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messageHolidays - what are people's thoughts?
Posted by dimjim79 June 15, 09:27PM

Just curious as to what people are thinking / doing re summer holidays.

Now Europe is opening up again, flights running, airports open, even France quarantine is optional, but UK still advises against non-essential travel and as such any travel insurance would be invalidated.

What's it like at airports?
Do you need to justify essential travel?

We've just taken the decision to cancel our hols in France despite everything easing on the continent, solely due to UK government guidance. We are relaxed about COVID-19 but less so about what happens if whilst abroad it all kicks off again. Or how locals in France may react as we are loading the supermarket trolleys full of cheap beer and wine.

Keen to hear anyone's thoughts as we have flip flopped back and forth with how we feel about everything.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was june 15, 09:29pm by dimjim79.

messageRe: Holidays - what are people's thoughts?
Posted by Jules-and-Boo June 15, 10:44PM

I'd rather go to Devon than France anyway - and summer's going to be lovely.

We're going away for winter instead, should have settled down a bit more by then.

messageRe: Holidays - what are people's thoughts?
Posted by KidKruger June 16, 09:51AM

just stay at home / in UK already.
after an event like this, let's 'get back to normal' slowly.
perhaps we don't all need to fly everywhere all the time.
remember how quiet things were ?
some way towards that would be a nice change, no ?

messageRe: Holidays - what are people's thoughts?
Posted by JohnL June 16, 10:52AM

Covid-19 re-introduced into NZ by the British - it just doesn't look good to the rest of the world.

messageRe: Holidays - what are people's thoughts?
Posted by siousxiesue June 16, 11:55AM

I'm worried about availability re staying in this country, I was looking at a few places in Suffolk and many booked up all summer.

messageRe: Holidays - what are people's thoughts?
Posted by JohnL June 16, 12:05PM

Yes looks like a lot of people will be looking closer to home - I was looking at north devon but thinking autumn - even november (i don't like wall to wall sun anyway).

messageRe: Holidays - what are people's thoughts?
Posted by Sephiroth June 16, 12:50PM

I usually do an annual trip with the kids to Ireland so their granparents (who can't travel anyway) get to see them - but not sure about that this year

messageRe: Holidays - what are people's thoughts?
Posted by TheCat June 16, 01:51PM

Im not going anywhere until I get my BLUE passport....

messageRe: Holidays - what are people's thoughts?
Posted by Spartacus June 16, 03:56PM

I stumbled into this thinking it was a discussion on classic Madonna hits

Sadly disappointed now !

messageRe: Holidays - what are people's thoughts?
Posted by IlonaM June 16, 07:59PM

I should be sitting next to my favourite Italian lake now, but sadly it all went up in Covid smoke. I'm actually quite relieved, as well as sad to miss seeing friends, as I would not want to import anything nasty and I think we all need to take a measured approach to easing the restrictions and put the health and welfare of the wider community first. Hopefully it will not be too long before we can return to our favourite places.

messageRe: Holidays - what are people's thoughts?
Posted by PeckhamNicola June 16, 08:07PM

Waiting to see what happens as our travel to France and accommodation was all booked pre-covid. The campsite is open, remains to be seen if UK lifts its travel advisory or if we can get on the train still. Assuming we have a low chance of catching or spreading it as we had it in March/April. Unless/until cancelled can't book alternative in UK, which might mean we're too late.

messageRe: Holidays - what are people's thoughts?
Posted by IlonaM June 16, 08:09PM

Just come across this:

[www.theguardian.com]

messageRe: Holidays - what are people's thoughts?
Posted by JohnL June 17, 09:41AM

Yep - Hancock on Sky News with Kay Burley talking about Quarantine. She kept on asking who are we trying to keep out that's worse effected than us and he came up with Brazil.

"So other than Brazil ..."

Travel Bridges are a two way thing unless you are Rome.

messageRe: Holidays - what are people's thoughts?
Posted by TheCat June 17, 11:15PM

TheCat Wrote:
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> Im not going anywhere until I get my BLUE
> passport....
This was a joke by the way, I know my rep on heresmiling smiley

messageRe: Holidays - what are people's thoughts?
Posted by fishbiscuits June 19, 08:07PM

JohnL Wrote:
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> She kept on asking who are we
> trying to keep out that's worse effected than us

Yeah but that's completely missing the point.

People travelling around WILL spread it, whether or not the country they're coming from is worse affected than UK.

messageRe: Holidays - what are people's thoughts?
Posted by tomdhu June 20, 07:32PM

Definitely would suggest taking hols in the UK this year.

That helps the economy here recover rather than let Johnny Foreigner benefit from your hard earned. smiling smiley

messageRe: Holidays - what are people's thoughts?
Posted by JohnL June 21, 02:11PM

fishbiscuits Wrote:
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> JohnL Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > She kept on asking who are we
> > trying to keep out that's worse effected than
> us
>
> Yeah but that's completely missing the point.
>
> People travelling around WILL spread it, whether
> or not the country they're coming from is worse
> affected than UK.

Oh yes - but Kay just likes being an awkward interviewer these days and to be fair it gets you viewing her.

It does sometimes expose that something hasn't been thought through or that the interviewee is just following rules and doesn't understand what they are saying.


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