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TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Essential information on the latest travel requirements to help you plan your journey.

With high numbers of people travelling, our contact centre is exceptionally busy. At the moment, the best way to contact us is via our Contact Us form or in writing (see the Comments and suggestions section here). We will prioritise urgent requests and respond as quickly as possible. If we need more information we will call you directly. For some queries, you can find answers by visiting our online Help Centre.

Coronavirus and Eurostar services – last updated 08 July 2022

You must follow all travel rules and complete any necessary mandatory forms before travelling. Our teams will refuse travel if you don’t have the correct forms complete and ready to be checked. As regulations can change at short notice, please check the latest official government information of your departure and destination countries before travelling and read the ‘Travel’ sections below. 

IMPORTANT: Please make sure that your reason for travel is permitted by the country you are visiting, as the rules differ for each destination

Travel restrictions and entry requirements

Travel to the UK

IMPORTANT: Please check the travel rules in both your destination country and the country you’re returning to – requirements do vary. 

DO I NEED TO WEAR A MASK ONBOARD? For everyone’s comfort, we recommend wearing a mask on board our trains. 

ALL PASSENGERS REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS

You're not required to take any COVID-19 tests, complete any forms or quarantine on arrival. This applies to ALL travellers, regardless of vaccination status. Full details on the UK government website.

Travel to Belgium

IMPORTANT: Please check the travel rules in both your destination country and the country you’re returning to – requirements do vary. 

DO I NEED TO WEAR A MASK ONBOARD? For everyone’s comfort, we recommend wearing a mask on board our trains. 

ALL PASSENGERS REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS

You're not required to take any COVID-19 tests, complete any forms or quarantine on arrival, when travelling to Belgium. This applies to ALL travellers, regardless of vaccination status. Full details on the Belgian government website.

Travel to the Netherlands

If you’re travelling from Belgium to the Netherlands, please read the latest official government information, check if you need a negative COVID-19 test, and complete all mandatory forms before travelling. You must comply with all travel rules in place in the Netherlands, even if you’ve been vaccinated. Find out more on the Dutch government’s website. 

If you're travelling from the UK to the Netherlands, you'll find more information under 'Travel to the Netherlands' on the UK version of this page.

Travelling through other countries to your destination

What travel rules apply to me if my train passes through other countries before reaching my destination? 

  • If you’re travelling on a direct Eurostar train, you only need to meet the entry requirements of your Eurostar destination, and not those of any country the train passes through. 
  • If you’re only taking the Eurostar for part of your journey, you’ll need to meet the entry requirements of your Eurostar destination and check separately which rules apply for the rest of your journey.

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Get access to a range of COVID-19 testing options at preferential prices. Same day PCR tests are available. 

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Coronavirus information

Everything you need to know before you go, from travel requirements to testing and ticket flexibility
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