If you're vaccinated, travelling to Europe during the summer and Autumn months looks to be quite straight forward. At the time of writing the governments of Europe have come to the understanding that if you have been jabbed, you can travel. Restrictions remain in place for countries listed as red, with most of Europe adopting a form of traffic light system. However the amber rating or it's equivalent, which previously came with some form of quarantine, no longer does. Essentially that opens up much of Europe and the UK, as long as you have a valid vaccination.

Testing is still required however and as the travel industry claws it's way back to normalcy the testing industry is having to quickly ramp up to deal with people desperate to get away. So what are the cheapest, most efficient and above all accepted forms of test you need to travel in 2021?

FRANCE

In France testing is available in labs and pharmacies throughout the country, quickly and relatively easily. To return to the UK you are required to have an antigen test as a minimum, which should be no more than 48 hours old.

You can get these tests at both of Morzine pharmacies;

Pharmacie du Bourg - 12 Place de l'eglise (Bottom of the Rue de Bourg, opposite the Mairie)

Cost - €27.99

Time - Anytime (closed Sundays and from 12h-14h)

Booking needed? - You will need to book here. They are closed on Sundays, though they will perform Covid antigen tests all day.

How do I book? - Walk in during opening hours and ask

Grand Pharmacie du Morzine - 64 Route de la Plagne (In between the tourist office and the Super Morzine lift)

Cost - €40

Time - 830h - 10h / 14h - 16h

Booking needed? - Advisable, if the group is over 3 people it's essential.

How do I book? - Walk in during opening hours and ask

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ITALY

In Finale Ligure, specific testing centres have been setup next to medical facilities such as doctors surgeries, hospitals or triage centres. Appointments should be made at these facilities and the cost is €30 for an antigen test.

Finale Salute - Viale Dante Alighieri, 12 (In between Finale Ligure and Final Borgo, on road back to Finale Ligure via the one way system)

Cost - €30

Time - 8h - 1230h / 1430h - 18h

Booking needed? - You will need to book here. They are closed on Sundays, though they will perform Covid antigen tests all day.

How do I book? - Walk in during opening hours and ask or call +39 019 695050

 

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On July 12th France announced the latest measures to help combat a fourth wave of Covid-19, in an attempt to keep the country open and not risk a surge of the delta variant, such as the UK has seen. These measures are designed to avoid a fourth lockdown, and essentially make life normal for some, and very abnormal for others.

If you're vaccinated, travelling to Europe during the summer and Autumn months looks to be quite straight forward. At the time of writing the governments of Europe have come to the understanding that if you have been jabbed, you can travel. Restrictions remain in place for countries listed as red, with most of Europe adopting a form of traffic light system. However the amber rating or it's equivalent, which previously came with some form of quarantine, no longer does. Essentially that opens up much of Europe and the UK, as long as you have a valid vaccination.