France imposes quarantine on UK arrivals

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  • AMcWhirter
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    The French embassy in London has tweeted the following:


    GivingupBA
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    “France imposes quarantine on UK arrivals”. That is no surprise to me. This may, or may not, be the start of reciprocal (quarantine, and other) actions by other countries, in response to the UK’s 14-day quarantine.

    And also, how will travellers arriving in the UK travel to their place of quarantine? Will there be a quarantine coach on the London Tube, and Heathrow Express, and trains? Will they be separated from the UK population?


    Reeferman
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    Rules have now been published on how the UK Govt intends to implement it:
    https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control

    Spain introduced similar rules – effective 15th May – although am unaware of its implementation methodology.


    capetonianm
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    Reassuring to know that you can leave your place of quarantine :

    if there’s an emergency, for example there’s a fire at the place you’re staying

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    Roa1
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    What happens to the lorry/truck drivers bringing our daily fresh vegetables and fruits from France and the continent! When are the drivers expected to start their 14 days self-quarantine; at the point of entry to ports, after customs clearance at some local hotel, or reporting to their duty stations? This could also apply to the French drivers going back home.

    My mind boggles just thinking about it, and trust that we won’t be running short of our daily supply of fresh fruits and vegetables from the continent!


    MartynSinclair
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    What happens to the lorry/truck drivers bringing our daily fresh vegetables and fruits from France and the continent! When are the drivers expected to start their 14 days self-quarantine; at the point of entry to ports, after customs clearance at some local hotel, or reporting to their duty stations? This could also apply to the French drivers going back home.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules


    SimonS1
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    What happens to the lorry/truck drivers bringing our daily fresh vegetables and fruits from France and the continent! When are the drivers expected to start their 14 days self-quarantine; at the point of entry to ports, after customs clearance at some local hotel, or reporting to their duty stations? This could also apply to the French drivers going back home.

    My mind boggles just thinking about it, and trust that we won’t be running short of our daily supply of fresh fruits and vegetables from the continent!

    Lorry drivers are one of the many exclusions.


    DavidGordon10
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    Clarity from both the French and UK authorities is needed. If it is not clear, then we cannot plan. For me, it is not an issue of tourism, it is work.

    I am stuck in London, and at some time before the end of July I need to get to my office in France for a week. To complicate things, the office is just over the border from Geneva, and I do not want to get stuck at the Swiss – French border. The solution is to fly with AF to GVA, and then leave the airport via the secteur français and then, if I can arrange a lift, the access road from the airport is French territory.

    So far so good, but how long will it take to board at LHR? Will the transit at CDG be easy – or difficult? When I arrive in France, will I ba able to move between my flat and my office? Will I get out again?

    Being stuck back in the house in London for a fortnight will be the easy part….

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    PeterCoultas
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    Marvellous work by our useless Home Secretary – thousands of workers arriving without any checks from parts of eastern europe to pick our foodstuffs and spread the virus….


    DavidGordon10
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    Much less virus in Eastern Europe than here. In the Czech Republic (not Eastern, of course) you can drink inside the pub from today, there is so little virus….


    SimonS1
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    Marvellous work by our useless Home Secretary – thousands of workers arriving without any checks from parts of eastern europe to pick our foodstuffs and spread the virus….

    You mean apart from the checks they all undergo before getting on the flights?

    In any case they all live together on the farms so are unlikely to spread it far.

    Still I suppose that wouldn’t make a good Daily Mail story?

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    LuganoPirate
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    To complicate things, the office is just over the border from Geneva, and I do not want to get stuck at the Swiss – French border. The solution is to fly with AF to GVA, and then leave the airport via the secteur français and then, if I can arrange a lift, the access road from the airport is French territory.

    From what i understand David, if you have a valid reason, and work is one of them, you can cross the Swiss / French border freely. There were just 3 crossing points but I believe they have now opened more frontiers. However, if you bring shopping with you, expect a CHF 100 fine from the Swiss customs!!


    PeterCoultas
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    SimonS! If unchecked farm workers from around europe can come in without check why should we bother on checks for tourists coming from the same areas – not rational. Either quarantine is needed or is not. We could also collect farm workers from the parts of Asia that have low infection rates as well with out upsetting potty patel?


    DavidGordon10
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    Dear LP, my only shopping will be from the UK – two bottles of gin for my secretary!

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    SimonS1
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    SimonS! If unchecked farm workers from around europe can come in without check why should we bother on checks for tourists coming from the same areas – not rational. Either quarantine is needed or is not. We could also collect farm workers from the parts of Asia that have low infection rates as well with out upsetting potty patel?

    The farm employers are screening all the employees before they leave their countries, so I don’t get your point.

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