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  1. To calm my nerves , I have just had a go at completeing the passanger locator form. Just for practice. I got a long way until it said that I cannot complete the from until 48 hours or less till boarding. But there was one difficult question.  It was to do with uplaoding a QR code. I tried several times but got nowwhere.  It seems that you can only upload one QR code.  On my vaccination certificate there are 2. Right next to each other.

    Any advice?


  2. I just booked my 2 day arrival test  This is what you have to do when you travel to England. You have to have a PCR test within 48 hours of arrival.

    It cost 55 pounds but this was a reduction form 69 pounds because of the Easyjet promotion offer. You will need plenty of data such as your passport number. I am having my done at Manchester Airport where the test centre is at the train station. I want it out of the way as soon as possible. I now have a code that I can enter on the passanger locator form which I need to fill in 48 hours before my departure.


  3. So I am back in Berlin after a long absence. I took an Eaysjer flight from Manchester to Berlin. I had to show my double vaccinated form and my pre departure form. Both were checked quite seriously. 3 passangers were not allowed to board as they did not have the pre deparure forms. They tried desperatly to do it online there and then but time ran out and the gate was closed.

    So be aware that some requirements are still in place.

    The advice given on Toytown has been invaluable. Many thanks to Auntie Helen and all the others.


  4. Prior to my arrival in Berlin , I tried to register digitally online as per requirements. All went well until I tried to upload my double vaccination certificate.  Although it is in my computer , it did not show up when I clicked on the`` upload from your computer ` button`. Plenty of other documents were displayed but not my double vaccinated certificate. How annoying. So I took a screen shot and uploaded that without any difficulty. But I want to know why I had to do this.

    The vaccination document had a vertical zip along its lenght and it was a scanned document. None of the other documents had this and they were all displayed for uploading. Is that a clue?


  5. Note that the pre departure test  has now been scrapped. This means that when you travel from Germany to England , you do not have to take a pre departure test. But you will still have to take a test within 2 days of arriving in England. Even this will change soon.




  6. I understand all the requirements to travel from the UK to Germany and back again. This has been well documented several times and I am grateful for that. My question is about proof of things like vaccination. I do not have a smart phone. I do have paper copies of important stuff.

    Looking at the Ryanair website , all I could find was stuff about digital proof. There was nothing about paper proof. This worries me.

    Has anybody flown from the UK to Germany with just paper proof? Will it vary from airline to airline?



  7. Sad to hear that the legendary Gerd Müller has  passed away.  Arguably the greatest stiker of all time. E.g. 68 goals in just 62 games for Germany. He had a low centre of gravity and then meant he could turn very quickly and get the shot away before the defender could stop him.

    R.I P.   


  8. I enjoyed the Olympics a great deal. It was a nice suprise to see Great Britian finish in 4th place, ahead of sporting giants such as Australia. 

    It is nice to see minority sports given more air time. I especially enjoyed the rugby sevens which I otherwise rarely get to see.

    Those Fijians are big lads and they had a humility about them which I found refreshing. The womens rugby sevens was also good to watch. They are so athletic .

    Those women can really run fast. The last time I saw  a women run that fast is when I asked her for her phone number.

    Soon the Para Olympics will begin and I always find this inspiring.  It shows what you can do when you put your mind to it. 


  9. On 9.8.2021, 21:58:56, debsie said:
    On 9.8.2021, 21:58:56, debsie said:


    I'm now doing the online Einreiseanmeldung which can only be done 2 days before returning to Germany. It generates a PDF that I will need to print out, and in the PDF is a link for uploading proof of vaccination. Two steps in this process require pin codes, which they'll send either to an email address or a phone number. Hope this helps!


    Yes it does but to where did you upload your vaccination proof? i only have a paper version of my double jab.



  10. Many thanks  to Auntie Helen. I find it so much easier to absorb this information when it is in a personal form. I have checked the official websites such as Gov.UK , the German Embassy and the Robert Kock Institute but somehow the information does not stick.

    I only hope I can get into and out of Germany without a smart phone.