Travelling to France & Spain - Page 6 - Motorhome Forums, Motorhome Discussion, Motorhome Chat

User Tag List

 51Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #51 of 86 (permalink) Old 10-01-2022, 14:46
GMJ
Senior Member
 
GMJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Beautiful west Wales - in the Cothi Valley
My Motorhome: 2017 Autotrail Comanche
Posts: 7,497
Thanks: 1,078
Thanked 358 Times in 334 Posts
Personal Aire
It appears that France have loosened/are loosening their restrictions on travelling there for work reasons.

Do any of our French contingent have any news/rumours/gossip on possible relaxation of travel for holiday makers?

I'm hoping that the fact that loads of folks go to France at Feb half term skiing, may help.

Don’t argue with idiots because they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. —Greg King




GMJ is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #52 of 86 (permalink) Old 10-01-2022, 14:52
Senior Member
 
eurajohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mayenne France
My Motorhome: Carthago
Posts: 3,418
Thanks: 54
Thanked 244 Times in 221 Posts
Nothing specific Graham but there has been a fair amount in the press ref the tourist industry (predominantly skiing) pressuring the ministers to relax holiday travel.


.

John
eurajohn is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to eurajohn For This Useful Post:
GMJ (10-01-2022)
post #53 of 86 (permalink) Old 10-01-2022, 14:53
Senior Member
 
raynipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Normandy. Just up the D903 from the roundabout with the D15
My Motorhome: Hobby 750 now sold.
Posts: 26,449
Thanks: 1,426
Thanked 520 Times in 492 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to raynipper
Something in here might help G.

https://www.thebugle.eu/read_online.php

Ray.

and..................................
By Emma Morgan
This week has seen both the UK and French governments ease travel restrictions for people moving between the two countries.

The UK has removed compulsory pre-departure tests from its rules for vaccinated travellers to the country.

From Sunday January 9, vaccinated people entering will also be allowed to take a day two lateral flow test instead of PCR after arrival (not, however, confirmed for Northern Ireland, which as of today still refers to PCR tests only). They will also be spared from having to quarantine until they receive the result of their day two test.

Read more: France and UK ease travel rules as Omicron spreads in both countries

France has also decided to slightly expand its list of essential reasons for travel for people coming from the UK.

Now, urgent work trips for projects that require a person’s physical presence and cannot be delayed will be counted as pressing grounds for travel.

Read more: Here are France's two new extra essential reasons for travel from UK

In addition, third country nationals holding a valid French or European residence permit or long-stay visa may return to their principal residence in another EU country by transiting through France.

We take a look at the other travel stories which have been occurring around France.

The FSA formerly SIB & PIA licensed a twice convicted fraudster to handle our life´s savings. Guess what? He robbed us of £750,000. So they changed their name again to the FCA.
http://raynipper.com
Brexit is madness orchestrated by the insane.

Last edited by raynipper; 10-01-2022 at 14:55.
raynipper is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to raynipper For This Useful Post:
GMJ (10-01-2022)
 
post #54 of 86 (permalink) Old 11-01-2022, 07:58
GMJ
Senior Member
 
GMJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Beautiful west Wales - in the Cothi Valley
My Motorhome: 2017 Autotrail Comanche
Posts: 7,497
Thanks: 1,078
Thanked 358 Times in 334 Posts
Personal Aire
It's not a usual source of info for me but this article seems to be one of the most up to date and clearest...and indeed, optimistic!



https://www.womanandhome.com/travel/...l-there-again/

Don’t argue with idiots because they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. —Greg King




GMJ is offline  
post #55 of 86 (permalink) Old 12-01-2022, 19:22
Senior Member
 
eurajohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mayenne France
My Motorhome: Carthago
Posts: 3,418
Thanks: 54
Thanked 244 Times in 221 Posts
Todays announcement suggests that restrictions will be eased at the weekend, nothing specific though.


