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  1. Apologies if I've misunderstood your issue, but remember that even when were in the EU we weren't part of the Schengen agreement.
  2. No. It's a self governing British Crown Dependency, like the channel islands, and has it's own laws, parliament etc. It is however part of the British Isles, which is a purely geographical term. Otherwise it's as @Buzzbee & @Manxscorpio said. Travellers from England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland, let us know if you get denied boarding or get stopped by EU border control for not displaying the correct number plate identifier or sticker. Before all this, did anyone get 'done' for not displaying the GB sticker when you didn't have a number plate identifier? Over many years I think I've seen as many vehicles queueing for the ferry with plain plates and no sticker as I've seen those with legal EU/GB plates but a superfluous GB sticker ruining the paintwork on their BMW!
  3. Thank goodness it was in the Telegraph! Just imagine what would have been said if it was in the Grauniad or i.
  4. https://www.gov.uk/displaying-number-plates/flags-symbols-and-identifiers On or after 28 September 2021 You will need to display a UK sticker clearly on the rear of your vehicle if your number plate has any of the following: · a GB identifier with the Union flag (also known as the Union Jack) · a Euro symbol · a national flag of England, Scotland or Wales · numbers and letters only - no flag or identifier If your number plate includes the UK identifier with the Union flag (also known as the Union Jack), you do not need a UK sticker. If you’re in Spain, Cyprus or Malta, you must display a UK sticker no matter what is on your number plate. If you have a GB sticker, cover or remove it.
  5. I agree, it's wearing a bit thin now, especially after all this time for buisnesses to adapt and modify their practices.
  6. Yes, I saw that Oct. had gone too. Booking available from March 29th 2022. For now. I know these are difficult times, but is it really not possible for BF to update their so called 'sailing updates' web page, which still says; Poole to Cherbourg / Cherbourg to Poole Passenger sailings resume from 13 September 2021 until November 2022. ? And to add insult to injury, the page also shows; Information correct as of: 14/08/2021 at 12:30 p.m
  7. Barfleur can be booked for October. What a farce! And the CEO's message depends on which translation you use?? 🤓
  8. So all we get is a 'slight hint' 😉?
  9. It's a shame they can't update their sailing updates page which says Poole to Cherbourg / Cherbourg to Poole Passenger sailings resume from 13 September 2021 until November 2022. And no mention about it in the CEO's online message dated yesterday either.
  10. I guess it's possible that every Poole-Cherbourg & return crossing for September (sailings supposed to recommence on 13th) is actually full all of a sudden, but we all know that "sailing full" often means the website's being updated or the server's crashed or just about anything else other than the sailing being full. Anybody know what's going on? And why do they let you go through the booking process, choosing your dates etc. before telling you "sailing full"?
  11. Most helpful thanks, and we know there's been no announcement yet, but hopefully it'll be early next week before our August 5th deadline. We're finding out more about the testing process, but nothing as positive (no pun intended), or clear, as your comment that the testing process is very straightforward. Where, online, do we go to get a test at a pharmacy or lab booked or walk in? We're visiting Clecy, Calvados, so we've got Caen (ugh!), Falaise, Lisieux, St-Lo, Argentan, within reasonable distance. Just can't find any links to booking a test for €25 that gives a result in 10-15 minutes, so your advice would be much appreciated. PS Nice to see your avatar of the Pont de Gard, the area we would normally be visiting, Mont Ventoux, the alps, especially Bourg d'Oisans, and the Pyrennees. Thought we'd try a 'safe' close to home trip to Normandy, another place we've regularly driven through, thought it nice, but never stayed there........apart from Bayeux that is.
  12. I'm very interested in this, with a september trip lined up but assumed dead in the water. Does anyone have any links or further information about next week's traffic light review, and the assertion that restrictions to France may be dropped next week? I can't find anything online, apart from the Times website on which I can only see what you've quoted unless I sign up.
  13. Steady on there Chef, you almost got the thread back on topic...........oh, just seen your subsequent posts about motor cycles! 🤣
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