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Crossing a Land Border into France

I am a Brit who is resident in Spain. I am planning to travel to France in my motorhome in two weeks' time to visit family who live there. I will most likely cross the border near San Sebastian.

I was just wondering if anybody has had recent (i.e. from the start of August 2020 onwards) experience of crossing a land border into France, especially from Spain. In particular, was there any paperwork to complete, were there any checks, were there locals waiting for 'foreigners' with burning torches and pitchforks, etc, etc? The French Government website has some information (in English) and self-declaration forms, but they seem to be exclusively for air travellers.

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Nope, all clear as far as I have heard.

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At the present time there is no restrictions between any Shengen country you will have to fill in the UK form on line up to 48 hours before entry and quarantine for 14 days
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At the present time there is no restrictions between any Shengen country you will have to fill in the UK form on line up to 48 hours before entry and quarantine for 14 days

I also doubt that there are any personnel at border posts who could check anything.


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Thank you for the quick replies. All seems well. French red wine, smelly cheese and pain aux raisins here we come!

I am not sure, however, what Bilbaoman means by 'the UK form'. I guess that would solely be for people coming from the UK. Likewise, I guess it's only people returning to the UK who would have to quarantine. Mercifully, neither applies to me.

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Thank you for the quick replies. All seems well. French red wine, smelly cheese and pain aux raisins here we come!

I am not sure, however, what Bilbaoman means by 'the UK form'. I guess that would solely be for people coming from the UK. Likewise, I guess it's only people returning to the UK who would have to quarantine. Mercifully, neither applies to me.

I think bibaoman thought the traveller was going onwards to UK, not just to France, as the OP said.
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dont forget to fill up at Easygas Irun 24 cents per litre cheaper than in France
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dont forget to fill up at Easygas Irun 24 cents per litre cheaper than in France
Thanks for that. That makes good sense to me, not least as the savings could well pay for a fair bit of smelly cheese, etc!
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