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  1. I've only gorn and dunnit! A trip to France now I think before Plan B or C. BoJo only managed one daft phrase in the briefing "Get hand on the tiller" so I thought I'm off travelling before total Christmas lockdown (plan C I think.) This is easy. Order test day 2 for 2. First DPD van arrives, blocks country lane and brings traffic to a stop. Guy wanders into large drive I have, head down communicating with his idiot talking box. Larf, hes about to walk into my flower bed. Gets to door, shouting "get back". " I need to take a picture of your open door." I really cant stop giggling at his absurdness !!! Next dpd van swings into drive 2 mins after first guy. Nice lady driver gets out shouting into talking box. Thinking I know the SP on all this I ask if she wants to take a picture of my door. Nope, we are supposed to take a picture of your feet but I dont bother. I tell her my shoes are filthy as Ive been concreting. Shall I get a clean pair of shoes on? Shouting into box she departs or does one say "super depart". New lingo! Will my boots now be on TikTok or Twitter! Crack a glass of red. I feel I've been attacked by Tesla zombies.
  2. Must be checked in by depart minus 90 mins so the they will be turned away surely.
  3. Does the Roscoff terminal building stay open all night to serve these very early departures? Well, 7.30 am latest checking is early for me! Just might need a pee after a 2 hour drive? Thanks
  4. The UK Gov has changed things . Have they? Whats the betting on the price of a simplified Antigen test through test labs/postage/return postage plus a "free" PCR test if you are positive? We shall see.. Has this rip off game ended?
  5. We have a system that is unique. Double jabbed, we have to buy our way back into our own country using a system that was set up with no regulation, very expensive and charged us VAT as well. It clearly has not had the effect of regenerating the holiday industry abroad. Its produced a cost burden for the average family. Any other countries do the same?
  6. Been looking at the new BF website. Can't amend due to Customer services (blah, blah etc) Road map, traffic lights, updates by 1st Oct,new BF website, PCR,Antigen........... I've slowly realised quite frankly that I cant be bothered anymore with France/BF and UK Gov. Time to move on.
  7. Thanks Ed. I'll get back to you if Uncle wants to travel over to the UK. He is now in contact with the hospital so his main concern appears to be having his sons house locked up securely. We shall see what he wants to do.
  8. Thanks again, really appreciated. I wanted to get this lined up for uncle before he commits to travel. At the mo he is trying to find out if the para medics locked his home (he lives alone) after they took him away. Chris was found unconscious by a delivery man. The hospital nurse says he is improving but his Doc at Derriford hospital says its not looking good. We have found his cleaning lady who knows where a key may be. Thanks again. Stu
  9. Thanks everyone for the replies. Great help. What French form would be needed to show Uncle has had both jabs and more importantly what forms would be acceptable to the UK authorities to get into the UK?
  10. Morning All, Need some help please. I'm up to date with what France and the UK want from me as regards the procedure and tests to enter France and return to the UK but my wife is trying to deal with an elderly uncle living in France who is thinking of visiting his son in hospital down here in Devon. We think he holds a UK passport and some residence status in France. I presume he would need the same tests we would need to enter the uk or return to France. Would he have to quarantine in the UK? We were thinking of putting him up at our home. Any thoughts please? Any body know what the rules are on someone from abroad visiting a son in hospital in a non covid ward. Son is in Derriford hospital in Plymouth. He also may want to visit the sons house in Cornwall to check everything is ok but we are really struggling with the idea of offering him to stay with us after visiting the uk capital of covid ( Cornwall ).
  11. Booked already on PA thanks. The problem is if France goes red and we have say 2 days to get home or have to pay for quarantine of 2 for 10 days when back in the UK if we dont make it by the deadline.
  12. Had an email from BF saying two of my crossings are cancelled out of Plymouth. Armorique pulled away from Plymouth again! This is explained as "until 31st October." Hang on, Plymouth shuts down then through the winter. Nearly fooled me that one! Better look at things again. Covid tracker.fr really warming up with more and more cases. Will France go RED? I've looked at every possible "what if " and the heavy costs attached to of all this and realised I'm wasting my time and need to get a life.
  13. Admins- How about a survey yes or no how many members ,double jabbed would travel on BF within the next two months if the UK gov removed the day 2 test right now? Then it might be picked up my some jurnno ready for BoJo to read in his daily comic. Stu
  14. Thanks Yorky. Do you have a fixed number of days that you are covered for foreign travel or is it unlimited? My renewal last March went through the roof with an increase of 30% so I was attracted to the Post Office deal. Then when I was getting over being smug at how clever I had been they sent me a thank you voucher of £30. Was I lucky? Seems not! Stu
  15. Well, I decided to play ball and apply for my green cards (one for each trip). I ask for the exact date of between my crossings. "Hang on" say I, what if BF cancel my crossing due say for weather. Reply "you will have to apply for another GC!" What say I. You will post a new GC to my home address, in the UK allowing 21 days before travel. Doesn't work. What you can do says nice lady, just apply for longer GC in the first place BUT we will need to check that your trips do not exceed your paid for days of coverage in the policy. We check that you dont exceed the 30,60, 90 days whatever is in your policy! I did explain that I'm quite grown up now and do understand what the rules are. So what ever the requirements are to have a GC is now used by insurance companies to check on that one keeps to the paid for foreign cover limits. You over state the days away to cover yourself and it eats into the paid for block of insurance company cover. The green card is now used by insurance companies for their purpose not just for meeting any legal requirement that may or may not exist. Also, I never give my dates away from home to anyone except my keyholder and of course to buy the ticket. Now my insurance company knows all. This is as bad as the old days when people put their address on their luggage going on their hols only to see that loaders at airports selling the details down the pub that Mr and Mrs X are away abroad.
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