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Forum: Portugal
Nov 8th 2021, 8:03 am
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Ginja

We have enjoyed Eduardino ginjinha near the Rossio in Lisbon - haven't seen it in the Algarve but you never know. When in the Algarve you should try the Aguardentes Medronho and Figo. Some landlords...
Forum: Portugal
Oct 7th 2021, 12:05 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Travel to England from Portugal - what is required NOW ?

https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk
Forum: Portugal
Oct 7th 2021, 10:54 am
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Travel to England from Portugal - what is required NOW ?

As has been discussed, there are a number of covid testers who are either friends of the Government or are using the 'need' for covid testing to gather data for their own purposes and some of these...
Forum: Portugal
Oct 7th 2021, 10:37 am
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Travel to England from Portugal - what is required NOW ?

Our passports were stamped when we arrived in Porto on 27th June but the stamp needed ink so wasn't legible so I can only guess the SEF Police looked in the system - don't recall but they must have...
Forum: Portugal
Oct 7th 2021, 5:35 am
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Travel to England from Portugal - what is required NOW ?

I travelled on Easyjet from Madeira to Gatwick two weeks ago. ALL of the checking is done at check-in or in Madeira prior to departure - line by line cross-checking of details, so much so that the...
Forum: Portugal
Sep 18th 2021, 8:36 am
Replies: 66
Views: 2,614
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Travel to UK

We will be good to go on a direct flight from (green) Funchal to Gatwick on Wednesday in spite of the fact that since we were vaccinated in Grenada that doesn't count for UK purposes.

The...
Forum: Portugal
Sep 14th 2021, 9:29 am
Replies: 66
Views: 2,614
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Travel to UK

I'm trying to get a full appreciation of the rules for returning to the UK from an amber country where one's status, for one reason or another, is not regarded as fully-vaccinated and therefore one...
Forum: Portugal
Aug 27th 2021, 6:27 am
Replies: 66
Views: 2,614
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Travel to UK

Thanks! We have to leave here by September 28th due to the 90 days in 180 rule and Brexit.

Covid has killed-off our plans to settle in the Caribbean and flip-flop back to Europe and Portugal as...
Forum: Portugal
Aug 26th 2021, 8:59 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 2,614
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Travel to UK

We left St Lucia on June 26th and transited London and Mainland Portugal to get to Madeira on the 27th and have been here since. We were watching the UK traffic lights closely as covid numbers here...
Forum: Portugal
Aug 23rd 2021, 9:30 am
Replies: 66
Views: 2,614
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Travel to UK

We have had instances in our travels over the last couple of months where we had received a pre-alert that BA were insisting on paper version of the PLF in order to allow check-in/boarding though...
Forum: Portugal
Aug 23rd 2021, 9:18 am
Replies: 66
Views: 2,614
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Travel to UK

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-englandType of testThe test must meet performance standards of ≥97% specificity, ≥80% sensitivity at viral loads...
Forum: Portugal
Aug 3rd 2021, 11:11 am
Replies: 20
Views: 938
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Worldwide travel insurance

I looked at AFPOP MEDAL for insurance which included some travel when considering Portugal health with residence. I believe the age limit is 70.
Forum: Portugal
Jul 30th 2021, 6:06 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Covid: No quarantine for fully jabbed US and EU travellers to England

Might need UK-side tests done in September and depending upon whether Madeira goes to amber from green it may be day 2 and then day 8 or just day 2 but I can't see medical express other than medical...
Forum: Portugal
Jul 19th 2021, 3:52 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Split year tax

Sorry! This:

HOWEVER, what you refer to relates to CGT in particular where one needs to be absent for five full tax years or one is treated as only temporary tax resident and any gains made in the...
Forum: Portugal
Jul 19th 2021, 12:16 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Split year tax

I don't think that you are correct regarding the 5y and not being allowed to go back or your non-resident status is void. You are allowed to gain split-year treatment in one tax year, be absent for...
Forum: France
Jul 13th 2021, 8:48 am
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Valid Vaccination Certificates in France

I do appreciate your heads-up on this and its various elements - I think that we can now go ahead and (at least try to) make a fist of it all based upon existing plans and itineraries.

Indeed the...
Forum: France
Jul 13th 2021, 8:09 am
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Valid Vaccination Certificates in France

Yep that's the issue I speak of - Serum Institute of India sourced vax. Not sure how I can wheedle my way to getting past that (again - so it seems) with a Portuguese-issued pass from here in...
Forum: France
Jul 13th 2021, 7:21 am
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Valid Vaccination Certificates in France

Indeed we got into Portugal or more specifically Madeira by tendering our Covid vax certificates to their Madeirasafe health scrutiny and after about a month they got validated - not sure how they...
Forum: France
Jul 12th 2021, 9:25 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By Pistolpete2

Valid Vaccination Certificates in France

We will be traveling to France for a number of weeks from Portugal early next month and will be staying in one place in Brittany and will be armed with AZ Covid Vaccination Certificates which we...
Jul 12th 2021, 8:39 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Vaccination Certification - what to do

Ok very good! Was thinking/hoping that it would be some arrangement like that.

In the meantime, I need to get something similar done to get us into (life in) France from here in Madeira in a...
Jul 12th 2021, 7:36 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By Pistolpete2

Vaccination Certification - what to do

We are looking to return to the UK in late September having given up on the idea of finding somewhere perhaps more suitable to settle overseas, while Covid is still in full swing. We are fully...
Forum: Portugal
Jul 7th 2021, 2:39 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: SEF entry requirement

You are talking about this:

https://www.etiasvisa.com/etias-form-application

Which seemingly comes into full effect towards the end of 2022.

So no real need to scare earlier posters to death...
Forum: Portugal
Jul 7th 2021, 9:44 am
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: SEF entry requirement

So the three months will be 90 days and the first day and the last day count in that total. Still not sure how that counting process works in practice but expect the French police to tot up the total...
Forum: Portugal
Jun 29th 2021, 10:46 am
Replies: 74
Views: 3,619
Posted By Pistolpete2

Re: Flying UK - Portugal

A couple of weeks ago, as I recall, mainland Portugal went to 24 hour antigen test for entry. We couldn't do that, what with our testing timeframe in St Lucia and the need for printouts for a...
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