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    2021 Timetables

    Off topic, but I've seen references like this a few times. Is there a French version of bfenthusiasts.com? I've not found one.
  2. Is she still leaving this evening? Marinetraffic shows her as being "aground".
  3. My experience today is that it is all indeed a bit loosey-goosey. I'm on the second of three trains I need to get me home. I completed the passenger locator form, no-one asked to see it at Heathrow, I didn't interact with any Border Force agent, I used the e-gates. I presume it's linked to the passport details you enter on the form and the gate would have refused to let me through if I hadn't completed it. Or maybe that's a bit too joined-up thinking! I'll be leaving the UK in 12 days, (Eurotunnel, the BF Portsmouth-Caen price was crazy) but don't know if I'm officially allowed to un-sel
  4. The Statutory Instrument requires you to self quarantine for 14 days or until the day you leave, if earlier. I've flown in today, I could leave again today if I wanted to.
  5. http://www.hmswarrior.org/webcam although it missed most of MSM's arrival at lunchtime today as it was cycling through its other views.
  6. It seems they are allowing Reserved Seats to be booked if there are no cabins. On some Portmouth/Caen sailings during the w/c 6 July, it says on the sailing times page that only Reserved Seats are available. And you can book them on the accommodation page, even though that page still says that it's mandatory to book a cabin until the end of August.
  7. I've been looking at Caen/Portsmouth 25 July and the freight timetable is different to the passenger timetable for all three of the sailings (same for the reverse). For the particular one I'm thinking of, the freight timetable says 23:59/06:30 whereas the passenger timetable says 23:00/06:45. 😕
  8. As I think I mentioned previously, I was planning on flying back to the UK late June and driving back through France to Switzerland, to then drive back to the UK late July when I retire. I was concerned about the new 14-day quarantine rule but it seems I won't have to stay the full 14 days, according to the legislation. I haven't seen anything about this in the media but the legislation says: "(7) P [Person] must, on their arrival in England, travel directly to the place at which they are to self-isolate, and must then self-isolate until whichever is the earlier of— (a) the end of th
  9. ^ I'm happy to report that I had no part in designing those proposals!
  10. I thought you might be interested in how I got on in getting back to Switzerland (see posts 12 May). I came back yesterday. I’d completed the latest version of the ATTESTATION DE DÉPLACEMENT INTERNATIONAL DÉROGATOIRE VERS LA FRANCE MÉTROPOLITAINE, ticking using the option re transiting France to get to my country of residence. I arrived at the Channel Tunnel Folkestone at about 11.50 for my 13.20 train. Usually, the camera licks up my Swiss registration but didn’t this time, I had to type in the booking reference. Although the automated check-in machine didn’t give an option for t
  11. The first trip on 24 May is to Switzerland in my Swiss car that I came over here with in the middle of March on the day before France introduced the previous attestation. When they announced the imposition of a 14-day quarantine in France, and before they exempted the UK, my Plan B to get back to Switzerland was to go Harwick/Hook of Holland and then into and through Germany. But that seemed to be a bit dodgy too when I looked into it. I didn’t look into it any more when France exempted the UK from the quarantine. My Swiss car goes back off lease early July. My plan was to fly back to
  12. Thanks, Ed. No idea why I didn't find that when I was stumbling around the website. None of the seven options apply again (except perhaps #1 at a stretch), maybe I should have all seven versions and work through them until the gendarmes are happy to send me on my way. I'll only be stopping once for fuel so won't be a risk to anyone! Roy
  13. Apologies if I'm posting this in the wrong place. Has anyone seen the new attestation for travel within France post 11 May? I have to drive back to Switzerland 24 May (I'm taking Eurotunnel as I can't go Portsmouth/Caen) to 1. go back to work, and 2. get on with finalising things for my permanent move back to the UK in July when I retire. I came over to my UK home mid-March just before everything shut down. I have the attestation needed to get into France (ATTESTATION DE DÉPLACEMENT INTERNATIONAL DÉROGATOIRE VERS LA FRANCE MÉTROPOLITAINE, using the option "Personnes transitant par
  14. ^ It looks like Le Havre is affected tomorrow, with tonight's ex-Portsmouth and tomorrow's return cancelled. I'm on the Caen/Portsmouth 23.00 on Wednesday, fingers crossed. Although it seems Caen is rarely affected?
  15. I came back on after a few days and thought that I'd clicked on the wrong thread! Thanks to those who stayed on-topic. Looks like I'll be taking the tunnel on the way back.
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