Travel to the EU after January 1st

mark61

Full Member
Posts
4,950
Likes
4,275
The rules about meat and dairy products are the same for every non-EU country, including Morocco. Some people may have got through without being checked (customs officials never check everybody, whichever country you are entering) but it is probably not a wise thing to do - and remember that claiming you didn't know is no excuse. The rules are there for everybody to read if they choose to.
Very true, although in my experience the chances of getting across to mainland Spain on the Ceuta crossing without having a dog in your van are virtually zero. Obviously they ain't sniffing out ham or cheese though.
 

antiquesam

Full Member
Posts
4,636
Likes
4,763
I can remember being asked if I was carrying meat or dairy products into the UK pre EU membership. It's not that things are changing, just that they are reverting to what happened before. Unfortunately it's only old fogies like me that can remember that far back.
 

mariesnowgoose

Full Member
Posts
16,209
Likes
18,903
I can remember being asked if I was carrying meat or dairy products into the UK pre EU membership. It's not that things are changing, just that they are reverting to what happened before. Unfortunately it's only old fogies like me that can remember that far back.
Ditto.

Only maybe not quite as old ... ;)😝(y)
 

mfw

Full Member
Posts
1,329
Likes
1,689
It's the baccy that concerns me now gonna cost an arm and a leg (y)
 

mark61

Full Member
Posts
4,950
Likes
4,275
Even on the rare occasion you get stopped going into Switzerland, they'll ask if you have meat etc.

Don't remember ever being stopped on the way out though.
 

mfw

Full Member
Posts
1,329
Likes
1,689
Maybe Bradley and barney walsh could turn it into a bit of lighthearted comedy
 

Biggarmac

Full Member
Posts
667
Likes
1,255
During the last foot & mouth outbreak we were in Spain when it started. Everyone who came over the Portsmouth to Santander ferry had any meat confiscated. That included danish bacon in sealed packets.
 

TJBi

Full Member
Posts
1,063
Likes
603
I definitely feel aggrieved, as we often go through late evening, stop close to calais, then have a good run the next day. Will have to stop for food shopping now, which is a real pain. And, although local cuisine is great, there are odd things which you hanker for when away a long while. Will have to stick with powdered milk, tinned foods ...no real hardship just another niggle. As you say, in the scheme of things, not massive. Pinning my hopes on common sense breaking through and these irritations being sorted.....eventually!
Just watch what's in the cans... And bear in mind that only powdered BABY milk is exempt.
 
  • Thank You
Reactions: REC

2cv

Full Member
Posts
5,054
Likes
6,806
With very slow vaccination rates in Europe and tourist dependent areas very keen to promote travel it would appear that ‘vaccination passports’ are being considered again, possibly making travel around the EU possible by the Summer for those who are vaccinated. Link
 

number14

Full Member
Posts
95
Likes
179
If I were a betting man I would say it will be almost inevitable that some form of vaccination proof will eventually be required to travel around the EU. Maybe even required to access public areas within the UK. I'm OK with that as long as it is not an 'app' that can be used to track movements for other nefarious purposes.
Sorry to be vague about this, but I did read somewhere that the Welsh Government are issuing a card stating one's vaccination status.
 

mariesnowgoose

Full Member
Posts
16,209
Likes
18,903
If I were a betting man I would say it will be almost inevitable that some form of vaccination proof will eventually be required to travel around the EU. Maybe even required to access public areas within the UK. I'm OK with that as long as it is not an 'app' that can be used to track movements for other nefarious purposes.
Sorry to be vague about this, but I did read somewhere that the Welsh Government are issuing a card stating one's vaccination status.
Maybe it won't be as bad as we think.
The reason would be to protect public health after all.

You already need proof of vaccination for other diseases before travelling to some parts of the world where those diseases are still a threat - yellow fever, typhoid, etc. etc.

I agree with you about the app side. Don't particularly trust big tech, never have.
 

mark61

Full Member
Posts
4,950
Likes
4,275
Great stuff.
Does that mean I can stop me ex Mrs, who has lupus, coming round and annoying me. 😂

Mixed messages at the moment as to if she should have the vaccine.
 

mfw

Full Member
Posts
1,329
Likes
1,689
Maybe it won't be as bad as we think.
The reason would be to protect public health after all.

You already need proof of vaccination for other diseases before travelling to some parts of the world where those diseases are still a threat - yellow fever, typhoid, etc. etc.

