Italy for Christmas !!!

Dezi

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Hi,

I mentioned some time back that the mafia side of the family had invited us over for Christmas.

We have now had the covid booster jab and have managed to get booked in for the flu jab next Wednesday, despite chronic shortages here in sunny Bournemouth / Dorset.

Questions.
How long before departing the UK do I have to get the Government/ NHS proof of vaccine certificates and how long does it last?

Do I also need to download it to my mobile phone ?

Do we need to do anything else apart from the usual ?

Finally, any problem traveling through the non existing borders in the current climate ?

The last time we were on Continental Europe was just over two years ago and it seems a B^^"$***
lifetime.

Thanks.

Dezi
 

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I can't help with your questions but, I 'phoned a mate of mine this morning who is in San Morino at the moment for tonight's football.

He said that anybody visiting Italy should really consider going there as it is absolutely stunning.
 

Dezi

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I can't help with your questions but, I 'phoned a mate of mine this morning who is in San Morino at the moment for tonight's football.

He said that anybody visiting Italy should really consider going there as it is absolutely stunning.
We know we have been 20 times in the past 22 years, usually combining into a longer tour into eastern Europe.

Dezi
 

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Questions.
How long before departing the UK do I have to get the Government/ NHS proof of vaccine certificates and how long does it last?

Do I also need to download it to my mobile phone ?
You need the NHS app on Your phone to get the QR code which lasts for 30 days on the PDF download which you can print if you want then you just download another when it expires below is copied from mine the booster don't show on there but is listed in there under your vaccination history
2D barcode expiry To protect your data privacy the 2D barcode expires after 30 days. Please generate a new COVID-19 Pass to renew the barcode
I believe the idea is just to show the QR code on your phone But a good idea to have it in print IMO. Same down here for the Flue Vac I've been waiting 4 weeks now
 
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If you are going to be going through France after 15th December you may also need the booster jab mentioned on the NHS app. The app currently can only show your first two injections, but but they are working on getting all your jabs on by 15th December.
 

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Search Google, covid rules for visiting Italy.
You need to complete a form within 48hrs of arrival in Europe, this is required by Border Force Police, its all on line so also on your phone.
You need to supply passport numbers, address where you are staying etc, nothing difficult straight forward.
Have a safe trip
 

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Search Google, covid rules for visiting Italy.
You need to complete a form within 48hrs of arrival in Europe, this is required by Border Force Police, its all on line so also on your phone.
You need to supply passport numbers, address where you are staying etc, nothing difficult straight forward.
Have a safe trip
I'm assuming you mean for arrival in Italy ?
Just back from France and Spain , only form required was for returning home .
 

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I'm assuming you mean for arrival in Italy ?
Just back from France and Spain , only form required was for returning home .

Could I please ask: were you challenged on the contents of your MH on the way out regarding banned foodstuffs?
 

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We don't have that in Wales. We can log in to the NHS Wales website and/or have a printed off passport...which I rang and asked for. My booster not due until 04/12; allow a week to get the records up to date; then 10 days to get a new one posted; allow for Xmas and the NY; and it all looks a little tight for France for us on 12/01.
 

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Could I please ask: were you challenged on the contents of your MH on the way out regarding banned foodstuffs?
Virtually no checks crossing to France apart from usual stuff .
Bit more coming back but nothing to bother about
Download French 'pass sanitaire' and put your Qr codes for your jabs on that . Frequently asked for it even in the smallest corner bar . Very simple process
 
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You now require a vaccine passport which you must apply for, we cannot go into a shop in the Irish republic without one or cross the border, I sus everywhere will now be the same.
 

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We don't have that in Wales. We can log in to the NHS Wales website and/or have a printed off passport...
We can download and print off our own hard copy but the Q code expires in 22 days requiring us to repeat the process
 

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The passport in Wales has no expiry date however I'll contact them for a new one (if they issue it) once I've had my booster
 

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Morning,
I have just accessed the NHS site to get my covid passport.
Having entered all my details it then asked me to scan my passport photo and upload it
then take a full face picture for security saying that it would scan my camera and upload it.

Finally I had a message saying "camera not detected, send video.

Has everybody else had this *^**^" rigmarole ?

Do I have to take the pictures etc on my mobile phone instead whist using it to make
the application ???

Dezi
 

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Yes, use phone or tablet to make application.

Had exactly the same from desktop.
 

GMJ

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Yes we did the same. Worked ok for us even though we are tech dinosaurs!
 

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