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Flights from The UK likely to be banned

Because of the new corona virus Strain, flights from the UK to Germany, Belgium,
Italy and France have been banned(people are not allowed to enter).
Austria is likely to follow, so switzerland could be next.

Train Services and Ferries could be affected aswell.

https://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausla...6-c4adcd471bf9

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Re: Flights from The UK likely to be banned

Sincerely hope so.
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Old 20.12.2020, 17:41
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Because of the corona virus Strain, flights from the UK to Germany, Belgium,
Italy and France have been banned(people are not allowed to enter).
Austria is likely to follow, so switzerland could be next.


https://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausla...6-c4adcd471bf9
I wouldn't assume Switzerland are likely to ban something just because various European nations have!

The epidemiological evidence suggests they should consider it, but I don't think they'll really care what Belgium did.
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Re: Flights from The UK likely to be banned

I have a return flight booked to the UK on 23rd and have no reason to cancel unless the flights are cancelled. There are already reports of the variant been found outside the UK, as far a South Africa.

It was also first identified back in October so that horse has well and truly bolted.
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Old 20.12.2020, 18:15
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Re: Flights from The UK likely to be banned

Yeah, it seems a bit silly.

"Within hours of the UK announcement on Saturday, the Netherlands said it would ban all passenger flights from the UK from 06:00 (05:00 GMT) on Sunday until 1 January.

Pending "greater clarity" on the situation in the UK, the Dutch government said that further "risk of the new virus strain being introduced to the Netherlands should be minimised as much as possible"."

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-55385768

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"Along with the UK, the same mutation of the Covid-19 virus has also been detected in the Netherlands, Denmark and Australia, the WHO told the BBC."

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-55382212

It's already in the Netherlands so not much point in banning flights from the UK.
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Old 20.12.2020, 18:25
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Re: Flights from The UK likely to be banned

Seems to be a bit of a panic going on in London at the moment with people fleeing the city. And now that I have written that it would seem that the wildest wettest dreams of all dystopian nightmare scifi writers is coming true.
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Re: Flights from The UK likely to be banned

The governments wanna show off to their tax payers at this moment.
They don’t have a clear idea what they are doing....
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Seems to be a bit of a panic going on in London at the moment with people fleeing the city. And now that I have written that it would seem that the wildest wettest dreams of all dystopian nightmare scifi writers is coming true.
Something that other places have kinda lived for a while already and have been surviving. It will be ok. Authorities might seem confused but it is just the way they (mis)communicate, seems to me, not what they actually do. They adjust fast. I am just waiting for things to change here tomorrow or day after, too.
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Re: Flights from The UK likely to be banned

If it was China with a bad outbreak of a much more contagious mutation of the virus, people would be screaming at them for keeping their borders open.
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Re: Flights from The UK likely to be banned

There does seem to be much point in banning flights if the ferry routes and euro tunnel are still open.
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Re: Flights from The UK likely to be banned

All travel from UK stopped from tonight midnight- just announced. Initially for 48 hrs- no idea after that.
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All travel from UK stopped from tonight midnight- just announced. Initially for 48 hrs- no idea after that.
All travel to France from the UK is what I read, has there been another announcement?
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All travel to France from the UK is what I read, has there been another announcement?
I was just beginning to wonder the same. I checked BBC's headlines a few minutes ago, but all I see is that more countries have banned flights from the UK (including Germany) but not that all flights out of the UK, in general, have been banned. Maybe the headlines haven't caught up yet... I have no idea.
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I was just beginning to wonder the same. I checked BBC's headlines a few minutes ago, but all I see is that more countries have banned flights from the UK (including Germany) but not that all flights out of the UK, in general, have been banned. Maybe the headlines haven't caught up yet... I have no idea.
France announced a ban for 48h according to BBC

"France has suspended all travel links with the UK for 48 hours from midnight. It said the period should be used to provide a co-ordinated European response"

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Re: Flights from The UK likely to be banned

Jeez! I am starting to wonder at what point society will break down so that we can get our MadMax on?
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Re: Flights from The UK likely to be banned

According to 20 minuten who quote Blick.

"The Federal Council is said to have decided on Sunday evening not to allow any more entries from Great Britain and South Africa. This is reported by “ Blick ”, which is based on reliable sources.

Update follows ..."

https://www.20min.ch/story/schweiz-v...a-391769196126

Guess we have to wait and see if true or just another Blick headline......
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Re: Flights from The UK likely to be banned

SRF confirms, citing Bazl as source:
https://www.srf.ch/news/schweiz/das-...flugverbot-ab\

"Schweiz stoppt ebenfalls Flüge aus Grossbritannien und Südafrika
Nun zieht auch die Schweiz nach und spricht ebenfalls ein Landeverbot für Flugzeuge aus Grossbritannien und Südafrika. Das bestätigt das Bazl."
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Jeez! I am starting to wonder at what point society will break down so that we can get our MadMax on?
What we have learned so far from this virus, is come the Zombie Apocalypse, we won't last 5 miutes.
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What we have learned so far from this virus, is come the Zombie Apocalypse, we won't last 5 miutes.
If there's a zombie apocalypse I'm heading straight for a remote carribean island. Well I will do if it comes more than 20 years in the future and the kids have left home.
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