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Quarantine France and Spain

Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 7:28pm
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Barbara65

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I hope everybody is safe and well.

Now that France in a tit-for-tat has introduced quarantine measures for EU/UK citizens coming from Spain, is there another way to drive home to England? We are getting desperate to go.

Thanks for any ideas - but no we cannot fly

Derek58

Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 9:15pm

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Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 9:15pm

Short answer no as sailings from Northern Spain to UK are not sailing at present.

Regards

Derek

Matthew

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 6:56am

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Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 6:56am

I didn't realize that France had closed its border with Spain for non French nationals. But, if they have done so, it is a good move in the French battle with Covid-19. It appears to be the case in Spain also. It's not tit-for-tat, it is a positive move to reduce the risk of Covid-19 spreading or Covid-19-Part-2 where it had been reduced. 

I know this is not the answer you want, but with what has happened todate in the UK, France, Spain, Italy etc I reckon France and Spain had no other "safe" option.

If you are renting in Spain, I hope your landlord has adopted a Christian attitude and not increased your rent (I understand he/she cannot legally increase your rent, but some of the stories I'm hearing on this matter are not good).

Alicia 11

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 4:27pm

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Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 4:27pm

if you are driving to your home residence and have proof of travel, ticket for ferry, and the travel documents that the French require you to carry then you should be able to drive through France to the ferry port.  If you need to stop overnight there are hotels that are open listed on the French government site our neighbours are travelling to Belgium by car stopping twice on the route in Spain and in France to return to their home having been here since before the lockdown and had three flights cancelled so far.   you will of course have to self isolate in the UK when you finally get back for the 14 days.

  

keith2412

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 4:33pm

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Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 4:33pm

Matthew wrote on Sat May 16, 2020 6:56am:

I didn't realize that France had closed its border with Spain for non French nationals. But, if they have done so, it is a good move in the French battle with Covid-19. It appears to be the case in Spain also. It's not tit-for-tat, it is a positive move to reduce the risk of Covid-19 spreading or...

... Covid-19-Part-2 where it had been reduced. 

I know this is not the answer you want, but with what has happened todate in the UK, France, Spain, Italy etc I reckon France and Spain had no other "safe" option.

If you are renting in Spain, I hope your landlord has adopted a Christian attitude and not increased your rent (I understand he/she cannot legally increase your rent, but some of the stories I'm hearing on this matter are not good).

Hi Mathew guess your relaxing in Bray or Skerries hope all is well in the holy land😂😂

Barbara65

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 4:38pm

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Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 4:38pm

Alicia 11 wrote on Sat May 16, 2020 4:27pm:

if you are driving to your home residence and have proof of travel, ticket for ferry, and the travel documents that the French require you to carry then you should be able to drive through France to the ferry port.  If you need to stop overnight there are hotels that are open listed on the F...

...rench government site our neighbours are travelling to Belgium by car stopping twice on the route in Spain and in France to return to their home having been here since before the lockdown and had three flights cancelled so far.   you will of course have to self isolate in the UK when you finally get back for the 14 days.

  

Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately, I believe both France and Spain now insist on anyone to go into quarantine. I found the info on Euro Weekly.

Beannie1

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 11:08am

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Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 11:08am

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/return-to-the-uk

Hopefully this will give you the up to date info you are looking for

Matthew

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 9:53pm

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Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 9:53pm

Off Topic at the moment, but at a later date perhaps it will be relevant. In Ireland we are into one of three weeks of Phase 1 of  several Phases of recovery of the tragedy that is Covid-19. Before somebody jumps in and says we'll be dealing with Covid-19 for years to come, please note I know this already. But, if things improve our Phases may be shortened and we could find ourselves sooner than expected into the next Phase. Conversely, if things start to go pear shape we could find ourselves relegated to previous Phases. 

It could be the the same in Spain.

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