Travelling back from central France

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Travelling back from central France

Before we set out I armed myself with all the paperwork permissions I could. Certificate from the Mairie, letter from doc, proof of hospital appointments etc. I was expecting a gendarmerie check (possibly at a toll booth) but no checks were made at all. At UK border control the questioning was as follows. Do you live in France where have you come from today, when will you be returning to France and have you stopped anywhere in the Calais region. 
All pretty straightforward and much like a normal trip. I don't know what I was expecting really but given the seriousness of the virus situation I think I was expecting much more checking...

 

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It does seem bizarre that they didn't think to take your temperature or talk about the virus at all! I often wonder why we have a border force at all, they don't check much and actively help migrants in dinghies cross the channel. I bet they don't get checked for coronavirus either. Duncan
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How did you get on at the doctors? 

What was your experience on re-entering France Roger?

 

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Only just arrived in the UK and don't have a return plan in place yet ...

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Ah.

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Anyone know the current 'actual rules' for traveling to/from France?

I have a property and car in Provence and, although not 'essential travel', I could do to pop down for a few days to sort out some matters.

BA have the flights to/from Nice and Hertz will rent a car. Prefer to arrive in France prior to the proposed quarantine (8 June), but can self-quarantine on return to UK.

Obviously, might be easier and wiser not to go, but can't seem to get clear clarification about whether such a trip is actually possible.

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no idea but could also do with knowing,

Currently seems a little tit for tat on the quarantine rules so I'm hoping for some clarification when Boris speaks tomorrow....

 

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Mike,

I would gladly swap you. We are being told not to expect to fly overseas ( except NZ) before 2021. And they are not saying January, either. So we won't get to our house in the Luberon, just East of Avignon, at all this year. Normally we go for a month mid summer and a week early in Jan. Where is your home?

Bruce

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Bruce - Grimaud village. Just seem to be getting mixed messages about what is possible - seems certain parts of France are opening up quite quickly, whereas U.K. seems quite disorganised.

 

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With the early lockdown in France certain bits of the country have had very few cases which explains why they are able to open up quicker than we are able to.

Image comes from Chris Giles of the FTs twitter feed.

Note: The image shows a percentage increase in deaths over the previous year so will correct for population density.

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I just heard overnight that friends who have a restaurant in our village of Goult, have been doing ok with just takeaway for awhile but they are about to reopen for dinners. By the time we return they should just about have it sorted! 
Bruce