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Jun 11

France has Re-Opened for International Travel

France 'reopened' for international travel on Wednesday this week (June 9th) using a green-amber-red travel system to categorise countries and set the travel rules related to them.

The UK and the US have been classified as amber, meaning that fully vaccinated people there can travel to France for any reason including leisure if they can show on boarding their transport the results of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours if it is PCR and 48 hours if it is a rapid antigen test. They are also not required to self-isolate after coming to France.

Non-fully vaccinated people can only come if they have a compelling reason and are still asked to undertake a week of voluntary self-isolation. They have the same test requirements on boarding and may be asked to take an antigen test on arrival.

Countries such as Australia, New Zealand and all the EU member states are green, meaning fully vaccinated people can come without the need of a Covid-19 test. Non fully vaccinated people can come without an essential reason being required but will need a negative Covid-19 test to board, though they will not be asked to self-isolate.

Proof of vaccination is acceptable for any of the four vaccines accepted by the European Medicines Agency: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

Proving your Vaccination Status:

The Consulate General of France in London states that you can prove your vaccination status to travel to France by using the mobile application NHS App.

This application is different from the track and trace NHS Covid-19 application.

It should be noted that in order to use NHS App you must be over 13 and registered at a GP surgery in England.

If you were vaccinated against Covid-19 in England and you do not wish to use the application, you can get your vaccination certificate directly from the NHS website at this link. You need to register so as to access your status online. You can then download and print a PDF document.

If you do not wish to or cannot use the website or the app, you can phone 119 and ask for a letter confirming your vaccination status, which will be sent to you by post.

It is possible, via this page, to access a document in different languages, that can help officials in destination countries (including France) understand a British vaccination certificate if they ask for proof at the border (as they are entitled to do). For the French version, click on Français at the top right, click on the French title of the document provided and then click 'Print this page'.

The rules that apply to adults also apply to children: therefore you can travel with your children if you have been fully vaccinated, as they swill be treated as if they also have been vaccinated.

Blog submitted by: Sharon Evans - Co-Founder of Cle France.

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Jun 9

Pound under Pressure

Pound Sterling has been in a nervous mood recently.

A little surprising given we have a booming housing market, bumper business confidence and 50% of the UK adult population now fully vaccinated.

When a currency fails to make gains on positive news it can be a warning sign that the good news is already in the price.

There’s no doubt the Pound’s had a strong run.

Only last week, GBP hit a 3-week high against the Euro, over 3-year highs versus the US Dollar, and over 6-month highs versus the Aussie Dollar.

Perhaps it’s what’s on the horizon that’s worrying traders.

Brexit tensions are simmering and attention is now turning to the next stage of lockdown easing.

All eyes (and ears) will be on Parliament next Monday.

The announcement is likely to determine the direction of travel and direction of the Pound.

It’s an upcoming risk to be aware of.

What should YOU Do?

In the interim, if you would like to take away the stress and worry around exchange rate volatility, consider locking-in a rate.

Our team can guide you on market trends and the rates available.

To speak to a currency expert, call 01872 487 500.

Or click below to find out our latest rates.

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Thanks For Reading, What Next?

Have a great day, Geoff Lambourne - Direct Dial me on 0044 (0)1872 487 470.

Current rates: 

Wednesday 9th June 2021 at 10:10

£1.00 GBP = 1.1636 EURO

£1.00 GBP = 1.4179 USD

£1.00 GBP = 1.8309 AUD

£1.00 GBP = 1.9691 NZD

£1.00 GBP = 1.7145 CAD

£1.00 GBP = 19.2325 ZAR

  • Want to Learn More?

  • We have created a selection of Free PDF Guides for you to download covering many aspects of buying property abroad, visit our PDF Guides Page today or download our "Buying A Property in France" Guide PDF document.
  • Want to Live in France Post-Brexit? download our "PDF Guide to Living in France Post-Brexit" document.

    Brexit Guide Download

  • Need to Send Money Abroad?

    • At Clé France / Key Currency, many of our customers have a need for currency exchange.
    • We are pleased to offer our customers favourable exchange rates on international currency transfers.
    • As a Clé France website visitor, you qualify for preferential exchange rates when you transact through Key Currency.

