Updated on 28/09/2022
This page will be updated according to the context of the epidemic’s evolution.
For the latest information, please consult the official information updated on the government website: https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus
Where can I get tested in the resort?
The Méribel Valley has two test centres located at the Parc Olympique in Méribel and under “Pas du lac” gondola in Mottaret. These test centres will offer PCR and antigen (lateral flow) tests, either of which may be used to validate your Health Pass.
They will be open this winter season from December 4, 2021 to April 22, 2022 and will be open every day from 9am to 1pm and from 3.30pm to 6.30pm. Result within 24hrs (PCR) or 15min (antigen).
When booking, please make sure you fill in the box where you are asked to state your country. This will deactivate the requirement to provide a French social security number. (This number is only required for French residents.) It is also possible to be tested every day at the Moutiers test centre. To make an appointment, click here.
Anybody eligible for a vaccine can receive one without an appointment at the Doctors’ Surgery located at Méribel’s Parc Olympique on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, starting on 18 December. This applied to both French and foreign nationals.
For more information about the health pass : https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/pass-sanitaire
You can also receive a vaccine at the Meribel pharmacy in the centeronly on booking, by phone +33(0)4 79 0863 59 everyday from 9am to 12pm and from 2.30 to 7pm (except on saturday morning).
The Health pass has been replaced by a vaccination pass for everyone aged 16 and older:
A digital or paper version of one of the following may be provided as a vaccination pass:
A vaccine certificate showing full vaccination,
A certificate of recovery from COVID (from 11 days to 6 months prior),
A certificate of medical reasons for not being vaccinated.
The vaccination pass and health pass for children aged 12 to 15:
The previous health pass requirements – which include the additional possibility of presenting proof of a negative test less than 24 hours old – will remain in force for 12 to 15 years old.
Children under 12 years of age are not required to present a health pass or vaccination pass.
For more information, click here
HOW DO I OBTAIN A FRENCH HEALTH PASS OR A VACCINATION PASS?
Visitors from the UK and EU* can use the QR code on their vaccination certificate to access the French health pass and a vaccination pass via the TousAntiCovid app.
Non-EU visitors need to acquire a European code. This may be done in pharmacies in France. You should present your passport and the paper version of the original vaccination certificate in a pharmacy offering the service (a list is available on the Ministry for Solidarity and Health website). The Couelle Diernaz pharmacy (in Méribel Centre) offers this service for a fee of 36€.
Alternatively, a temporary QR code valid 24 hours can also be generated by a healthcare professional following a negative RT-PCR or antigen test. These tests may be booked in advance at any of the local Covid test centres.
*European Union Member States, plus Albania, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Holy See, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Morocco, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, and Ukraine.
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