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Forum: Portugal
Jun 30th 2022, 7:25 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By nigel.b

Re: Certificado de Matricula

You need to have proof (acceptable to PT) that the car was destroyed. A friend had an old (PT reg) wreck destroyed in Spain unofficially and the PT authorities will pursue him for the rest of time...
Forum: Portugal
Apr 5th 2022, 7:07 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By nigel.b

easyjet

Now cancelling flights all over the place at very short notice.
The problem is that people who have some time ago booked flights that are suddenly changed have also booked things connected to their...
Forum: Portugal
Mar 17th 2022, 12:13 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By nigel.b

Flying UK to Faro - what's needed (covid)?

I believe it's:
fully vacc certificate
fill in the PT passenger locator form online.
Am I correct?
Forum: Scandinavia
Feb 2nd 2022, 10:03 am
Replies: 0
Views: 517
Posted By nigel.b

UK to Denmark travel

Am I right in thinking that with proof of double vaccination (and booster) I can travel to DK as in the past - no paperwork, no tests...
Thanks, Nigel
Forum: Portugal
Jan 23rd 2022, 5:34 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 1,450
Posted By nigel.b

Re: Capital Gains Declaration

Re the initial inquiry, I paid a local accountant E150 to do my CGT when I sold up in Portugal. That was 2.5 years ago, and no problems so far. The accountant was recommended by my estate agent. At...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 21st 2022, 3:43 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,710
Posted By nigel.b

Re: "Cars are very expensive to buy in Portugal"

I bought (a long time ago) a 2 or 3 year old car from the Toyota dealer in Faro. So:
(a) it's delivered to you with a pretty good background
(b) someone else has taken the hit of initial...
Forum: Portugal
Nov 27th 2021, 4:11 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By nigel.b

new covid travel restrictions entering PT

I saw in Correio da Manhã yesterday that everything is changing from Dec 1st. Now a negative test will be needed, even crossing by land from Spain. Will they be stopping every vehicle on the bridge...
Forum: Portugal
Nov 21st 2021, 4:43 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,101
Posted By nigel.b

Re: Bureaucracy and mental health

My own personal favourite Portuguese bureaucracy tale…

I moved to Portugal from the Far East, so having my belongings sent to Portugal was complicated. It involved drawing up an inventory of my...
Forum: Portugal
Nov 13th 2021, 8:45 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By nigel.b

Re: Ginja

And if the original was ginga, the diminutive would be ginguinha - no softening of the 'g'.
Forum: Portugal
Nov 13th 2021, 8:36 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By nigel.b

Re: Ginja

It now seems ginginha is a very modern internet based term: Ginginha Liqueur (with fruit) 700ml. £11.09.

Enough time wasted on this tonight.
Forum: Portugal
Nov 13th 2021, 8:24 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By nigel.b

Re: Ginja

Massive red herring - I don't think ginga is the original. It was always ginja, hence affectionate derivative ginjinha.
Forum: Portugal
Nov 13th 2021, 8:19 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By nigel.b

Re: Ginja

m2m2012, you've tracked them both down. Last time I was there it was EUR 1 a shot. I would have sworn it was EduardinHo, but obviously wrong.
Forum: Portugal
Nov 13th 2021, 8:14 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By nigel.b

Re: Ginja

Read my words: ending in -ginha! I'm not talking about "the" ending, whatever the the "the" might mean. I can't think of a PT word whose last five letters are GINHA is what I'm saying! Sorry to get...
Forum: Portugal
Nov 13th 2021, 7:55 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By nigel.b

Re: Ginja

Of course lots of words end in -inha! What I said was I can't think of any word ending in -ginha! Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Forum: Portugal
Nov 13th 2021, 6:34 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By nigel.b

Re: Ginja

Ginjinha or ginginha - I can't think of any word in Portuguese with a -ginha ending. No doubt people will come up with dozens now!
Forum: Portugal
Nov 13th 2021, 6:28 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By nigel.b

Re: Ginja

There are two famous ginjinha outlets (tiny places) in Central Lisbon near Rossio - I first came across them more than 30 years ago. They were still both in operation last time I was in Lisbon a few...
Forum: Portugal
Nov 4th 2021, 12:46 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By nigel.b

bridge to Ayamonte, Spain

Presumably this is open and with no covid controls?
Forum: France
Aug 27th 2021, 8:09 am
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By nigel.b

Re: Covid Test for Entry UK

Just realised Scotland may have different rules.
Forum: France
Aug 27th 2021, 8:07 am
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By nigel.b

Re: Covid Test for Entry UK

An antigen is fine - just get it at your local pharmacy. Results in 15 mins, and you get an EU certicate.
For the Day 2 PCR test in UK I found a private clinic online (google not gov.uk!) and paid...
Forum: France
Aug 19th 2021, 3:49 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By nigel.b

Re: antigenic test for UK return

The UK accepts an antigenique test, doable in many a French pharmacie - I paid E25 and got the results in 15 mins. The result came on an EU certificate. But for Day 2 in the UK, the UK insist on an...
Forum: France
Aug 19th 2021, 3:40 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By nigel.b

Re: Calais to Dover trip report

Yes, I had the NHS version, which was accepted in cafes, campsites etc in France. I can't help with the UK acceptance of the French double-jab certificates.
Forum: France
Aug 18th 2021, 11:27 am
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By nigel.b

Calais to Dover trip report

I did this last Monday. There are 4 key documents you need:

Proof of Day 2 in UK PCR test (booked and paid)
Negative covid test (antigenique is OK) from pharmacie
Double-jabbed certificate...
Forum: France
Aug 13th 2021, 2:50 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By nigel.b

antigenic test for UK return

Going nearly mad trying to return to the UK from a French holiday. I thought I'd booked a PCR test at a French pharmacie, but it turns out it's antigenique. Is an antigenic test acceptable?

Gov.uk...
Forum: France
Jul 11th 2021, 5:39 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By nigel.b

Re: PCR test 72 hours before returning to UK

PS.

I did discover on gov.uk such tests (to re-enter UK) will be accepted in English, French and Spanish only. No translations
Forum: France
Jul 11th 2021, 5:36 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By nigel.b

Re: PCR test 72 hours before returning to UK

Thanks, ET. I did think someone would say: "Yes, I've done that at my local farmacie." Anyway in 5 weeks time (which is my timescale) the rules may all be different.

Today (in order to get to...
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