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Europe Covid: Ski holiday chaos as France announces passports for slopes

Britons hoping to travel to France for a ski holiday this winter have had their plans thrown into chaos after being told they will require a vaccine passport.

Everyone over the age of 12 will now have to provide proof they are double-vaccinated to access the slopes and that their last jab was no more than seven months ago, under plans announced Thursday by health minister Olivier Veran.

That poses multiple issues for British travellers – with children aged under 16 unable to get a vaccination passport and those aged 12-15 only eligible for one jab.

Additionally, boosters are currently only being offered to Britons aged over 40 meaning people in their mid-to-late 30s whose second doses were given in June risk missing out as their passports will ‘expire’ in January. 

The new rules, which kick in from December 4, are part of a package designed to stem France’s winter wave of Covid which includes making boosters available to all over-18s and shortening the time between second dose and…

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