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Travelling to France & Spain

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Does anyone know exactly what documentation we need to enter France by sea, then enter Spain and then the reverse when we set off home, as it is not very clear on these countries websites.

We have received both vaccines and also the booster, and on August 3rd both contracted Covid.

We set sail on 3rd January only 5 months after our infection, do we need proof we are all clear ?

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Or Govt advice here...

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-ad...y-requirements

French Govt advice here...

https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/co...ce/#sommaire_1

entry into Spain...

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-ad...y-requirements
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Sorry got distracted elsewhere...

I looked this up the other week and a Covid Passport plus a declaration was all that was required for entry into France and also into Spain. These self decorations can be downloaded from the respective countries websites.

Coming back to the UK you have to order a lateral flow test (between 15-20 quid seems to be the best price - Kev Pudsey Bear's wife recently bought one and he has a link to where from) which you have to take 48 hours after you return. The test that you order has a unique code number which needs to be entered on the declaration you have to fill in to get back into the UK.

As I say, I checked this a couple of weeks ago so who knows whether it is the same now. I have read/heard that France are considering adding the booster as a requirement for entry on top of jabs 1 and 2.

I 'think' but I may be wrong, that if you have also recently contracted Covid and recovered you may need to declare that too.

We are off tp Spain in January as well hence I'm keeping close to this.

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It may be out of date Graham but when I crossed france/Spain mid-Oct, and again Spain/France early Nov I had my form for entry ready but no one was there to ask for it.

I don't think I was asked anywhere in Spain to produce my vaccination certificate but I was, virtually everywhere in France, even for outdoor coffee. I uploaded my UK certificate to the French TousAntiCovid app (make sure you don't try to use the one that's used by businesses to READ the TousAntiCovid app).

My friend tells me there's now a Pan-european app but I haven't investigated - I just know it's a green front!
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Do be aware that you need to be on top of what's a red/green country that you're passing from/to - if they're still using that system. I took all permutations with me, printed out.
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Thank you for your recommendations and information on entering different countries. Now I know what my husband and I need. But I guess I want to start my trip with the US because we also haven't been to many states. We"ll probably need to find Places in the USA to hire a motorhome because we want to arrange a trip like that for ourselves. We want to enjoy the atmosphere of such travel in a motorhome. I think it would be fascinating because we have already planned what the trip would be like. And of course, we would like to find a suitable motorhome with the right conditions for us.
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Are you in the states now? Do you plan touring Europe? Are you buying an RV or motorhome?

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Hi All

Update

Having now found out exactly how much all these PCR tests and 2Day tests cost, amounting to over £160, and even more if Spain decide to also use them, we have decided to cancel the trip totally. Received 75% refund off Brittany Ferries but sadly our return trip with P & O via CMC is none refundable £94.50. Have not cancelled that yet as who know, we may get over next year.

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Bugger innit Dave. Luckily so far free in France but might need some to get back next March.

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Yes i paid about the same when i came to the UK in august if you look at the figures for infections among travellers it made little or no difference to the spread of covid within the UK but of cause it made the friends of Boris richer
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