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Re: Holidays abroad during Covid

Holidays abroad during Covid?

My advice is simple. Donít.

You are putting yourself and others at risk.
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Old 17.04.2021, 13:45
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Re: Holidays abroad during Covid

Oh gosh I have been wondering about this too. Don't feel like staying in CH for another holiday but am a little afraid of going abroad if something happens

Hubby and I unlikely to be vaccinated, kids anyway not and I am not sure of what happens from a health insurance pov if something happens abroad when advise is still "do not travel abroad unless for urgent trips". Have not looked at it yet but this is the part that worries me the most so I think if we are brave enough, perhaps only nearby by car.

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Oh gosh I have been wondering about this too. Don't feel like staying in CH for another holiday but am a little afraid of going abroad if something happens

Hubby and I unlikely to be vaccinated, kids anyway not and I am not sure of what happens from a health insurance pov if something happens abroad when advise is still "do not travel abroad unless for urgent trips". Have not looked at it yet but this is the part that worries me the most so I think if we are brave enough, perhaps only nearby by car.

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TUI include covid insurance with all packages. https://www.tui.ch/de/covid-protect/...otect_20210414
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Holidays abroad during Covid?

My advice is simple. Donít.

You are putting yourself and others at risk.
I'm going at the end of the month. Maybe if I thought things were going to get better soon I'd wait, but there is no end in sight and my mental health is at stake.
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I'm going at the end of the month. Maybe if I thought things were going to get better soon I'd wait, but there is no end in sight and my mental health is at stake.
Quite so. And with mandatory testing before return I'm not sure how I'm putting anyone else at risk...
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Quite so. And with mandatory testing before return I'm not sure how I'm putting anyone else at risk...
How about if you catch it from someone at the airport on your return?

Lots of nice places to visit in Switzerland. People spend lots of money in normal times to come here.
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How about if you catch it from someone at the airport on your return?

Lots of nice places to visit in Switzerland. People spend lots of money in normal times to come here.
More likely to catch it in Switzerland at the moment.
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How about if you catch it from someone at the airport on your return?
Is there any reason that would be more likely than catching it from someone this afternoon in Lidl, or yesterday in the Intermarchť across the border in France?

I'm assuming that mask-wearing, hand-sanitising, social distancing etc. will be at least as rigidly policed at the airport(s) as anywhere else.
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Old 17.04.2021, 19:30
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3. What are your views about travel abroad?
Hate it, so nothing new.

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How about if you catch it from someone at the airport on your return?

Lots of nice places to visit in Switzerland. People spend lots of money in normal times to come here.
My sentiments entirely- even little Switzerland is hugely varied- and there is so much to see and visit. And of course some parts feel very Italian and are warmer too, hey Tom? And provide a much needed change of scenery and perhaps even, climate.
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Is there any reason that would be more likely than catching it from someone this afternoon in Lidl, or yesterday in the Intermarchť across the border in France?

I'm assuming that mask-wearing, hand-sanitising, social distancing etc. will be at least as rigidly policed at the airport(s) as anywhere else.
My sister worked on a film in Hawaii between October and December. They were tested 2-3 times/week, not allowed off the filming compound for any reason (ok, it was the 4 seasons Maui, so not a horrible thing.) she flew back to Pittsburgh right after Christmas and a week or so later was diagnosed with COVID. So I donít know....I think itís probably easier to become infected waiting around in an airport, sitting on a plane than whizzing through the grocery. But maybe not. Hopefully if youíre traveling youíll be careful and you wonít get infected.
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I doubt you will be repatriated unless medically necessary, so unless you are in a 3rd world country it won't happen. Testing + & needing to isolate won't be enough.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/01/how-...for-covid.html
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Exactly FFS!
Thought you were planning on a trip to the UK Does that not put people at risk then
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Re: Holidays abroad during Covid

We got a super offer in the post the other day - 35000 Euros for 2 weeks!

By private jet, food and wine included, so that's OK hey


If we go on holiday in CH, we will drive and go self-catering - giving airports and big mix of people a miss. We have moved our Umbria and Tuscany trip for end of May (self drive, self catering) to September - but free cancellation. If we go anywhere until then, it will be to UK, drive over and stay in our own flat and daughters' houses.
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Holidays abroad during Covid?

My advice is simple. Don’t.

You are putting yourself and others at risk.
I’ve vacationed multiple times the last year. Tested before flying out and before flying back. Usually visited countries with lower numbers than my home. I see how the typical “get drunk on a Spanish beach” package is a risk during a pandemic. I fail to see how the more individual travelers like myself really pose a risk... I felt safer on the planes than at the local Migros any day.


To the OP: the issue is that the list might change weekly. I spent a week in the Caribbean in March. Numbers were low when I booked, slowly increasing before my trip and during my week the country decided to take measures... so you need to be prepared for that.
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Re: Holidays abroad during Covid

I agree with two things: 1) people need holidays for mental health and 2) people should not travel wantonly at this time.


That being said, I am making arrangements for a long weekend trip within Switzerland, staying at one place and limiting our interactions to our hostess and the Wanderweg signs.
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That’ll give a whole new meaning to the concept of tan lines.
Perfectly tanned boobs but weirdly tanned face.
I don't get tanned, I get red. It's painful. I miss the sun and the sea but not for getting tanned because I never knew how to do it properly.
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