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Travelling during the Covid 19 Era

Essential information to enter the UK

The United Kingdom is taking steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

1) To protect your health and others’, everyone must complete an online passenger locator form before arrival in the United Kingdom.
2) You may be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. Check the exempt countries list immediately before you travel as this list can change at short notice.
3) It is a legal requirement that you wear a face covering on public transport in the UK.

Failure to comply with the above measures is a criminal offence and you could be fined. Please visit https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control for detailed public health advice and requirements
for entering the UK.

Do not travel if you have COVID-19 symptoms (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/). If you are traveling from France please check the French Government website, and wear a face mask at all times, keep a safe distance and not shake hands.

Please be advised: Before you travel kindly check each country’s official guidance regarding the COVID-19 epidemic on the government websites.

We sincerely thank you for your understanding.

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Why travel with TravelEuro between the UK and Paris?

Within weeks of its launch, our luxury TravelEuro coach service became a popular way to get to Europe on a tight budget.

What are the secrets of our instant success? Well of course our low prices help! Although, we want to share some other important reasons to travel from England to mainland Europe (or back) with us.

Cost, convenience and consistency

Our service enables travellers to go from London Victoria to Paris Bercy by coach and Paris Bercy to London Victoria by coach, for a fraction of the cost that you might expect.

Our customers are delighted with the level of comfort TravelEuro offers (and free Wi-Fi). As well as the convenient times we offer for this low-cost cross-channel travel option. Our luxury coach journeys are available early morning and late evening and we stick strictly to our timetable for intercontinental coach trips. Passengers have found this level of reliability particularly valuable when picking up onward travel arrangements at their destination.

Cross-channel coach launched in the midst of a global pandemic

We launched this reliable twice-daily coach service in the autumn of 2020, despite the fact we were in the second UK COVID-19 lockdown! This made it a very welcome development for anyone who needed to get from London Victoria to Paris Bercy – or from Paris Bercy to London Victoria – for work or an essential visit. Of course, launching a new intercontinental coach option in the midst of a pandemic meant TravelEuro has made safety and hygiene a top priority from day one. Passengers going from London Victoria to Paris Bercy by coach and Paris Bercy to London Victoria by coach will find our socially distanced seating reassuring. While behind the scenes, TravelEuro works hard to deep clean all vehicles after each journey. This is just one of the ways we give passengers peace of mind when they need to get from England to Europe, or Europe to England, as cheaply as possible, but with care and comfort assured.

Booking coach travel between England and France

Our travel service is a low-cost luxury travel option with high customer service standards.

When you book a journey from London Victoria to Paris Bercy by coach and/or Paris Bercy to London Victoria by coach, you need it to be as easy as possible. For TravelEuro cross-channel coaches, book online now for the best rates and instant confirmation.

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Covid test requirement for travel to France

Wednesday 23rd December

Travel from the UK to mainland Europe can now resume subject to certain conditions. This means we can operate our services from Wednesday 23 December onwards. From reports you will have heard in the news, a negative PCR COVID test will be required to travel to or via France. We would like to advise you that you will not be allowed to travel if you do not have a negative PCR COVID test result taken less than 72 hours before travel.

Note also that the French authorities are currently only allowing French Residents to enter France from the UK. 

Monday 21st December

Tonight, the French Government announced that all passenger transport and accompanied freight from the UK will be unable to access France. This will take effect from 11pm tonight (GMT) and will last for a period of 48 hours. Given this, hauliers must avoid traveling to Kent ports (including Eurotunnel) and other routes to France until this period is over.

Unaccompanied freight will continue to be able to travel to France and inbound freight will still be allowed to come to the UK. The Prime Minister will chair a meeting tomorrow to discuss the steady flow of freight into and out of the UK.

Hauliers seeking alternative paths must ensure they have made the correct arrangements to travel via that route. For further updates, click here.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer public service vehicle travel

December 24th 2020

The traffic commissioners remind public service vehicle operators of the government restrictions in place for COVID-19 and the rules around essential travel. Businesses should be mindful of local and national restrictions when taking bookings.

Operators found to be facilitating groups who are not adhering to the rules could find themselves in breach of the undertakings on their licence. This includes transporting organised groups to hospitality venues to watch sporting events in breach of the law and guidance.

