Covid 19

Old Mar 12th 2020, 9:26 am
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Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post
I have the same issue but with my balls. I’m also a massive face toucher. It can get really awkward with strangers.

The only time we have to worry about all of this is if Matt Damon gets sick. He’s the canary in the mine.
And Tom Hanks. Who actually does have the virus. We're f***''d.



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Old Mar 12th 2020, 10:35 am
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Originally Posted by nonthaburi View Post
If it's going to be an issue for you with your company, I would postpone. Expect UK to be banned within a week if it follows the same patterns as France and Germany which it seems to be. Then banned flights won't be your only problem. You'll also have to spend 14 days somewhere else that is corona free before entry into Saudi .

Personally I cancelled. I was flying tomorrow and due back at the end of March. Couldn't take the risk. Working from home is not an option as I need to be there all the time. And I didn't want to have to use an extra 2 weeks of my vacation somewhere else at the end of the original vacation.
Just seen this morning that Saudi has banned travel from / to all EU countries - except the UK. It's a bit of a risk traveling, but my contract is going to finish at the end of April anyway, so will take my laptop and 'work from home' if we get stuck there. Not in too much of a rush to return. Although when we get there, might be total carnage in comparison to here.


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Originally Posted by nonthaburi View Post
KSA ban is now all of EU. UK just escapes...for now.

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1640286/saudi-arabia
How come?
UK hardly the worst but not exactly free of risk either. More cases per head of population than a lot of places.
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Oman has closed all borders.

whoever predicted visa run issues was spot on.
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Oman has closed all borders.

whoever predicted visa run issues was spot on.
The new visa run will be running to the bank to get money before your visa card stops working
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The new visa run will be running to the bank to get money before your visa card stops working
for sure
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Old Mar 13th 2020, 3:18 pm
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Oman has closed all borders.

whoever predicted visa run issues was spot on.
T'was I. Any other predictions you would like?
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T'was I. Any other predictions you would like?
when will the U.K. be blacklisted for flights to UAE?
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Next 7 days.
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Next 7 days.
I'm inclined to agree.
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From today’s National

https://www.thenational.ae/uae/healt...ch-15-1.992169
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Just announced on BBC - no more flights into or out of Saudi for the next fortnight "except in exceptional circumstances"...time to hunker down!

https://www.arabianbusiness.com/trav...ts-from-sunday

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Next 7 days.
got any racing tips?

https://gulfnews.com/amp/uae/governm...-17-1.70389352
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Expect an upcoming 1-2 month visa amnesty once all government staff are told to work from home and people can't renew their residency or domestic staff visas. That, or the system is finally completely automated so it can be done online.
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US just announced it is adding the UK to the Europe travel ban.
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