This page will be updated regularly to provide the latest essential COVID-19 travel information regarding Eurostar.
IMPORTANT: We advise all passengers to regularly check latest official government information of their country of origin and destination prior to departure. Special measures or quarantine rules may change at short notice so please visit the government websites or the ‘Travel to’ sections below:
|My journey||Do I need to fill in a form?||Do I need to quarantine?||Do I need to wear a mask?|
|Travelling to the UK||Yes – get the form here||Yes** (14 days)||Yes - from 11 years old|
|Travelling to France||Yes* – get the form here||No||Yes - from 11 years old|
|Travelling to Belgium||Yes – get the form here||No||Yes - from 12 years old|
|Travelling to the Netherlands||No||Yes (10 days)||Yes - from 12 years old|
*You do not need a form to enter France but one is required for travel within the country. Check our Travel to France section
** From 15 December, the UK is introducing the Test to Release programme. For details, please see ‘Travel to UK’ below
Some restrictions may change, so please visit the government websites or the ‘Travel to’ sections below:
The United Kingdom is taking steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
1) To protect your health and others’, everyone must complete an online Passenger Locator Form before arrival in the United Kingdom.
2) You may be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. Check the exempt countries list immediately before you travel as this list can change at short notice. Currently, you are required to self-isolate when arriving in the UK from France, Belgium & the Netherlands.
3) It is a legal requirement that you wear a face covering on public transport in the UK.
Failure to comply with the above measures is a criminal offence and you could be fined.
Please visit www.gov.uk/uk-border-control for detailed public health advice and requirements for entering the UK.
Test to Release programme: From 15 December, the UK is introducing the Test to Release programme, which allows you to book a private COVID-19 test to take on or after day 5 of your quarantine. If you receive a negative result, you are no longer required to self-isolate. If you do not take a private test, the quarantine period remains at 14 days. More info and details of how to book a private test will be announced by the UK Government shortly.
Returning to Belgium: If you’re returning to Belgium afterwards: please note that you’ll have to fill in a mandatory government form even if you’re a Belgian national or resident. For more information please go to the ‘Travel to Belgium’ section.
If you’re unable to travel and have a booking up to 16 December, we’d like to offer you an e-voucher so you can re-book your trip for a later date. Or you can find out about your other options here.
UK government advice: visit the UK government website for the latest travel advice.
The Eurostar team gives you an update on everything that’s going on