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For the safety of all those travelling, the Republic of Ireland operates the EU Digital Covid Certificate system for restriction-free travel within EU member states. This means that if you are fully vaccinated, you will face no restrictions, quarantine or testing to travel within the EU. Simply ensure that you have your EU Digital Covid Certificate (DCC) with you throughout your trip.
Most countries will also require you to fill out a compulsory Passenger Locator Form in advance of travel. Links are available at the bottom of this page. If you are travelling from Northern Ireland please follow the guidance as set out by NI Direct.
For your peace of mind and reassurance, we offer an extended balance due date so that you can book now with no balance due until just 6 weeks before travel. We also offer protection in the event that your holiday is impacted by Covid-19.
If you have any questions or concerns which are not addressed on this page, our reservations team will have the most up-to-date information and will be able to guide you through the travel process. Contact us on 01 240 1700 or from Northern Ireland 028 2108 0007 (Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 6:00pm).
We look forward to speaking with you.
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|Italy is following the rule that only vaccinated or covid recovered individuals may enter hospitality services and ski lifts (from 6th Dec - Jan 15th, subject to extention). Pre-testing is not accepted from unvaccinated individuals. Under 12's are exempt.||Any unvaccinated persons aged 12 and over require a negative PCR or antigen test taken within 24 hours hours of arrival. For children under 12 no test is required.||Austria is following the 2G rule so only vaccinated or covid recovered individuals may enter hospitality services and ski lifts. Pre-testing is not accepted from unvaccinated individuals. Under 12's are exempt.||Any unvaccinated persons aged 6 and over require a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours or Antigen test taken within 48 hours before arrival. For children under 6 no test is required.||Any unvaccinated persons aged 12 and over require a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival. For children under 12 no test is required.|
Things may be a little different than when you last travelled so here are some useful links to help you through the various aspects of the travel experience and give you a little more information but remember the Topflight team are just a call away if you would like to speak to us. We have been travelling and are constantly keeping up to date with new and updated regulations, so please ask.
Each government and in some cases regions, change regulations to protect the health and safety of both residents and tourists. The ski resorts are doing all that they can to put measures in place to help keep everyone safe on the slopes this winter season. Obviously, Topflight has no control over this, however we will endeavour to give you the most up-to-date information possible and the links where you can read about it for yourself. Below please find current information and useful links.
For further information see the Andorran Tourist Board
In mid November Austria introduced stricter regulations with the introduction of the 2G rule. If you are a fully vaccinated (two-dose vaccinations will be valid for 9 months from the date of the second vaccination, after which a booster jab will be required. The one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will only be valid until 3 January, 2022 – after which a booster will also be required) or a Covid recovered adult (have proof of recovery within the last 6 months) and for children up to 12 years travelling with vaccinated parents, this does not change anything. For unvaccinated persons wishing to holiday in Austria, this poses issues as if you are not 2G (vaccinated or recovered) access to hotels, restaurants, ski lifts and cable cars will not be permitted. A negative Covid-19 test is no longer sufficient. What may cause confusion is that while you are permitted to travel to Austria with your DCC obtained if you are vaccinated, recovered or have had a negative test (3G), on arrival in Austria you are limited in terms of where you can go or what activities you can partake in. If you are an unvaccinated adult or a family travelling with an unvaccinated teenager, please speak to a member of the team who will advise on your options.
For further information see the Austrian Tourist Board
The French Government has announced that from 15 December, those who are 65 and over and who have been fully vaccinated for more than six months and five weeks will need to demonstrate that they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France.
For further information see the French Government advice
From December 6th unvaccinated people will not be able to use ski lifts or take part in a range of leisure activities. A negative test will not be enough for entry to restaurants and hotels.The new rules come into force on December 6th and will last in the first instance until January 15th. They can be extended beyond that date. These rules do not apply to under-12s.For unvaccinated persons wishing to holiday in Italy, this poses issues as if you are not fully vaccinated or recovered access to hotels, restaurants, ski lifts and cable cars will not be permitted. A negative Covid-19 test is no longer sufficient. What may cause confusion is that while you are permitted to travel to Italy with your DCC obtained if you are vaccinated, recovered or have had a negative test, on arrival in Italy you are limited in terms of where you can go or what activities you can partake in. If you are an unvaccinated adult or a family travelling with an unvaccinated teenager, please speak to a member of the team who will advise on your options.
For further information see the Italian Tourist Board
For all destinations Topflight suggest that you bring FFP2 (medical grade) face masks on holiday with you or purchase locally as in some countries they are compulsory on public transport (incl. ski lifts), taxis and indoor enclosed spaces. Currently they are compulsory in Austria, France and Italy, fines may be imposed for those who are not wearing the medical grade mask. Some airlines have also introduced this regulation and we would expect others to follow.
Individual Country Advice from the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs
All information on this page is correct at the time of publishing, however it is subject to constant change. Topflight will advise on your individual questions where possible however passengers are responsible for ensuring that all required travel documentation for their party is complete, current, valid and accurate. It is up to all persons to ensure 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. Topflight does not take responsibility for checking any of these documents or ensuring that an individual's vaccination level is satisfactory. In particular unvaccinated passengers must ensure that they have thoroughly read all entry requirements as many countries have strict rules for unvaccinated individuals. This page was last updated on 21st November 2021.