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Calimili

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The point is/was didn't have any ID if we had been stopped
Then in some of those countries you would have had an issue if stopped, as police in Italy and Germany for example have the right to identify you and a driving license won't suffice. They need ID/Passport. If stopped it would have been a great waste of time for you having to go with them to a police station until they can figure out a way of knowing who you are.
I would think though, a Camper Van with UK plates is unlikely to be stopped for random check....
 
Barbara

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I was involved in a Y2K project pretty much nothing happened in our business because people did the work and got it sorted. B****t has all the warnings and non of the work behind it lol ;)

I am pretty sure we won't be leaving on 31st October, maybe a general election though ;) My advice make what preps you can but don't overly worry, because frankly no-one really knows right now.
I agree with you re Y2K I also was involved, it is the nature of people that we only notice when things go wrong not all the work people put in to make sure it does not go wrong. Same with the recent power cut, no one would have praised the rail companies if they got trains sorted despite losing power. I expect many companies seemed not to be effected because they have back up. That is why I have had international driving licences and a green card since March. OK I spent money then that I did not need to but if we had left then I may have needed them.
 
Barbara

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Apologies if this topic has been done to death - and this is not intended to be a political question!

We are going to be first-time Cali owners very soon (very excited and thanks to everyone for such great advice on this forum!)

Due to a wonderful set of unavoidable coincidences we are driving from the UK across Europe to Switzerland and then back again bang in the middle of the period that the UK is leaving Brexit. With two kids, one of whom needs to get back for mock exams.

So we leave the UK while in Europe, we return when the UK is not in Europe. We have left plenty of time to cope with the regular unintended cock-ups of European travel, but I am beginning to fear we have not fully understood the likelihood of getting stuck in Europe for an extended period due to Brexit happening around us.

We will be in a brand new Cali that we will have only owned for a week (at best) giving us no time to apply for a green card (if that is needed in the event of a hard Brexit). No idea if there is some sort of solution and also if that is the only potential problem.

Would be rather annoying if we end up having to fly and leave our lovely new Cali in the garage, but should we do exactly that?

Anyway, just wondered if anyone had looked into this and could advise?
Maybe it would be a good idea to talk to your insurance company explaining the shortness of time they may have a solution. Mine came very quickly.
 
bvddobb

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Travel back via The Netherlands! It will be fun: in many beach communities people are preparing parties currently for the night of the 31st, where there will be French fries, German beers, Spanish sausages, Irish steaks, etc, and we will all be watching Brexit happening across the sea!
 
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Apologies if this topic has been done to death - and this is not intended to be a political question!

We are going to be first-time Cali owners very soon (very excited and thanks to everyone for such great advice on this forum!)

Due to a wonderful set of unavoidable coincidences we are driving from the UK across Europe to Switzerland and then back again bang in the middle of the period that the UK is leaving Brexit. With two kids, one of whom needs to get back for mock exams.

So we leave the UK while in Europe, we return when the UK is not in Europe. We have left plenty of time to cope with the regular unintended cock-ups of European travel, but I am beginning to fear we have not fully understood the likelihood of getting stuck in Europe for an extended period due to Brexit happening around us.

We will be in a brand new Cali that we will have only owned for a week (at best) giving us no time to apply for a green card (if that is needed in the event of a hard Brexit). No idea if there is some sort of solution and also if that is the only potential problem.

Would be rather annoying if we end up having to fly and leave our lovely new Cali in the garage, but should we do exactly that?

Anyway, just wondered if anyone had looked into this and could advise?
I think you’ll find that the UK will still be in Europe when you return. We might have left the EU though!
 
calicasas

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Being dual national, i use my UK passport to leave the UK and my European passport to enter any EU country (ferry only), so i cant see it affects me personally. Holding the New EU driving permit would be required but i cant see any other issues other than longer queques from added checks plus of course limits on any alcohol / food you may want to bring in to the UK. I remember the pre-EU days where border checks involved serious emptying of the car to check you had not smuggled in an extra can of Lager or some French Salami or cheese (i had these confiscated)... ultimately nobody can profess to know what is going to happen...
 
Amarillo

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Being dual national, i use my UK passport to leave the UK and my European passport to enter any EU country (ferry only), so i cant see it affects me personally. Holding the New EU driving permit would be required but i cant see any other issues other than longer queques from added checks plus of course limits on any alcohol / food you may want to bring in to the UK. I remember the pre-EU days where border checks involved serious emptying of the car to check you had not smuggled in an extra can of Lager or some French Salami or cheese (i had these confiscated)... ultimately nobody can profess to know what is going to happen...

What do you think the limits on tariff free EU produce might be?

Living just an hour from Eurotunnel Folkestone, I’m thinking that we might be making monthly shopping trips to Calais to avoid the possible 40% tariffs on EU produce. But it won’t be worth it if we are limited to, for example, £100 of groceries.

Of course those in Northern Ireland are likely to be unaffected by any such limit.
 
andyinluton

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What do you think the limits on tariff free EU produce might be?

Living just an hour from Eurotunnel Folkestone, I’m thinking that we might be making monthly shopping trips to Calais to avoid the possible 40% tariffs on EU produce. But it won’t be worth it if we are limited to, for example, £100 of groceries.

Of course those in Northern Ireland are likely to be unaffected by any such limit.
Probably the same as it currently is when arriving from any other none EU country.

£390 of goods, 4litres of wine, 200 fags
 
Amarillo

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Probably the same as it currently is when arriving from any other none EU country.

£390 of goods, 4litres of wine, 200 fags

So if tariffs are 40%, £156 could be saved less the cost of a return ferry/tunnel ticket less diesel?

I’m assuming the £390 is before tariffs have been applied.
 
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Medical insurance will become a right pain in the future particularly for people who develop a condition that significantly increases the likelihood of requiring emergency care - including many Brits travelling abroad; we’re not the fittest nation! It can be expensive for these people; sometimes prohibitively. Even insured, some places will demand up front payment for anything more than the initial first steps.

In fact, it will become so much of a pain, accompanied by the huge cumbersome billing exercise foisted on the NHS for treating EU nationals here... that I’m sure we will enter into an agreement with the EU.

Actually...Maybe the EU wasn’t such a bad idea after all!
 
B J G

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Had the same issue with March 31st.

Did all the things that @WelshGas says.

Make sure that you have passport size photos when you go to the PO for International driving Licence as they can't link to the Passport/DVLA system for them.

Green card has no additional cost just get one when you Insure the new Cali.
 

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