Read the government’s guidance on safer travel

Read the government’s safer transport guidance for operators

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) company policy

In this Coronavirus (COVID-19) company policy, you’ll find all the essential guidelines employees should follow during the coronavirus outbreak and temporary alterations of existing sick leave and work from home policies.
Policy brief & purpose

This company policy includes the measures we are actively taking to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. You are kindly requested to follow all these rules diligently, to sustain a healthy and safe workplace in this unique environment. It’s important that we all respond responsibly and transparently to these health precautions, We assure you that we will always treat your private health and personal data with high confidentiality and sensitivity.

This coronavirus (COVID-19) company policy is susceptible to changes with the introduction of additional governmental guidelines. If so, we will update you as soon as possible by email.
Scope

This coronavirus policy applies to all of our employees who physically work in our office(s). We strongly recommend to our remote working personnel to read through this action plan as well, to ensure we collectively and uniformly respond to this challenge.
Policy elements

Here, we outline the required actions employees should take to protect themselves and their co-workers from a potential coronavirus infection.
Sick leave arrangements:

● If you have cold symptoms, such as cough/sneezing/fever, or feel poorly, request sick leave or work from home.
● If you have a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, you can return to the office only after you’ve fully recovered, with a doctor’s note confirming your recovery.
Work from home requests:

● If you are feeling ill, but you are able to work, you can request to work from home.
● If you have recently returned from areas with a high number of COVID-19 cases (based on government announcements), we’ll ask you to work from home for 14 calendar days, and return to the office only if you are fully asymptomatic. You will also be asked not to come into physical contact with any colleagues during this time.
● If you’ve been in close contact with someone infected by COVID-19, with high chances of being infected yourself, request work from home. You will also be asked not to come into physical contact with any colleagues during this time.
● If you’re a parent and you have to stay at home with your children, request work from home. Follow up with your manager or departmental leader to make arrangements and set expectations.
● If you need to provide care to a family member infected by COVID-19, request work from home. You’ll only be permitted to return to the office 14 calendar days after your family member has fully recovered, provided that you’re asymptomatic or you have a doctor’s note confirming you don’t have the virus. You will also be asked not to come into physical contact with any colleagues during this time.
Travelling/commuting measures:

● All work trips and events – both domestic and international – will be cancelled/postponed until further notice.
● In-person meetings should be done virtually where possible, especially with non-company parties (e.g. candidate interviews and partners).
● If you normally commute to the office by public transportation and do not have other alternatives, you can request to work from home as a precaution.
● If you are planning to travel voluntarily to a high-risk country with increased COVID-19 cases, we’ll ask you to work from home for 14 calendar days. You will also be asked not to come into physical contact with any colleagues during this time.
General hygiene rules:

● Wash your hands after using the toilet, before eating, and if you cough/sneeze into your hands (follow the 20-second hand-washing rule). You can also use the sanitizers you’ll find around the office.
● Cough/sneeze into your sleeve, preferably into your elbow. If you use a tissue, discard it properly and clean/sanitize your hands immediately.
● Open the windows regularly to ensure open ventilation.
● Avoid touching your face, particularly eyes, nose, and mouth with your hands to prevent from getting infected.
● If you find yourself coughing/sneezing on a regular basis, avoid close physical contact with your coworkers and take extra precautionary measures (such as requesting sick leave).

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Latest News related to travelling during Covid 19

Thursday January 14th 2021

Introduction of mandatory COVID test to enter England
The UK Government has announced that all passengers arriving in England from Friday 15 January at 04:00 am will be required to present a negative PCR COVID test taken within 72 hours of travel. You can read the official announcement here.

We are waiting for further details and confirmation of these requirements. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide any more information or answer any detailed questions at this stage. We will update our information as soon as we receive more details.

Please note that a negative COVID test continues to be mandatory for entry into France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Other mandatory requirements continue to be in place for all countries including forms. Please check our essential travel information here.

Friday January 8th 2021

The latest test requirements for travellers entering the UK can be seen here – https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jan/08/arrivals-to-uk-will-need-to-show-a-negative-covid-test-before-entry

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