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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.

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Brexit and Eurostar services

Will there be changes to Eurostar’s service after Brexit?
Following the withdrawal agreement agreed between the UK and EU, Eurostar services will continueon the existing basis, timetable and terms and conditions following Brexit on 31st January. We are working closely with our station partners, Governments and border authorities on both sides of the Channel to ensure that robust plans are in place for us to continue to operate in either a deal or 'no-deal' scenario after the transition period. 

Will I need a visa to travel between the UK and the EU after Brexit?
The EU has agreed to give British citizens visa-free travel to member states, even in a no-deal scenario, for trips up to 90 days. The UK had previously confirmed that EU citizens will be able to make short-term visits to the UK without a visa.  
 
Can I still travel with my EEA ID card after Brexit? 
The UK government has confirmed that EU identity cards would remain valid for travel to the UK initially. Although there will be no immediate change, this cannot be guaranteed after the introduction of a new immigration system from 1 January 2021. Find out more.

Will there be any changes to the travel documents I need after Brexit?
Should the UK not secure a deal with the EU after the transition period, passports may be required to have six months validity from the date of arrival at your destination. The government has created an online tool to check if a passport needs to be renewed before travel.

Will I still be able to use my European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) after Brexit?
Your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) might not be valid if the UK leaves the EU without a deal after the transition period. You should always ensure that you have travel insurance with healthcare cover before you travel abroad. And it’s important to check the terms of your policy, as some policies don’t cover pre-existing medical conditions
 

The full range of UK government advice about travel after Brexit can be found here.

Travelling to the Netherlands – planned engineering works

Over the next few months, some services will be altered on our new route to and from Amsterdam.
 

Due to planned engineering works, we won’t be running any trains to or from Amsterdam or Rotterdam on these dates:

2020

  • Saturday 3 October
  • Sunday 4 October
  • Saturday 17 October
  • Sunday 18 October
     
  • Friday 13 November

Travelling within the Netherlands?

Please click the link below to check for any changes to train times or planned works which may affect your trip:

https://www.nsinternational.nl/en/overview-service-alterations/planned-maintenance/intercity-brussels-1

 

Tickets on sale for weekend travel to and from Paris in October 2020

It’s now possible to check train times and book journeys on Eurostar services running between London and Paris on:

  • Saturday 3 October
  • Sunday 4 October
  • Monday 5 October
  • Saturday 10 October
  • Sunday 11 October
  • Monday 12 October
     

During these two weekends, trains will be leaving Paris a few minutes earlier and may arrive a few minutes later than usual. This is because of engineering works at St Denis, near Paris which require our trains to be diverted away from the lines that we normally use to run into and out of Paris Gare du Nord.