Heading to the mountains with the family this half term and feeling a bit bamboozled by the current Covid-19 rules? You’re not alone.
Covid testing specialist Cignpost ExpressTest is urging families to check travel and in-resort restrictions to ensure their half term ski holidays don’t go off-piste.
The company says that different rules for each of Europe’s main ski destinations might trip-up unprepared families, and extra requirements for children could mean additional testing before they are allowed on a ski lift.
Italy is highlighted as having the strictest rules, with 12 to 16 year olds able to enter the country with a negative lateral flow test, but barred from ski facilities unless they are fully vaccinated or recently recovered from Covid.
France, Austria and Switzerland also have confusing requirements, with children who are not fully vaccinated asked to prove their Covid status with additional tests during their holiday.
The graphic produced by Cignpost ExpressTest below shows the latest rules for four of Europe’s most popular ski destinations: