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Americans:if the E.U. opens this summer will you go?

Americans:if the E.U. opens this summer will you go?

Old Apr 26th, 2021, 11:42 AM
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Ah well.

At least I now know what happened to Sandralist/Zeppole/etc/etc.

Now sniffing paint under a new pseudonym.

sorry forgot , not in lounge.

promise to be nice.
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Old Apr 26th, 2021, 12:45 PM
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We have edited a couple of posts and deleted a few that were argumentative or inappropriate for the travel forums. Let's try to keep personal spats, religion and politics off the destination boards.
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Old Apr 26th, 2021, 01:46 PM
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We have edited a couple of posts and deleted a few that were argumentative or inappropriate for the travel forums. Let's try to keep personal spats, religion and politics off the destination boards.

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Old Apr 26th, 2021, 02:58 PM
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Nope only car trips until 2022. This thing is still raging in parts of the world.
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Old Apr 26th, 2021, 04:23 PM
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A hoped for trip to Germany in July probably won't happen, but I still have high hopes for Switzerland in October and Austria and Italy in December. We shall see.
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Old Apr 26th, 2021, 04:37 PM
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I am fully vaccinated so yes, Switzerland in July.
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Old Apr 26th, 2021, 04:59 PM
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While it's fun to plan, I won't be going until after I renew my passport which expires in Jan 2022. A lot can change by then as I would love to travel and be welcomed but can't afford to get stuck there. I also will take it slow as things start to resemble being back to normal.
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Old Apr 26th, 2021, 08:28 PM
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Nope, not this year. Who knows what sites, restaurants, etc. will be open even if the country allows vaccinated US folks? I'll wait until next September.
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Old Apr 27th, 2021, 12:25 AM
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This summer - I'm not even tempted. This fall - it's complicated.

I have a work trip in September to Marseille. That will happen, even under quarantine. And since I will already be on the other side of the planet from home, I intend to travel somewhere. My current plan is a week more in France, then three in Greece.

The quarantine rules in France are labyrinthian. Like others, I'm fully vaccinated and feel that I am not a risk to others. But I also don't think it will be pleasant traveling in place with extensive restrictions, or with rules that change frequently and are confusing.

I have more faith in Greece, primarily because 90% of what I'd like to see and do is outdoors there. I have to assume that archaeological sites and outdoor cafes will be open. Even museums can manage access & still be enjoyable.
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Old Apr 27th, 2021, 01:45 AM
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The term "herd immunity" should probably be banned. As long as new variants keep popping up, there is no immunity, vaccinated or not. We can only hope for reduced risk.
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Old Apr 27th, 2021, 03:39 AM
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Its like flu .... it keeps evolving only it kills more people and could evolve to kill a lot more people

ain't life grand
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Old Apr 27th, 2021, 12:40 PM
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I donít know. Iím not personally concerned, but wouldnít want to book something only to have them shut down dining or somesuch. The bigger issue is that, if this were normal times, Iíd rather go somewhere other than Europe. But it isnít normal and if most other countries are closed, I could talk myself into Ireland or maybe Greece.
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Old Apr 27th, 2021, 06:17 PM
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I am vaccinated but no plans of going to Europe. I believe it's too soon for international travel, for me anyway.

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Old Apr 28th, 2021, 05:19 AM
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I always end up with something when we cross the pond and think now I will always wear a mask on a plane. No flu or colds this year. I had a guy sitting behind me in late Dec 2019 coughing up a lung. I wonder if someone does that now on a plane what will people do? This guy was definitely sick and making people uncomfortable. It was a Munich to Dublin flight. I am waiting to see if Oktoberfest is a go. I saw the German dashboard yesterday and it looked bad. Having to have a rapid test to go into a grocery store there is not something I would want to do.
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Old Apr 28th, 2021, 06:13 AM
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Last time I was on a flight we had a kid with measles join the flight. The staff had missed the glaring red spots, the mother(!) had missed the spots and only by luck did the flight staff spot them. Straight off. Heavy coughing shouldn't be allowed on flights except with doctors note.
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Old Apr 28th, 2021, 11:49 AM
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If the EU opens up at all to Americans and other third country nationals, they would surely allow restaurants to open and some venues like museums.

The whole reason they'd be opening up would be to bring relief to the hard-hit tourism/hospitality sectors, which lost tens or hundreds of billions last year.

Yes I would definitely go, try to use a lot of credits and vouchers I have from last year. But I would be fine just doing takeaway food or avoiding most indoor venues. If they require masks in various places, no problemo as far as I'm concerned.


The scary thing is, India thought they were over the pandemic as recently as March. Things look quiescent until they weren't and then the cases jumped up almost in a straight vertical curve to go over 100k a day. Even then the numbers they report may be a fraction of actual numbers of infections.

So you hear about big gatherings of teens and young adults in Italy in the past couple of days as they loosen some restrictions. People packed into piazzas and defying police orders to disperse. Supposedly Via del Corso in Rome was closed as a result of crowding.

There was a huge outbreak at a university in Florence as an informal party was held and out of a gathering of a couple of hundred, 70 came down with the Brazilian variant, though most are asymptomatic or mild, though the authorities are worried trying to contact trace.

So the EU could say we will open in June -- the Spanish minister said that the other day, that they would be testing vaccine certificates at airports in May and open in June -- but 4 weeks from now, the cases could be rising again in countries like Italy while they're still high in France and Germany.
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Old Apr 29th, 2021, 04:58 AM
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Definitely, If everything comes on the stable stage again.
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Old Apr 29th, 2021, 06:04 AM
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Don't call me Shirley
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Old Apr 29th, 2021, 06:37 AM
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Definitely, If everything comes on the stable stage again.

Are you going to cross your fingers and hope that it doesn't fall off the stage - like it has in many countries already?

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Old Apr 29th, 2021, 07:23 AM
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I had a very light case of covid over Christmas and I've had the vaccination. I would love to have done a trip this European trip summer, but the situation is too uncertain, and I don't do these trips without a lot of planning. So, I'm shooting for my Normandy trip (originally scheduled for July, 2020) to happen in May, 2022. This July, I'm flying to Seattle and driving the Pacific Coast all the way down to San Diego, instead. Even if everything isn't back to normal, a car trip like that should come off without too many hitches.
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