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Back to the "Good old Days"

Old Jan 11th 2021, 8:16 pm
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I remember that prior to joining the European Union we would get the boat back from Ireland to the UK following our holidays. On arrival having spent 9 hours on the wretched boat we would be queueing up to go through customs. Each suitcase was put on a long table and opened then inspected and anything deemed to be in excess of allowance would be removed (Whisky was a favourite). I think fear this experience awaits us once again. No more to breeze through the nothing to declare channel.
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Old Jan 11th 2021, 9:34 pm
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I suspect a good many UK citizens returning from EU countries WILL be stopped and have bag searches, because of the changes in what you can bring in they will be wanting to see if people haven't realised there have been changes.
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Old Jan 14th 2021, 6:26 pm
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common travel area...not changed...
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Old Jan 14th 2021, 7:45 pm
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common travel area...not changed...
Some good info here

https://assets.publishing.service.go...ation_Pack.pdf
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The Common Travel Area does not relate to the import of goods and services.
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Originally Posted by jonboy
The Common Travel Area does not relate to the import of goods and services.
I think what happened recently is that various ferry companies started offering and increasing routes between Ireland and France. This should eliminate all customs, goods or services issues. I think there is increased ferry service between Ireland and Cherbourg and there is even one ferry 6 days a week from Ireland to Dunkirk.

Ireland to France is purely EU, but it's only a Schengen border. Passport controls are in place, but it's still free movement.
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