Any experience with covid testing before crossing the Chanel ?

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Phillip Meyer
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Hi John,

Have they changed the rule in France where they had restricted people from the UK unless it's for essential travel and requiring a 10 day quarantine? We were planning to drive through France to Italy (who now require a quarantine too).

Phillip 

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Just tell them you are on a G7 jolly or part of the UEFA elite and you will get a free pass.

It's 'science'.

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Re #22: Yes, they have. You need to be fully jabbed and present a negative test - either PCR within 72h or antigen lateral flow within 48h of travel. No quarantine. JV
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Having just downloaded the NHS app and viewing my vaccination record, I see that the 2D barcode expires on 23rd July 2021. Anyone know why this is?
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I'll check that with the developers, Stewart.

Did you see my previous comment about printing a hard copy?

Jonathan

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"Having just downloaded the NHS app and viewing my vaccination record, I see that the 2D barcode expires on 23rd July 2021. Anyone know why this is?"

And had a reply:

"The rules around the status are evolving, so each barcode and status document expires at a set time. A new one can be created as needed at a later date."

I'll follow this up if anyone thinks that it hasn't worked.

Jonathan

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Thanks Jonathan, I had seen your post re printing a copy and will do. It was my wife who pointed out the expiry date to me. She is hoping to travel in September, so we"ll have to wait and see.

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Does this mean that the validity of the document expires on 23 July?

if so it would be sensible to have a warning message to prevent people like me who prefer to be organised well in advance from accessing it too early....

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Bloody typical, we were planning a long break in Italy but had thought the French restrictions had scuppered that. Now that has been lifted but the Italians have introduced a quarantine instead.

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Re #27: When I queried this, I was told that the QR codes renewed automatically in the app. Something to do with alignment with an international standard.

Re #29: Good question, Roger. I think the solution is to download afresh after the expiry date.

PS: Why does formatting go to pot when I post from an Android phone?

JV