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Another hammerblow for British tourists

Yes Britain's favourite 'A Place in the Sun' - Spain goes into 'amber warning' status on the UK's new
holiday destinations list, once tourism resumes on the 17th May.
So for those keen to look at the long awaited list of 12 Green countries & territories which
the UK reckons it's safe enough to travel, published today. Here they are :

Portugal - A consolation prize for those looking for a - this will make do - holiday on the Iberian Peninsular.
Still bearing in mind that Portugal is Englands oldest ally. England needs all the allies it can get with the
SNP on the warpath in the Scottish elections and Indyref2.
Israel - No surprise there.
Singapore - Always heatening to see Sir James Dyson from his HQ in Singapore, can still wield power
& influence in Downing street by being in Boris's Whatsapp group.
Australia - Must curry favour with the Commonwealth countries particularly those where the UK is on the
cusp of a Trade Deal.
New Zealand - Another must curry favour with the Commonwealth countries particularly those where
the UK is on the cusp of a Trade Deal.
Brunei - Always been a good customer for British arms and munitions from the UK arms industry.
Iceland - A wise choice for Global Britain to pander to Iceland, in the hope of opening up their fishing
grounds to British fishermen; as a consolation prize after Brexit. British tourists in exchange for
Icelandic Cod, I like it. Sure to go down well with Fishermen & the Fish & Chip shop owners vote.
Gibraltar - Well to be fair, there are some good views of Sunny Spain from the Rock of Gibraltar.
Falkland Islands - Great for those wanting to relive the Falklands War.
Faroe Islands - Just fly on past the Shetland Isles to Norway & your sure to come across it.
South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands. Check out where the Argentine scrapmetal workers
had the audacity to raise the Argentine flag; that started the Falklands War & Maggies finest hour.
St Helena, Tristan de Cunha and Ascension Island - Great for tourists following in the footsteps
of Napoleon Bonaparte, to find there was life left in retirement for Boney on St Helena after he
lost The Napoleonic Wars.
Tristan de Cunha great for Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy fans as Tristan really has a Restaurant
at the End of the World. As for Ascension, it's an RAF & USAF aircraft spotters paradise.
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Re: Another hammerblow for British tourists

Too funny. As regarding Singapore, they enforced another lockdown/restriction this past week. So if you plan to visit Singapore, plan on quarantining for 3 weeks in a government-sponsored hotel. You have zero choice as to which hotel you find yourself in but you will have to pay for the 3-week stay and for the airline food at your doorstep (also conveniently sponsored by the Sing government).

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Too funny. As regarding Singapore, they enforced another lockdown/restriction this past week. So if you plan to visit Singapore, plan on quarantining for 3 weeks in a government-sponsored hotel. You have zero choice as to which hotel you find yourself in but you will have to pay for the 3-week stay and for the airline food at your doorstep (also conveniently sponsored by the Sing government).

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Maybe Sir James Dyson can get on the mobile to his Brexit chum, Boris in Downing Street to 'pull a few strings'
through the Foreign Office, to twist the Singaporeans arm on the issue; that will no doubt be impacting
the smooth running of Dysons new HQ in Singapore.
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Re: Another hammerblow for British tourists

Everyone booking holidays to Portugal don’t seem to realise that currently they are not letting Brits in
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Everyone booking holidays to Portugal don’t seem to realise that currently they are not letting Brits in
Until May 16; after that, review every 15 days and opening in 4 phases. Things can change depending on "epidemiological evolution." Given the slow rollout, not something I would want to bet on.

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Re: Another hammerblow for British tourists

At last some good news for British tourist desperate to holiday in Sunny Spain this summer. With this
exclusive report from the Valencian, that the British Government are in the final stages to acquire Benidorm
as either a 99 year lease back from Spain ( the so called Hong Kong option ) favoured by Spain or
acquiring Benidorm in perpetuity ( the Gib option ) strongly opposed by Spain.

Obviously the pandemic and the restrictions on tourism has concerned British & Spanish officials
keen to kickstart the tourist industry again.
In your dreams but good for a laugh courtesy of the Valencian.

The Valencian -UK Government in talks to lease back Spanish coastal resort
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Maybe Sir James Dyson can get on the mobile to his Brexit chum, Boris in Downing Street to 'pull a few strings'
through the Foreign Office, to twist the Singaporeans arm on the issue; that will no doubt be impacting
the smooth running of Dysons new HQ in Singapore.

considering dyson jumped ship a few weeks ago, i doubt it lol
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considering dyson jumped ship a few weeks ago, i doubt it lol
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Nothing about Dyson axing plans for his Dyson Group HQ in Singapore only his place of residence.
Surprised he didn't carry on with his plans for an electric vehicle although perhaps the
competition was too great for him to build a price effective car.

Speaking of which with electic scooters hitting the streets maybe there's a market for
the Sinclair C5 to make a comeback in the 2020's.

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Re: Another hammerblow for British tourists

I don't understand this 'hammerblow' for British Tourists. Isn't it the governments responsibility to protect its residents (tourists and non-tourists) from a fourth wave of the virus?

Having reduced the restrictions for travellers from some destinations, where is the logic that other, or all, destinations should be reduced to?

