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Jul 11

Travel to and From France is Fully Open Again

Travel Restrictions lifted between the UK and France

Great news…

Yesterday [10th July] the 14 Day quarantine restriction was lifted for those travelling between the UK and France.

Flights, Ferries and the Euro Tunnel to France are now operating daily.

As expected we have seen a rush of buyers booking viewing trips and properties are selling fast.

Earlier this month, Rightmove reported that UK searches for French property are 33% higher than last year.

We are seeing that sellers in France are very keen to take advantage of the extra interest and they are certainly open to offers.

Now is the time to get serious about restarting your plans, especially for retirees abroad, with the Brexit transition period ending soon.

Watch our celebratory video on our You Tube Channel here.

Here is the official statement on the UK.GOV website.

Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
For the purposes of setting travel rules, France has defined a European Area composed of EU countries, the UK, Andorra, Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland.

Entry to France
Travellers arriving in France from the UK, European Area, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay are no longer required to self-isolate, to demonstrate their travel is essential or to hold an international travel certificate.

Arrivals from countries other than those specified above will still need to complete an international travel certificate, which certifies that your journey is essential and confirms that you have not been suffering from a set of listed symptoms associated with Covid-19. This travel certificate is available on the French Ministry of the Interior’s website. You should also produce any supporting paperwork to substantiate the essential nature of your travel.

Border checks may also be in place at points on France’s land borders with Italy, Spain, Belgium and Germany.

Quarantine requirements
There is no quarantine requirement for arrivals from the UK, from the wider European Area (as defined above) and from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Arrivals from other countries are asked to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in mainland France. Full details and a list of exemptions to self-quarantine in France are set out in a Ministry of Interior press statement (in French) and its translation (in English).

Travellers showing signs of a COVID-19 infection upon arrival in mainland France will have to carry out a mandatory 14 day quarantine at home or in a dedicated location indicated by the French authorities if home quarantine is not feasible.

Travel between the EU and non-European countries
The French Government has suspended travel between France and countries outside the European Area (as defined above) except for Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.

Some countries are imposing a compulsory period of quarantine for travellers from France. If you are travelling from or through France, check the situation at your destination before you travel.

You can read the full article here.

Blog submitted by: Alex at The French Property Network - Cle France.

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Jul 8

Cle Mortgages - Helping turn Dreams into Reality

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Want to turn your dream of a Home in France into a Reality?

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We have 2 solutions for You...

Option 1

Let Us Unlock the Potential from Your UK Property!

You could buy a Holiday Home in France by unlocking some of the value of your UK home and using the cash to snap up a Bargain French Property.

It makes sound financial sense to raise the money in your own country where you earn your income, so you don't have to worry about the vagaries of future interest rate fluctuations.

UK interest rates are still at historic lows, and in most cases we can achieve this with No Fees at all.
We can arrange a UK re-mortgage within the protection of the UK financial regulations, in your own language, with the a possible bonus of reducing your monthly payments on your current mortgage by having a better overall interest rate.

We can get you an 'Agreement in Principle' in advance so you will be able to go house hunting with confidences and negotiate a great price as you are effectively a cash buyer in France.

Contact Us Today to find out more, on a no obligation basis of course. Cle France enquiry

Option 2

The 'French Mortgage' route.

The ideal option if you don't want to tie up your capital due to

low exchange rates?

With record low interest rates you can take a mortgage out and when the Pound recovers pay lump sums or even pay off the whole mortgage.

We can arrange mortgages in France up to 85% of the purchase price with interest rates starting from as low as 1.35%

We also offer a Free mortgage pre-approval service, so you understand what options are available to you, even if you haven't yet found a property.

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Jul 8

Download Our Guide to French Healthcare PDF

Your Guide to French Health Care
Download our latest PDF Guide

With Covid-19 and Brexit looming it is even more vital that those thinking of Buying a Property in France have the correct health Insurance in place.

If you would like to understand more about the French Healthcare system (in plain English!) then download our latest guide today.

Get Your Free PDF Guide to Health Care in France here

Kind regards, 
Sharon Evans 
Founder of Clé France.

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Jul 8

Property Inspection Service

Let Nick do the Property Viewings For You

I hope you and your family are in good health and good spirits despite the difficult times we are all currently experiencing.

Recently we introduced a solution to buy your property without first visiting it, ie. to buy it ‘unseen’.

This has proved very popular but for a more cautious approach we can now offer the service of a ‘Property Inspection’ by our property surveyor, Nick Warner.

Nick can visit 5 properties on your shortlist and inspect the properties for you against your criteria and advise on a number of important aspects so you can make a more informed decision before making an offer on your chosen house.

For roughly the same price as a full structural survey on one property you will get feedback with photos and Nick's personal opinion on 5 (within the same sector).

If you feel that this may be a good option for you, please feel free to contact Nick for further details.

In the meantime Stay Well,

We’ll stay in touch!

Visit the website to contact Nick Warner direct.

Kind regards,
Sharon Evans
Founder of Clé France.

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Jul 7

The Pound to Euro exchange opportunity

The Pound to Euro rate has been erratic over the last few months.

It plunged in mid-March, staged a big comeback in April, and faded through May and June.

In July, the rate has been climbing far.

Given all the uncertainty we face from global risk events, the heightened volatility in exchange rates is expected.

But it doesn’t have to be a negative.

For those holding Pounds or Euros, it’s more of an opportunistic market.

The upside from volatility is that it gives you a chance to capture a better rate by keeping a close eye on the daily fluctuations.

No one has a crystal ball, but a taking a passive approach right now could see you miss the best opportunities.

Why not get in touch so we can structure a plan and discuss a strategy.

As part of our service, Key Currency can monitor exchange rates for you, help make sense of your budget and find you the most suitable currency solution.

Simply request an exchange rate quote below.

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Thanks For Reading, What Next?

Have a great day, Geoff Lambourne - Direct Dial me on 0044 (0)1872 487 470.

Current rates: 

Tuesday 7th July 2020 at 16:10

£1.00 GBP = 1.1140 EURO

£1.00 GBP = 1.25473 USD

£1.00 GBP = 1.8046 AUD

£1.00 GBP = 1.9150 NZD

£1.00 GBP = 1.7082 CAD

£1.00 GBP = 21.5159 ZAR

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