Re: Travel to Germany This Year

Carol Weaver

Morning John

Did you come by ferry?  You don’t say

If so then you do have to isolate as you have to leave your vehicle and go onboard    

As I read on a government page if you didn’t get out of your vehicle (you can use diesel as long as pay at pump and no interaction with anyone) and no one joins your vehicle and you use the tunnel you do not need to isolate 

These are our plans. We leave today 


On Sun, 30 Aug 2020 at 21:39, John Young via <> wrote:
I had to isolate though I had not stopped off inFrance or Belgium when I came back from Germany.
Wild camping is not usual in Germany I don’t think. You can usually find a Stelplatz to park up on. I might be wrong about this and am sure that more experienced members will comment if so.
Have a nice and safe time whatever.

On 30 Aug 2020, at 18:43, Mick Potter <mickpotter@...> wrote:

We have got itchy feet after having had two trips this year cancelled, and are thinking of going to Europe for a couple of months.


The plan is to take the tunnel, drive straight to Aachen without stopping (425 km from Ashford, about 3-4 hours from Calais, via Belgium) - I think that Carol is thinking of something similar.  Then stay in Germany, moving south if we need to follow the weather, maybe crossing Austria (without stopping) to Italy.  Returning the same way.  Our travel insurance should be OK, except for the short periods in France, Belgium and Austria.  As things stand, we should be able to return to the UK without self-isolating.


If quarantine arrangements change while we're away, we'll just have to self-isolate for a fortnight when we get back - a gamble we'll take.


From what I've read, this should all be possible, but if anyone can see any snags, I'd be grateful to have them pointed out.


Also, does anyone have any knowledge of the German attitude to wild camping?  We don't really like campsites.


Any comments welcomed.





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