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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06/June/2021 at 09:02
Maybe people prefer the weather here than the dreary conditions over much of the UK at the moment, despite the cost and inconvenience of the alternative.

Or maybe they plan to ignore the quarantine laws.

Then wait for the 5am knock on the door and being taken away to internment camps.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Richardk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06/June/2021 at 19:25
My family had the call everyone dreads from the Track & Trace people. Someone on their plane yesterday to Luton has tested positive so they must isolate for 10 days.
They were booked to fly back to UK  yesterday anyway  but despite all the pre flight testing it seems Covid can make its mark
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07/June/2021 at 08:25
Do they know how this will be enforced? I am just wondering how easy or otherwise it might be to ignore that demand if anyone so wished.

I am due to fly to UK for 20 days in September and have no wish to spend half that time effectively behind bars.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Richardk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07/June/2021 at 09:35
I guess they can track phone or pay a visit then there is a chance of a fine. They have been given option of daily tests so can go out.

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Originally posted by cubsur cubsur wrote:

Do they know how this will be enforced? I am just wondering how easy or otherwise it might be to ignore that demand if anyone so wished.

I am due to fly to UK for 20 days in September and have no wish to spend half that time effectively behind bars.


If you are concerned about this there is a simple answer, DONT TRAVEL. If you do travel you should abide by the rules, Simples.
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I had a call within 2 days of returning and was asked to give the reference number on my PCR test so it could be confirmed as negative , and that was green then !
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08/June/2021 at 07:38
Just checked today's arrivals in Faro. Twenty-two flights are due in today from UK airports, so it's not all one way traffic. Now that schools are back I am thinking that people are coming who don't have to worry about quarantine when returning.

There is a smattering from other countries including Germany, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, one each from Austria and Italy, also one from Dublin.

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A bit of good news for the local economy.


"EU countries have been given the green light for travel from next month as the digital green certificate proposal has been passed by the European Parliament. 


The cert will be officially implemented on July 1.


The pass will allow anyone who has been fully vaccinated, can provide a negative Covid-19 test or has recovered from the virus to travel within the EU."


The idea being that it will avoid any isolation period after return from another EU country and by replacing any other paperwork currently necessary at airports bring the whole travel experience back to some sort of normality.

Let's hope it works.
 
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Really hope that it works. I've rescheduled my flights from last year to next October. Hopefully by then, things will have come back to a little bit of normality.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/June/2021 at 07:58
One slight issue is that this is an EU initiative. A certain country off the coast of France is not in the EU, therefore some kind of agreement wil be needed to permit the certificate to be valid for travel to and from that country.

Meanwhile, 26 flights are due into Faro today from that isolated country.
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Many don't seem to realise we're now treated as a third country by the EU. Maybe they think because we were a former member we should be treated differently. Rather arrogant and naive to say the least!
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The UK decided by a slight majority to plow its own furrow and amongst other things to set its face firmly against free movement of people, the 27 EU countries had nothing to do with that decision.
The green travel cert is an EU agreement between members and obviously can only apply to those who agree to it, the UK as was its right, has decided to exclude itself from such agreements, hard to see where EU arrogance or naivety come into it.

I would say the vast majority of the EU members would wish it were otherwise, but it wasn't their decision to make. 
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It's not the EU who are arrogant and naive, it's the brexiters who believed in the unicorns grazing in the sunny uplands after brexit deal was done. Maybe they still do.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/June/2021 at 15:09
Bebop gives his location as Ireland (presumably Eire and not NI) which is covered by the EU arrangements.
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Originally posted by Gazza Gazza wrote:

It's not the EU who are arrogant and naive, it's the brexiters who believed in the unicorns grazing in the sunny uplands after brexit deal was done. Maybe they still do.
Yes, sorry, I misunderstood.
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