Guidance needed please

WayTwoGo replied on 03/02/2019 13:52

Posted on 03/02/2019 13:52

A certain event, which will soon happen, is going to affect the way many of us like to spend our time caravanning and motorhoming outside the UK. This is a matter of interest - importance even - to many members of the Club and of CT.

At the moment, it seems there will be regulations which will impact on, and have implications for, those of us who like to travel for longer periods. A recent thread on the topic was closed.

I am not calling into question the decision to close that thread (although I was finding it useful), but to ask where might we discuss such matters?  Mulling things over, and trying to help each other clarify what is meant as each announcement is made is useful and helpful, as we are sharing information with like minded people.

So where please, and how, as updates are very likely to be made available with increasing regularity over the next few months, can we share information and tease out the ends together? Are we able to do this on CT? Or do we need to turn to other forums where we can help one another?

Guidance would be most welcome. Many thanks.

JVB66 replied on 03/02/2019 16:25

Posted on 03/02/2019 16:25

Untill the event is put into motion,any such thoughts will be just the posters interpretations, and as to what will happen will be down to whoever is doing the negotiating on the real rules , once the event is triggered which maybe in about two monthssurprised

Takethedogalong replied on 03/02/2019 16:51

Posted on 03/02/2019 16:51

I’m rather surprised the Club aren’t dedicating a read only thread to this event to be honest, even if there isn’t a great deal to post. Like others, I was reading the closed thread for updates. There has been some information for pet owners posted I seem to recall, probably down in pets section.smile

WayTwoGo replied on 03/02/2019 17:58

Posted on 03/02/2019 17:58

I have to say I am content to read that discussion will be permitted on CT provided that it is kept politically neutral. That is the guidance for the future I was seeking in my OP after the closure of a thread today.

For now, I'm happy to wait until we can read what members' experiences are later in the year, when they can relate firsthand account of travels under the new regulations, and exchange information. Those reports will sit alongside, and illuminate, clarify, and elaborate on, 'official' pronouncements.

 

 

AnotherDavid replied on 03/02/2019 18:22

Posted on 03/02/2019 16:25 by JVB66

Untill the event is put into motion,any such thoughts will be just the posters interpretations, and as to what will happen will be down to whoever is doing the negotiating on the real rules , once the event is triggered which maybe in about two monthssurprised

Posted on 03/02/2019 18:22

This is an urgent issue and in the worst case scenario real problems may arise particularly for dog owners where new rules may involve a 4 months lead time before travel. 

Advice to wait and see from those with no intention of travelling is not helpfull.

Oneputt replied on 03/02/2019 19:26

Posted on 03/02/2019 19:26

Personally I’m totally relaxed at the situation I’m pretty sure I will travel to Eastern Europe in July with no problem

AnotherDavid replied on 03/02/2019 22:40

Posted on 03/02/2019 19:26 by Oneputt

Personally I’m totally relaxed at the situation I’m pretty sure I will travel to Eastern Europe in July with no problem

Posted on 03/02/2019 22:40

I am relaxed about my initial trip of 12 weeks sans dog but the issues seem to be arising about longer stays. Those  just taking  a few weeks probably wont have to many problems

ValDa replied on 04/02/2019 09:09

Posted on 03/02/2019 18:22 by AnotherDavid

This is an urgent issue and in the worst case scenario real problems may arise particularly for dog owners where new rules may involve a 4 months lead time before travel. 

Advice to wait and see from those with no intention of travelling is not helpfull.

Posted on 04/02/2019 09:09

I would agree with this, and back in September 2018 I posted a link, on this and other forums, to Government advice about travelling with pets after Brexit.  The advice was still ambivalent, with lots of 'ifs' and 'buts' but the worst case scenario involved pet owners in a process which could possibly take up to six months.  Posting the information early allowed several pro-active people to get the process started, and those people have all now got the reassurance of knowing that whatever happens we will be able to take our pets to Europe before or after B day, and bring them back again.   After all, we do actually have 'a date' and it is only 53 days away! 

I think it would be very useful to be able to discuss factual information, once government advice is issued - and not argue about whether that advice is correct or relevant.   In most other forums the information about pets was taken factually and people either acted on it if they needed to or just scrolled past the thread without making (too many) political points.

If people could avoid speculation, and nonsense posts, or avoid  getting involved in threads where they have no real interest, then I think even B word posts could be a very useful resource instead of just another source for point-scoring and antagonism. 

Hakinbush replied on 04/02/2019 09:55

Posted on 04/02/2019 09:55

I usually do one year touring the west country, then the following year France, I keep my dog passport up to date with the rabies jab, and this year I was looking forward  to the western side of France down to the Spanish border and back up thru the Dordogne area,but with all the if and buts, do we need green card insurance, international driving licence, also is the passport going to be different, and the pet thingy Ive just sadly changed my mind this year and just see how it pans out for next year.

Rufs replied on 04/02/2019 11:06

Posted on 04/02/2019 09:09 by ValDa

I would agree with this, and back in September 2018 I posted a link, on this and other forums, to Government advice about travelling with pets after Brexit.  The advice was still ambivalent, with lots of 'ifs' and 'buts' but the worst case scenario involved pet owners in a process which could possibly take up to six months.  Posting the information early allowed several pro-active people to get the process started, and those people have all now got the reassurance of knowing that whatever happens we will be able to take our pets to Europe before or after B day, and bring them back again.   After all, we do actually have 'a date' and it is only 53 days away! 

I think it would be very useful to be able to discuss factual information, once government advice is issued - and not argue about whether that advice is correct or relevant.   In most other forums the information about pets was taken factually and people either acted on it if they needed to or just scrolled past the thread without making (too many) political points.

If people could avoid speculation, and nonsense posts, or avoid  getting involved in threads where they have no real interest, then I think even B word posts could be a very useful resource instead of just another source for point-scoring and antagonism. 

Posted on 04/02/2019 11:06

yes, and if you had not made this post i would probably have not taken early steps to make sure my dog was covered to travel, and guess what, it failed the initial rabies anti body test and we are waiting for results, expected next week. Originally we should have left the UK 2nd Apr, but have now brought this forward to 26th Mar so that we at least we get out before new rules come into play. As for all the rest IDP, green card etc I have sourced these as a " just in case", IDP is £10 to cover France and Spain, green card is free from insurance company, so my take on this is, if you think you might need it and it is not going to cost an arm and a leg, just buy it. Tks ValDa.