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Re: International travel

Post by shpalman » Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:19 pm

France suspends transit ban for UK nationals during Christmas period
It had been thought that exemptions covered those crossing France in order to get to their home in another EU country.

However on Wednesday, both P&O and Eurotunnel said the French government had issued new rules meaning British people could "no longer transit France by road to reach their country of residence in the EU" unless they hold French residency.

The British government said it was "urgently" seeking clarification about any new restrictions that would affect UK nationals.

In response, the French government insisted that UK nationals who reside in another EU country are deemed to be "third country nationals" and are therefore not allowed to cross France to get home under the current Covid rules.

However, it noted that "a large number of British nationals residing in an EU country have travelled in good faith to the UK for the festive season and are experiencing difficulties in reaching their country of residence".

"Faced with this situation, instructions of tolerance have been sent to police officers at the borders with the United Kingdom, in order to allow these nationals to transit through France to reach their residence in a country of the European Union".
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Re: International travel

Post by Gfamily » Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:22 pm

So much for the tweets saying "Oh, so it seems France can control its borders despite being in the EU"
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Re: International travel

Post by sTeamTraen » Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:59 pm

shpalman wrote:
Thu Dec 30, 2021 12:15 pm
sTeamTraen wrote:
Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:15 am
The Guardian article seems to say both yes and no. It's almost as if the writer's intention was to fill space with anecdotes than to convey precise information in an unambiguous manner. :roll:
It's almost as if the British don't actually understand the concept of being resident somewhere.
Most UK newspapers seem to have trouble sorting out the difference between holiday rental villa businesses, second homes, and people's main residence, when those are in the EU. They just all become "How Brexit will affect Brits abroad". Again, it makes sense if you think that the point is to fill space and get readers to go "kuh! typical!" rather than to actually inform anyone.
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Re: International travel

Post by shpalman » Fri Dec 31, 2021 7:34 am

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Post by Bird on a Fire » Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:44 am

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Post by secret squirrel » Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:50 pm

At around 4pm today the UAE updated, without prior warning, their flight regulations for transit passengers from the UK to require PCR tests within 48 hours of departure (used to be 72), effective immediately. This invalidated, by 4 hours, the tests I did this morning, meaning I had to scramble to book 2 emergency same day tests on new years day. I can't imagine my wife and I are the only people caught out by this. Could be a pretty empty flight.

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Re: International travel

Post by shpalman » Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:36 am

Two thirds of the 25 staff based in Belgium's Princess Elisabeth Polar Station in the Antarctic have caught Covid
All 25 researchers were fully vaccinated and one had a booster shot. Before leaving for the station, they underwent a PCR test in Belgium two hours before flying to South Africa.

In South Africa, they quarantined for 10 days and took another PCR test. A further test was needed when leaving Cape Town for Antarctica and a final one five days after that.

One person tested positive seven days after arriving at the station on December 14. The person was isolated but tests revealed two others had caught the virus. The three were evacuated on December 23 but the virus has continued to spread.
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Re: International travel

Post by shpalman » Sat Jan 08, 2022 11:39 am

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Re: International travel

Post by Herainestold » Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:51 pm

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Post by shpalman » Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:19 am

... a maskless “disruptive customer” forced American Airlines’ flight AAL38 flying from Miami to London to turn around and go back
The reversal occurred off the North Carolina coast, after the flight had traveled about 500 miles.

The customer, described by police as a woman in her 40s, was “refusing to comply with the federal mask requirement”
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Re: International travel

Post by shpalman » Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:22 pm

Two-thirds of passengers on first flight to Covid-free Kiribati test positive for covid
After remaining Covid-free for the entirety of the pandemic, Kiribati has reopened its borders – only for two thirds of the passengers on the first international flight to arrive in ten months to test positive for the virus.

The island nation is now set to impose a four-day lockdown from Monday after the virus was found to have spread into the community.

All 54 passengers, 36 of whom were diagnosed with Covid after arriving from Fiji last Friday, have now been quarantined and are recovering well, according to authorities.
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Re: International travel

Post by Bird on a Fire » Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:34 pm

f.cking hell. How is that even possible?
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