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Latest rules for travel to the UK

The UK Government have announced that new rules on testing and quarantine will be introduced for passengers arriving in the UK from Monday 15 February.

All passengers travelling to the UK from this date must:

  • Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 3 days before departure
  • Complete a Passenger Locator Form
  • Self-isolate for 10 days on arrival in the UK
  • Take a coronavirus test on day 2 and day 8 of their quarantine period. This must be booked and paid for before departure and a reference number provided on all Passenger Locator Forms. Find out more and book your tests.

 

Customers arriving from red list countries

The UK government has also announced hotel quarantine measures for UK residents arriving from a red list country. Passengers who have been in a red list country in the previous 10 days will be denied entry to the UK unless they have UK residency rights.

Those with a UK residency right who have visited a red list country will not be allowed to travel back to the UK on our trains and will be asked to return to the country on a flight from a designated airport instead.

France, Belgium, and the Netherlands are not on the red list at the time of writing. See which countries are on the red list.

 

IMPORTANT - You will be breaking the law if you do not follow these rules. Our station teams are required by the governments in our destination countries to check every passenger’s documents and you will not be allowed to travel if you do not meet the requirements. Find out more about the latest UK border restrictions.

Latest rules for travel to the Netherlands

From Saturday 23 January, further travel restrictions will come into effect for passengers going to the Netherlands.

Passengers will be required to: 

  • Provide proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of travel
  • Self-isolate for 10 days on arrival 


Passengers are not required to provide proof of an additional negative rapid COVID test (antigen or LAMP) following further guidance from the Dutch government. 

PCR tests can be booked through our partner London Medical Laboratory at St Pancras International and various locations in and around London. Find out more and book a test

Wherever you take your test, we strongly recommend that you allow plenty of time to get your results before you arrive at the station.

Passengers should travel to the Netherlands for essential reasons only and must check the latest advice before travelling. Find out more.

Coronavirus and Eurostar services

Eurostar’s principal priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our customers and colleagues and we are closely monitoring information regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are paying close attention to, and follow the official travel advice of the Travel Ministries of the countries across our network.

Find out more

Brexit and Eurostar services

Rest assured our trains will still be running after 01 January 2021 and we’ll continue to keep Europe connected after Brexit. Read the latest essential information for travel after Brexit.

Temporary suspension of our onboard catering from Amsterdam to Brussels

Onboard catering is temporarily suspended between the Netherlands and Brussels. However, food will still be served to Business Premier and Standard Premier passengers between Brussels and London. Café Métropole will also remain open throughout the journey.

We are sorry for any inconvenience.

New departure and arrival times for travel from the Netherlands, Brussels, and Lille until 15th May 2021

Due to engineering works and to give authorities in Brussels enough time to carry out security checks before departure we have had to adjust the timings of the 9145 train from Amsterdam to London.

For trains running from 1st February 2021 to 27th March:
Please check our amended timetable information here.

For trains running from 28th March to 15th May:
Please check our amended timetable information here.

No direct service to Disneyland Paris until 15 July 2021

Our direct service to Disneyland Paris is suspended up to 15 July 2021. Please see below for information about your options:

  • Claim an eVoucher

You can request an eVoucher for the full value of your booking. You’ll have 12 months from the date the voucher is issued to rebook a trip to any of our destinations, including but not limited to Disneyland® Paris, at eurostar.com. You don’t have to travel within those 12 months – you can book up to six months in advance on most of our routes. That means you’ll be able to travel up to spring 2022. If you have any questions about your accommodation, please contact your provider directly.

  • Exchange your ticket

You can exchange your ticket for a future departure date on our direct Disney service by scrolling down to the ‘Change journey’ section. Tickets are available to book for the peak summer period from 16 July onwards into late 2021 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

  • Take a connection

To rearrange your journey via Paris, please contact us using this form and selecting ‘Disneyland® Paris’ from the dropdown menu. Please share details of your new journey request in the subject and question fields to help us process your request.

Please note that availability of alternative trains via Paris is currently limited. Our team will do their best to help but we may not always be able to meet your preferred departure dates and times.

Usually, connections are also available via Lille Europe, where you need to change to a TGV train. However, services from Lille are currently severely limited and tickets are only made available two months before you plan to travel. For these reasons, we’re unfortunately unable to offer connections via Lille at this time.

If you don’t have the ability or don’t wish to travel anymore, here are your options:  

If you’ve booked a train + hotel package with a Travel Agent or Tour Operator, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

We also recommend checking the Disneyland® Paris website for updates.