The Irish Government no longer advises against all but essential travel to France. Irish holidaymakers must present a valid passport at the border as well as proof of resources such as travel and accommodation Vouchers.
You will also need to complete the sworn statement, found on the French government website, and present to the border control authorities. You will need to do this for each party member.
You must present proof of vaccination status and a sworn statement form when you travel to certify you do not have COVID-19 or its symptoms and have not been in contact with any confirmed cases in the previous 14 days before travel.
You must present the transport company i.e. airline or ferry company and border control authorities with a negative PCR or Antigenic test no more than 72 hours prior to departure. You must also present a sworn statement form when you travel to certify you do not have COVID-19 or its symptoms and have not been in contact with any confirmed cases in the previous 14 days before travel.
Children aged below 11 years are exempt from testing.
“Pass Sanitaire” – demonstrating your COVID status in France
From 21st July, people attending spaces in France with over 50 people will be asked to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. From 1st August, anyone aged 18 and over will need this to access a range of leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes. From 30th September, young people aged between 12 and 17 years will also need to present this pass. You can therefore also expect to have your COVID status checked when you arrive at your parc.
The pass sanitaire can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
- Vaccination certificate, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
- One week after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna.
- 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson.
- Negative PCR or antigen test result from the last 48 hours.
- A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
Travellers from Ireland will be able to demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated using the EU Digital COVID Certificate.
You will need to complete the Health Control Form no more than 48 hours before you arrive. After you sign it, you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (you can carry your QR code on your mobile phone or printed on paper). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person. All travellers should complete the form, including children of any age, and travellers in transit.
If you travel by sea, a form must be completed and signed electronically in order to obtain and show the QR code before boarding and at the health control upon arrival in Spain.
Holders of EU Digital Green/COVID Certificate will be allowed to enter Spain without being subject to further restrictions (testing or quarantine).
Valid from 14 days after the administration of the second dose of the vaccine (or unique dose, for single-dose vaccines).
The following vaccines are accepted:
- Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)
You must present the transport company i.e. airline or ferry company and border control authorities certificate of recovery from COVID-19 – this must show at least 4 months from the first positive result. Or with a certificate of a negative PCR or Antigenic test no more than 48 hours prior to departure.
Children under 12 years old are exempted from the testing or quarantine requirements.https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/spain
All persons travelling to Italy from any foreign location are required to fill out the EU Digital Passenger Locator Form.
Holders of the EU Digital Green/COVID Certificate can enter Italy without being subject to further restrictions (testing or quarantine).
You must present proof of vaccination. It must also show that you received your second dose of the vaccine no earlier 14 days prior travel. Or in the case of Johnson&Johnson/Janssen; 14 days since vaccination.
Accepted vaccines are:
- Pfizer BioNtech
You must present the transport company - airline or ferry company, and border control authorities with a negative PCR or Antigenic test no more than 48 hours prior to departure.
Children under 6 years old are exempted from the testing or quarantine requirements.
The COVID-19 Green Certification - demonstrating your COVID status in Italy
From the 6th August, a green certificate will be required to access many public spaces in Italy including - but not limited to, indoor seating in bars and restaurants, museums, exhibitions, well-being centres, swimming pools, fairs and large events. It is not required to enter campsites.
The green certificate shows proof via a scannable QR code that the holder has either:
- Been vaccinated (anyone who has had their first of two vaccine doses are able to access it from the 15th day after it was administered until the date of the second dose).
- Recovered from COVID-19 within the previous six months.
- Recently tested negative for the virus.
The EU COVID Certificate will also be accepted by venues where you are required to show a green certificate. For more details on the Green Certificate, visit: https://www.dgc.gov.it/web/.https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/italy
The Dutch Government has introduced a Coronavirus Entry Pass System to gain access to certain hospitality venues. This will apply to entry to bars and restaurants (but not takeaways), events (such as festivals, concerts and professional sports matches), and cultural venues (such as cinemas and theatres). Whether people have a fixed seat or not, and whether the location is indoors or outdoors, everyone aged 13 and over will have to show a valid coronavirus entry pass to gain admission. Everyone aged 14 and over will also have to show their ID along with their coronavirus entry pass.
For more information, please visit the Dutch Government website. You can use this link to download the app to your phone.https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/the-netherlands
From the 20th September a 'Hospitality Pass' consisting of proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from a COVID-19 infection or a negative test result (up to 48 hours for a rapid antigen test or 72 hours for a PCR test) is required for entry into:
- Large-scale outdoor events attended by over 1,000 people. Indoor hospitality venues including restaurants, bars, clubs and discos.
- Cultural, sporting and leisure activities indoors. This includes museums and libraries, leisure facilities, zoos, casinos, fitness centres and sports facilities, indoor pools and water parks
- Indoor events including theatre and cinema, concerts, sporting events and private events outside the home (e.g. weddings)
Children under the age of 16 are exempt from this requirement.https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/switzerland/