlotte, 277 Route de Grenoble, 05220 Le Monêtier-les-Bains, Serre Chevalier, France
  • Chalet Lucille, RDC Plein Sud, Rue de la Durance, 05100 Montgenèvre, France
  • Flights:
    • Outbound:
      • Gatwick (North) - Jet2 - LS2119 - 06:00 to 08:50
      • Manchester (T1) - Jet2 - LS935 - 07:50 to 11:05
    • Inbound:
      • Gatwick (North) - Jet2 - LS2120 - 09:40 to 10:30
      • Manchester (T1) - Jet2 - LS936 - 12:05 to 13:20
    • Tickets and check-in:
      • This season we are not providing online check-in (unless you are advised otherwise) as we pass on your names and dates of birth (as per your passport and invoice) to the airlines. Simply head to the check-in desk at your UK departure airport with your passport, where you will be allocated your seats and provided with your boarding passes.

Details of the pharmacies in our French resorts are set out below for anyone who may need to have tests carried out in resort:

Montgenèvre Pharmacy 

Serre Chevalier (Monêtier-les-Bains)

  • Pharmacie Castres-Neyra
  • Address: 55 IMP de la Benoite, 05220 Le Monêtier-les-Bains
  • Tel: +33 492 244 470
  • Website: PHARMACIE MONETIER-LES-BAINS

Spain

For our Spanish resort of Baqueira, you will be flying in and out of Toulouse (France) and travelling over the border into Spain. You should therefore ensure that you are able to comply with the entry requirements for both France and Spain.

Helpful links:

Further travel information you may require is as follows:

  • Chalet Salana, Calle Placita Beret 4, 25598 Baqueira, Spain
  • Hotel Tuc Blanc, Carretera Bonaigua, 25598 Baqueira, Spain
  • Hotel Montarto, Carretera Bonaigua, 25598 Baqueira, Spain
  • Flights:
    • Outbound from 13 Dec 2022 to 3 Jan 2023:
      • Gatwick (North) - TUI - TOM4204 - 6:40 to 9:25
      • Manchester (T2) - TUI - TOM2222 - 7:15 to 10:20
    • Inbound from 20 Dec 2022 to 3 Jan 2023:
      • Gatwick (North) - TUI - TOM4205 - 10:55 to 11:50
      • Manchester (T2) - TUI - TOM2223 - 11:30 to 12:40
    • Outbound from 8 Jan 2023 onwards:
      • Gatwick (North) - TUI - TOM4704 - 6:40 to 9:25
      • Manchester (T2) - TUI - TOM2722 - 7:15 to 10:20
    • Inbound from 8 Jan 2023 onwards:
      • Gatwick (North) - TUI - TOM4705 - 10:55 to 11:50
      • Manchester (T2) - TUI - TOM2723 - 11:35 to 12:45
    • Tickets and check-in:
      • This season we are not providing online check-in (unless you are advised otherwise) as we pass on your names and dates of birth (as per your passport and invoice) to the airlines. Simply head to the check-in desk at your UK departure airport with your passport, where you will be allocated your seats and provided with your boarding passes.

Switzerland

For our Swiss resort of Lauterbrunnen, you will be flying in and out of Geneva airport, so you should ensure that you are able to comply with the entry requirements for Switzerland.

Helpful links:

Further travel information you may require is as follows:

  • Chalet Rosa, Beim Alten Schulhaus 428, 3822 Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
  • Hotel Silberhorn, Bir Zuben 465, 3822 Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
  • Flights:
    • Outbound:
      • Gatwick (North) - TUI - TOM4608 - 07:20 to 10:05
      • Manchester (T2) - Jet2 - LS811 - 06:55 to 09:55
    • Inbound:
      • Gatwick (North) - TUI - TOM4609 - 11:25 to 12:10
      • Manchester (T2) - Jet2 - LS812 - 11:00 to 12:05
    • Tickets and check-in:
      • This season we are not providing online check-in (unless you are advised otherwise) as we pass on your names and dates of birth (as per your passport and invoice) to the airlines. Simply head to the check-in desk at your UK departure airport with your passport, where you will be allocated your seats and provided with your boarding passes.

Returning to the UK

Please note that a pre-departure test is no longer required before you return to the UK. However, for the time being we understand it is still necessary to complete a Passenger Locator Form before returning to the UK - Please see the UK government rules on returning to England.

NHS Covid Pass

Under a recent agreement with the European Commission, the NHS Covid Pass is now accepted as equivalent in status to the European Union Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC) and UK citizens can digitally verify their vaccination status using the EUDCC gateway. This means it should now be easier for UK citizens to access venues which require proof of vaccination, such as bars and restaurants.

The agreement also provides access to non-EU countries linked to the gateway, including Switzerland.

Passports

Please ensure that your passport is valid for entry into your destination country and for your return to the UK, as passports must be valid for a minimum period beyond the time of your intended stay in the destination country.

If you are using a British passport to travel to the EU, your passport must be valid for at least 3 months from the date you intend to leave the EU, and your passport should also have been issued within the previous 10 years upon the date you arrive in the EU.

You can find further information about passport validity and check if you need to renew your passport on the UK government website here.

European / Global Health Insurance Card (EHIC / GHIC)

Following Brexit, the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is being phased out and replaced with a new Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC). Despite the name, the GHIC only works within EU countries, and the EHIC also only works in EU countries. If you currently have an EHIC that is still valid, you can continue to use this. When your EHIC expires, you should apply for a new GHIC. Both cards entitle you to medical treatment in the EU. However, neither is a replacement for travel insurance, and you should ensure you have full travel insurance in place before going on your holiday.

You can find further information on the UK government website here.