Travelling now, would you do it?

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teaandcake
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Travelling now, would you do it?

Postby teaandcake » Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:20 am

Having the debate that I am sure many families are having just now about holidays. My husband is not in favour. Thinks it is all too stressful and not at all safe. I would like to push ahead and get away. Is he right and I am being a bit blind about the risks? I would love to know what people are thinking re holidays at the moment.
I would also love a recommendation for a good insurance company that will protect from pre departure to return? Sorry for all the questions, many thanks.
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rubyonrails
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Postby rubyonrails » Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:57 am

I'm with your husband. I think that it is quite a hassle and anything can change at any time. Could you do something in this country or leave the holiday until later in the year?

 
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Postby Vista321 » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:46 am

I am with your husband and rubyonrails with this. Don't see why people are so desperate to go abroad (unless seeing family etc) and endure covid testing hassle and cost, queues, mask wearing on a plane, uncertainty re quarantine etc. If you have kids, do they really mind where they go on holiday?  For this year, as suggested by Mark Drakeford, first minister of Wales, stay in the UK and enjoy the freedom and what it has to offer.  
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Postby deckchair » Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:18 pm

Just seen this on the Daily Mail. We are also confused about to do and the below doesn't help ease my mind.

'Six teenage girls trapped in quarantine hotel after one tests positive'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... hotel.html
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Postby elinorsha » Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:33 pm

I am with your husband and rubyonrails with this.
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Postby monaco » Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:59 pm

On the other hand, travelling is really quite easy at the moment because there are less people doing it.

I travelled to France to finally see my family after 18 months for a weekend 10 days ago and it was a great experience. It's a faff to do all the testing and paperwork beforehand but once you figure this out, the rest is a breeze.  Travel to the airport is great as there was nobody in the Stansted or Heathrow express, Stansted airport was an oasis of calm (never happens in regular times) and even he Ryanair staff was relaxed!  Border and security control people were also really patient and friendly. 

In terms of safety, it depends where you intend going but many countries have way less cases than the UK.

But yes, you have to be prepared to face uncertainty. 

That being said, if you have a holiday booked in the UK and it means your husband is more relaxed, then maybe it's worth staying here this year.
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Postby Londontownlady » Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:53 am

I think it really depends on you personal circumstances. It is probably better to travel to a green country then amber, not too far from home so that you can easily catch a different route home if needed. There is also a chance you could test positive for Covid-19 so make sure you plan ahead for that too.

We've booked to go away for personal reasons. Although, I’ve been desperate for a good break, sunny weather and in general I’ve felt like my kids have been missing out on beach life but now that I’m facing this imminent flight I’m concerned about all the difficulties we may face.. and that’s just to get there! I hope the situation doesn’t deteriorate in the next few weeks.
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Postby dudette » Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:22 pm

I agree with both you and your husband. I’m
desperate for a holiday but when I stop and think about where to go (not many options) and the hassle factor, I just end up going round in circles. That said when I see the lovely pictures my friends re posting on social media I start feeling it’s probably worth it. Covid is doing the rounds like wildfire at the moment though so make sure you avoid contact with as many people as possible before you go - you don’t want to book something and then find you can’t go because of a positive test.
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Postby Richi71 » Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:46 am

I want to travel somewhere so badly, but still have doubts.
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