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by widge
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Nin Habitual Residency
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Nin Habitual Residency

Geoff, This is a complicated and ever changing situation. Under the terms of the withdrawal agreement expats in Portugal were granted an extension to apply for residency. SEF in Lisbon have a dedicated Brexit team who are extremely helpful and knowledgable. Detail below............... If you have an...
by widge
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Covid - again !!
Replies: 16
Views: 1694

Re: Covid - again !!

The golf courses are now full of British tourists so it can't be very difficult to navigate the rules and regs to get here !

After all, golfers aren't the brightest ! :D
by widge
Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Driving santander/bilbao to CVO
Replies: 16
Views: 3825

Re: Driving santander/bilbao to CVO

Hi Dave,

Yes I did complete the SEF TRAVEL - Address Declaration Certificate.

We have never been asked to show it, nor have I received any contact from them. We've been here 12 days already.

Safe journey.
by widge
Fri Aug 27, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Covid - again !!
Replies: 16
Views: 1694

Re: Covid - again !!

As I understand Roy a Covid test is only necessary If you do not have an EU digital COVID vaccination certificate:
by widge
Sat Aug 21, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Driving santander/bilbao to CVO
Replies: 16
Views: 3825

Re: Driving santander/bilbao to CVO

Well I can answer my own question. At Santander we had a temperature check before disembarkation. Customs just stamped the passport asked for nothing else. We didn't have to stop at the Portuguese border so the Antigen test was £120 wasted. We arrived Sesmarias at 10pm having docked at 12.15 and dis...
by widge
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Driving santander/bilbao to CVO
Replies: 16
Views: 3825

Re: Driving santander/bilbao to CVO

Has anyone recent experience of crossing the border between Spain & Portugal in a UK registered car ?

I'm interested to know if they stop & check for negative Covid test certificates.

Any advice please.
by widge
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Returning to Portugal?
Replies: 192
Views: 25487

Re: Returning to Portugal?

I'm not sure that the UK is reciprocating.

That is to say, that it isn't clear if UK citizens vaccinated twice in Portugal will be allowed to avoid quarantine when they return to UK ?
by widge
Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Returning to Portugal?
Replies: 192
Views: 25487

Re: Returning to Portugal?

From today's Daily Telegraph.............. "Fears are mounting that Spain's Balearic Islands are destined for the red list on Thursday, as Covid cases sky-rocket. Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca, all of which have been on the green 'watchlist' for two weeks, are recording a case rate that has tripled in...
by widge
Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Driving santander/bilbao to CVO
Replies: 16
Views: 3825

Re: Driving santander/bilbao to CVO

I've tried both Roy and agree about the tolls but......according to via Michelin via Seville is an extra 55kms and 15 minutes.

The traffic around Seville can be heavy especially at rush hour.
by widge
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Driving santander/bilbao to CVO
Replies: 16
Views: 3825

Re: Driving santander/bilbao to CVO

Santander
Salamanca
Caceres
Badajoz
Evora
Silves
Lagoa

I take the E90 Portugal motorway which is a few km further but faster and less tiring toward the end of the journey. Only collected one speeding ticket in Spain !
by widge
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Returning to Portugal?
Replies: 192
Views: 25487

Re: Returning to Portugal?

Congratulations Geoff on a safe trip.

Thanks for sharing your journey, it's helpful for the "not so early adopters" to learn from your experience.

We've booked the Santander ferry for August 18th and will let the forum know how it goes, assuming we're allowed to leave these shores !
by widge
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Returning to Portugal?
Replies: 192
Views: 25487

Re: Returning to Portugal?

I think Geoff is referring to the tests needed when returning to UK.

Presumably you have to evidence the fact that you have booked them before you fly home.
by widge
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Returning to Portugal?
Replies: 192
Views: 25487

Re: Returning to Portugal?

Thirty-nine flights are scheduled to depart from Faro Airport in the Algarve for the UK on Monday, nearly double the usual total. Travellers must arrive in the UK before 4am on Tuesday or they will be required to self-isolate at home for 10 days. This is due to the Government's controversial decisio...
by widge
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Returning to Portugal?
Replies: 192
Views: 25487

Re: Returning to Portugal?

The rules are insane and if I were coming out to Carvoeiro this week there is no way I would isolate. This is stupidity personified! I don't think you have to quarantine in Carvoeiro, only when you return to UK. For many, staying at home for 10 days and taking tests after day 2 and day 8 is worth i...
by widge
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Returning to Portugal?
Replies: 192
Views: 25487

Re: Returning to Portugal?

Looks like from next Monday you can fly into Alicante, no PCR test needed, drive to villa in Portugal, no border check, and fly home from Faro, no isolation or quarantine needed on return to UK. Makes a complete nonsense of all the green, amber, red status ! :shock: Well the latest changes close th...