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Re: Europe Travel - Safe?

Posted: November 7th, 2020, 8:13 pm
by patrick c albright
I have had three friends in France test positive in the last three weeks.
One in Lyon, one in Paris, and one in a small town in Savoie.

The surge is real.

Re: Europe Travel - Safe?

Posted: November 15th, 2020, 9:48 am
by Francois Olivier
Situation is not so bad than discribe on tv.
You must know that France we are testing a lot (first because one of test is french) and for us problems are more a question of organization or lack of beds in public hospitals.
Also for having more subvention and money, hostipal wright covid than pneumonia or fever.

Re: Europe Travel - Safe?

Posted: November 15th, 2020, 5:52 pm
by Nola Palomar
I don’t know about Paris but in Granada it is bad. Below is the daily update from our little village Ugijar.
COVID-19 INFORMATION IN UGÍJAR Municipality (15.11.2020)
According to new data provided by the Ugíjar Health Center, the population is informed that no positive case has been confirmed today, so at this time there are still 4 active cases of coronavirus in our municipality. The infected people continue in isolation and house lockdown, to which we continue to send our best wishes and our greatest encouragement to cope as best as possible with this situation, thinking that Health comes first; the effort they are making is key and very important for all.
It is very important not to let our guard down, as we continue to have positive cases in the municipality and, if we trust, the data could be ignited again.
We remind you that all the Province of Granada is located in #Level 4, #Grade2, of #Alert so you can NOT leave or enter the municipality of Ugíjar without justified cause regulated by law, also all municipal facilities, including children's parks continue to be closed, except the Consistorial House, and all cultural, tourist and sports activities of municipal promotion continue to be suspended, in order to minimize the risks of contagion by Covid-19.
All official information about this will be brought to the attention of all the neighbors of Ugíjar by this means.
Together we will overcome this virus!
GO AND STRENGTH!!!
#JuntosPodemosLograrlo
#TodoSaldráBien
#EsteVirusLoParamosUnidos
#UgíjarTeInforma
#Ugíjar ❤ #Cherín 💚 #Jorairátar 💗
#LasCanteras 💙 #LosMontoros 💛
#LaAlpujarraLlenaDeVida ❤️💚💗💙💛

Re: Europe Travel - Safe?

Posted: February 5th, 2021, 11:07 am
by Rick Allen
Given Europe's vaccination problems, will there be a time this year when restaurants, museums, etc. will be fully open? Thinking of Italy in October...

Re: Europe Travel - Safe?

Posted: February 5th, 2021, 11:14 am
by Victor Hong
Rick Allen wrote: February 5th, 2021, 11:07 am Given Europe's vaccination problems, will there be a time this year when restaurants, museums, etc. will be fully open? Thinking of Italy in October...
Which year?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... calculator

Re: Europe Travel - Safe?

Posted: February 5th, 2021, 11:32 am
by Rick Allen
I was hoping this year. I'm not getting any younger...

Re: Europe Travel - Safe?

Posted: February 5th, 2021, 11:34 am
by Paul Jaouen
Victor Hong wrote: February 5th, 2021, 11:14 am
Rick Allen wrote: February 5th, 2021, 11:07 am Given Europe's vaccination problems, will there be a time this year when restaurants, museums, etc. will be fully open? Thinking of Italy in October...
Which year?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... calculator
OMG! You're not going to leave your apartment for 7 more years! [rofl.gif]

Re: Europe Travel - Safe?

Posted: February 5th, 2021, 11:35 am
by Paul Jaouen
Rick Allen wrote: February 5th, 2021, 11:32 am I was hoping this year. I'm not getting any younger...
Same here. I was hoping to travel there in late June but I think that is overly optimistic.

Re: Europe Travel - Safe?

Posted: February 5th, 2021, 12:11 pm
by Nola Palomar
What I am hearing on the ground in Spain is, no. During the first phase they were able to keep the cases quelled. It is not controlled by any reasonable thought right now or for the near future. Their vaccine rollout is worse than ours...

Re: Europe Travel - Safe?

Posted: February 5th, 2021, 12:14 pm
by Victor Hong
Nola Palomar wrote: February 5th, 2021, 12:11 pm What I am hearing on the ground in Spain is, no. During the first phase they were able to keep the cases quelled. It is not controlled by any reasonable thought right now or for the near future. Their vaccine rollout is worse than ours...
That was my point. But folks are welcome to scout out the situation there, and try to report back.

Re: Europe Travel - Safe?

