Tour du Mont Blanc - Travel Advice
02 Sept 2021
On a Tour du Mont Blanc adventure you are crossing into three different countries, so will have to adhere to each country's Covid restrictions, and consider the rules of the country you will be arriving in. This information has been updated on the date shown above, but please check before you travel to ensure that these are still the most up to date guidelines prior to travelling.
The good news is that our local partners suggest that the experience of completing a TMB trek with relative ease is very possible, and you should have a wonderful experience of this once in a lifetime adventure.
Arriving in Switzerland (Geneva) – if you are fully vaccinated and not travelling from a high risk country you can enter Switzerland without a negative Covid test, you can check here if you are travelling from a high risk country (or if you are not fully vaccinated), what the requirements are to enter.
Crossing into France - Fully vaccinated travellers with valid proof of vaccination can travel into France, if you are not vaccinated you need a negative rapid Covid test. The guidelines can be found here.
Crossing into Italy – Fully vaccinated travelers from EU countries, the Schengen area, Israel, Canada, Japan and the United States can enter Italy without any quarantine obligation, but you need to fill a Passenger Locator Form, all of the guidelines can be found here.
Entering Italy from the United States or Canada from 31 Aug requires both a "green pass" (certificate of complete vaccination with an EMA approved vaccine from home country) AND a negative Covid-19 Test taken in the past 72 hours. Exemptions are in place for transit by private means via a land border, where you will exit the country within 36 hours, meaning a negative test would not be required. On our Tour du Mont Blanc, depending on your itinerary you are spending 24-48hours (overnights in Courmayeur and Bonatti) in Italy. You should remember to complete a passenger locator form. This is interpreted from the Italian Ministry of Health. Please check up to date advice regularly, and official specification of approved vaccines and tests.
Our partners and travelers have not reported any checks on the land borders, but you should always be prepared.
Travelling Home - Check what are your requirements when going home (the CDC has some information here for US travelers) and if you need to get tested prior to leaving you can book a test here:
Chamonix Covid testing:
LBM MIRIALIS CHAMONIX (HOSPITAL)
509 Route des Pèlerins, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
No appointment needed.
Opening hours : Monday : 14h-16h | Tuesday : 14h-16h | Wednesday : 14h-16h |Thursday : 14h-16h | Friday : 14h-16h | Saturday (every other week) : 11h00-12h00 | Sunday : closed
Please always check with your airlines as they may have added restrictions.