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Old 11-01-2021, 10:33   #1
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Food stores and borders

Being in the UK and planning to depart transatlantic at the end of the year, we are suddenly faced with the issue of ships stores and the French or Spanish border. No meat or dairy, no Vegetables. No plants. We have so many questions:

Does that apply to ships stores? Does that mean no cup of tea on arrival before visiting French supermarket?

Does that apply to tinned goods? We have several months' supply of tinned and dried meat, fruit and veg. I guess it might even apply to our stocks of Vege Protein chunks.

Is there any special rule for boats in transit? If we just need to overnight or wait for weather in France on the way to Canary Islands, are we still subject to the same import regulations?
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Being in the UK and planning to depart transatlantic at the end of the year, we are suddenly faced with the issue of ships stores and the French or Spanish border. No meat or dairy, no Vegetables. No plants. We have so many questions:

Does that apply to ships stores? Does that mean no cup of tea on arrival before visiting French supermarket?

Does that apply to tinned goods? We have several months' supply of tinned and dried meat, fruit and veg. I guess it might even apply to our stocks of Vege Protein chunks.

Is there any special rule for boats in transit? If we just need to overnight or wait for weather in France on the way to Canary Islands, are we still subject to the same import regulations?
The restriction only applies to fresh meat and dairy and I understand does not apply to travelers from the Uk

https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizen...l/index_en.htm
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The restriction only applies to fresh meat and dairy and I understand does not apply to travelers from the Uk

https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizen...l/index_en.htm
Seems now to apply to those from the UK:
https://www.theguardian.com/politics...ritish-drivers
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Seems now to apply to those from the UK:
https://www.theguardian.com/politics...ritish-drivers
Yes it was that article that was a wakeup call for me. Also I see there are fairly strict limits on the amount of spares we can carry... not ideal for taking a fully provisioned cruising yacht past EU countries for atlantic crossing. Alternator, starter, spare pumps and motors... adds up to a lot more than we are 'allowed'.
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Brexit issues? You may have to leave from England and bypass France, Spain and/or Portugal. Or you could wait and buy your long-haul supplies there instead. Might be cheaper.
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Brexit issues? You may have to leave from England and bypass France, Spain and/or Portugal. Or you could wait and buy your long-haul supplies there instead. Might be cheaper.
Yes indeed I think Morocco is going to see a big uptick in UK boats in the coming years.
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