Travel between N Ireland and GB

retiredbeep replied on 12/01/2021 16:19

Posted on 12/01/2021 16:19

We have already seen the discussions reference pet passports but how will caravan and motorhome owners overcome import restrictions when travelling between the North of Ireland and Great Britain.  Will having meat or dairy products in your outfit fall foul of the new regulations. There is still a lot to be sorted out and presently it is all a disaster. Our annual trip from N I for a month each year may be in doubt With lockdown I don't suppose the system has not yet been tested. But it is something to be prepared for. I have two small dogs so I will have the added expense this year for Pet Passports and appropriate health certificates but hopefully difficulties will get sorted out.

cyberyacht replied on 12/01/2021 20:32

Posted on 12/01/2021 20:32

Well you can't go into the common market with the stuff so we should be operating it in the other direction. If Brussels want to play "silly wotsits...."

First stop is always going to have to be Leclerc or Intermarche now thanks to these bureaucrats. It's only for personal consumption for goodness sake. Confiscation some poor lorry driver's sandwich shows the mentality of them.

Wherenext replied on 13/01/2021 18:35

Posted on 13/01/2021 18:35

As the Politicians have difficulty in explaining the rules and regulations regarding the legitimacy of items travelling between Northern Ireland and GB I pity the poor travellers trying to unravel them.

I hope the OP wasn't asking for help because I'm afraid it's way beyond my pay grade, and I suspect beyond many a Ministers as well. I think Sir Humphrey would be delighted in the end result.

Ardsboy11 replied on 13/01/2021 19:52

Posted on 13/01/2021 19:52

I am from N I too and will be looking for information from the club.

We travel to France directly with Irish Ferries from Dublin, and I assume that because we are remaining under E.U. regs for the foreseeable future our food outbound and wine inbound will not be affected.

However because our car and caravan are insured in the U.K. we have to now have a green card for both(currently F.O.C. from our insurance co.)

I will be interested to hear retiredbeep's experiences as we might wish to travel to Scotland again after many years absence. However, with the high ferry prices and potential customs checks I could easily be put off.

so Club clarification needed please.

Wherenext replied on 13/01/2021 20:06

Posted on 13/01/2021 20:06

Ardsboy I am going to report your post as this will bring it to the attention of Rowena who will pass it onto the relevant department. I hope that someone somewhere will be able to find out some information for all of you both in Northern Ireland and those this side of the Irish Sea who may be contemplating a trip over there and maybe continuing onwards to the south.

Good luck.

Ardsboy11 replied on 13/01/2021 20:15

Posted on 12/01/2021 20:32 by cyberyacht

Well you can't go into the common market with the stuff so we should be operating it in the other direction. If Brussels want to play "silly wotsits...."

First stop is always going to have to be Leclerc or Intermarche now thanks to these bureaucrats. It's only for personal consumption for goodness sake. Confiscation some poor lorry driver's sandwich shows the mentality of them.

Posted on 13/01/2021 20:15

Thoughtful Border Guard.

During the last foot and mouth outbreak in cattle I was crossing the Border at Muff on regular business ( meat products banned) the          " Garda" on duty was very pragmatic asked me what I had in my lunch box, ham sandwiches I said,  I have just swallowed the last bite. Good thinking he said better in your tummy than the bin. Make sure you have your lunch fully eaten before your next visit.

We always plan our first en route stop in France close to a super market for food and fuel, so just a little more planning might be required.

Tonybeauchase replied on 14/01/2021 08:42

Posted on 14/01/2021 08:42

This rule of no food for personal use allowed into EU is ridiculous. It is becomming a hassle I can do without . It takes me 3 days to get to the south of France and I really dont need to be shopping for food on my journey.

I also have two dogs and now taking them has become a hassle and indeed a great expence . Anyone would think they dont want to holiday in the E.U. any more !

Keep your money out of the E.U. this summer and holiday in the U.K. Maybe they will have a change of heart once they are loosing income.

 

SteveL replied on 14/01/2021 10:59

Posted on 14/01/2021 10:59

Keep your money out of the E.U. this summer and holiday in the U.K. Maybe they will have a change of heart once they are loosing income.


I have yet to see anything particularly onerous that will affect us, so we will certainly be spending our hard earned in France this autumn, if at all possible. 

Rowena replied on 14/01/2021 11:12

Posted on 14/01/2021 11:12

Hi everyone, I've forwarded this discussion onto a colleague and hope to be able to update with advice soon. 

AnotherDavid replied on 14/01/2021 11:15

Posted on 14/01/2021 08:42 by Tonybeauchase

This rule of no food for personal use allowed into EU is ridiculous. It is becomming a hassle I can do without . It takes me 3 days to get to the south of France and I really dont need to be shopping for food on my journey.

I also have two dogs and now taking them has become a hassle and indeed a great expence . Anyone would think they dont want to holiday in the E.U. any more !

Keep your money out of the E.U. this summer and holiday in the U.K. Maybe they will have a change of heart once they are loosing income.

 

Posted on 14/01/2021 11:15

Another here who can't wait to spend money in the EU after a year like the one we have just had. Have to say if you dont have an hour to call into a supermarket I wonder if you really  have time for the trip.