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Old 16.03.2020, 19:53
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Re: Border closure - Covid 19

Whatever happens in next 5- 10 days, or 3 months - will make no difference to going out for a walk in the empty woods, dog or no dog. And where I live, I will be crossing the border many times as I do so- and again, it won't make any difference either- at all. Zilch, nada, nought, nichts, rien du tout. Will be good for my soul, for my 'new' knees and my Diabetes, for sure.
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Old 16.03.2020, 19:58
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Whatever happens in next 5- 10 days, or 3 months - will make no difference to going out for a walk in the empty woods, dog or no dog. And where I live, I will be crossing the border many times as I do so- and again, it won't make any difference either- at all. Zilch, nada, nought, nichts, rien du tout. Will be good for my sould, for my 'new' knees and my Diabetes, for sure.
Swiss pension system will purge, that's for sure.
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Old 16.03.2020, 20:01
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Ah lol oh lol- what Swiss pension- oh I wish.

Hey leave you to it- better for my health too. Bacci.
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Old 16.03.2020, 20:54
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Ah lol oh lol- what Swiss pension- oh I wish.

Hey leave you to it- better for my health too. Bacci.
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Old 16.03.2020, 21:24
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Let's call it complete guesswork and rumour-mongering, we might just as well.
#Heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend who Heard it from another ...

I don't know why the world seems to be insistent on creating panic about things that haven't happened yet, and might or might not happen at some future point.

As for French border closures, is there
a) any actual reason to think they might do it or
b) any possible or perceived advantage to France in doing so?

We'll be driving up and crossing into France around Basel later today, so I'll update if there's anything to say then.
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Old 16.03.2020, 21:43
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Ah well, there goes the trip to the UK.
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Old 16.03.2020, 21:54
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Yep, mine too. Been trying to re-schedule EasyJet flight, as per their advice- but system is down and unable to do so. Will try for early July- and x fingers.
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Old 16.03.2020, 22:20
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Yep, mine too. Been trying to re-schedule EasyJet flight, as per their advice- but system is down and unable to do so. Will try for early July- and x fingers.
Mine too.... though I'm waiting to re-shedule flights, in the hope that they cancel them and I get a refund!
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Old 16.03.2020, 22:27
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Re: Border closure - Covid 19

UK plated car is at my place in Vaud -MOT due shortly and was coming over to bring it back - not going to happen now...

Not sure what the implications are - it is taxed and Insured.

More important things to worry about - stay well everyone - Daughter in Geneva - miss her so much ...not sure when we shall be together
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Old 16.03.2020, 22:38
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Mine too.... though I'm waiting to re-shedule flights, in the hope that they cancel them and I get a refund!
I also waited for cancellation, as then the re-booking didn't cost me. If I had chosen to make a change I'd have to pay the fare difference, which right now is astronomical for a transatlantic flight. Maybe it's not horrible for CH to UK right now though
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Old 16.03.2020, 23:15
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Still not clear on whether travelling for care duties is likely to get a pass through or not though.
You are traveling for the purpose of providing care to someone, but you are not worried about passing on a potentially deadly virus to them... it does not sound like a great idea.
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Re: Border closure - Covid 19

https://www.tdg.ch/geneve/actu-genev...story/13305187 these are the Geneva area closures, filtered openings, etc.
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Old 17.03.2020, 07:24
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Mine too.... though I'm waiting to re-schedule flights, in the hope that they cancel them and I get a refund!
I'm following the same plan. Annoyingly the cancelled my flight from Basel a couple of weeks ago, and I could have had a refund then, but decided to change instead to fly from Geneva.

Doh! I would have thought that at least this year I could have 2020 foresight.
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Re: Border closure - Covid 19

Could have flown home last month but decided against it thinking "one more month. What's the harm?"
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Old 17.03.2020, 10:37
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Yep, mine too. Been trying to re-schedule EasyJet flight, as per their advice- but system is down and unable to do so. Will try for early July- and x fingers.
I'd think about cancelling and getting your money back. Nobody knows when things will be back to normal.

Have a look at www.gva.ch and see how many flights have been cancelled today.
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Old 17.03.2020, 11:37
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You are traveling for the purpose of providing care to someone, but you are not worried about passing on a potentially deadly virus to them... it does not sound like a great idea.
And yet you know nothing about me, or the circumstances or type of care required. Thanks for your useful input.
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Old 17.03.2020, 11:53
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Re: Border closure - Covid 19

That's true, Smileygreebins, we don't know about you or your circumstances. We do know that there are people all over yearning to get to where they want to be, to help people somewhere out there, whom they know need help. It's a difficult decision.

There are big gaps in the world's knowledge about Corona, too. But we do know that it is strong, uses its hosts effectively, transfers itself very well and spreads remarkably quickly even amongst people who remain asymptomatic, and then could make people very ill, of whom a small proportion die. It has also already mutated to a stronger version of its former self. EDIT: For a correction of the science of is last sentence, please see NotAllThere's post, below: https://www.englishforum.ch/3159797-post59.html

It is for these reasons that - while the scientists scramble to find treatment, or better prevention such as possibly a vaccine, and most especially more facts about what happens after one recovers (able to get sick again? still able to infect others?) - the authorities and especially medical professionals all over are calling for people to stop travelling in general.

Like all of us, you may be healthy, or may be infected but not yet realise it, but be able to transfer and infect someone else. All the someone elses, in fact, from the doors of our homes all the way along our routes of travel. And we can take this with us to all the people we meet along the way, or pick it up en route and carry it further, including to the loved-ones we're hoping to meet when we get there.

That's a really scary thought and, in my mind, it behooves me to consider, each time I might go out of my home, whether this is sensible and whether I might inadvertently harm someone.

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Old 17.03.2020, 12:10
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Re: Border closure - Covid 19

Anyone know, or hazard a guess, as to whether we'd be allowed to travel from Basel back to the UK through France by van.

We're due to leave Switzerland next week and return home for good and will be driving a van back. Wondered if this counted as "special circumstances" as all we will be doing is passing through, stopping at motorway service stations, and then on to the Eurotunnel and back to UK.

Thinking of going to the border crossing later today and asking in person, although me turning up in the VW Golf won't look as persuasive as a van full of household goods....
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Old 17.03.2020, 12:13
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It has also already mutated to a stronger version of its former self.
This is by no means certain. It was reported first 5th March, but further information suggests this isn't the case.

Many papers are being published in order to get the data out to people who need it. But that also means they've not been peer reviewed. They may also be later retracted. It's really important to keep current.

This from 4 days ago: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/s...-a9399226.html say the new form is less dangerous. (Which is in fact the normal progression of viruses and also a more likely consequence of mutation than it getting stronger).

Every time a virus infects someone and replicates in their respiratory tract, it mutates, with about half a dozen genetic mutations occurring. In the current outbreak, the mutations have led to two main strains of the virus emerging. The one most closely associated with the outbreak in Wuhan is more prevalent, and it is reportedly more virulent. The second one is less prevalent so far, and it has a lesser impact on its host, research shows.
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That's a really scary thought and, in my mind, it behooves me to consider, each time I might go out of my home, whether this is sensible and whether I might inadvertently harm someone.
Call me the devil's advocate but if you are practising social distancing and following hygenic procedures, I see no reason why we shouldn't take those walks and enjoy the sunshine.
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