I agree with you about the app side. Don't particularly trust big tech, never have.
It's worse than i was expecting now - so i'm gonna carry on keeping my head down and hope it passes over me
 

maingate

Full Member
Posts
11,221
Likes
10,652
It has been clearly stated today that there will be no vaccination passport. Watch BBC News tonight for confirmation.
 

witzend

Full Member
Posts
4,780
Likes
3,226
If I were a betting man I would say it will be almost inevitable that some form of vaccination proof will eventually be required to travel around the EU. Maybe even required to access public areas within the UK. I'm OK with that as long as it is not an 'app' that can be used to track movements for other nefarious purposes.
Sorry to be vague about this, but I did read somewhere that the Welsh Government are issuing a card stating one's vaccination status.
I read about the Welsh Card as well and will be happy to receive one here
But what will it prove just that You've been Vaccinated Not that Your not carrying it even when you've had the Jab You can still carry and spread it
 

Users who viewed this discussion (Total:318)

jqp, mjvw, bazzybabes, pamjon, Pauljenny, jagmanx, mark61, Biggarmac, witzend, Nowego, barryd, jeffmossy, Derekoak, mfw, 2cv, SimonM, colinm, Edina, s4x4c, Moped, Alshymer, kenspain, korky, myvanwy, campervanannie, 1807truckman, Heppy, Larnie, Tezza33, Bigshug, jacquigem, jann, Jo001, TeamRienza, Val54, tidewatcher, Ted, rugbyken, Robmac, Clummzie, hanger18, UFO, iampatman, TJBi, Nidge, belslot, Ian and Cath, Compo, Jus, clarkpeacock, Snapster, Greengrass, Andysm, maingate, Lee, zzr1400tim, HurricaneSmith, terrywolf, groyne, trevskoda, AllanD, oppy, Mobilvetta, alwaysared, Fazerloz, voyagerstan, GeoffL, DTF, Penny13, saxonborg, RoaminRog, DorsetDrifter, DnK, Canalsman, Obanboy666, donrevy, skippy, reiverlad, Tony Lee, Wooie1958, BeakerFlo, granth, REC, Nomad, enhanceco, Su James, rambrose, knowledgeseeker, walpeter, cossienick, vanmandan, MartinCurren, RV2MAX, mossypossy, Dartmoor Punch, Alan1951, Budgie, davep10000, kensowerby, vwalan, mechanised, dafyd69, chrisjones18, countrycruisers, londontavern, Deneb, Petes, Rutaria, gerrevelyn, brian c, pondhoppers, Martin P, Monkeybrand, Poacher, Helen Robinson, Nigel67, David Horsfall, Markd, katv, Justjack, Horbach, VandA, Dreamcatchers, Farman, terry111, rabW, Frank Taylor, redhand, Fisherman, sinner, Upfish, ajb70, Rod, maureenandtom, Amethyst, Phantom, winks, yorkieowl, Debroos, TonyB, petermotorhome, mariesnowgoose, Cheepskait, trooper2000, skippy 66, GreggBear, Nigel18, st3v3, greyduster, Minisorella, Blue yonder, sdh1412, gripseven, quilkin, JVG, Raptor107, FarWest, Victor, Peter Hislop, brugge, Livotlout, mrdon, vindiboy, Pete H, WingNut, SouthernTribby, Rimmer, Donsider, jaws101, WildThingsKev, bandit1200cc, ian81, rayeastwood, bmc, number14, Gerry Attrick, bartman, Roy Laura, I&MK, kingfisher1, Bounce, Tookey, rustydog, toasty, Cass, Haaamster, Kontiki, Izz, 11ALB, Spike, madcampercoupleplusgrandkids, Jalfa, alan1958, The laird, Clunegapyears, Redders, thenomads, roadroamer, pasturisedpete, Pedalman, Fragle, Yorkcov, Di1234, davef, RichardP, WildDuo, dane, Ken Parsons, Moose, horace, Rus0906, Homenaway, Marv01, Jimmyc, chyperie, Bopper, DotArnot, paulhelenwilko, Dowel, Mikebike, grapework, Grim the Viking, Brockley, Meloc8, Ironjaws, WillyO, Stevie 25, Ericb, somejest, alcam, SHABBINS, Ian reed, Robina, jeffscarborough, Ellendale, Janet W, Wrightpm, onemanand2dogs, ChrisInNotts, Dezi, merl, Mrscake, Harrers, RogerO, Tagster, bjh, jp49, Boris7, Strollerbird, StreetSleeper, muttley9050, Toffeecat, jennyp19, Jmick, wesaaron, harrow, stealaway, MartinB201, fiona68, mickymost, gettingolder2, Forresbroons, TonyEmm, Geraldine, Cazzy, QFour, Lord Lucan, timatabsa, poohbur26, chrisjanvan, Polar Bear, Servo, Subablu, dave and mary, steeltzar, hank, mid4did, hmssnake, Touringtheworld, DotB, Tapfitter, antiquesam, britcoms, richardstubbs, 5andy, helmit, Essex Pair, runnach, SquirrellCook, Harryw, izwozral, Gee, ian1950, spigot, Kat0, GLT, flying kipper, Rockerboots, MissDor, Benylin, Annsman, Tonybvi, yeoblade, Grum, Philip Tomlinson, flytim, Minnsboyz, Wheelie, Sixwheels, ramblefrog, Morphology, T4Lyn, Darrell, Weels, Conroy, 47643, alun145, Colinc,
Top