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JDavies17 Nov 25th 2020 7:07 pm

Re: Who else is concerned about trip to UK for Christmas with family?
 
Apologies, here's a separate link:

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/25/p...rus/index.html

retzie Nov 25th 2020 7:18 pm

Re: Who else is concerned about trip to UK for Christmas with family?
 

Originally Posted by Caroline in Arizona (Post 12939433)
I guess my overall message is that we are trying to make the most of a horrible situation and the global pandemic. I used to go long, long periods without seeing family when in Arizona. I’m now doing the same back in Scotland. Peace, love, light and happiness to all of you.

Yes, I feel like my time as an expat is definitely helping me -- I have lots of practice at missing Christmas, birthdays, weddings, etc. I'm glad to hear you are making the best of it :)

Lion in Winter Nov 26th 2020 12:31 pm

Re: Who else is concerned about trip to UK for Christmas with family?
 

Originally Posted by JDavies17 (Post 12939553)

Interesting, but lifting the restrictions doesn't mean that the incidence of the virus is down of course, nor does it change the requirement/need for quarantine to protect others. For example, I think we are stuck until my OH can get the vaccine. Can't risk either my son or myself having to quarantine here with OH. I hope they hurry up.

robin1234 Nov 26th 2020 1:36 pm

Re: Who else is concerned about trip to UK for Christmas with family?
 

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter (Post 12939833)
Interesting, but lifting the restrictions doesn't mean that the incidence of the virus is down of course, nor does it change the requirement/need for quarantine to protect others. For example, I think we are stuck until my OH can get the vaccine. Can't risk either my son or myself having to quarantine here with OH. I hope they hurry up.

Yup. I’m not visiting the next town over at the moment. The idea of flying abroad for a pleasure trip, or to visit family, seems bizarre.

Sugarmooma Nov 26th 2020 4:36 pm

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Originally Posted by robin1234 (Post 12939854)
Yup. I’m not visiting the next town over at the moment. The idea of flying abroad for a pleasure trip, or to visit family, seems bizarre.

I was watching a local Houston Channel showing people at Hobby Airport on Wednesday. They were all well spread out, all had masks which was great. But then they all get on the planes that were filled to capacity! No social distancing on a plane, that's for sure. Crazy!

As much as I want to see my son WhatsApp and Skype are our best friends for communication for now.

retzie Nov 26th 2020 8:41 pm

Re: Who else is concerned about trip to UK for Christmas with family?
 

Originally Posted by robin1234 (Post 12939854)
Yup. I’m not visiting the next town over at the moment. The idea of flying abroad for a pleasure trip, or to visit family, seems bizarre.

Me too. And this is seriously starting to put a strain on some friendships. With remote working confirmed for many until the end of the academic year, I have friends who are taking this as the green light to travel wherever takes their fancy.

I'm finding this very difficult to reconcile and am not really sure if the friendships will make it out the other side :unsure:

Jsmth321 Nov 26th 2020 9:04 pm

Re: Who else is concerned about trip to UK for Christmas with family?
 
If anyone is curious about approx how many people are flying out of US airports per day, TSA updates daily how many travellers went through their checkpoints, it does include all travellers not just paying passengers.

They also provide the same number for the same weekday in 2019.

1,070,967 2020

2,624,250 2019

https://www.tsa.gov/coronavirus/pass...oughput?page=0

Boiler Nov 26th 2020 9:13 pm

Re: Who else is concerned about trip to UK for Christmas with family?
 
Well we know who one of them was:

Denver Mayor Hancock apologizes for flying for Thanksgiving after urging others not to travel due to COVID-19

“I think there is an expectation that you essentially try to practice what you preach,” state lawmaker says

https://www.denverpost.com/2020/11/25/denver-michael-hancock-thanksgiving-covid/


Pulaski Nov 27th 2020 1:49 am

Re: Who else is concerned about trip to UK for Christmas with family?
 

Originally Posted by Boiler (Post 12940053)
“I think there is an expectation that you essentially try to practice what you preach,” state lawmaker says.

What planet is he/she from? :rofl:

Boiler Nov 27th 2020 4:10 am

Re: Who else is concerned about trip to UK for Christmas with family?
 
He is from Planet Denver, on third and last erms so presumably none of this is an issue.

moi Dec 13th 2020 10:32 pm

Re: Who else is concerned about trip to UK for Christmas with family?
 
With Hull, UK becoming #1 for covid cases recently, I believe that we made the right choice not to travel this Christmas with my kids, after erring on the choice. The moral of the story - you never know what can happen.

Chins Dec 13th 2020 10:39 pm

Re: Who else is concerned about trip to UK for Christmas with family?
 

Originally Posted by moi (Post 12945826)
With Hull, UK becoming #1 for covid cases recently, I believe that we made the right choice not to travel this Christmas with my kids, after erring on the choice. The moral of the story - you never know what can happen.

I have been travelling between NJ and UK. Have to say it feels a lot less safe in NJ than UK. It’s so lax in NJ it’s scary. Actual airport travel is brilliant. So few people on the plane there are rows free. Never felt like social distancing was an issue. Just a pain wearing a mask for so long.

sswrght1 Dec 15th 2020 4:57 pm

Re: Who else is concerned about trip to UK for Christmas with family?
 
I planned a trip to visit my husband in Nottingham. I'm in Tennessee now and didn't even consider that with the new lockdown I may not be allowed to go? Anybody know if I would be allowed to visit?

destone Dec 15th 2020 5:21 pm

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Originally Posted by sswrght1 (Post 12946448)
I planned a trip to visit my husband in Nottingham. I'm in Tennessee now and didn't even consider that with the new lockdown I may not be allowed to go? Anybody know if I would be allowed to visit?

Technically, upon arrival in the UK, you ought to quarantine a) for 10 days OR b) 5 days plus a negative test taken 5 days after your arrival. Source: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavi...ational-travel

In my experience, a test result is received back in two working days. So best to count with 7 days if you choose option b).

Therefore, if you want to spend Christmas with your husband, you should fly to the UK no later than 17th of December.

Nutmegger Dec 15th 2020 6:54 pm

Re: Who else is concerned about trip to UK for Christmas with family?
 

Originally Posted by destone (Post 12946455)
Technically, upon arrival in the UK, you ought to quarantine a) for 10 days OR b) 5 days plus a negative test taken 5 days after your arrival. Source: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavi...ational-travel

In my experience, a test result is received back in two working days. So best to count with 7 days if you choose option b).

Therefore, if you want to spend Christmas with your husband, you should fly to the UK no later than 17th of December.


As her husband is there, presumably sswrght1 is aware that Nottingham has been a bit of a hotbed for the virus.


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