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Travelling internationally permitted reason?

Old Mar 25, 21, 12:18 pm
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Travelling internationally permitted reason?

Hi, I would like to travel from MAN to IST for dental treatment (root canal and veneers). Any opinions on whether this would be allowed under the current the rules after the 29th of March?
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Old Mar 25, 21, 1:24 pm
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Hi ledge88,

Welcome to flyertalk.

Per here

https://assets.publishing.service.go...march-2021.pdf

It looks like medical treatment is a valid reason for travelling.

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Old Mar 25, 21, 3:54 pm
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Thank you. It seems that is correct but the wording is somewhat vague. Are they saying all medical treatment is permitted? Maybe there is some point of contact I can use to check my reason is permitted?
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Old Mar 25, 21, 4:07 pm
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The form says that “
  • medical treatment or emergency which cannot be reasonably received in the UK or to accompany a person where necessary
would be allowed.

evidence recommended is: “

medical evidence describing the situation of the member of your household or close family member or a friend who is receiving treatment in hospital or whose condition is life-threatening, proof of scheduled treatment, letter from social services, proof of hospital admission, proof of family relationship, or other appropriate documentation.”
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Old Mar 25, 21, 11:35 pm
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But the UK government could determine that non emergency dental work, especially dental work easily found within the UK borders, would not be allowed.
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Old Mar 26, 21, 2:43 am
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Originally Posted by Globetrottngal View Post
But the UK government could determine that non emergency dental work, especially dental work easily found within the UK borders, would not be allowed.
Possible grey area - if someone finds it unaffordable in the UK, is it really available to that person? I suppose if it is non emergency then it could wait, but root canals generally need doing quite quickly either due to pain or to deterioration of the tooth.
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Old Mar 26, 21, 5:32 am
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Editorializing, it is sad that a government bureaucrat makes this decision for people.
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Old Mar 26, 21, 6:43 am
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Originally Posted by Globetrottngal View Post
But the UK government could determine that non emergency dental work, especially dental work easily found within the UK borders, would not be allowed.
I believe a border force officer (in the unlikely event of being stopped) would only get concerned of you travel to DXB for your annual dental check up.
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Old Mar 26, 21, 8:16 am
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Originally Posted by pfreet View Post
Editorializing, it is sad that a government bureaucrat makes this decision for people.
A global pandemic is an extraordinary situation, and governments have to make such decisions for the benefit of society. In normal times the OP could do as he pleases.
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Old Mar 26, 21, 8:48 am
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Originally Posted by Misco60 View Post
A global pandemic is an extraordinary situation, and governments have to make such decisions for the benefit of society. In normal times the OP could do as he pleases.
I fear that anyone who really believes that the a situation where we can do as we please will return fully is deluded. Government departments and quangos will be fighting tooth and nail to keep a large number of their new found powers.
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Old Mar 26, 21, 11:37 am
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This is lunacy. My fiancee and I are in the US now, we are going back to the UK to see her mother. Does this mean when I leave the UK which as a non-UK citizen I can do freely she will not be permitted to stay with me? Surely family united should be a valid reason to leave the UK.
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Old Mar 26, 21, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by 747-800i View Post
This is lunacy. My fiancee and I are in the US now, we are going back to the UK to see her mother. Does this mean when I leave the UK which as a non-UK citizen I can do freely she will not be permitted to stay with me? Surely family united should be a valid reason to leave the UK.
Presuming she's British and lives abroad, then no, she'll be fine. Otherwise, she needs an 'approved reason to travel'. Welcome to North KoBritain - don't forget you papers (literally - your declaration to travel form) on the way out!
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Old Mar 26, 21, 12:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Cathay1101 View Post
Presuming she's British and lives abroad, then no, she'll be fine. Otherwise, she needs an 'approved reason to travel'. Welcome to North KoBritain - don't forget you papers (literally - your declaration to travel form) on the way out!
What are the rules if she is British and has a residence in the UK, but also lives with me outside of the UK?
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Old Mar 26, 21, 12:34 pm
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Originally Posted by 747-800i View Post
What are the rules if she is British and has a residence in the UK, but also lives with me outside of the UK?
Thatís fine since she is in the UK temporarily and not resident in the UK.
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Old Mar 26, 21, 12:36 pm
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Originally Posted by 747-800i View Post
What are the rules if she is British and has a residence in the UK, but also lives with me outside of the UK?
Presuming she owns but doesn't live there, that shouldn't be an issue. Main thing is to carry proof that you live overseas permanently.
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