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Petition for swallows - over 90 day stays

Posted: Mon Feb 8, 2021 9:40pm
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Ian Puerto Rico

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Anyone struggling with the 90 day limit on visits post Brexit should sign the government petition seeking better travel arrangements post Brexit - search " government petition 90 days", select the petition about negotiating improved travel arrangements, and follow the on screen instructions. Once over 10000 signatures, the government must respond, and we're nearly 8000 already. Do it now!

Martyn01

Posted: Mon Feb 8, 2021 10:10pm

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Posted: Mon Feb 8, 2021 10:10pm

Thanks Ian will look on the website and sign the petition as 90 days limit from about September this year may be an issue for me if stays at the limit. Do you know if Brits need  to apply for an etias visa waiver to visit Gran Canaria now as we now left the EU?

Ian Puerto Rico

Posted: Mon Feb 8, 2021 10:46pm

Ian Puerto Rico

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Posted: Mon Feb 8, 2021 10:46pm

Martyn01 wrote on Mon Feb 8, 2021 10:10pm:

Thanks Ian will look on the website and sign the petition as 90 days limit from about September this year may be an issue for me if stays at the limit. Do you know if Brits need  to apply for an etias visa waiver to visit Gran Canaria now as we now left the EU?

Hi, glad you'll sign the petition. As I understand it, ETIAS starts on 1 Jan 2022. Until then you can enter the EU without a visa, but presumably subject to the 90 day limit.

Martyn01

Posted: Mon Feb 8, 2021 11:14pm

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Posted: Mon Feb 8, 2021 11:14pm

Ian Puerto Rico wrote on Mon Feb 8, 2021 10:46pm:

Hi, glad you'll sign the petition. As I understand it, ETIAS starts on 1 Jan 2022. Until then you can enter the EU without a visa, but presumably subject to the 90 day limit.

Cheers Ian signed the petition earlier. Wanna do a short trip to GC in June and glad don't have to mess about applying for etias etc. Looking to move to GC towards end of year but cross that bridge when comes to it!

Ian Puerto Rico

Posted: Tue Feb 9, 2021 8:11am

Ian Puerto Rico

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Posted: Tue Feb 9, 2021 8:11am

Although ETIAS starts 01.01.2022, I have seen somewhere that it will not be compulsory to use it until the end of that year. But hopefully better arrangements will be sorted out before then.

Lynne0

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:41am

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Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:41am

Hi Ian can the government do anything as we are not in the EU anymore unless they can agree a separate arrangement with Spain.  It would be beneficial for Spain for the economy x . PS  have you posted this in facebook as I am.sure lots would sign.xx

Ian Puerto Rico

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:32am

Ian Puerto Rico

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Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:32am

Lynne0 wrote on Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:41am:

Hi Ian can the government do anything as we are not in the EU anymore unless they can agree a separate arrangement with Spain.  It would be beneficial for Spain for the economy x . PS  have you posted this in facebook as I am.sure lots would sign.xx

Hi Lynne, I got the petition from the Facebook page "180 days in Spain" I agree that it's more for the Spanish government to do something to allow longer stays, so I have written to the President of the Canaries Angel Torres to point out that it's better for them if we spend our winter income over here. I can't see what anyone can lose by us being over here for 180 days instead of 90, it's just so unfair and frustrating.

Martyn01

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:02pm

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Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:02pm

Ian Puerto Rico wrote on Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:32am:

Hi Lynne, I got the petition from the Facebook page "180 days in Spain" I agree that it's more for the Spanish government to do something to allow longer stays, so I have written to the President of the Canaries Angel Torres to point out that it's better for them if we spend our winter income ove...

...r here. I can't see what anyone can lose by us being over here for 180 days instead of 90, it's just so unfair and frustrating.

Hi Ian what would be interesting to know would be when the referendum debate was going on before the vote, did the leave campaign mention anything regarding the relationship we would have with the EU  regarding Brits who had second homes abroad or moving there if the leave vote won? All the talk of 'taking back control of our borders etc' I remember was said a million times but can't remember their views on this situation?

Ian Puerto Rico

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:49pm

Ian Puerto Rico

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Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:49pm

Martyn01 wrote on Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:02pm:

Hi Ian what would be interesting to know would be when the referendum debate was going on before the vote, did the leave campaign mention anything regarding the relationship we would have with the EU  regarding Brits who had second homes abroad or moving there if the leave vote won? All the ...

...talk of 'taking back control of our borders etc' I remember was said a million times but can't remember their views on this situation?

No, it was never mentioned then, as far as I can recall. It wasn't mentioned when the withdrawal agreement was signed a year ago! If it had, we might have had more time to change it. I feel very let down.

Martyn01

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:00pm

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Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:00pm

Ian Puerto Rico wrote on Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:49pm:

No, it was never mentioned then, as far as I can recall. It wasn't mentioned when the withdrawal agreement was signed a year ago! If it had, we might have had more time to change it. I feel very let down.

Hope some agreement can be made with the EU or potentially individual agreements with member states. Will let other people know about the petition. Also I think if it gets to 100,000 signatures it has to be debated in parliament. 

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