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To go or not to go, a covid question!!

So holiday booked in Portugal, departing on the 7th july. Travellers to germany from portugal after the 29th
June will have to quarantine, austria and switzerland preparing similar measures......




Back in august with less than a week to kids school to start.......


Just felt a kick

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Old 27.06.2021, 20:25
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Re: To go or not to go, a covid question!!

Things could change again in the time you're away so ....
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Old 27.06.2021, 20:37
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Re: To go or not to go, a covid question!!

Same for me but I was planning to be in Portugal on the 14th of August. Just e-mailed AXA Intertours to see whether they will reimburse the costs if I cancel the flight.

Not only is everything much more expensive than before, but also unpredictable...
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Old 27.06.2021, 21:57
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Travellers to germany from portugal after the 29th June will have to quarantine, austria and switzerland preparing similar measures......
Where have you heard this? I assume only if not vaxed? Even fully vaxed people from U.K. donít have to quarantine here now!
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Old 27.06.2021, 22:15
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Where have you heard this? I assume only if not vaxed? Even fully vaxed people from U.K. donít have to quarantine here now!
Apparently Portugal has been added to Germany's list of "countries with a variant of concern":

https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/e...lt/coronavirus

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Under the new Ordinance on Coronavirus Entry Regulations, persons entering Germany following a stay in a risk area, high incidence area or area of variant of concern in the last ten days must
  • proceed directly to their destination following entry and
  • self-isolate there for ten days (quarantine). After a stay in an area of variant ofconcern, travellers must self-isolate for 14 days rather than 10 days.
During this quarantine, travellers may not leave the house or flat or receive guests.

...For arrivals from areas of variant of concern no exceptions are possible.
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Old 27.06.2021, 22:26
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Apparently Portugal has been added to Germany's list of "countries with a variant of concern":
But Germany is not Switzerland. In Switzerland if you are fully vaxed (donít know if OP is) then you donít have to quarantine from a variant of concern country.
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Old 27.06.2021, 22:40
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But Germany is not Switzerland. In Switzerland if you are fully vaxed (donít know if OP is) then you donít have to quarantine from a variant of concern country.
The OP mentioned Germany so that's why I posted a link to the current German rules.

I've not seen anything yet that shows Switzerland plans to take a similar stance. But who knows. Rules and lists are changing all the time.

My best advice is if anyone plans to travel over the next several months, have good travel insurance.
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Old 27.06.2021, 22:55
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Re: To go or not to go, a covid question!!

On German news they said lots of tourists are returning early as from a certain date (which I forgot) all people coming from portugal have to quarantine! Even the vaccinated ones!
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Old 27.06.2021, 22:56
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But Germany is not Switzerland. In Switzerland if you are fully vaxed (donít know if OP is) then you donít have to quarantine from a variant of concern country.
You don't? Then we could go to the UK and back again without quarantining at either?
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Old 27.06.2021, 23:16
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Re: To go or not to go, a covid question!!

I would have thought that in the days of working from home, quarantine is not all that punishing . I am happy to be able to travel somewhat normally again without having to pull every trick in the book
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Re: To go or not to go, a covid question!!

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You don't? Then we could go to the UK and back again without quarantining at either?
The UK is classified as a high risk country, so even vaccinated people have to quarantine on the way back.
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Old 27.06.2021, 23:22
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You don't? Then we could go to the UK and back again without quarantining at either?
Yes, since Saturday. You still have to quarantine in the UK.

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The UK is classified as a high risk country, so even vaccinated people have to quarantine on the way back.
Wrong, it changed on Saturday,

https://travelcheck.admin.ch/home

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home...nreisende.html
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Old 28.06.2021, 06:22
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Yes, since Saturday. You still have to quarantine in the UK.



Wrong, it changed on Saturday,

https://travelcheck.admin.ch/home

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home...nreisende.html
Darn.
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Old 28.06.2021, 06:23
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Darn.
U.K. rules make no sense now their levels are so high
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Old 28.06.2021, 07:07
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I would have thought that in the days of working from home, quarantine is not all that punishing . I am happy to be able to travel somewhat normally again without having to pull every trick in the book
The OP mentioned kids. If quarantine is required then families need to be back at least 10 days before the start of school. Kids arenít Ďworking from homeí anymore.
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Old 28.06.2021, 07:49
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Re: To go or not to go, a covid question!!

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The OP mentioned kids. If quarantine is required then families need to be back at least 10 days before the start of school. Kids arenít Ďworking from homeí anymore.
Nor are a lot of people. Too many short sighted companies who could allow WFH but want to have their people back.

Collegue of mine will fly to Georgia (still quarantine requirement) and has rather upset the holiday planning of our team because she needs to be back 2 weeks before school begins
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Old 28.06.2021, 10:46
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The UK is classified as a high risk country, so even vaccinated people have to quarantine on the way back.
Quarantine where? In Switzerland?

Because I thought what I posted in my post 8 was so weird, I checked again. And in fact it's true, in Germany all people returning from Portugal have to quarantine, even the vaccinated ones:
<<From 29.06.2021 until at least 13.07.2021 Portugal including the Azores and Madeira is considered a virus variant area! An extended quarantine - even for fully vaccinated persons - upon return to Germany is mandatory. >>
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I found no such rule for Switzerland (yet).

OP, unless you visit family, is it worth the hassle?
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Re: To go or not to go, a covid question!!

Not everything that's allowed is a good thing to do.
You takes the risk you pays the price.

Note the logarithmic scale.

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Re: To go or not to go, a covid question!!

Seems to me that vaccinated people should be thrown some form of a carrot. How are we ever going to get enough people for herd immunity unless we give them (us as of Saturday!) preferential treatment on travel.
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Re: To go or not to go, a covid question!!

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OP, unless you visit family, is it worth the hassle?


Yes for the sake of my mental sanity....

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