/

John
eurajohn is online now  
post #56 of 86 (permalink) Old 13-01-2022, 12:40
Senior Member
 
baldlygo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: St Auvent, France
Posts: 1,527
Thanks: 36
Thanked 63 Times in 54 Posts
France to relax entry - I suppose it makes sense.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-59977978

Paul
Founder of SillyLeaks
baldlygo is online now  
post #57 of 86 (permalink) Old 13-01-2022, 12:52
Senior Member
 
Penquin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Aquitaine
My Motorhome: Swift Kontiki 615
Posts: 22,170
Thanks: 1,086
Thanked 887 Times in 796 Posts
Personal Aire
Done in order to allow half term ski trips to take place no doubt, but as France currently has three times the daily number of cases c/w the U.K. it is not really surprising…..
marchie likes this.

Any typo that I make means the errorists win.

Any comments above are only MY OPINION and should be read as that.

http://www.leslezards.co.uk
Penquin is online now  
post #58 of 86 (permalink) Old 13-01-2022, 15:57
Senior Member
 
marchie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2021
Location: Fife, Scotland & Vendee, France
My Motorhome: I drive...Burstner Ixeo 590 IT Time Sovereign
Posts: 323
Thanks: 6
Thanked 19 Times in 13 Posts
Personal Aire
Quote:
Originally Posted by Penquin View Post
Done in order to allow half term ski trips to take place no doubt, but as France currently has three times the daily number of cases c/w the U.K. it is not really surprising…..

Just kicking around the possibility of bringing the Car MOT forward so that we can get a decent break. Had originally planned to leave Scotland 22nd November, Newhaven to Dieppe Ferry on 25th, and return around 15th February to get the MOT sorted out. The M/Home MOT is due 9th April, so would need to get it booked for around 2nd April before we leave Scotland.


At least we have a glimmer of hope that Spain might be achievable this year!


Steve
raynipper likes this.
marchie is online now  
post #59 of 86 (permalink) Old 17-01-2022, 08:12
GMJ
Senior Member
 
GMJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Beautiful west Wales - in the Cothi Valley
My Motorhome: 2017 Autotrail Comanche
Posts: 7,497
Thanks: 1,078
Thanked 358 Times in 334 Posts
Personal Aire
We are off to Spain for 2 months starting next Monday. I rebooked the whole trip as soon as the restrictions were lifted. It has delayed us but c.2 weeks so not too bad.

The main thing I need to organise now are the lateral flow tests for 24 hours before departure. It appears that I can either order some to be sent here, which we can then do when we get to the Folkstone campsite; take photos of the result and upload/email it; and then get the results back in 2 hours...or...we can stop at a place that does the tests there and then and we get the certificate handed to us.

The former much cheaper than the latter but it concerns me a little as it relies on my ability to upload/send off the test pictures plus then we'd have to presumably use a tablet or phone to show the border operatives.

I am erring towards going to a test site en route tbh, for ease and for a paper copy of the fit to fly certificate.
Penquin and marchie like this.

Don’t argue with idiots because they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. —Greg King




GMJ is offline  
post #60 of 86 (permalink) Old 17-01-2022, 09:01
Senior Member
 
raynipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Normandy. Just up the D903 from the roundabout with the D15
My Motorhome: Hobby 750 now sold.
Posts: 26,449
Thanks: 1,426
Thanked 520 Times in 492 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to raynipper
Hi G, if you download or upload the French TousAntiCovid app it allows you to upload any vaccine cert with a QR code directly into the app. It's worked for us in France, Spain and now Portugal.

Ray.

The FSA formerly SIB & PIA licensed a twice convicted fraudster to handle our life´s savings. Guess what? He robbed us of £750,000. So they changed their name again to the FCA.
http://raynipper.com
Brexit is madness orchestrated by the insane.
raynipper is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to raynipper For This Useful Post:
GMJ (17-01-2022)
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Motorhome Forums, Motorhome Discussion, Motorhome Chat forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome