As you can imagine the girls are getting really excited about skiing again. And they are equally looking forward to just getting on a plane and going somewhere else.
Katie, who is now 16 has had her first jab. As far as the UK government is concerned she is fully vaccinated for her age group. But, it just hit me this morning that in France children 12-and-over have already had their second jab. This means that to be fully vaccinated in France children 12-and-over need to be double vaccinated!.
Katie will be able to travel to France with an adult (Gill) who has a valid Covid Passport. But where it starts to become problematic is that she’d need to have a Covid Passport to get into restaurants and bars. And would this mean the UK children won’t be allowed into mountain restaurants? There is also a possibility that once-jabbed children will need to be tested every second day?
It’s starting to look very messy for UK families who are planning on heading to Europe skiing this winter. Sadly the same rules will apply in Canada. Proof of full vaccination before entering any bar or restaurant seems to be obligatory everywhere except the UK.
If you are planning on a trip and have children between 12 and 17 years of age there is a lot to look into before signing up to an expensive holiday.
Please let me know if you have any information about this complicated situation and I’ll pass it on.