Austrian Alps september 2020

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Re: Austrian Alps september 2020

Post by Bender » Wed May 13, 2020 10:44 am

I dont think there are any quarantine restrictions going to or coming back from France by rail or ferry, not sure where you would stand on the warning against travel still in place by UK gov though.
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Re: Austrian Alps september 2020

Post by Gerontious » Wed May 13, 2020 11:00 am

Bender wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 10:44 am
I dont think there are any quarantine restrictions going to or coming back from France by rail or ferry, not sure where you would stand on the warning against travel still in place by UK gov though.
There aren't. but as of now there is still a lockdown.. even though its been relaxed somewhat. there is a distance limitation. And crossing either into belgium. luxembourg or germany are not straightforward. and definitely not for leisure purposes. yet. thats the big step im waiting for.
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Re: Austrian Alps september 2020

Post by raesewell » Wed May 13, 2020 11:02 am

You might want to keep an eye on The FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) website. They are still advising against all foreign travel, this could change by the time you travel. Any travel insurance would be void if you travel against FCO advice.
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Re: Austrian Alps september 2020

Post by Gerontious » Wed May 13, 2020 11:10 am

raesewell wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 11:02 am
You might want to keep an eye on The FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) website. They are still advising against all foreign travel, this could change by the time you travel. Any travel insurance would be void if you travel against FCO advice.
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisat ... lth-office
Indeed. That was one of the 4 conditions for travel, I laid out back in March. https://tinyurl.com/ycpda3dk
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Re: Austrian Alps september 2020

Post by raesewell » Wed May 13, 2020 2:21 pm

Good to see you are on the ball :P

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Re: Austrian Alps september 2020

Post by smallfrowne » Thu May 14, 2020 10:03 am

Yeah, for a laugh I tried to see how much travel insurance would be... No quotes available. 8-)
I suppose closer to date if everything is tickety boo (ish) then I'll be able to get a policy 5mins before setting off as usual.

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Re: Austrian Alps september 2020

Post by Gerontious » Fri May 15, 2020 12:23 am

Another baby step in the right direction and a bit of a surprise this one, I wasn't expecting much if anything to be announced until well into June. It doesn't affect us until we're allowed back into France... But when we are...

Apparently.

The borders between Switzerland, Austria, Germany and France will reopen on 15 June.

Nothing more than that, but if it follows the pattern.. There will be checks to start with and then any official "presence" removed after a couple of weeks. Together with the easing of those countries lockdowns... Which has already started.

So... My hope is that by the time we come to travel. We will be allowed back into France. Campsites will have reopened and we can ride down to the German border and on to Austria without any problems. Following my very original plan. Via Epernay, The Vosges and Southern Black Forest. And then join the German Alpine Road to Zell am See and the Grossglockner.

No word about Italy, but that's hardly surprising. If we can then that's a bonus. But if not... There's plenty to keep us busy in Austria. And petrol 91c. (Today)

We have 15 more weeks of waiting and seeing. What next?
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Re: Austrian Alps september 2020

Post by S-Westerly » Fri May 15, 2020 7:12 am

What's next? The way this year is going probably an invasion by aliens or an asteroid strike.....
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Re: Austrian Alps september 2020

Post by Gerontious » Sun May 17, 2020 12:27 am

More changes. Nice ones.

Black Forest campsites are reopening from tomorrow, 18th May. in a fairly limited way for the rest of this month while they suss out how things are going to work. re. social distancing. and so on.
Same goes for Bavaria.. but that state is allowing reopening to begin on the 30th May.

29th May. Campsites in Austria are reopening. Or at least the campsite i have earmarked for us at Zell am See is reopening.

So.. we just have to get there...
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