We’re doing everything we can to make sure the 2021 holidays you deserve go ahead as planned, and we’re making preparations to welcome holidaymakers on-parc as soon as we can.
From 19th July 2021, the Irish Government lifted the Non-Essential Travel ban allowing for travel within Europe. There are, however, conditions in relation to travel under the EU Digital COVID Certificate.
The certificate allows you to travel within the EU provided you have one of the following completed:
- Vaccinated against COVID-19 & have received your certificate via post or email
- Received a negative COVID-19 Test Result (up to 72 hours prior to departure)
- Recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months
Entry requirements may however differ for entry to individual countries.
Destination entry requirements
Restrictions on non-essential travel have now been lifted. There are however entry requirements which are subject to change when visiting all European Countries. Please review the latest information/screening measures in place that may affect you. We’re keeping a close eye on arrival restrictions in all countries, but as rules can change at any time, we also recommend visiting the DFA website for the latest information.
EU Digital COVID Certificate
The Digital COVID Certificate is a digital proof that a person has either:
- Been Vaccinated against COVID-19
- Has received a negative PCR test within 72 hours
- Has recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months
The EU digital COVID Certificate is accepted in all EU Member States. The certificate will only hold essential personal and medical information, all of which will be held securely and in line with all data protection regulations. The certificate will include the following:
- Name, date of birth, person member state and a unique identifier.
- Vaccination certificate, vaccine product and manufacturer, number of doses and date of vaccinations.
- Test certificate: type of test, date and time of test, test centre and result.
- Recovery certificate: date of positive test result, the issuer of the certificate, date of issue, validity date.
How will the Digital Covid Certificate work?
The EU Digital COVID Certificate will contain a QR code with a digital signature to protect it against fraud. This will be a digital QR code and/or in paper format and is free of charge. When the certificate is checked, the QR code is scanned, and the signature is verified. Each issuing body, (e.g Hospital, Test Centre Health Authority) has its own digital signature key. All of which are held in a secure database.
You will receive your Digital COVID Certificate once you are fully vaccinated, sent automatically to you by post or email.
“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. 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.
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/.
Our Parcs for 2021
Unfortunately, following the significantly later start to the season, we're having to temporarily scale back some of our operations for 2021, and will no longer be operating on a small number of parcs in 2021. A list of the parcs where we are no longer operating for 2021 can be found here.
If your holiday is affected, you will be contacted to confirm that your holiday can’t go ahead as planned and to let you know your options. The options on offer included amending to an alternative holiday with an incentive, taking a Refund Credit Note (or Eurocamp Credit Voucher) with an incentive, or receiving a full refund.