You must follow specific rules and complete mandatory forms in order to travel. Our teams are legally required to check COVID-19 documents and may refuse travel to anyone without the correct forms. You must comply with all the travel rules in place in our destination countries, even if you’ve been vaccinated, and you’ll need to wear a mask at the station and on board.
|My journey||Forms required?||Proof of vaccination accepted?*||COVID-19 test required?|
|Travel to the UK||Yes||No||Yes|
|Travel to France||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Travel to Belgium||Yes||No||Yes*|
|Travel to the Netherlands||Yes||No||Yes|
|*Find out more about quarantine rules in the ‘Essential info’ section below.
**Belgium residents travelling back to Belgium do not need to take a test before travel.
IMPORTANT: Please make sure that your reason for travel is permitted by the country you are visiting, as the rules differ for each destination.
As regulations can change at short notice, please ensure you check the latest official government information of your departure and arrival destination before travelling and read the ‘Travel’ sections below.
IMPORTANT: France, Belgium and the Netherlands are classed as amber countries. Also, if you have been in or through a ‘red list’ country in the 10 days prior to your arrival in the UK you will not be permitted to travel by Eurostar to the UK. The UK Government has implemented new entry rules for people travelling from a red list country, including requiring travel via a designated airport and mandatory hotel quarantine. Find out more
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TO ENTER ENGLAND FROM OVERSEAS
Everyone* entering England from overseas (including UK nationals and residents) must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days prior to direct departure to England. Your test result must be in either English, French or Spanish.
Fill in your Passenger Locator Form up to 48 hours before arrival. You must declare all countries you have visited or transited through in the 10 days prior to your arrival on your Passenger Locator Form.
Before departure check the list of red, amber and green countries, as the list can change regularly.
Red list passengers
1. Book a managed quarantine package
2. Complete a passenger locator form
You can only enter if you are a British or Irish National, or you have residence rights in the UK. You must enter through a designated port of entry and quarantine in a government approved hotel for 10 days.
Amber list passengers
1. Book tests for day 2 and 8**
2. Complete a passenger locator form
3. Make plans to self-quarantine in private accommodation for 10 full days after arrival (or full duration of stay if less than 10 days)
Green list passengers
1. Book a test for day 2
2. Complete a passenger locator form
These measures apply to all persons (including UK nationals and residents) arriving in the UK from outside the common travel area comprising the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. The British Overseas Territories are not in the common travel area. Public health requirements may vary depending upon in which nation of the UK you’re staying.
Failure to comply with these measures is a criminal offence and you could be fined. There are a limited set of exemptions from these measures. Check the list of exemptions carefully. You may be fined if you fraudulently claim an exemption.
Exemptions from one or more of the COVID-related travel restrictions
Some people are exempt from some or all COVID-19 travel and entry requirements because of their job but will be required to show evidence, otherwise, there is a risk of being fined by the authorities. Read more.
Official UK rules state that negative COVID-19 test certificates will only be accepted in English, French or Spanish. Please check that your test certificate is in one of these languages and clearly shows all the required information listed here.
All passengers are still required to quarantine on arrival in the UK from France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
ARE YOU TRAVELLING FROM FRANCE TO THE UK?
From 31 May all passengers must carry a printed and completed version of the Certificate to leave Metropolitan France.
*Applies to everyone age 11 years and above.
**Applies to everyone age 5 years and above. You must ensure the test provider you choose is on the UK government list, otherwise, the test will not meet the required standards. You can book a day 2 & 8 COVID test package with our recognised partner here You can also book the Test to Release here.
IMPORTANT: From 9 June there are new rules for passengers travelling to France. Please read below to find out more.
AM I ALLOWED TO TRAVEL? EU nationals (including EU expats living in the UK) are allowed to travel to France but will need to quarantine unless fully vaccinated. They must also have a negative COVID test and fill in mandatory forms.
Non-EU nationals (including UK citizens) whose main residence is not in France will either need:
Visit the French Consulate website for more details and the latest information about restrictions in France.
DO I NEED A COVID-19 TEST? All passengers travelling to Paris or Lille must provide either a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken less than 72 hours before travel or an antigen test taken less than 48 hours before travel. Find out more official details.
• PCR coronavirus tests at St Pancras Int’l: You can now get a PCR coronavirus test at St Pancras International* Find out more info and book your test here.
WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED?
All passengers travelling from the UK – regardless of their nationality or if they’ve been fully vaccinated must carry a printed and completed Statement of honour.
If you haven't been fully vaccinated you must carry a printed and completed version of these two forms:
WILL I NEED TO QUARANTINE? Passengers travelling from the UK must self-isolate for 7 days unless fully vaccinated, then take another PCR test following this period of self-isolation
AM I ALLOWED TO TRAVEL?
IMPORTANT: Please consult the Belgian government's official coronavirus information website for the latest guidelines and information regarding lockdown and local restrictions.
DO I NEED A COVID-19 TEST?
If you are a Belgium resident:
If you are not a Belgium resident:
WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO TRAVEL TO OR RETURN TO BELGIUM?
WILL I NEED TO QUARANTINE?
AM I ALLOWED TO TRAVEL? The Netherlands has added the UK to its list of ‘high-risk’ countries. Dutch citizens, residents and EU nationals are allowed to travel. However, non-EU nationals, including British citizens, are not permitted to travel from the UK to the Netherlands by the Dutch government (unless exempt). Please visit the Dutch government website for more information.
DO I NEED A COVID-19 TEST? All customers aged 13 years and above need to have proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken less than 72 hours before travel. Find out more official details.
WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED? All customers travelling to the Netherlands will need to carry a printed quarantine self-declaration form. If you fail to do so, you could be fined €95.
WILL I NEED TO QUARANTINE? If you are travelling to the Netherlands from the UK, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival. See here for more information. There are some exemptions to the quarantine rule. You can also finish your quarantine early by taking a test on day 5.
We’re working with London Medical Laboratory to give you access to a range of COVID-19 testing options at a preferential price*. You’ll need to book your test in advance online.
London Medical Laboratory meets the required UK government standards for testing packages.
IMPORTANT: Please make sure you check the official travel rules for your destination for mandatory travel testing guidelines. Our Travel to sections above are also here to help you prepare for your trip.
Eurostar customer discount: already applied to the products on their website.
Where to find them? At their St Pancras International Station Clinic within the EuroDespatch area (you'll see a map to locate them on their website). Kings Cross Clinic - 104-106 Judd Street, London WC1H 9PU (10 minutes’ walk from St Pancras International) and other locations available on their website. Please check carefully their opening hours on their website for click and collect and clinic appointments.
What type of tests are available? PCR, antigen, UK package Day 2 and 8, test to release – day 5 and more.
What collection options are available? Postal option (available in the UK only), click and collect, clinic appointment.
Coronavirus tests are being offered in partnership with London Medical Laboratory and are not a Eurostar product or service. Eurostar is not responsible for the quality of tests, the length of time it takes to get your results and any other matters related to the testing (e.g. effect this has on your ability to travel).
*Except for the mandatory PCR testing on day two and eight of quarantine which is set at fixed price.
Fully vaccinated passengers can now visit France without needing to self-isolate upon arrival or requiring an essential reason to travel. Belgium has announced that it’ll follow a similar approach from 1 July.
What counts as ‘fully vaccinated’?
Will I need any other paperwork?
As well as proof of your vaccination, you’ll need to take a pre-departure test and to fill in mandatory forms. Check the 'Travel to' sections for more details.