France ski holiday booking boom after Covid travel rules for UK holidaymakers relaxed

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The holiday boost was welcomed by the travel industry  (AFP via Getty Images)
The holiday boost was welcomed by the travel industry (AFP via Getty Images)

France ski bookings have rocketed after it was announced the country will lift its ban on UK holidaymakers on Friday morning.

Travellers will no longer have to isolate after touching down in France but they must provide evidence of a negative Covid test taken within 24 hours of arriving.

The holiday boost was welcomed by the travel industry with many companies reporting a booking boom for ski breaks in France.

Jet2 chief executive Steve Heapy said there was a “sharp and immediate” increase in bookings for ski flights after France’s announcement.

“The snow conditions in the French Alps are said to be excellent, meaning our customers are jumping at the chance to get back on the slopes,” he told SkyNews.

“This is yet more great news for the travel industry and further reinforces our already strong belief that 2022 is a year to look forward to with real confidence.”

Easyjet also saw UK bookings rocket in the wake of the news.

It added: “Following the announcement from the French government on lifting the ban on UK tourists, we have seen an initial lift in UK bookings over the coming weeks to our French destinations serving some of Europe’s favourite ski resorts including Lyon and Grenoble.”

It comes after France’s tourism minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne made the announcement France would lift its ban on UK holidaymakers.

The minister tweeted: “We are relaxing the entry conditions in France from the UK for vaccinated travellers.

“End of compelling reasons and isolation on arrival.”

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