French Campsites are open?

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Re: French Campsites are open?

Postby francovendee » 16 Jun 2020, 8:07am

Quarantine on arriving from the UK is only voluntary, no fines and no enforcement.

It's definitely tit for tat, the French can't understand the UK govt reasoning. Crossing other european borders into France it isn't required.

I think nobody would be asked for information about arrival date in France if booking into a campsite.

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Re: French Campsites are open?

Postby Oldjohnw » 16 Jun 2020, 10:34am

francovendee wrote:Quarantine on arriving from the UK is only voluntary, no fines and no enforcement.

It's definitely tit for tat, the French can't understand the UK govt reasoning. Crossing other european borders into France it isn't required.

I think nobody would be asked for information about arrival date in France if booking into a campsite.


Can anyone understand UK government reasoning? They left the doors wide open from March and close them now.
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Re: French Campsites are open?

Postby mjr » 16 Jun 2020, 11:17am

Oldjohnw wrote:
francovendee wrote:Quarantine on arriving from the UK is only voluntary, no fines and no enforcement.

It's definitely tit for tat, the French can't understand the UK govt reasoning. Crossing other european borders into France it isn't required.


Can anyone understand UK government thinking? They left the doors wide open from March and close them now.

I understand it as there's no point worrying whether the front door's locked when the house is on fire, but now the fire's out, it's a good idea to stop the arsonists getting back in.

Of course, the flaw is that the UK's current policy is indiscriminate and stops everyone getting in - or out, thanks to entirely predictable reciprocal moves.

I think it's government by overreaction and analogy. Stung by criticism that Boris spent February wibbling nonsense about the UK responding to the novel coronavirus by being "ready to take off its Clark Kent spectacles and leap into the phone booth and emerge with its cloak flowing as the supercharged champion" (yes, he really said that) and not issuing a general border quarantine order when we were surrounded by countries in worse health, they've learned the wrong lesson and applied it at the wrong time, when we're surrounded by others doing better than we are.

The Johnson government seems toxic to tourism and travel.
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Re: French Campsites are open?

Postby francovendee » 16 Jun 2020, 11:35am

I can't understand it. The house is on fire but it's okay to add a bit more combustible material at a time when the fire service could be overwhelmed?
Certainly bad news for the travel sector. Perhaps it won't be renewed. :?:

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Re: French Campsites are open?

Postby mjr » 16 Jun 2020, 1:55pm

There's already more combustible material than the fire can use and locking the door also hinders the fire brigade.
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Re: French Campsites are open?

Postby francovendee » 16 Jun 2020, 2:07pm

All the more reason not to have added more. Now infection coming from Europe is much less of a problem. I'd understand the rationale if the infection numbers in the UK we're lower than the rest of Europe.

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Re: French Campsites are open?

Postby roubaixtuesday » 21 Jun 2020, 8:52pm

Well, left it to the last minute, but have paid.

Fingers crossed.

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Re: French Campsites are open?

Postby francovendee » 22 Jun 2020, 7:18am

Just back from a visit to the Gironde. The camping municipal sites at Blaye and Bourg were both closed but everything is set to open. I suspect this will be in July.
Commercial campsites near me are already open.
I think by July things here will be back to normal(ish)
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