Stay home people, travelling overseas to anywhere still isn't safe for you, or your friends and families.

At a minimum only fully vaccinated people should be travelling.
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Too funny. As regarding Singapore, they enforced another lockdown/restriction this past week. So if you plan to visit Singapore, plan on quarantining for 3 weeks )
Exactly, just because you can travel back from those countries without quarantine doesn't necessarily mean to can travel to them with the same ease.

Techically though, if you want to visit the UK from here you could fly via Portugal for 10 days and avoid UK quarantine. Let's if Portugal lets us in.
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Re: Another hammerblow for British tourists

I saw here somewhere that some people were travelling via Turkey to avoid the high cost of a UK quarantine. Well as it would happen Turkey is back on the red list.

Anyone who fell for this strategy now have to quarantine in the UK, in addition to the time spent in Turkey.
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I saw here somewhere that some people were travelling via Turkey to avoid the high cost of a UK quarantine. Well as it would happen Turkey is back on the red list.

Anyone who fell for this strategy now have to quarantine in the UK, in addition to the time spent in Turkey.
Latest news on Social media is they are already using other countries as 10 day stopovers, so
the fact that Turkey goes red on Wednesday is neither here nor there to them.

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Re: Another hammerblow for British tourists

Why are you so positive at avoiding safety measures?
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At last some good news for British tourist desperate to holiday in Sunny Spain this summer. With this
exclusive report from the Valencian, that the British Government are in the final stages to acquire Benidorm
as either a 99 year lease back from Spain ( the so called Hong Kong option ) favoured by Spain or
acquiring Benidorm in perpetuity ( the Gib option ) strongly opposed by Spain.

Obviously the pandemic and the restrictions on tourism has concerned British & Spanish officials
keen to kickstart the tourist industry again.
In your dreams but good for a laugh courtesy of the Valencian.

The Valencian -UK Government in talks to lease back Spanish coastal resort
Under the terms of the treaty of Utrecht , Spain ceded both Gibraltar and Menorca to Britain .

How very short sighted that they gave Menorca back and kept Gibraltar . Menorca would have been so much more useful today
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Why are you so positive at avoiding safety measures?
I'm just reporting the news, good or bad like everyone else seems to be happy to do here.
Finally 'think about it' they are still not bypassing all the PCR and Covid tests, in fact they
are being subjected to double the number of Covid tests by choosing to stopover in
a stopover country ( for 10 days ) and going through their pre-flight requirements.
If any of those tests come back positive 'they are grounded' and put in self-isolation, so
in my opinion they are being subjected to double the amount of safety test measures.

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I don't understand this 'hammerblow' for British Tourists. Isn't it the governments responsibility to protect its residents (tourists and non-tourists) from a fourth wave of the virus?

Having reduced the restrictions for travellers from some destinations, where is the logic that other, or all, destinations should be reduced to?

Stay home people, travelling overseas to anywhere still isn't safe for you, or your friends and families.

At a minimum only fully vaccinated people should be travelling.
There are a lot of fully vaccinated Brits though. My parents (fully vaccinated)are coming for a bit - AFAIK only direct entry from the uk isn't allowed for Brits - they can come from Europe.
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At a minimum only fully vaccinated people should be travelling.
Even fully vaccinated people could still be carrying the virus, many countries are still awaiting trials
and test results, to determine whether those that are fully vaccinated are immune from
harbouring the virus if they contract it.
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Even fully vaccinated people could still be carrying the virus, many countries are still awaiting trials
and test results, to determine whether those that are fully vaccinated are immune from
harbouring the virus if they contract it.
The risk to Switzerland of a fully vaccinated British person is minimal especially given Covid levels in the UK are an order of magnitude lower than here. Nothing is ever fully without risk.
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I'm just reporting the news, good or bad like everyone else seems to be happy to do here.
Finally 'think about it' they are still not bypassing all the PCR and Covid tests, in fact they
are being subjected to double the number of Covid tests by choosing to stopover in
a stopover country ( for 10 days ) and going through their pre-flight requirements.
If any of those tests come back positive 'they are grounded' and put in self-isolation, so
in my opinion they are being subjected to double the amount of safety test measures.
I think the point is that whilst they are stopping over in Turkey they are basically tourists, not in quarantine (unless from Brazil or South Africa). They then get back on a flight to the UK and bypass the hotel quarantine and just go into self isolation.

On one hand its fair they are treated as if they are visitors from Turkey since 10 days would have been sufficient to detect the virus from their origin country (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh etc..), on the other the fact that they are willing to spend 10 days in Turkey to bypass the UK hotel quarantine shows that they probably don't take COVID all that seriously. And who's top say they don't pick it up at Istanbul airport which is a major hub airport with transits from all over the world?

UK hotel quarantine is the gold standard for keeping the borders secure... not 'Yes officer, I am going straight home to xxx and will self isolate for 10 days'
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Even if you manage to travel to one of the “green light” destinations, there is always the risk of an uptick in cases and you have to quarantine on return, or get stuck as flights get cancelled, and you’re queueing up in a crowded airport with covidiot gammons.
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