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  1. JabbaPapa

    Most of Francigena open on 6th June

    People travelling to the UK from the following countries & territories are to be exempt, through "air corridors", from the 14-day quarantine from 10th July : Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus...
  2. JabbaPapa

    Most of Francigena open on 6th June

    The list of countries that one will be able to travel into the EU from, in addition to EU + Schengen travel area + UK, from 1st July onwards is as follows : Australia, Canada, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Uruguay, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Georgia, Montenegro, Serbia.
  3. JabbaPapa

    Most of Francigena open on 6th June

    Having said that, if you're from outside the EU, there's still the thorny question of whether you'll be allowed to travel into Europe. Airports are generally not reopening for normal travel 'til mid-June, and even then it will at first be for internal flights only.
  4. JabbaPapa

    Most of Francigena open on 6th June

    France is lifting all travel restrictions within the country on Monday. Italy is lifting all travel restrictions within the country on Tuesday, and is opening its borders. Additionally people will be able to freely travel from France to Italy, though it may be difficult for non-French Nationals...
  5. JabbaPapa

    Concerns over Coronavirus

    Oh well -- from June 8th, anyone entering the UK from abroad, including UK nationals, will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine, except for those traveling from Eire, Isle of Man, or the Channel Islands. Consequently, a 14-day quarantine measure starting on the same date will be imposed upon...
  6. JabbaPapa

    Opinion ?

    I find myself realising that in 18 days time, no legal nor practical impediment would remain to stop me making a 2020 pilgrimage to Rome from my front door, en attendant the capability to continue the current Home to Home via Fatima, Compostela, and Lourdes. It's an unexpected and slightly...
  7. JabbaPapa

    Travel Restrictions in Italy lifted from June 3rd

    Some internal restrictions may remain in place, and unfortunately for Francigena pilgrims those will be in Tuscany and Piemonte, where restrictions will continue, although I am unsure whether these will concern travel. Restaurants etc are opening everywhere on Monday except in those two regions...
  8. JabbaPapa

    Travel Restrictions in Italy lifted from June 3rd

    Title says it all really ... No quarantine measures will be put in place. This concerns travel from the EU, the Schengen travel area, and the UK.
  9. JabbaPapa

    Concerns over Coronavirus

    From 15th June onwards, the UK/France and France/Switzerland borders will be open -- so at that point, the first sections of the Francigena should be open again (although the hostelries along the way might not always be so until July or later). OTOH, it is very possible, from reports I've seen...
  10. JabbaPapa

    Concerns over Coronavirus

    The number of recovered in Italy is now over 3x the number of deceased. It is also larger than the number of current positive cases.
  11. JabbaPapa

    Concerns over Coronavirus

    There has been a truly massive daily decrease of over 3,000 in the number of active cases in Italy -- from an day-to-day increase of about +4,700 in the number of recoveries !! That's still over 100,000 active cases, but it's the most positive sign I've seen so far.
  12. JabbaPapa

    Concerns over Coronavirus

    For the first time, the number of recoveries in Italy is more or less double the number of deceased, or just a small number short of double. The daily variation in the number of active cases has been getting closer and closer to zero, and it can only be a short while before it descends into...
  13. JabbaPapa

    Concerns over Coronavirus

    Whilst both the number of new cases in Italy and the variation number in positive cases have risen over the past two days from previous lows, the number of recoveries from the disease has in the past few days started to rise dramatically. Not out of the woods yet by far ; but it's quite clear...
  14. JabbaPapa

    Potentially considering a second Via Romea from Home along the coastal Francigena

    I had previously only been thinking about the 2033 Jubilee as an unlikely potential, but I really am starting to miss Italy and the Roman Way (even though I can see both from my bedroom window). 2025 instead ? In any case, not before I can finish my current Home to Home Camino, whenever that...
  15. JabbaPapa

    Concerns over Coronavirus

    There has been a dramatic fall in the new cases number in Italy today -- it's down from 3,815 yesterday to 1,648 today (down 57%) -- that's lower than any daily number since 10th March.
  16. JabbaPapa

    Concerns over Coronavirus

    The daily number of new cases has fallen in Italy for the fourth day in a row.
  17. JabbaPapa

    Concerns over Coronavirus

    France has been placed in a State of Medical Emergency for a period of two months. And whilst the following seems to not really affect me personally, given the nature of the very weird Borderland where I live, plus the fact that far too many local Police officers (both French and Monégasque)...
  18. JabbaPapa

    Concerns over Coronavirus

    The UK is in lockdown, so all of the Francigena is now closed.
  19. JabbaPapa

    Where to start

    I've found a great map of the three major European routes of the Via Romea : And for the Francigena more specifically, there's also this :
  20. JabbaPapa

    Concerns over Coronavirus

    The Italian PM is suggesting today that the Italian lockdown is likely to be extended beyond April 3rd.
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