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Old 30th Jun 2020, 10:48
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
No easy answers to international travel but we have only to look at Australia and New Zealand to see what actions they continue to take. Are they wrong?
We are looking at going to be doing a contract down there next year, and enquired about tacking on some fishing to a business trip down there. I was told by the lodge that they would not be opening to none NZ/AUS tourists until next year at the very earliest. So looks like a long flight wearing masks for a 2 day meeting, if they even allow us in which is not a given as yet and I would be coming from Germany not UK.

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Old 4th Jul 2020, 09:15
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Covid-19 declaration on arrival in UK

It looks as though passengers arriving from the countries and territories in the new list of "safe" countries from 10.7.20 will still have to complete the declaration of their place of residence in UK upon arrival.

As we're heading over to Germany tomorrow, I set about setting up the form through the government website, so it could be ready to send 48 hours before arrival on my phone, but Mrs ATN doesn't have a smart phone so the plan was to complete her form on the PC and print it off to hand in to Border Force on arrival back in UK. Hopefully we'll be able to complete both er and my forms on my phone, then we shouldn't have an issue.

Somewhat surprisingly, there is no option to download the form in pdf format, and complete by hand. I did check with the carrier and they said that so far as they are aware there isn't. This begs an interesting question. Many older people don't use smart phones, and won't be able to complete the required declaration before returning to the UK. How does this impact on, for example, and to stereotype, a bus load of pensioners returning from a week's trip, if say, a few of the passengers don't have the technology. Are they effectively barred from travelling?
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Old 5th Jul 2020, 17:56
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Originally Posted by Playamar2 View Post
Published on Sky News website a couple of days ago was a list of 14 day rolling infection rates of which the UK was 27.3. Sweden was 111.7 and Portugal 43.2. Countries mooted as being exempted from quarantine are all below 15 like France 5.8, Spain 10.1, Italy 6.3 and Germany 6.7. The Schengen group are allowing Portugal exemption so the UK would be taking a more cautious approach if they gave it a RED traffic light.Profit driven policy should be balanced against International public health. . That is the whole point of Government. The tourist industry is not a charity and needs money to survive, and not responsible for policing public health in overseas countries.

Today in Portugal 323 cases and second Spanish region goes into lockdown due to surge in coronavirus cases.
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