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The latest travel updates to our destinations
Following the latest news around the world related to the Omicron variant of Covid-19, there are new rules and regulations you should be aware of before traveling to study with Alpadia Language Schools. Restrictions and testing requirements per destination country are detailed below.
We are pleased to say that all our schools in these destinations continue to be open as usual. In the event that students test positive shortly after arrival or during their studies, they are required to self-isolate as per local government guidelines.
Fully vaccinated travelers arriving from EU member states or Schengen can enter without restrictions
Non-vaccinated travelers arriving from EU or Schengen must take a PCR or antigen test 48 hours before arrival
For further information, visit Germany's government website
Fully vaccinated travelers arriving from Europe, Schengen or a Green list country can enter without restrictions.
Non-vaccinated travelers arriving from green list countries must take a PCR or antigen test 72 to 24 hours before arrival.
Travelers arriving from orange list countries must take a PCR test 48 hours before arrival and self-isolate for seven day days, including the fully vaccinated.
For further information, visit France’s government website.
From Thursday, 17 February, all protective measures (mask, COVID Certificate, distance) will be lifted throughout Switzerland. The mask requirement on public transport and in healthcare institutions will remain in place. Alpadia will continue to provide hand sanitizers and classrooms and school areas will be cleaned and disinfected every day.
Entering in Switzerland: Health-related measures for persons entering the country are to be lifted. It will no longer be necessary to provide proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test or complete an entry form.
United Kingdom – England and Scotland
There are no restrictions for travellers entering England and Scotland as of Friday 18 March 2022.
French or German online courses
You can enrol for a French or German course online. The online academic material is exactly the same as the one used in class as we partner with editors in France, Germany and Switzerland. Find out more about our courses online here!
Book with Confidence Guarantee
Any language course booked with Alpadia that is affected by coronavirus can be postponed or cancelled without charge.
If your study plans are changed because of testing positive for coronavirus, government-imposed travel restrictions or school closures due to lockdowns, you can postpone your course by up to 6 months (a maximum of 2 times in 12 months) at no extra cost (including summer surcharges or seasonal price differences) or get a full refund of any fees paid.
For summer camps, the stay can be postponed to the following year.
This gives you maximum flexibility to enjoy the great experience of language travel when you want.
Book with Confidence Plus
We understand that it is essential for you to have the confidence to review your plans without any worries. For this reason, we want to provide flexibility to change your arrangements with Kaplan or Alpadia, for any reason that is not limited to Covid.
With our new Book With Confidence Plus, for just GBP £ 40 / EUR € 47 / CHF 55, you secure the possibility to:
Cancel your stay:
- for free until the day before travelling, if for Covid related reasons such as testing positive for coronavirus, government-imposed travel restrictions or school closures due to lockdowns,
- for free until 15 days before the scheduled course start date, for any other reasons
Change the duration and destination of your stay (subject to availability)
Postpone your course by up to 6 months (a maximum of 2 times in 12 months)
If you have not found an answer to your question, feel free to contact us - we will be happy to help!