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Travel to UK

Hi all,
long shot but I need to get back to the UK and flights are proving to be a nightmare with nothing direct.
Anyone got any suggestions?
Is TGV and Eurostar viable?
Driving / Channel Tunnel...

Any advice appreciated. Ideally I want to set off tomorrow.

Mike
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Old 20.07.2020, 15:12
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Hi all,
long shot but I need to get back to the UK and flights are proving to be a nightmare with nothing direct.
Anyone got any suggestions?
Is TGV and Eurostar viable?
Driving / Channel Tunnel...

Any advice appreciated. Ideally I want to set off tomorrow.

Mike
Friend of mine got the Chunnel from the UK to drive to Germany last week so I know it's operating. I've no idea on the required quarantines these days but I'm sure the UK websites have that info.
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Old 20.07.2020, 15:41
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Re: Travel to UK

Just keep in mind that you need to complete a form earliest 48 hours beforehand? Otherwise they can deny you entering the country


Do not have the link here right now, something on gov.uk and provide journey details before travel
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Re: Travel to UK

Swiss and BA both have a couple flights a day Geneva Heathrow. I’m sure that Zurich would have at least that.
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Re: Travel to UK

There are flights. Do you want us to pack your bags too?
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Old 20.07.2020, 16:56
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Re: Travel to UK

From Zürich there are 3 Swiss flights and 1 BA flight most days. Also a couple of Easyjets per week. From Basel 1 Easyjet most days. You haven't been doing your homework.

All possible tomorrow with seats available except Easyjet ex Zürich. Basel-LGW is the cheapest.
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There are flights. Do you want us to pack your bags too?
Not direct to Manchester. I saw via Malaga,Tunisia Dublin etc..

Advice appreciated (from others). I.e. didnt know about 48 hour form to fill.

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Not direct to Manchester.
How are we meant to get this from your OP?

Fly to London, take the train. Or there's a direct flight on Thursday. Or Lufthansa via Frankfurt or Dusseldorf.
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From Zürich there are 3 Swiss flights and 1 BA flight most days. Also a couple of Easyjets per week. From Basel 1 Easyjet most days. You haven't been doing your homework.
Alright leave off.. Easyjet shows only Monday , Friday. Detention for you.

My Dad is very ill. need to get back. Thanks for 48 hr notice period info.
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Re: Travel to UK

Swiss has one direct flight from Zurich, several from Basel.


Edit: just saw that that is not daily
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How are we meant to get this from your OP?

Fly to London, take the train. Or there's a direct flight on Thursday. Or Lufthansa via Frankfurt or Dusseldorf.
Jeez people.. leave off. I only asked if anyone else had a recommended way to go.

So unfriendly.
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Re: Travel to UK

Check Google Flights? That at least will give you an idea what is possible and what is the shortest flight.


Good luck!
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Re: Travel to UK

Have had a nightmare with getting flights to Manchester. If you’re in a hurry I’d book to Gatwick (EasyJet) or Heathrow (Swiss & BA) and then hire a car!

And you don’t need to fill out a form. No quarantine from Switzerland to UK & vice versa!

Edit: looks like I was wrong about form.... but no penalty if you don’t do it once https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-c...fore-travel-uk and imagine they’d let it go for last min emergency travel. And you have to do it less than 48 hours before travel.
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Jeez people.. leave off. I only asked if anyone else had a recommended way to go.

So unfriendly.
So uninformative!

Had your first post stated that your father is very ill and you need to fly to Manchester, the responses would have been much more friendly....
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Re: Travel to UK

There is no 48 hour notice period.
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Old 20.07.2020, 19:54
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There is no 48 hour notice period.
Really??

https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-c...fore-travel-uk

You must complete this form before you arrive in the UK. You cannot submit the form until 48 hours before you’re due to arrive in the UK.
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Re: Travel to UK

I used the Eurotunnel last Sunday to Folkestone - no problem but they did send me an email the day before to fill out an online form asking lots of questions. You need to hand it in to the UK customs booth. I printed mine off but you can show it on your phone with the code that they send you when you have filled the form in.
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Really??

https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-c...fore-travel-uk

You must complete this form before you arrive in the UK. You cannot submit the form until 48 hours before you’re due to arrive in the UK.
Yes you can’t submit it until 48 hours before.... meaning you can submit it between 48 hours and 1 minute before passing through immigration. So no need to do it 48 hours or more in advance (cos they won’t let you!).
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Old 20.07.2020, 20:36
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Yes you can’t submit it until 48 hours before.... meaning you can submit it between 48 hours and 1 minute before passing through immigration. So no need to do it 48 hours or more in advance (cos they won’t let you!).
I think I said earliest 48 hours? The main idea was that OP makes sure he has completed that form
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I think I said earliest 48 hours? The main idea was that OP makes sure he has completed that form

Yeah that's not what's generally (or ever) considered a notice period. Either the OP misunderstood you or misunderstands the term "notice period". This is the something-resembling-english forum.
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