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UK Government due to announce Air bridges to certain countries wef 29thJune.

Question is will Thailand be one ? and the UK Government withraws advice for British nationals against all but essential international travel.

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3 hours ago, Brown1950 said:

UK Government due to announce Air bridges to certain countries wef 29thJune.

Question is will Thailand be one ? and the UK Government withraws advice for British nationals against all but essential international travel.

The bigger question is how long will it be before Thailand permits travellers from the UK to enter? And to enter without quarantine!!!

Was watching a TV show this morning and it seems a lot of people are willing to accept quarantine on return as long as they get their 2 weeks holiday in Benidorm!!!!

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54 minutes ago, TheFiend said:

Was watching a TV show this morning and it seems a lot of people are willing to accept quarantine on return as long as they get their 2 weeks holiday in Benidorm!!!!

Probably because they expect to be paid for staying home and doing nothing!

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Think the UK is taking a very myopic view of things

expounding about creating these with selected countries, cant see how countries (like LOS) with minuscule numbers of covid19 cases would embrace an entente cordiale with such a diseased partner

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2 hours ago, TheFiend said:

The bigger question is how long will it be before Thailand permits travellers from the UK to enter? And to enter without quarantine!!!

Was watching a TV show this morning and it seems a lot of people are willing to accept quarantine on return as long as they get their 2 weeks holiday in Benidorm!!!!

Would they not face 14 days quarantine when the arrive in Spain ?

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2 hours ago, Bazle said:

Probably because they expect to be paid for staying home and doing nothing!

Oh, you old cynic, you....!!

🙂

ps. I agree!

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Posted (edited)

I think the quarantine thing will be knocked on the head, Rawhide mentioned it earlier and I'm inclined to agree with him.

On the form, just put that you're an Uber or Lorry / delivery driver, then you are effectively exempt. they have no way of checking if you state that you are self employed, the resource just is not there.

I'd be more concerned with turning up in LOS, then being at the mercy of the Thermometer Nazis who might stick you in a state sanctioned hotel for 2 weeks with a worn out copy of Razzle from 1985.

Edited by Butch

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1 hour ago, gs joe said:

Would they not face 14 days quarantine when the arrive in Spain ?

Not if the Air bridge is agreed with Spain and that is a big IF !

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7 hours ago, Butch said:

I think the quarantine thing will be knocked on the head, Rawhide mentioned it earlier and I'm inclined to agree with him.

On the form, just put that you're an Uber or Lorry / delivery driver, then you are effectively exempt. they have no way of checking if you state that you are self employed, the resource just is not there.

I'd be more concerned with turning up in LOS, then being at the mercy of the Thermometer Nazis who might stick you in a state sanctioned hotel for 2 weeks with a worn out copy of Razzle from 1985.

How about this for a comprehensive list of those exempt from Quarantine....

https://immigrationbarrister.co.uk/who-is-exempt-from-the-14-day-coronavirus-quarantine-period/

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List of persons and occupations exempt from 14-day covid-19 self-isolation period

The following persons and occupations will be exempt from the requirement to spend 14 days in self-isolation on arrival in the UK:

  • road haulage workers and road passenger transport workers;
  • transit passengers, an individual transiting to a country outside of the Common Travel Area, who remains airside and does not pass border control;
  • individuals arriving to attend pre-arranged healthcare treatment, when receiving that treatment in the UK (Healthcare means all forms of healthcare including mental and physical health. There are also exemptions for live donors and those accompanying the individual, for example a carer or a child);
  • registered health or care professionals travelling to the UK to provide essential healthcare, including where this is not related to coronavirus;
  • persons who have travelled to the UK for the purpose of transporting, to a healthcare provider in the UK, material which consists of, or includes, human cells or blood which are to be used for the purpose of providing healthcare;
  • qualified persons and responsible persons for human medicines, clinical trials and pharmacovigilance;
  • quality assurance inspectors for human medicines;
  • sponsors and essential persons needed for clinical trials or studies;
  • civil aviation inspectors engaged on inspection duties;
  • Eurotunnel train drivers and crew, Eurotunnel Shuttle drivers, freight train drivers, crew and essential cross-border rail freight workers operating through the Channel Tunnel;
  • Euratom inspectors;
  • workers engaged in essential or emergency works, related to water supplies and sewerage services;
  • workers engaged in essential or emergency works related to a generating system, an electricity interconnector, a district heat network, communal heating, automated ballast cleaning and track re-laying systems or network;
  • workers undertaking activities in offshore installations, upstream petroleum infrastructure, critical safety work on offshore installations and wells that are being decommissioned or which are being preserved pending demolition or reuse or activities for the provision of workers, goods, materials or equipment or in the provision of other essential services required to support the safe operation of activities;
  • workers engaged in essential or emergency works, including those carried out by specialist rail maintenance technicians employed on the national rail infrastructure as part of a specialist team with Network Rail;
  • drivers and crew of trains operated by Eurostar International Limited, essential cross-border workers working for Eurostar International Limited;
  • operational, rail maintenance, security and safety workers working on the Channel Tunnel system;
  • workers with specialist technical skills, where those specialist technical skills are required for essential or emergency works or services (including commissioning, maintenance, and repairs and safety checks) to ensure the continued production, supply, movement, manufacture, storage or preservation of goods;
  • workers with specialist technical skills, where those specialist technical skills are required for essential or emergency works (including commissioning, maintenance, repairs and safety checks) or to fulfil contractual obligations or warranty specifications in, or in connection with, waste management facilities used for the management, sorting, treatment, recovery, or disposal of waste (including energy from waste);
  • workers with specialist technical skills, where those specialist technical skills are required for essential or emergency works to ensure the continued safe and secure operations of the following infrastructure:
    • gas and electricity transmission and distribution networks and system operators
    • gas terminals
    • space infrastructure
  • seamen and masters;
  • pilots, as defined in paragraph 22(1) of Schedule 3A to the Merchant Shipping Act;
  • inspectors and surveyors of ships
  • crew, as defined in paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the Air Navigation Order 2016(h), where such crew have travelled to the UK in the course of their work;
  • nuclear personnel who are essential to the safe and secure operations of a licensed nuclear site;
  • nuclear emergency responders;
  • agency inspectors;
  • inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, specialist aerospace engineers, or specialist aerospace workers;
  • persons engaged in operational, maintenance or safety activities of a downstream oil facility that has a capacity in excess of 20,000 tonnes;
  • postal workers involved in the transport of mail into and out of the UK;
  • persons involved in essential maintenance and repair of data infrastructure required to reduce and resolve outages, or in the provision of goods and services to support these activities;
  • information technology or telecommunications professionals whose expertise is required to provide an essential or emergency response to threats and incidents relating to the security of any network and information system and ensure the continued operation of any network and information system;
  • persons who are engaged in urgent or essential work on electronic communications networks;
  • persons who are engaged in urgent or essential work for the BBC’s broadcasting transmission network and services;
  • seasonal agricultural workers who have an offer of employment for seasonal work to carry out specific activities in edible horticulture on a named farm (You can start work immediately but you must self-isolate on the farm. However, you may mix with fellow workers);
  • members of diplomatic missions and consular posts in the United Kingdom, officers, servants or representatives of international organisations where their head of mission or equivalent has certified that their work is essential to the functioning of the mission and cannot be undertaken whilst the person is complying with the requirements of self-isolation;
  • crown servants or government contractors returning to the United Kingdom who are either:
    • required to undertake policing or essential government work in the United Kingdom within 14 days of their arrival;
    • have been undertaking policing or essential government work outside of the United Kingdom but are required to return temporarily, after which they will depart to conduct policing or essential government work outside the United Kingdom (Essential government work includes, in particular, work related to national security and immigration, the coronavirus disease and any other crisis response, and international negotiations);
  • international prison escorts – persons designated by the relevant Minister under section 5(3) of the Repatriation of Prisoners Act 1984(a);
  • persons responsible for escorting a person sought for extradition pursuant to a warrant issued under Part 3 of the Extradition Act 2003 or sought for extradition pursuant to any other extradition arrangements;
  • defence personnel and contractors doing work necessary for the delivery of essential Defence activities, including Visiting Forces and NATO;
  • officials required to work on essential border security duties;
  • persons who reside in the UK and who pursue an activity as an employed or self-employed person in another country to which they usually go at least once a week.