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May 29

The EU's Response to the COVID Crisis

For those of you already living in France, or planning to do so at some point in the future, you might find this series of ‘Europe Chats’ of interest.

In each episode, Jim Cloos, TEPSA Secretary-General, will be answering your questions about Europe and the EU, how it works, and what effects its policies have on your day-to-day life, as an EU citizen.

Take a look and feel free to 'Like' and subscribe and or leave a comment.

We hope you find them interesting.

Episode 3 - The EU's Response to the COVID Crisis.

Premiered on 27 May 2021

Episode 2 - What is the European Interest?

Premiered on 29 April 2021

Europe Chats Episode 2

Episode 1 - What is the EU?

Premiered on 25 March 2021

Europe Chats Episode 1

Blog submitted by: David Evans - Co-Founder of Cle France.

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May 29

Living in or Thinking of Living in France?

For those of you already living in France, or planning to do so at some point in the future, you might find this series of ‘Europe Chats’ of interest.

In each episode, Jim Cloos, TEPSA Secretary-General, will be answering your questions about Europe and the EU, how it works, and what effects its policies have on your day-to-day life, as an EU citizen.

Take a look and feel free to 'Like' and subscribe and or leave a comment.

We hope you find them interesting.

Episode 3 - The EU's Response to the COVID Crisis.

Premiered on 27 May 2021

Episode 2 - What is the European Interest?

Premiered on 29 April 2021

Europe Chats Episode 2

Episode 1 - What is the EU?

Premiered on 25 March 2021

Europe Chats Episode 1

Blog submitted by: David Evans - Co-Founder of Cle France.

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For everything you need to know about French property visit www.clefrance.co.uk

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May 26

Euro Jumps to 2 Week High

The Euro has had a good run lately.

The Euro has climbed to its highest levels against the Pound since the 10th of May.

It could prove temporary.

The unique differentiator for the Pound in the last 6 months has been the rapid vaccine roll-out.

At present, 72% of UK adults have had their first vaccine.

In comparison, it’s only 35% in Europe - less than half the UK’s level.

The expected economic benefits of this have boosted the Pound.

In fact, the Pound’s performance so far in 2021 has been second only to the Canadian dollar among the world’s 10 leading currencies.

So the recent wobble in the Pound may just be profit taking as restless traders await fresh economic data.

So what can you do about this situation?

As always, you never want to take favourable rates for granted.

Sometimes currency markets look far into the future and begin to adjust exchange rates well before new events occur.

In the latter half of 2021, the marginal advantage of the vaccine roll-out will shift from the UK to Europe, and the Pound’s gain could unwind.

If you would like some guidance on rates and timing, please get in touch.

To speak to a trader, call us on 01872 487 500.

Or to find out our latest exchange rates, click below.

Cle France and Key Currency

Thanks For Reading, What Next?

Have a great day, Geoff Lambourne - Direct Dial me on 0044 (0)1872 487 470.

Current rates: 

Wednesday 26th May 2021 at 10:00

£1.00 GBP = 1.1562 EURO

£1.00 GBP = 1.4152 USD

£1.00 GBP = 1.8200 AUD

£1.00 GBP = 1.9403 NZD

£1.00 GBP = 1.7091 CAD

£1.00 GBP = 19.6037 ZAR

  • Want to Learn More?

  • We have created a selection of Free PDF Guides for you to download covering many aspects of buying property abroad, visit our PDF Guides Page today or download our "Buying A Property in France" Guide PDF document.
  • Want to Live in France Post-Brexit? download our "PDF Guide to Living in France Post-Brexit" document.

    Brexit Guide Download

  • Need to Send Money Abroad?

    • At Clé France / Key Currency, many of our customers have a need for currency exchange.
    • We are pleased to offer our customers favourable exchange rates on international currency transfers.
    • As a Clé France website visitor, you qualify for preferential exchange rates when you transact through Key Currency.

Cle France Currency Guide link

How to Save Money on your foreign currency transfers

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