Originally Posted by Solstice
There may no longer be a 90-day limit in Schengen countries for US and Canadian citizens. At least, there isn't in the Netherlands
. See the "When you require a visa" link that I posted earlier for more information.
Unfortunately, in many of the Schengen countries there is still a time limit and in the UK there most definitively is one and they will deport you on land. On sea they can and have been known to fine. Yes most member
countries won't stamp your passport for many different reasons (only one being not giving a start date to when you arrived, there is also access to health care
and other issues at stake).
Since you are on the continent at this time, I would stongly suggest visiting a vet' with your pet and getting the paperwork for a pet passport started right now as that will remove the headache of the UK and their somewhat backward laws regarding animals
. The reason I say backward is if you knew the amount of farm stock the moves across the water
into the UK alive each day with only basic paperwork, you would find the rules they have for pet's to be crazy. Not to mention the amount of meat from South America
(where Foot and Mouth are endemic) and gets used by the MoD and sold to the public every day is just nuts. But have an out break of it and they kill everything that might have it (even though the disease can not effect humans).
On the supplies side of things Lidl and similar chains are very worth while hitting throughtout Europe
as they have very high quality without paying the high street price
. Saving peance where one can is always important.
If you are still in Amsterdam
, try hitting the Prince Albert open air market. Wonderful place to stock up on dry meats and get good cheeses at a reasonable price
. There are a fewother shops there that have some very good spirits at reasonable prices and stock up on that side of the channel as the UK is now the highest tax on spirits in all of Europe
(Yes, they finally have a tax higher than Sweden).
Hope you have good sailing and the weather
is better on your side of the Channel.