Exemption from data collection

The following categories of persons will not be required to provide contact or journey details on their arrival in the UK:

  • members of diplomatic missions (non-UK) and consular posts in the United Kingdom, officers, servants or representatives of international organisations and their families or dependents;
  • defence personnel and contractors – required to deliver defined essential Defence tasks, including visiting forces or NATO;
  • officials required to work on essential border security duties

I come under 2 of those categories....

 

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11 hours ago, TheFiend said:

The bigger question is how long will it be before Thailand permits travellers from the UK to enter? And to enter without quarantine!!!

Was watching a TV show this morning and it seems a lot of people are willing to accept quarantine on return as long as they get their 2 weeks holiday in Benidorm!!!!

Personally I hope they give it a little longer, seems like Thailand finds some infected people in their quarantine daily. I would have thought people would need to get back to work after returning to the UK.

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Christ if you cant slot yourself into one on that very long exemption list then its clear you've never turked a Ladyboy......

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In that case I don't fit into any of those categories 555

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Posted (edited)

 

 

From The Telegraph

Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has today announced :-

Spain will open its borders to members of the EU’s Schengen Zone, plus the UK, on June 21. The border was originally due to remain closed until July 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by Brown1950

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2 hours ago, Brown1950 said:

From The Telegraph

Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has today announced :-

Spain will open its borders to members of the EU’s Schengen Zone, plus the UK, on June 21. The border was originally due to remain closed until July 1.

That's not quite what El Pais is reporting.

https://english.elpais.com/spanish_news/2020-06-14/spain-will-reopen-borders-to-eu-states-on-june-21-prime-minister-pedro-sanchez-tells-regional-chiefs.html

Travelers from outside the European Union and the Schengen free-travel area will be permitted to enter Spain from July 1, the prime minister explained, provided there is a reciprocal agreement on travel and taking into account the epidemiological situation in the country of origin, among other factors. The United Kingdom and Ireland are outside Schengen.

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I'd think a Thailand airbridge is a long way off. 

Spain however are desperate for British holiday makers and Boris wants to please the masses. I'd expect an agreed airbridge with no quarantine eather going out or coming back to be agreed by both countries quite quickly. Benidorm will be full of Brits by August. 

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6 hours ago, Bazle said:

That's not quite what El Pais is reporting.

https://english.elpais.com/spanish_news/2020-06-14/spain-will-reopen-borders-to-eu-states-on-june-21-prime-minister-pedro-sanchez-tells-regional-chiefs.html

Travelers from outside the European Union and the Schengen free-travel area will be permitted to enter Spain from July 1, the prime minister explained, provided there is a reciprocal agreement on travel and taking into account the epidemiological situation in the country of origin, among other factors. The United Kingdom and Ireland are outside Schengen.

Government sources confirmed on Sunday evening that despite having left the bloc earlier this year, the United Kingdom is still considered an EU member state given that it is in a transition period and enjoys full membership rights. This means that UK travelers will also be able to enter Spain from June 21.

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8 hours ago, Brown1950 said:

 

 

From The Telegraph

Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has today announced :-Spain will open its borders to members of the EU’s Schengen Zone, plus the UK, on June 21.

 

 

 

 

The end of this week.....

Effectively only 9 days earlier than planned though.....

Seems premature although if what Bazle posted is true, a far different case. There is still a threat in this virus.

 

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4 hours ago, Brown1950 said:

Government sources confirmed on Sunday evening that despite having left the bloc earlier this year, the United Kingdom is still considered an EU member state given that it is in a transition period and enjoys full membership rights. This means that UK travelers will also be able to enter Spain from June 21.

Thanks. El Pais (which is what you have quoted) has changed its story!

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