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Coronavirus and Eurostar services – last updated 27 November 2020

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:


UK government travel advice

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Essential information before you go

Essential information to travel to your destinations

 

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 Yesget 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:

 

 

Travel to the UK

 

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. 

All passengers are still required to quarantine on arrival in the UK from France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

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.

 

 

Travel to France

  • Lockdown: If you have questions regarding lockdown in France please consult the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website, where you can find the most up-to-date information and also this section which is updated regularly.
  • Self-isolation and quarantine: People arriving in the UK from France will have to self-isolate for 14 days. For more information, please see our ‘Travel to the UK’ section.

 

Travel to Belgium

 

  • Lockdown: If you have questions regarding the lockdown in Belgium please consult the Belgian government website, where you can find the most up-to-date information and also this section which is updated regularly.
  • Complete a passenger locator form: When travelling or returning to Belgium, ALL passengers aged 16 years and over are legally required to complete a Passenger Locator Form online. The form must be completed online within 48 hours of departure. Please note if you’re staying in Belgium less than 48 hours you won’t have to complete this form. Depending on the information you provide in the form, you may be required to quarantine for 7 days. See here for more information
  • Self-isolation and quarantine: People arriving in the UK from Belgium will have to self-isolate for 14 days. Please see our ‘Travel to the UK’ section for more information.
  • Travel to and around Belgium: Find latest information here about current measures in place locally.
  • Returning to the UK: If you’re returning to the UK afterwards, please note that you’ll have to complete a mandatory government form even if you’re a UK national or resident. For more information, please see our ‘Travel to the UK’ 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.

 

 

Travel to the Netherlands

 

 

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