2021 - Don't get too excited

2021 - Don't get too excited

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Oldwolf

577 posts

162 months

Monday 26th July
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I'm still (foolishly?!) planning to go if the quarantine is dropped and as things have changed with Brexit...

This is for things that are NOT related to Covid!
I need a green card for the insurance for the car
Do I still need an International Driving Permit? I got one for last year but it's expired as my licence was renewed in that period

Think that's about it, but if anyone else has anything I've missed I'd be grateful

OW

Truckosaurus

8,698 posts

253 months

Monday 26th July
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IDPs were only really of any use in the olden days when British licences didn't have a photo.

Seeing as the current British licence is identical to a French one I can't see Jonny Gendame claiming not to understand it.


lowdrag

11,631 posts

182 months

Monday 26th July
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France dropped the requirement for a Green Card some weeks ago. My insurers accept that my car can go to Europe when I want and no documentation needed. As said, your UK licence is all you need.

Oldwolf

577 posts

162 months

Monday 26th July
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Thanks both

Interestingly my insurance company said I do still need a green card - no charge so I don't mind that.


Vette_1978

3,146 posts

191 months

Monday 26th July
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ewand said:
Logging into the my account site - https://account.lemans.org/en/profile/infos - has no "my tickets" or anything, but clicking on through as if I want to buy more tickets eventually leads to https://ticket.lemans.org/en/my-commands, which shows my previous orders.
This always throws me, but you have to go to the ticketing site, https://ticket.lemans.org/en/24h-lemans
Then log in and within your drop down you can then see My Orders. This is where I've printed my order from this year which can be sent back via email to confirm tickets. I had an email response this morning that this confirmation can be sent back up to one week before the event as we've a couple of people uncertain due to green/amber/amber-plus status of France.


surveyor

15,857 posts

153 months

Monday 26th July
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Vette_1978 said:
ewand said:
Logging into the my account site - https://account.lemans.org/en/profile/infos - has no "my tickets" or anything, but clicking on through as if I want to buy more tickets eventually leads to https://ticket.lemans.org/en/my-commands, which shows my previous orders.
This always throws me, but you have to go to the ticketing site, https://ticket.lemans.org/en/24h-lemans
Then log in and within your drop down you can then see My Orders. This is where I've printed my order from this year which can be sent back via email to confirm tickets. I had an email response this morning that this confirmation can be sent back up to one week before the event as we've a couple of people uncertain due to green/amber/amber-plus status of France.
That’s really rather annoying although good news for you..

ellroy

6,561 posts

194 months

Tuesday 27th July
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TL have sacked this year off.

RobbyJ

1,053 posts

191 months

Wednesday 28th July
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Lots of news today saying France will go back to Amber at the next government review (on the 2nd I think). Obviously speculation but the speculation seems to have been accurate recently. This would make things much easier and cheaper in my case at least. Fingers and toes crossed!

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advi...

(random article from many out there)

T-bagger

401 posts

173 months

Wednesday 28th July
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RobbyJ said:
Lots of news today saying France will go back to Amber at the next government review (on the 2nd I think). Obviously speculation but the speculation seems to have been accurate recently. This would make things much easier and cheaper in my case at least. Fingers and toes crossed!

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advi...

(random article from many out there)
I’ve got so many body parts crossed, I’m in danger of doing myself an injury…

Pupp

10,772 posts

241 months

Wednesday 28th July
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Beeb newsflash saying vaccinated citizens returning from EU and US no longer need to quarantine

Output Flange

16,473 posts

180 months

Wednesday 28th July
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Pupp said:
Beeb newsflash saying vaccinated citizens returning from EU and US no longer need to quarantine
EU and US travellers to the UK don't need to quarantine, not UK citizens returning home.

Oldwolf

577 posts

162 months

Wednesday 28th July
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Output Flange said:
EU and US travellers to the UK don't need to quarantine, not UK citizens returning home.
The problem for us is that France is on Amber Plus (they describe it as 'ad hoc'!) which means we all need to quarantine if we go to France.
My understanding of the other news is that people who have double vax which was NOT in UK no longer have to quarantine when coming to the UK, previously it was only if you'd had double vax in UK.

Of course I may have that wrong, or indeed it may have changed as I've been typing!

Hope to see some of you there if the rules allow - I'll be the one with a face mask smile

surveyor

15,857 posts

153 months

Wednesday 28th July
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Yes we briefly got excited then read it and meh.

We need this Orange Plus nonsense to go. It seems from reading that the government have a quandry. Spain is higher, so either Spain needs to go on it, or France off it. Most papers are predicting off next week apart from the independent....

chasingracecars

1,693 posts

66 months

Wednesday 28th July
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I have 2x Epinettes and 1 GA ticket spare if anyone wants them.

Trying to get my money back on them if possible.

samoan attorney

49 posts

155 months

Saturday 31st July
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I saw this in the local paper, getting temporary staff during August in France appears to be a challenge

Sarthe. More than 400 positions still to be filled for the 24 Hours of Le Mans

https://www.ouest-france.fr/pays-de-la-loire/le-ma...

lowdrag

11,631 posts

182 months

Saturday 31st July
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There is also a distinct lack of marshals and other officials it seems. One chief marshal is still awaiting news from the ACO as to whether he has more than the two qualified marshals on his post.

But on another tack, I hope that people have not got tickets to camp at Beauséjour this year. i'm just home having passed by and it is full of pie keys and the grass is a yard high.




surveyor

15,857 posts

153 months

Saturday 31st July
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lowdrag said:
There is also a distinct lack of marshals and other officials it seems. One chief marshal is still awaiting news from the ACO as to whether he has more than the two qualified marshals on his post.

But on another tack, I hope that people have not got tickets to camp at Beauséjour this year. i'm just home having passed by and it is full of pie keys and the grass is a yard high.



BSJ ticket holders have been diverted to blue nord…

surveyor

15,857 posts

153 months

Sunday 1st August
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Does anyone know what email address the request for account details comes from for refunds? Need to sort this out for some of our group, and it's either not arrived or gone to junk. Rather unhelpful!

KFos

16 posts

2 months

Sunday 1st August
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serviceclients@lemans.org

I think you can contact them on this e mail

Vette_1978

3,146 posts

191 months

Tuesday 3rd August
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Update on ACO:

WHAT RULES APPLY TO FOREIGN VISITORS?
Spectators from Europe (other than France) are asked to check that their country has introduced the European Health Pass. If not, you must have a PCR or antigen test once in France*.

Non-European spectators must have a PCR or antigen test less than 48 before arriving in France*.

A charge applies to tests for spectators who do not have a French social security card (€49 for a PCR test and €29 for an antigen test)*.