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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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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.

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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!

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Sharon Evans
Founder of Clé France.

The French property buying season begins (finally)

Great news…

France is expected to be included in the first wave of ‘air bridges’ starting 6th July.

Flights to France will commence daily.

It’s expected there will be a rush of British property buyers.

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

While local experts say they don’t expect a fire sale of French property, some sellers will undoubtedly be open to offers.

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

One thing to note…

When you make an offer on a French property, you are committed to that price in Euros, no matter what happens to the Pound.

With many threats to the Pound at the moment, we would suggest speaking to our currency partner: Key Currency.

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

I recommend you request an exchange rate quote below.

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Kind regards, 
David Evans 
Co-Founder of Clé France.

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