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Jul 28

Great News - No need to Quarantine anymore

No need to Quarantine anymore.

The Great News is that from Monday at 4am there will be no need for a quarantine period when travelling to and from EU countries and the USA (for those of you that are double vaxxed).

So for everyone that has been frustrated by not being able to travel to view properties, the final obstacle is about to be removed.

We have thousands of properties for sale to suit all budgets so make your enquiries and book your viewings with us soon.

Below is a more detailed statement released by Sky News today.

Have a look at our Guides Page with information on everything from Buying Property in France, Healthcare, Currency Exchange to Living in France Post Brexit.

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Travel Restrictions Lifted

COVID-19: Fully vaccinated travellers from amber list EU and US countries won't have to quarantine on arrival in England from Monday
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said earlier on Wednesday that he wants American citizens to be able to come to Britain "freely" as they did before the pandemic.

Fully vaccinated travellers from the EU and the US will not have to quarantine when arriving in England from an amber list country, the government has confirmed.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the change regarding US and EU arrivals will come into force from 4am on 2 August.

Applicable passengers must have received two jabs with vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or in the US with vaccines authorised by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

They will still be required to complete a pre-departure test before arriving in England alongside a PCR test on or before day two after they have landed.

Mr Shapps also announced the resumption of international cruises.

The announcement came after a COVID Operations meeting, which was attended by senior cabinet ministers.

The Department for Transport confirmed separate rules will continue to apply for those arriving from France and that the measures announced on Wednesday "will be kept under review and be guided by the latest data".

They also reiterated that while some restrictions remain in place, travellers "should expect their experience to be different and may face longer wait times than they are used to".

Earlier on Wednesday, deputy leader of the Labour Party described the then-proposed policy as "reckless".

But Mr Shapps said the rule change is "progress we can all enjoy".

"We're helping reunite people living in the US and European countries with their family and friends in the UK," the transport secretary said in a post on social media.

"From 2nd August at 4am people from these countries will be able to come to the England from an amber country without having to quarantine if they're fully vaxxed.

"The changes will apply to fully vaxxed people with an FDA or EMA vaccine - they'll still need to do the usual pre-departure test before arrival and take a PCR test on day 2 of returning to the England.

"We're also able to confirm the restart of international cruises and flexible testing programmes to help key workers and drive our economic recovery. Whether you're a family or a business, this is progress we can all enjoy."

Health Secretary Sajid Javid added that the quarantine rule change will "give UK businesses a boost".

"Our vaccination programme is building a wall of defence against this virus so we can safely enjoy our freedoms again, with 7 in 10 adults in the UK now double jabbed," he said.

"By reopening quarantine-free travel for travellers who have been fully vaccinated in European countries and the USA, we're taking another step on the road to normality which will reunite friends and families and give UK businesses a boost."

Currently, those arriving in the UK from amber list locations - which includes the US and much of the EU - must have had both doses of a coronavirus jab as part of the UK's own vaccination programme to avoid the requirement to self-isolate for 10 days.

The government had previously committed to a review of international travel rules by the end of this month.

Ministers said a recent 10-day pilot scheme proved that the COVID vaccination status of travellers from amber list countries could be efficiently and accurately checked away from the border.

The latest quarantine rule change comes as the government was facing mounting pressure from the aviation industry to exempt double-jabbed American and European travellers.

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye described the move as "the right decision".

"The government has made the right decision to safely further reopen international travel. We will now work with colleagues in the industry to boost UK trade, reunite family and friends, and generate billions in new tourist income," he said.

But Ms Rayner said she was "very concerned" at the prospect of easing quarantine restrictions for more travellers. said she was "very concerned" at the prospect of easing quarantine restrictions for more travellers.

"We know that the Delta variant came into this country and delayed the lifting of some of the restrictions and caused infections here," she told Kay Burley on Sky News.

"We need to make sure that we have got a proper data-driven analysis and that we look at an international passport for vaccines.

"And we also know that people who have had the vaccine of course can still get the virus so a testing regime is very important and crucial as well.

"So I am very concerned about the government's announcement via the press this morning."

Under the pilot scheme held by British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Heathrow Airport, around 250 fully-vaccinated passengers on selected flights from New York, Los Angeles, Jamaica and Athens earlier this month presented their COVID status using paper or digital formats before boarding a plane.

Some 99% of their documents were verified as authentic, with just two passengers' credentials rejected.

In one case there was a discrepancy between the name on their vaccine card and the name on their passport, while another involved someone who had been fully-vaccinated less than 14 days before travel.

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

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Jul 8

No Need to Quarantine on Return to UK

The UK Government announcement this morning, that people who have had both vaccination jabs can travel to amber list countries (from 19th July) without the need to quarantine on return to the UK, this is the news that many of you have been waiting to hear.

We are already seeing an increase in demand for property viewings, so choose the property listing you want to view and get in touch via the website and let us arrange everything for you.

Have a look at our Guides Page with information on everything from Buying Property in France, Healthcare, Currency Exchange to Living in France Post Brexit.

Download our PDF Guides to help you plan your viewing trip.

Travel Restrictions Lifted

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

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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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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

Add CommentViews: 1107

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