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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-01-2021, 10:50 Thread Starter
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Motorhome across to France and Spain

Does anyone know if a border crossing into France or Spain is at all possible? I know, of course, that we are not supposed to travel right now, but I'd still like to know if anyone has tried to get onto the Santander ferry or tried to get into France in a motorhome?
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We drove across the French/Spanish borders twice just before Christmas and saw no restrictions. But from the UK I think you need to be a resident and have a negative covid test result.

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As far as i know it is still legal to enter Spain by ferry with a covid test and transit to a camp site in the south you should then not travel around until you leave Spain but with all the restrictions in place and us locals locked down i dont think it is very wise and as restrictions can change at any time so please stay at home at this time
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IMO, anyone trying to travel around Spain or France at the present time must expect to be challenged.

It is not recommended to travel in either country, to do so may well inflame public opinion if/when you stop. It may well also give MH users a bad reputation for "ignoring advice".

Is it really ESSENTIAL at the present time ?

Only if it is a means to get home, nothing else IMO.

Stay home and help others avoid death.
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Of course I am staying put for now. Not much fun anyway with most communities literally shut down, Just wondered whether it was possible at all.
Hope this is going to be resolved sometime soon. My hours on this planet are getting less and less
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Five different German vans next door here today. That perhaps only 10% of the seasonal norm, but it's a lot considering that movement within Spain is, I think still, supposed to be very limited at the moment.
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Five different German vans next door here today. That perhaps only 10% of the seasonal norm, but it's a lot considering that movement within Spain is, I think still, supposed to be very limited at the moment.

Wish I had never given up my german passport all these years ago and I could be one of them
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We were there in March when lockdown happened. The first thing they did was to ban all new entrants from campsites. Gates were locked and we had to ask to be let in and out.
As our and, I assume, all other campsites notify the police of who is staying we could not get away with staying put (under the radar) once campsites were closed all together. I would assume that wild camping as a way around the rules would be strictly monitored too. This means you would struggle to find somewhere to stay once you got there.
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We were there in March when lockdown happened. The first thing they did was to ban all new entrants from campsites. Gates were locked and we had to ask to be let in and out.
As our and, I assume, all other campsites notify the police of who is staying we could not get away with staying put (under the radar) once campsites were closed all together. I would assume that wild camping as a way around the rules would be strictly monitored too. This means you would struggle to find somewhere to stay once you got there.
This time the restrictions on travel only apply to residents i live in bizkia and cannot leave the area but if you were comming from France you can travel to any destination in Spain you are not supposed to move then but this is not being enforced campsites are still open
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