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Not really- they could just close access from the French sector.
Since Switzerland has no restrictions from France, why would they do that?
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Since Switzerland has no restrictions from France, why would they do that?
And going to the Swiss entrance of the terminal is by road about 300m further. The French sector is mainly used by people flying to France and those that don’t want to enter Switzerland for a reason.
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And going to the Swiss entrance of the terminal is by road about 300m further. The French sector is mainly used by people flying to France and those that don’t want to enter Switzerland for a reason.
I usually parked in the French Car parks as it was cheaper, that was after they introduced restricted parking close to the Airport.
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Re: Basel Euroairport UK Quarantine!

I have given up all prospect of getting to Scotland in September (or any time this year) because of this situation and it was a very important trip as I was seeing my solicitor re my house and moving forward to court proceedings against the developer. Also, under the terms of my insurance I'm supposed to live there every 90 days even if it's just overnight.



Been in this situation for almost 5 years now and the whole pandemic thing has topped the whole thing off
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Since Switzerland has no restrictions from France, why would they do that?

sorry, you are right. Close it to those wanting to travel to UK.
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The airport terminal similarly used to be fully segregated landside and it would be easy to put that division back at short notice as it is just a question of locking a couple of doors . .
No, it wouldn't. The doors are no longer there, it's completely open, and check-in desks are in one side or the other, so even if you entered on the Swiss side, and they rebuilt barriers throughout, you'd still need to check your bags in on the French side for most airlines.

Yes, of course it could be done, but it would involve a lot of work (and time), a lot of additional staff, lots of modified infrastructure, lots of duplication. And then of course all passengers from both sides are boarding the same planes, so it would all be for nothing anyway.
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Old 15.08.2020, 18:33
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Re: Basel Euroairport UK Quarantine!

Just fly via Zurich.
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Re: Basel Euroairport UK Quarantine!

I would but I'm put off by the fact the UK government are toying with the idea of adding Switzerland to the list, if that happens it would be pointless.
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Re: Basel Euroairport UK Quarantine!

Fly via Frankfurt or Munich.
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Re: Basel Euroairport UK Quarantine!

Any idea what's the current situation for the Basel airport. Given that the airport is on French territory, is it allowed to drive from Switzerland to the Basel airport and back with no test?
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Re: Basel Euroairport UK Quarantine!

only if you live less than 30km from border, with proof.

just checked the site of the French Foreign Ministry - dated from today and

Si vous n’êtes pas travailleur transfrontalier vous devrez présenter un test PCR négatif de moins de 72h et une attestation sur l’honneur disponible sur le site du ministère de l’intérieur lors du passage de la frontière. Tous les modes de transport (terrestre, ferroviaire, maritime et aérien) sont concernés.

If you are not a frontalier worker you must present a PCR neg test less taken less than 72hrs before and an attestation sworn on oath, found on our Ministry of Interior site, when crossing the border. all modes of tranport are concerned, road, rail, boats and flights

You can travel to France with test if you live in a 30 km radius from the border.
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Re: Basel Euroairport UK Quarantine!

Are there any passenger flights at the moment? A quick look at their website shows only cargo movements. If you are crew operating a flight from BSL you are exempt.

As a guess I would say if you are flying to France you need the test. If you are flying to a third country, you likely don’t.
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only if you live less than 30km from border, with proof.


If you are not a frontalier worker you must present a PCR neg test less taken less than 72hrs before and an attestation sworn on oath, found on our Ministry of Interior site, when crossing the border. all modes of tranport are concerned, road, rail, boats and flights

You can travel to France with test if you live in a 30 km radius from the border.
Contradictory stuff, both internally and with other links provided earlier. For a start, it's frontalier workers _and_ people living in the 30km radius that are (as posted elsewhere) exempted from having the test, and secondly, the 30km radius implies _from your home_ so if you live 10km from the border you could only go 20km into France. This last bit is crucial for us, as we do live only a couple of km from the border but I don't think that would allow us to drive up to our house in Alsace. _IF_ my understanding is correct, of course.

https://www.englishforum.ch/swiss-po...ml#post3270793
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Re: Basel Euroairport UK Quarantine!

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Contradictory stuff, both internally and with other links provided earlier. For a start, it's frontalier workers _and_ people living in the 30km radius that are (as posted elsewhere) exempted from having the test, and secondly, the 30km radius implies _from your home_ so if you live 10km from the border you could only go 20km into France. This last bit is crucial for us, as we do live only a couple of km from the border but I don't think that would allow us to drive up to our house in Alsace. _IF_ my understanding is correct, of course.

https://www.englishforum.ch/swiss-po...ml#post3270793
It really is, I spent one hour searching for the right answer.

So I've just called the airport and they say if I go to the airport from Switzerland no French restrictions apply. No PCR test, no curfew, no forms. Just park on the Swiss side.
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Re: Basel Euroairport UK Quarantine!

Agreed, very confusing- the 30 km radius is not clear if from home to border, or home to destination.
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Agreed, very confusing- the 30 km radius is not clear if from home to border, or home to destination.
See the other thread. It is quite clear now.
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Re: Basel Euroairport UK Quarantine!

So sorry Ace, I have re read it many many times- and it is not clear if home to border, or home to destination. You are probably right, but it is not clear.
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Re: Basel Euroairport UK Quarantine!

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If you go to the airport from the Swiss side, no test is necessary. It looks like the Swiss side of the airport is seen as Swiss territory, even if it's on French territory. At least related to the Corona restrictions.
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If you go to the airport from the Swiss side, no test is necessary. It looks like the Swiss side of the airport is seen as Swiss territory, even if it's on French territory. At least related to the Corona restrictions.
And if you are flying to France? Surely you need a test.
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And if you are flying to France? Surely you need a test.
I guess so. In my case I am not flying to France.
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