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Anyone heard anything? Rumours circulating, here, that the French borders are closing to contain the spread of the virus. The ferries and tunnels are not, apparently, affected ?? The rumour came from someone catching a ferry home so they are diverting to a Spanish port. Should we do the same?
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We are taking each day as it comes. Making plans to start our journey but being prepared to stay put if we think it is best.

Just not looking forward to the hassle of contacting all the various insurers and eurotunnel etc to change the plans. As campsites are all, apparently, closing their doors we might be hard pushed to make it home anyway. Such a dilemma. It is a trait of mine not to want to be thwarted in my plans so I must fight that if staying put seems the best option.
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Not pointing the finger here Pat but maybe just another reason/benefit of a motorhome. A large one.!!

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Do others think that I might get an answer if I contact my MP about travel restrictions and over staying the 90 days on car, house, pet and travel insurance? Thousands must be affected by the travel restrictions so we need a statement to reassure us that we will still be covered.

Our medication will run out so we will rely on the pharmacy to sell us some if necessary.

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Most Pharmacies will sell you whatever you need. If you are refused at one go to another, they can sell but may decline to do so. You can always go to a Doctor with your EHIC cards and ask for a prescription if necessary. Just take your empty packets with you in either case. I doubt you'll have any problem buying though. The Spanish generally are not hide bound by red tape and will usually oblige when they can.

Just go in and ask for what you want. Show the empty packet so there's no misunderstanding. They'll check the active ingredients and give you the Spanish equivalent.

Why not ring your insurers? Your MP can't speak on their behalf.
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Will do at the pharmacy, Alan.

I am hoping that it will save me loads of time and agro if the Government dictate that the insurance industry must be flexible in these exceptional circumstances. Otherwise I have got to source all the relevant departments at Car, Travel, Home, Pet etc. They will all want policy numbers etc which, in some cases, may be at home.
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The local (Totana) Consum was very busy yesterday, yet the massive Carrefour a few miles away at Lorca was very quiet indeed. Glad we’ve got the scooter with us to allow easy foraging trips 🤣


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Something on the BBC new just now about Spain in lockdown. Not sure of the details but some aircraft being turned round while in the air.

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Well done John! We do have the tow truck for our fifth wheel. Other campers have just returned their hire car. The site owner is still, I believe, running the mini bus shuttle into town.

All the restaurants are closed locally by order of the authorities. I don't know how the Spanish men are going to cope! They will be under their wives feet every day now
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Just on the 90 day restriction; it is true that the 90 days limit in Schengen/EU does not apply to UK Citizens during the Transition Period i.e. till 31st Dec 2020, but the rule for all Citizens of EU States always has been that a stay of more than 90 days in any one country creates a requirement to Register in that country. You can still stay there but must register.


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