This page will be updated regularly to provide the latest essential COVID-19 travel information regarding Eurostar.
IMPORTANT: We advise all passengers to carefully check the latest official government information of their country of origin and destination prior to departure. Specific criteria and conditions apply to all travel and 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 take a COVID-19 test?|
|Travelling to the UK||Yes1||Yes1(10 days)||Yes1|
|Travelling to France||Yes1||Yes1||Yes1|
|Travelling to Belgium||Yes1||Yes2||Yes1|
|Travelling to the Netherlands||No||Yes1 (10 days)||Yes1|
1 Specific criteria apply, check the latest information in the "Travel To" sections below.
2 There will be strict controls on the Passenger Locator form and a quarantine of 7 days, followed by a compulsory PCR test.
Passengers are required to wear a mask at the station and on our trains. Please note this applies even if you have a negative PCR test.
Brexit: Please check all the essential info for travelling after 01 January 2021.
From 18 January at 04:00 am all passengers are required to present a negative PCR COVID test taken within 72 hours of travel.
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 10 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.
4) If you are required to self-isolate, you may be able to shorten the self-isolation period by opting into a test to release scheme depending on which part of the UK you are in. For further information and a list of providers please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel.
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.
All passengers are still required to quarantine on arrival in the UK from France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
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 and including 28 February 2021, we’d like to offer you an e-voucher so you can re-book your trip for a later date.
UK government advice: visit the UK government website for the latest travel advice.
New rules for travel from the UK to France have been announced. These restrict travel to French citizens and residents, EU Nationals and a few limited exceptions.
Visit the French Consulate in London's website for details and the latest information.
New rules for travel from the UK to Belgium have been announced. These restrict travel to Belgian citizens and residents, with a few limited exceptions.
Lockdown / local restrictions: If you have questions regarding lockdown in Belgium or would like the most up-to-date travel information, please consult the Belgian government website. Otherwise, you can reference this section on our website, which is updated regularly.
If you’re a non-resident travelling to Belgium:
- A negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival is necessary for all non-residents, regardless of their nationality. An antigen test will not be accepted by the authorities.
- You will be refused entry if you fail to comply with these restrictions. Please note that you will be responsible for any associated costs.
- Important - please consult the Belgian Embassy’s website for the latest information and guidelines.
If you’re a Belgian resident travelling back to Belgium:
- Belgian residents returning from a “red zone” (including the UK) and having stayed there for more than 48 hours must be tested on arrival.
- From 2 January 2021, after filling in the Passenger Locator Form, people will receive a text message on their return allowing them to present themselves at a test centre.