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Old 25.06.2020, 21:06
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Re: UK - New travel quarantine rules

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This needs a bump. Has anyone flown to the UK recently and can confirm if the 14 day quarantine is being rigorously enforced? Unfortunately, Switzerland is not being mentioned in the proposed 'air-bridges' that may be effective from next week.
I'm in the UK and it looks highly likely that any day now the quarantine will be lifted. There was an article the other day I read and the question about how many people were being checked on. It seems that nobody has been checked upon
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This needs a bump. Has anyone flown to the UK recently and can confirm if the 14 day quarantine is being rigorously enforced? Unfortunately, Switzerland is not being mentioned in the proposed 'air-bridges' that may be effective from next week.



Rigorously enforced? You've got to be joking. Even if Switzerland is not on the list, it should be and even less likely to be enforced in my opinion.
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Old 26.06.2020, 11:13
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Re: UK - New travel quarantine rules

We are planning to drive to the UK next month. If Switzerland is not on the list, I would assume that even though we arrive from France, we would still have to quarantine upon arrival in the UK... does anyone have any thoughts here?

Looking forward to clarity from the British govt.
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Old 26.06.2020, 11:18
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Re: UK - New travel quarantine rules

So with the news just released regarding entry to the UK.... who may know the following?!

If I arrive back in the UK on the 6th July - will I need to quarantine for 4 days (until the 10th) or for the full 14 days? This I have not seen a clear answer for.
Common sense tells me it should only be for the 4 days, but that is what scares me!
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Old 03.07.2020, 19:17
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Re: UK - New travel quarantine rules

Common sense dictates that you shouldn’t have to quarantine at all. You are coming from a less infected country...

Ask the immigration official at the airport.
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Old 03.07.2020, 22:08
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Re: UK - New travel quarantine rules

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So with the news just released regarding entry to the UK.... who may know the following?!

If I arrive back in the UK on the 6th July - will I need to quarantine for 4 days (until the 10th) or for the full 14 days? This I have not seen a clear answer for.
Common sense tells me it should only be for the 4 days, but that is what scares me!
You can come out and smell the roses on the 10th July

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Mr Shapps said people who were currently quarantining after returning from one of the green or amber countries could stop doing so on 10 July.
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Re: UK - New travel quarantine rules

I have a friend who just relocated from the US to the UK. Her husband is a UK citizen, she is not, but is now a permanent resident working in London. We're having a hard time figuring out if she can travel to switzerland. People from the UK are allowed to travel, but its not clear if UK residents who are not citizens are allowed. Anyone have any idea what the rules might be?
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You can come out and smell the roses on the 10th July
On 10th July we will have finished our quarantine here in Kent. Typical! I suppose on the positive side it has stopped us from getting infected and given us time to focus on unpacking .

We had to fly on 26 June as we had given up the apartment and found a new tenant from 1 July. The removal co loaded up 22/23 June. Cleaning & handover 24th.

Of interest the only comments about quarantine from officialdom was a question at Heathrow - "Have you done the form?" and when we answered "yes, one each" she waved us through to the electronic gates without looking at our copies. No problems, bags arrived as we walked up to the belt and we beat the driver to the meeting point. Heathrow was actually pleasant!

No checks on us to date, but we have played by the rules.

Farewell to Switzerland - it's been a blast!
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Old 06.07.2020, 14:08
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I have a friend who just relocated from the US to the UK. Her husband is a UK citizen, she is not, but is now a permanent resident working in London. We're having a hard time figuring out if she can travel to switzerland. People from the UK are allowed to travel, but its not clear if UK residents who are not citizens are allowed. Anyone have any idea what the rules might be?
If she's come from the US recently I doubt she'd be able to travel here.

Check here to see what info you can find

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-a...el-coronavirus

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavi...avel-corridors
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Old 06.07.2020, 15:58
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Re: UK - New travel quarantine rules

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I have a friend who just relocated from the US to the UK. Her husband is a UK citizen, she is not, but is now a permanent resident working in London. We're having a hard time figuring out if she can travel to switzerland. People from the UK are allowed to travel, but its not clear if UK residents who are not citizens are allowed. Anyone have any idea what the rules might be?
How long has she been in the UK? Does she have proof of residence? It’s about where you are coming from and live, not citizenship!

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https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...FTA%20citizens)

Who is allowed to enter Switzerland?

The border control authority will not allow you to enter Switzerland from a high-risk country (i.e. from any country that is not a Schengen state) unless you meet at least one of the following requirements:

- You have rights of free movement

What rules apply to persons from the EU/EFTA and the United Kingdom with rights of free movement?

For EU/EFTA and UK citizens, their family members, irrespective of their nationality, and providers of cross-border services who have rights of free movement, the requirements of the Agreement on Free Movement of Persons (AFMP) and the customary rules on its application apply

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Re: UK - New travel quarantine rules

Someone I know (who has been tested) flew into London Heathrow from Zurich, form and all contact details in hand with an address where he would self isolate. Went straight to his meeting and 4 hours later flew back from London City.

No one stopped him. No one has checked up on him, either at the address he gave (he has a house on the south coast), when he left from LCY or till now by calling his mobile. He was prepared to pay the fine if caught but 9 days now passed and nothing.

I don't debate the rights or wrongs, just answering the question as to anyone having first hand experience.
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Old 06.07.2020, 16:35
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Someone I know (who has been tested) flew into London Heathrow from Zurich, form and all contact details in hand with an address where he would self isolate. Went straight to his meeting and 4 hours later flew back from London City.

No one stopped him. No one has checked up on him, either at the address he gave (he has a house on the south coast), when he left from LCY or till now by calling his mobile. He was prepared to pay the fine if caught but 9 days now passed and nothing.

I don't debate the rights or wrongs, just answering the question as to anyone having first hand experience.
They said, that you could leave the UK again before the quarantine period was up. So the only time he would have been breaking it was during his meeting.
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Old 06.07.2020, 18:12
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Looking forward to clarity from the British govt.
Just in case someone looks, Switzerland is now on the list. We plan on driving the last week in July. Already got refundable channel crossing tickets!
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Old 06.07.2020, 18:14
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Just in case someone looks, Switzerland is now on the list. We plan on driving the last week in July. Already got refundable channel crossing tickets!

England only? Haven´t seen anything what Scotland has decided, if at all.
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Old 25.08.2020, 13:18
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Re: UK - New travel quarantine rules

Multiple reports that Switzerland will be placed on the UK quarantine list as of this weekend.

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Switzerland ‘will be added to the UK’s quarantine travel list this weekend’ as Tory MPs blast border ‘chaos’ and urge ministers to follow 30 countries which already have airport testing to slash 14 day self-isolation rules

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Re: UK - New travel quarantine rules

Easy Jet totally slashed their Zurich - Luton program (from next week they're just doing two flights a week). So I guess they are expecting this to happen. I am flying back next Friday and I was so hoping I was going to miss any new quarantine restrictions so I shall continue to keep my paws crossed.
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Old 25.08.2020, 19:59
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Re: UK - New travel quarantine rules

I’m in the UK right now and the one thing that’s more bizarre than the travel rules and bureaucracy is how differently the different parts of the country behave: in the south of England was it the typical stuff you’d expect: masks, hand sanitizer, distancing. In the North did our country hotel tell us that only staff needs to wear masks, guests don’t. Including that larger group that came from a wedding and was pretty obviously rather drunk. In Scotland is everyone completely paranoid and rules that make no sense are followed to the letter.
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