Europe is open - who's going?

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Europe is open - who's going?

Postby robing » 3 Jul 2020, 7:05pm

So we have been given the green light to travel to many countries and Europe and a few further afield. So who's off on tour? (From England only)

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Re: Europe is open - who's going?

Postby simonhill » 3 Jul 2020, 7:34pm

Sent my passport off for renewal yesterday - I may have a long wait.

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Re: Europe is open - who's going?

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 3 Jul 2020, 7:46pm

The F&C.O. are still saying no, so insurance says no. Until that changes, I say no.

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Re: Europe is open - who's going?

Postby whoof » 3 Jul 2020, 8:14pm

Boris's Dad.

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Re: Europe is open - who's going?

Postby eileithyia » 3 Jul 2020, 8:21pm

whoof wrote:Boris's Dad.


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Re: Europe is open - who's going?

Postby Syd » 3 Jul 2020, 8:21pm

Not me.

Was in Lisbon earlier this year, getting back only days before lockdown.

Got a trip booked for September to a nice log cabin in Scotland.

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Re: Europe is open - who's going?

Postby robing » 4 Jul 2020, 7:41am

Marcus Aurelius wrote:The F&C.O. are still saying no, so insurance says no. Until that changes, I say no.

But as of today the FCO are saying yes to 59 countries.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus ... nal-travel

"The FCO continues to advise against non-essential international travel, except to the countries and territories listed on this page."

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Re: Europe is open - who's going?

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 4 Jul 2020, 7:47am

robing wrote:
Marcus Aurelius wrote:The F&C.O. are still saying no, so insurance says no. Until that changes, I say no.

But as of today the FCO are saying yes to 59 countries.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus ... nal-travel

"The FCO continues to advise against non-essential international travel, except to the countries and territories listed on this page."


Excellent, now I’ll wait for the insurance companies to catch up.

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Re: Europe is open - who's going?

Postby Andrew-l » 4 Jul 2020, 8:30am

Already had a tour planned in late August, so looks like that can now happen!

Looking forward to it. I think it'll be safer than staying here.

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Re: Europe is open - who's going?

Postby robing » 4 Jul 2020, 8:59am

Marcus Aurelius wrote:
robing wrote:
Marcus Aurelius wrote:The F&C.O. are still saying no, so insurance says no. Until that changes, I say no.

But as of today the FCO are saying yes to 59 countries.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus ... nal-travel

"The FCO continues to advise against non-essential international travel, except to the countries and territories listed on this page."


Excellent, now I’ll wait for the insurance companies to catch up.


Surely that should be automatic? I mean your insurance policy will say the policy is invalid if you visit a country that the FCO advises against all travel, so as soon as that is lifted it no longer applies.

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Re: Europe is open - who's going?

Postby dnrc » 4 Jul 2020, 12:56pm

im flying to cologne in a couple of weeks to meander around germany / belgium / holland for a couple of weeks

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Re: Europe is open - who's going?

Postby ChrisF » 4 Jul 2020, 1:53pm

Most countries that one may want to go to are OK, but I'm puzzled that so many people seem keen to fly, cooped up in a small space with 200 other people for a couple of hours, when other public transport (buses and trains) is being avoided.
I'm booked on a ferry to France at the end of August, but I can see from Brittany Ferries' information that social distancing will be easy.
Chris F, Cornwall

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Re: Europe is open - who's going?

Postby Graham » 4 Jul 2020, 2:04pm

ChrisF wrote:I'm booked on a ferry to France at the end of August, but I can see from Brittany Ferries' information that social distancing will be easy.

By bike ? Car ? Bike on car ? Car on bike (trailer) ?

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Re: Europe is open - who's going?

Postby ChrisF » 4 Jul 2020, 5:24pm

Graham wrote:
ChrisF wrote:I'm booked on a ferry to France at the end of August, but I can see from Brittany Ferries' information that social distancing will be easy.

By bike ? Car ? Bike on car ? Car on bike (trailer) ?

Bike in campervan! Though if they change the rules before I go, I may just take the bike
Chris F, Cornwall

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Re: Europe is open - who's going?

Postby robing » 4 Jul 2020, 5:38pm

ChrisF wrote:
Graham wrote:
ChrisF wrote:I'm booked on a ferry to France at the end of August, but I can see from Brittany Ferries' information that social distancing will be easy.

By bike ? Car ? Bike on car ? Car on bike (trailer) ?

Bike in campervan! Though if they change the rules before I go, I may just take the bike


Bike in vehicle, that's not a bad idea. It's not really proper cycle touring but does give you the chance to get out of Dodge if it goes Tango Uniform again.