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Any lockdown relaxation in your area ?

Old May 3rd 2020, 5:52 pm
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The French have apparently changed their minds: here is the latest from the Guardian's France correspondent, which as been confirmed by the French Embassy in London.
"The Elysée has reportedly decided the quarantine measures will NOT apply to people arriving in France from the EU, Schengen area or UK. This is NOT what the French health minister said yesterday or what is suggested in the draft law. Complete U-turn from French authorities"
No doubt the situation will become clearer in the next few days, but immediate panic over.
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Old May 3rd 2020, 6:02 pm
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Originally Posted by 37100 View Post
No mention of vouchers, but they send them anyway.
Very confidant reply.I speak from the horses mouth.Proof please.
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Old May 3rd 2020, 6:09 pm
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Originally Posted by brian12 View Post
Very confidant reply.I speak from the horses mouth.Proof please.
Just do a simple internet search.
https://www-ilmattino-it.cdn.ampproj...20%25251%2524s
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Old May 3rd 2020, 7:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Lorna at Vicenza View Post
It seems to have been made quite clear that visiting a friend is not allowed because they are not congiunti or affetti stabili. I beg to disagree given that my friendships here are a lot more 'stable' than those with my Italian in-laws. Italy still seems to be stuck in the extended family network forgetting that some people don't have family in the same region and some don't have any family at all. I saw a FAQ section where an old lady said that she had no family so could a friend visit her and the answer was no.
There is nothing to stop you going for a walk with your friend.
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Old May 3rd 2020, 9:31 pm
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Originally Posted by 37100 View Post
No mention of vouchers, but they send them anyway.
If you paid by card ask them to create a chargeback.
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Old May 4th 2020, 4:41 am
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Originally Posted by 37100 View Post
Unreliable 3rd hand info.My link simply stated funds will be credited back to original card of payment.As per EU law,no mention of vouchers.Perhaps they have decided to adhere to the law now,lol.
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Old May 4th 2020, 6:38 am
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Originally Posted by brian12 View Post
Very confidant reply.I speak from the horses mouth.Proof please.
My wife asked for a refund for her cancelled Ryanair flight and got vouchers. We've accepted them on the premise that they'll hopefully be used at some point this year, maybe in the autumn...

I also asked for a refund from DFDS for my cancelled ferry to Holland. They said they issued one almost a month ago but it seems to have vanished into limbo. Happy days...

On the subject of France and quarantine : I also saw a similar article yesterday in the Telegraph which promises no quarantine for Brits. Could just as easily be a load of bollocks though...

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Originally Posted by Jake.White View Post
My wife asked for a refund for her cancelled Ryanair flight and got vouchers. We've accepted them on the premise that they'll hopefully be used at some point this year, maybe in the autumn...
Assuming Ryanair isn't bankrupt by then.
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Originally Posted by philat98 View Post
There is nothing to stop you going for a walk with your friend.
At the risk of sounding like a pantomime - oh yes there is!

Well, actually you are right, there is nothing to stop you. It's just that theoretically you are liable to be fined for doing so. The latest DPCM says that exercise must be taken individually (unless accompanying a minor or not completely self-sufficient person) - see Art 1, para 1 clause (f). Now in practice here there is a lot of blind-eying to that, you can always pretend to have just met each other by chance and just happen to be walking in the same direction, etc, but that's not the same as it being legal.
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Old May 4th 2020, 7:19 am
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Originally Posted by Jake.White View Post
My wife asked for a refund for her cancelled Ryanair flight and got vouchers. We've accepted them on the premise that they'll hopefully be used at some point this year, maybe in the autumn...

I also asked for a refund from DFDS for my cancelled ferry to Holland. They said they issued one almost a month ago but it seems to have vanished into limbo. Happy days...

On the subject of France and quarantine : I also saw a similar article yesterday in the Telegraph which promises no quarantine for Brits. Could just as easily be a load of bollocks though...
Strange,my email is only a couple of days old and offered rebooking at a later date or a refund and the refund form was simply 2 clicks.As I said, they may have changed their policy,especially as O'Leary himself was interviewed on the BBC last week.I found the other article on Reuters site.Same as the Italian petrol station shutdowns the other week,no updates and no more heard about it.I've still got an almost full tank from when I rushed out and topped up then,lol.

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Originally Posted by brian12 View Post
Strange,my email is only a couple of days old and offered rebooking at a later date or a refund and the refund form was simply 2 clicks.As I said, they may have changed their policy,especially as O'Leary himself was interviewed on the BBC last week.I found the other article on Reuters site.Same as the Italian petrol station shutdowns the other week,no updates and no more heard about it.I've still got an almost full tank from when I rushed out and topped up then,lol.
Ryanair are still saying that they'll give a refund (or you can rebook), but then they you send vouchers. They've been doing this for several weeks.
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Originally Posted by Margaret M View Post
Assuming Ryanair isn't bankrupt by then.
Yes, there is that.... At least BA are still listing a twice weekly flight from Heathrow - Brindisi, and I believe Easyjet offer a flight from Bristol, so those two might be options if Ryanair does go the distance.
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Old May 4th 2020, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by Jake.White View Post
Yes, there is that.... At least BA are still listing a twice weekly flight from Heathrow - Brindisi, and I believe Easyjet offer a flight from Bristol, so those two might be options if Ryanair does go the distance.
I've just read Alitalia are scamming Calabrians returning from the North with 4 fold fare hikes.Nice one eh.
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I listened to (the weasel) O’Leary on radio 4 the other day, and I know he can be economical with everything, but he clearly stated that anyone that wanted a refund could have one, just that they would have to wait…. It’s the latter where the BBC interviewer should have picked him up on. He said they were currently processing March refunds and seemed to suggest that this time lag was getting worse. He said they had millions to process and with less staff and that they could not recruit the numbers they need.... Obviously they don’t scrutinise anything when taking your money, but they would have to if refunding you! But to be fair, he came across okay for O’Leary.
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Originally Posted by Jake.White View Post
At least BA are still listing a twice weekly flight from Heathrow - Brindisi
Really, they only used to do flights to Bari, and only in the summer months? Will have to look into that.
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