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#631590
Sadly, I can't access the whole article as I'm not a subscriber, but:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/advi ... rs-europe/
Could Brexit signal the end of the road for second-home owners in Europe?

New rules will limit the amount of time Britons can spend in their foreign boltholes.
Schengen, apparently.
#631592
Shit. Really?! I'm sorry to hear that, Malc.

No wonder my mate was traipsing between the South of France and Norfolk all summer dealing with his place :shock:

I suppose the thing here is to wait and see what the detail of all this is going to be.

There's more detail here:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... rules.html
Furious British expats have blasted post-Brexit travel rules which will prevent them from spending more than three months at a time at a holiday home in the EU.

New travel restrictions will come into force on January 1 after the end of the 'standstill' transition period.

They will mean that Britons will only be allowed to stay in a European country without a visa for a maximum of 90 days in every six month period.
I'm not going to look at the comments.
Last edited by Boiler on Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.
#631594
I'm half-expecting that this may get sorted out after January - but might take a couple of years. It depends on how much French goodwill Johnson spaffs up the wall.

It's not a case of spending 3 months - most second homers spend a few weeks several times a year. What isn't mentioned is that after taking out a Schengen visa I'll be prevented from having one for six months. So if I visit in April, for example, I won't be able to visit in August. A visa covering Jan-June would mean that I couldn't get another one that year. So to be able to take the grandkids out in August and being out in the autumn means starting that visa in April/May, cutting out the spring visits. Most visitors won't bother with the hassle.
Last edited by Malcolm Armsteen on Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.
#631595
Malcolm Armsteen wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:34 pm
I'm half-expecting that this may get sorted out after January - but might take a couple of years. It depends on how much French goodwill Johnson spaffs up the wall.
...or who replaces him once he looks like a pincushion after 1/1/21.
#631596
Does anyone know if this is reciprocal? The UK Larp season runs from March to November (Covid permitting), and we have people coming in from Ireland, Belgium, Italy, Germany...
#631599
We don't know yet - it hasn't even been discussed. I suspect that under Patel's regime there will be difficulties, except for Ireland, which has a pre-existing freedom of movement treaty.
#631607
Boiler wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:25 pm
Shit. Really?! I'm sorry to hear that, Malc.

No wonder my mate was traipsing between the South of France and Norfolk all summer dealing with his place :shock:

I suppose the thing here is to wait and see what the detail of all this is going to be.

There's more detail here:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... rules.html
Furious British expats have blasted post-Brexit travel rules which will prevent them from spending more than three months at a time at a holiday home in the EU.

New travel restrictions will come into force on January 1 after the end of the 'standstill' transition period.

They will mean that Britons will only be allowed to stay in a European country without a visa for a maximum of 90 days in every six month period.
I'm not going to look at the comments.
They're surprisingly balanced. This is the best-rated:
"They will mean that Britons will only be allowed to stay in a European country without a visa for a maximum of 90 days in every six month period." Yes, this is what you voted for, why do you think you should be exempt from the rules?
#631612
And Oblomova is still sweating on what's happening with her immigration status as the Italian consulate don't have any more information than we do :slight_frown:
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