With COVID-19 limitations causing lots of uncertainty about international travel, our procedures and precautions for all bookings mean we are a safe and welcoming option to our customers.
France has had some of the most stringent Covid-19 restrictions in the world.
President Macron had been cautiously easing restrictions in the country after going into lockdown for a third time, and many measures have been lifted. While the discovery of the new variant led to some being brought back in, restrictions are now being eased once again.
As of February 12, fully vaccinated travelers aged 12 and over can visit France provided they provide proof of vaccination and complete a sworn statement declaring that they are not suffering from any Covid-19 symptoms and haven't been in contact with any confirmed cases in the 14 days prior to travel.
However, the rules have since changed on who qualifies as fully vaccinated.
Visitors from the UK aged 18 or over who had their second Covid-19 vaccination administered over nine months ago and have not had a booster jab will no longer be considered as fully vaccinated, and must follow the same rules as unvaccinated travelers, according to an update on the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.
However, the requirements for the pass have since changed, with negative PCR tests or proof of recent recovery from the virus no longer valid. Now, only proof of vaccination will be accepted for those aged 16 and over.
Masks or face coverings will no longer be required indoors from March 14. However, they will still be mandatory on public transport.
As of March 14, a vaccine pass will not be required to enter indoor venues, aside from hospitals and care homes.
This is a simplification of the previous rules, which required travellers from the EU and Schengen zone to show proof of vaccination or recovery and a negative test result. There was a five-day quarantine period for anyone who was unable to provide both, but this has also been scrapped.
Passengers flying to or from Italy must also wear an FFP2 mask at all times while on board.
The government will review all rules again on 15 March 2022.
The government also announced at the highly anticipated press conference in Bern that there would be no further restrictions on the size of private gatherings in Switzerland, while large events would no longer have to apply for authorisations.
Masks will no longer be mandatory in schools, shops, concert halls or at work. But they will remain compulsory until the end of March on public transport and in healthcare facilities. The government has also kept in place a requirement for people who test positive for Covid-19 to go into isolation for five days.
However, the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) confirms that the Federal Council's decision to lift the health-related measures at the border on entry as of February 17, "does not change the continuing pandemic-related entry requirements for third-country nationals."
Since 5 February, the restaurant curfew will be moved from 10 PM to Midnight.
From 12 February, "2-G" proof is no longer needed to enter shops, museums and body-related services (such as hairdressers). Additionally, there will no longer be an upper limit of people attending events.
From 19 February, "2-G" will be replaced by "3-G" (vaccinated, recovered or PCR test) at restaurants/hotels in all Austrian provinces except for Vienna where "2-G" remains.
MILAN, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Italy will ease COVID-19 restrictions for all visitors from European Union countries starting from Feb.1 , the health ministry said on Wednesday.
Minister of Health Roberto Speranza has signed an order stating that travellers from EU countries will only need a “green pass,” it said in statement.
The so-called Green Pass, is a document showing proof of COVID-19 immunity through vaccination, previous infection or a negative test.
On Dec. 14, Italy had ruled that all EU visitors had to take a test before departure, amid concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
According to the ministry, Speranza’s order also renews the go-ahead for travel to a number of non-European tourist spots, widening it to six other destinations: Cuba, Singapore, Turkey, Thailand (limited to the island of Phuket), Oman and French Polynesia.
In September 2021, Italy had set up these so-called COVID-free tourist corridors: Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius, Egypt (but only Sharm El Sheikh and Marsa Alam), Dominican Republic and Aruba.
Italy reported 167,206 COVID-19 related cases on Wednesday, against 186,740 the day before, the health ministry said, while the number of deaths fell to 426 from 468.
So our customers can plan their ski holiday with confidence, despite covid uncertainty, we have updated our cancellation policy for the 2021/2022 ski season. We now offer a full money-back guarantee for all booking cancellations due to COVID-19 restrictions.
For the 2021/2022 ski season, there is no administration fee for all cancellations related to COVID-19 restrictions under the following circumstances:
The deadline to notify us of any cancellations due to government-imposed COVID-19 restrictions is no later than 24-hours before the scheduled time of service.
Let us know about your COVID-19 related cancellation by sending an email to our customer service team up to 24-hours before the scheduled time of your booked ski service.
Tell us the coronavirus related reason for your cancellation, including your departure country, so that we can verify this with publicly available sources.
Get a 100% refund without any administrative costs!
Alps2Alps only offers private ski transfers, meaning the vehicle is reserved for your party, so our rides are already far more COVID secure than public transport.
We take our responsibilities of keeping our customers as safe as possible very seriously. We disinfect all surfaces in the vehicle, including the luggage compartment, after every transfer. Once a day, we complete another more thorough disinfection of the car, including its ventilation system.
Sometimes our drivers meet up to 20 customers a day, so we prioritise monitoring their health for theirs and your safety.
We check our driver's body temperature several times a day. If we have any suspicions about their health we will change your transfer car immediately; this is only possible due to our impressive fleet of vehicles and the number of professional drivers we employ.
Social distancing is a vital safety measure for limiting the spread of COVID-19.
Our ski rental shops are far less busy than crowded rentals on the slopes, giving us more freedom to operate social distancing guidelines in our shops, even during peak season. Our Albertville ski rental shop has a dedicated waiting zone that helps to keep a safe distance between all of our customers.
Our drivers have a logistics and communication system in their vehicles that will divert them to the Albertville or Geneva ski rental shop, depending on which is the least busy and also more convenient for your journey.
Plus, using our Alps2Alps ski rental service means you don't have to return at the end of your trip to drop off your skis, return your ski equipment to your driver and head straight for the airport!
Although COVID-19 is difficult to pick up from surfaces, we are sure to thoroughly disinfect all returned ski equipment, as well as all of the surfaces in our shops.
Despite all of the safety measures in our ski rental shops, we understand that some customers would still prefer to avoid any premises with multiple groups of people. That's why we're offering the safest type of ski rental in the Alps - Ski Delivery!
Alps2Alps ski delivery is undoubtedly the safest way to rent skis; check our ski rental offers here.
Planning your ski holiday should be calm and enjoyable, so we want to put your mind at ease. Our Alps2Alps team is operating as usual, and we have used this time to improve our services, upgrade our offerings and prepare for the upcoming ski season.