Posted: February 5th, 2021, 12:21 pm
by Nola Palomar
Good luck hoping, but I think tourism is out for a good while.

Re: Europe Travel - Safe?

Posted: February 5th, 2021, 6:30 pm
by Albert R
Paul Jaouen wrote: February 5th, 2021, 11:35 am
Rick Allen wrote: February 5th, 2021, 11:32 am I was hoping this year. I'm not getting any younger...
Same here. I was hoping to travel there in late June but I think that is overly optimistic.
+1. I was hoping as well. Not looking so good at the moment.

Re: Europe Travel - Safe?

Posted: February 6th, 2021, 6:10 am
by Victor Hong
Albert R wrote: February 5th, 2021, 6:30 pm
Paul Jaouen wrote: February 5th, 2021, 11:35 am
Rick Allen wrote: February 5th, 2021, 11:32 am I was hoping this year. I'm not getting any younger...
Same here. I was hoping to travel there in late June but I think that is overly optimistic.
+1. I was hoping as well. Not looking so good at the moment.
Even domestic sporting events, not involving international travel, are being cancelled or severely restricted.
For me, regattas seem out again, as in 2020.

Re: Europe Travel - Safe?

Posted: February 6th, 2021, 6:41 am
by Dan Hammer
I'm sitting here tapping my fingers on the table. Good things come to those that wait, so we will wait Covid out. Do I have a choice?

This frequent flyer has spent some time in the air. My wife and I have seen a lot of this world, but still not enough. Last fall, we spent a weekend in the Catskills (or as the cool kids say, the Western Catskills - who knew??). We expect to do the same in the spring. We were hoping to see Mike Grammar this summer, but I expect Canada will still be closed.

From the NY Times >
For most people, going on vacation during the pandemic has been the stuff of dreams. But as vaccination becomes a reality, it’s time to start nurturing your travel imagination.
More in the link.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/05/trav ... ation.html

Re: Europe Travel - Safe?

Posted: February 10th, 2021, 11:16 pm
by mattlock
Paul Jaouen wrote: February 5th, 2021, 11:35 am
Rick Allen wrote: February 5th, 2021, 11:32 am I was hoping this year. I'm not getting any younger...
Same here. I was hoping to travel there in late June but I think that is overly optimistic.
I’ve had a May/June trip to Umbria planned for ages with the wife and kids...house already booked. I’m all for optimism if anyone has any good news for me to cling on to...

Re: Europe Travel - Safe?

Posted: February 21st, 2021, 12:24 am
by PCLIN
I am still hoping to travel sometimes in Q4/21, but it’s not looking good.

Re: Europe Travel - Safe?

Posted: February 21st, 2021, 2:30 am
by PatrickW
Domestic travel seems like a realistic option if you have been vaccinated. Vaccine rollout should continue to improve. International travel may be another issue. Who knows what kind of restrictions will be in place...we're planning a trip to Washington wine country for late summer, with the hope that most wineries/restaurants will be open at least in a limited capacity or outdoors.

Re: Europe Travel - Safe?

Posted: February 24th, 2021, 2:11 pm
by Jeff_M.
Dan Hammer wrote: February 6th, 2021, 6:41 am I'm sitting here tapping my fingers on the table. Good things come to those that wait, so we will wait Covid out. Do I have a choice?

This frequent flyer has spent some time in the air. My wife and I have seen a lot of this world, but still not enough. Last fall, we spent a weekend in the Catskills (or as the cool kids say, the Western Catskills - who knew??). We expect to do the same in the spring. We were hoping to see Mike Grammar this summer, but I expect Canada will still be closed.

From the NY Times >
For most people, going on vacation during the pandemic has been the stuff of dreams. But as vaccination becomes a reality, it’s time to start nurturing your travel imagination.
More in the link.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/05/trav ... ation.html
I just did 10 days in Hawaii and while it was nice to travel, it wasn't the full experience because not everything is open or at full capacity. I suspect this will be the same in other locales and it can make traveling difficult until we see the Covid numbers drop substantially in addition to the vaccines.

Right now the State Dept still requires a 72 hour covid test even if you have the vaccine. How long will this stay in place and what are the entry requirements elsewhere? These seem to be moving targets that don't favor those of us who travel extensively.

I have a group of friends that just island hopped the Maldives and they had the resorts almost to themselves. From that standpoint, that may be great but those are small atolls anyways.

I'd love to see Covid disappear for good so we can all get back to globetrotting as well as more domestic travel.