It is at the moment a subject of dialog that’s hotly debated on social networks: with deconfinement in France, is it attainable to cross the border to go shopping in Catalonia? Everyone brings their viewpoint and numerous contradictory info circulates. The reply is obvious on paper. Catalonia is still topic to important well being restrictions and the French do not but have the risk to go shopping both in La Jonquera or in Cerdanya close to Puigcerdà.
Same guidelines as for the Catalans
From Monday to Thursday, Catalans can transfer all through Catalonia (not to the different autonomous communities) and on weekends (from Friday to Sunday), it’s extra strict, they’re not allowed to cross the limits of their Comarque (equal to a big group of French commune). Catalan police affirm to France Bleu Roussillon that French individuals arriving in Catalonia are additionally affected by these restrictions. Coming from one other area and one other nation, the journey ban applies to them day-after-day of the week. They are solely allowed to journey in very particular circumstances, reminiscent of enterprise journeys, emergency conditions or household visits. Shopping at the grocery store is not thought-about an admissible floor when arriving from one other area.
The Mossos d’Esquadra (Catalan police) additionally affirm that the French who would still come to do their shopping in Catalonia danger being fined, even when for the second the police are displaying relatively tolerant. Few French individuals have been sanctioned in latest days. The police had been glad in sure circumstances to order the motorists to flip round and to return in the hexagon. This Tuesday, on the event of the first day of deconfinement in France, lots of of inhabitants of the Pyrénées-Orientales and different neighboring departments crossed the border to come to do their shopping in La Jonquera. Almost all of them had been ready to store with out being concerned by the police. But nothing says that this laissez-faire will persist in the coming days.