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23 AUGUST 2021
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St Pancras station, the London terminal for Eurostar, is about to see a big increase in passengers.
As the month comes to a close it is anticipated following the removal of quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers from France to the UK and the easing of restrictions for travel to Belgium and the Netherlands.
During August, Eurostar has seen double the amount of bookings, and has added 39 trains for travel between the UK and the continent for the month. The busiest days for travel are between 27 and 30 August, with Paris the most popular destination from the UK.
Since the easing of travel restrictions by the UK Government in August, the high-speed rail operator is seeing the gradual return of the weekend break, with a 105% rise in August and September weekend trips between London and Paris compared to the same period last year and 83% of bookings attributed to leisure travel or visiting friends and family.
From 6 September until 1 November, eight daily return services will operate, with five in each direction on the London to Paris route and three in each direction between London and Brussels, with one each way extended to Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
Eurostar points out that travellers can book with confidence knowing that all tickets are flexible with no exchange fee up to seven days before departure. All travellers must wear a mask on board and in stations, this continues to apply after check-in at St Pancras.
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