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Old 10.06.2020, 15:02
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Re: Border closure - Covid 19

I know this may be a stupid question, but will we be able to shop across the border as before once the borders open on the 15th, or will shopping still be an issue? We do all our shopping at Carrefour, and the last few months of having to shop here has our food budget in tatters.
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Old 10.06.2020, 15:43
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I know this may be a stupid question, but will we be able to shop across the border as before once the borders open on the 15th, or will shopping still be an issue? We do all our shopping at Carrefour, and the last few months of having to shop here has our food budget in tatters.
Yeah roll on Carrefour!! You use Les Rousses?

I think it's business as usual after 15th..
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Old 10.06.2020, 16:14
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Yeah roll on Carrefour!! You use Les Rousses?

I think it's business as usual after 15th..
Have been to Les Rousses a couple of times, but generally go to Divonne.

I hope it is business as usual. If I get stopped or fined I will be sure to update here.

Counting down to the 15th!
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Old 10.06.2020, 18:05
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I know this may be a stupid question, but will we be able to shop across the border as before once the borders open on the 15th, or will shopping still be an issue? We do all our shopping at Carrefour, and the last few months of having to shop here has our food budget in tatters.
AFAIK there is no official confirmation yet.
However, from logic perspective they should lift it: the current shopping fine is for "using border agent work without a really pressing reason".
If on Monday a EU tourist can use border agent work for "traveling for fun" without a fine - probably you should be free to do the same for shopping.
Let's wait and see though!
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Old 10.06.2020, 18:24
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Have been to Les Rousses a couple of times, but generally go to Divonne.

I hope it is business as usual. If I get stopped or fined I will be sure to update here.

Counting down to the 15th!
Have you tried Segny? If we go that direction we prefer the extra ten minutes for the bigger store with much less lines at the checkout.

We were in Crassier a few days ago just by the border point and it was still closed.. At least a little barrier blocking CH>FR .. But the FR>CH side was open ..
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Re: Border closure - Covid 19

Officially at 12 midnight tonight the German border is fully open. No controls whatsoever.
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Old 15.06.2020, 13:31
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Re: Border closure - Covid 19

Went into Germany today to buy some of my favourite things.

Avoided Aldi where the car park was full of Swiss-registered cars! The small supermarket I usually go to was half empty, only one cash desk open and no queue. This supermarket has proper fish, meat and cheese counters.

Customs stamped my form on the way home OK, so everything back to normal.
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Old 17.06.2020, 09:07
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Re: Border closure - Covid 19

Went out to dinner in Loerrach last night.. whole experience exactly the same as pre-Covid.
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Old 17.06.2020, 21:22
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Re: Border closure - Covid 19

Crossed the border yesterday afternoon into Germany nr Eglisau more out of curiosity than anything else as we were visiting friends living close to the border. Supermarkets were ransacked, Swiss cars everywhere, cafes & restaurants seemed well populated with a lot of folks sitting outside drinking, wearing a mask appeared to be mandatory around the shops and Diesel was €1.06 per litre compared to CHF1.50 where we live.

Border was remarkably free of traffic with a few folks stopping to get their paperwork stamped. Border guards out in force checking people's boots but we drove in/out without any hassle.

Heading deep into rural France this weekend to visit family so will be interesting to see how that compares.
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Old 17.06.2020, 21:48
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Have you tried Segny? If we go that direction we prefer the extra ten minutes for the bigger store with much less lines at the checkout.

We were in Crassier a few days ago just by the border point and it was still closed.. At least a little barrier blocking CH>FR .. But the FR>CH side was open ..
Crassier was actually opened a couple of weeks back. Two hours in the morning from France And two hours in the evening To France. Limited to Frontaliers. So a one-way system was in place.
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Old 18.06.2020, 07:43
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Re: Border closure - Covid 19

I did waldshut yesterday to pickup some parels over the border. No checks on the way out.



Way back had massive queues of people getting their tax stamps, and random spot checks from the Swiss customs.


Seems like we are back to normal, only difference is that everyone was wearing a mask.
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Old 19.06.2020, 14:12
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I did waldshut yesterday to pickup some parels over the border. No checks on the way out.



Way back had massive queues of people getting their tax stamps, and random spot checks from the Swiss customs.


Seems like we are back to normal, only difference is that everyone was wearing a mask.
Is this mandatory to enter/be in Germany at the moment?
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COVID Situation: Can I travel now to Germany for Shopping and/or dining?

Title says it all...:-p
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Old 19.06.2020, 14:35
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Re: COVID Situation: Can I travel now to Germany for Shopping and/or dining?

Short answer....yes.
Longer answer.......yes you can.
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Is this mandatory to enter/be in Germany at the moment?
It is a pity it isn’t here.
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Old 19.06.2020, 15:00
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Re: COVID Situation: Can I travel now to Germany for Shopping and/or dining?

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Title says it all...:-p
Guess a mod should merge this with one of the many threads packed with the answer.
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Re: COVID Situation: Can I travel now to Germany for Shopping and/or dining?

But you have to wear a mask in stores
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But you have to wear a mask in stores
Thanks, do the stores provide the masks? Or can we buy the masks from the stores?
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Old 19.06.2020, 16:05
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Thanks, do the stores provide the masks? Or can we buy the masks from the stores?
No the stores do not provide masks, you have to buy them. Lidl and Aldi have them in Switzerland afaik.
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Re: Border closure - Covid 19

Just did the whole German shopping trip. Buy a good mask, they are mandatory everywhere and by the time I was done, I had a runny nose, sore throat and felt really hot from not breathing correctly though the mask.
All went away after several hours back at home, so I'm sure it was related.
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