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Travelling with Ryanair, document requirements


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Hi all, we travelled to France in August/September for a long break via Eurotunnel and although a bit stressful getting all the docs uploaded etc. (and expensive!) it was relatively straightforward. Next month we are having a shorter holiday so flying with Ryanair. As the advice has recently changed we wondered if there's anyone who has travelled recently with Ryanair as, as usual, their customer service is next to useless.  We are getting contradictory advice online, Government website says no Covid test required to enter France (agree, we did not need one when we travelled with Eurotunnel) but Ryanair are saying in their document requirements that a PCR or antigen test is required.  We are both fully vaccinated so am rather confused. Don't want to get to the boarding gate only to be turned away and as the cost of the tests is high, obviously don't want to waste money if its not needed. Thank you

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Last week, travelling via the Tunnel, I had to go into the terminal building to show my Covid vaccination status, as I had failed to upload it when I booked.

Earlier in the month, catching, a Eurostar to Paris from London, I had to show my vaccination certificate, on my phone, to the French immigration people at St Pancras before being allowed to board.

so... you don’t have to have a TEST before travel, but do have to prove your vaccination status in some way. Best to upload it when making your booking.  I am assuming the ferries require the same procedure.

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1 hour ago, Loiseau said:

Last week, travelling via the Tunnel, I had to go into the terminal building to show my Covid vaccination status, as I had failed to upload it when I booked.

Earlier in the month, catching, a Eurostar to Paris from London, I had to show my vaccination certificate, on my phone, to the French immigration people at St Pancras before being allowed to board.

so... you don’t have to have a TEST before travel, but do have to prove your vaccination status in some way. Best to upload it when making your booking.  I am assuming the ferries require the same procedure.

No uploading for the ferry apart from passenger information. Five weeks ago returning to France via the tunnel, We couldn't upload our vaccination status, so when we arrived at the check in a disembodied voice from the machine said: " you haven't uploaded your vaccination status", we explained why, the voice said: "ah OK, are you all vaccinated"? We said yes, the voice said "OK then procced through." No trip to the terminal building required. I think they make the rules up as they go along.  😂

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