Following France, Germany has also banned UK travellers from visiting, due to the spread of covid variant, Omicron.
Germany’s public health authority announced the new restrictions on Saturday, in a bid to curb the spread of the Omicron variant. From 11pm Sunday GMT, airlines will no longer accept British tourists heading to Germany. Only German citizens and residents, and their partners and families will be able to travel to Germany. There is an exception for people travelling in transit through Germany.
Germany’s travel ban is stricter than France’s. Whereas France’s ban only applies to those who are travelling directly from the UK, Germany’s applies to anyone who’s spent any time in the UK in the last 10 days. Technically one could fly into Geneva and then travel onto France, although this would be against the spirit of the French ban.
Where can Brits still go skiing?
While skiing in France is off the table, there are still numerous other countries still accepting travellers from the UK. These include Andorra, Spain, Austria, Poland, USA, Bulgaria and Canada. These countries still have varying entry requirements that it’s worth researching before planning a trip, and these are subject to change should the spread of coronavirus worsen. Currently, wherever you travel, you’d still need a negative Covid test to return to the UK at the end of your trip. The only place this doesn’t apply to is Scotland.
If after reading this, you’re still unsure how your trip is impacted, the best place to check is the UK government travel advice. For everything else, read our guide to skiing and Covid in the 21/22 season.