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Old 13th May 2021, 19:02
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OnTheBeach has suspended selling holidays even to Green listed countries as they might go Amber or Red at short notice!
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Old 13th May 2021, 20:14
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Shows the nonsense of the EU then when cases in France are 10 times higher than the U.K while the Netherlands is 20 times the U.K. figure. Maybe Covid doesn’t spread between EU nations so Portugal is willing to ignore a little inconvenience.
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Old 13th May 2021, 20:34
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Nonsense perhaps, in fact probably, but the these are the realities of leaving. The UK is lumped in with the other 170-odd nations on the planet.
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Old 13th May 2021, 20:42
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Thought on health matters Member States could do there own thing?
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Old 13th May 2021, 21:37
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At least on this issue they can. France has already removed the essential travel requirement for UK Citizens. The EU as a whole also has exemptions for several countries like Japan showing they are willing to treat 3rd countries individually.
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Old 13th May 2021, 21:53
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Give it a couple more weeks with this Indian version kicking off in the U.K. and watch the restrictions on the U.K. tourist be either extended or reimposed depending on the country.

This is what happens when the Government is reactive and not proactive as it should have clamped down on Indian travel much earlier.
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Old 14th May 2021, 05:44
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ATNotts

You are 100% correct. It’s pure politics and there is no sense to these rules. But it’s not exclusive to the EU. Why is it you can freely travel from South America to the USA and not from the UK?
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Old 14th May 2021, 06:39
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LTNman

I fear you are correct in your analysis, on both counts.

The will it, won't it, stop start we are in at present is probably costing the travel industry more that not trying to operate at all.
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Old 14th May 2021, 06:45
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UK has 22.1 cases per 100,000 meanwhile in the rest of Europe https://www.statista.com/statistics/...pe-by-country/

BBC reported that the Indian variant in the UK might have been a consideration in the Portugal decision. This just shows the perilous state of planning a holiday even a week in advance, which is exactly what happened last summer. Can't say I am too impressed at the thought of unvaccinated British mixing with Europeans from high infection rate countries in bars in Portugal.

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Old 14th May 2021, 11:57
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Just reported UK citizens will have green light in Portugal from 17/5
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Old 14th May 2021, 13:02
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And the other countries will soon join them due to FOMO.
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Old 20th May 2021, 05:23
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So the U.K. Government are playing down any further additions to the green list in June. Seemingly Boris is watching where the wind is blowing and seeing the media furore over the Indian variant and the people sitting behind the sofas going: ďSHUT THE BORDERSĒ!!!1!!1! Despite the fact for many of these countries it is pure politics.

The EU now supposedly getting nervous over the Indian variant in the U.K. Roughly translated meaning that because you wonít open to us, we wonít open to you. Itís amazing how itís perfectly fine for France to have all sorts of variants and us not. Again, being punished for actually searching for the virus.
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Old 20th May 2021, 08:25
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Travel spreads the virus. The U.K. version is more transmissible than the original version and the Indian version is more transmissible than the U.K. version yet sitting next to a passenger on an aircraft for a few hours is still deemed safe. If PCR testing is that good why did we import so many Indian cases?
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Old 20th May 2021, 09:19
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I’m not talking about a total reopening - a risk based approach. Clearly we should not be going to places like SA, India, Brazil right now, but if you’re fully vaccinated, when is it ever going to be the point when we can go to low risk places without these variants of concern which are supposedly significantly suppressed by the vaccine? Or are you for total zero Covid and the aviation industry not surviving this?
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Old 20th May 2021, 11:04
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ECDC have released their weekly data.
- Malta is looking very good as a candidate for the UK green list.
- Finland is also looking pretty good - another candidate for the UK green list, but Finland shows no sign of wanting to open their border to UK citizens any time soon
- Romania is maybe not ready for the UK green list today, but it's not far off and the trend has been moving very clearly in the right direction. Give it another week or two, and it might be ready for UK green list candidacy. That said, Romania already lets Romanian passport holders who are UK resident into Romania (along with business travellers and other forms of essential travel) without any serious kind of barrier, and the number of UK tourists who visit Romania is modest.... so Romania doesn't have a huge amount to gain by opening its border to UK passport holders who live in the UK and are travelling for leisure
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Old 20th May 2021, 11:46
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Regardless of the rates it seems unlikely that the UK will add more countries at the moment. I am doubtful there will be any expansion before summer.

It has been reported that the EU have agreed to allow in 3rd country citizens who have been vaccinated or coming from a country with a rate below 100 cases per 100,000 so this should mean Brits can visit without many restrictions from the destination side.
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Old 20th May 2021, 14:25
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Grant Shapps saying green list to be expanded very shortly in some papers today .. hope so ..especially for places like Malta .
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Old 20th May 2021, 15:20
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Well my flight to TFS ex-LTN on 10 Jun has just been cancelled by EZY. And the flight from Gatters also canx on the same day. So maybe they know something we don’t.
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Old 20th May 2021, 15:36
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They do cancel flights regularly, mine TFS-LTN for 30th May canx, fingers crossed that Sundays flight is operational.
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Old 21st May 2021, 05:27
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Now Iím not a conspiracy theorist, but yesterday EZY took a big block of flights out of the pack.

In May and June they are flying 5 days a week (Thu-Mon, 3-7 Jun) and then they just stop for 7 days and then return to their 5 days as week schedule before July where there is at least 1 flight per day.

Itís amazing that this block is when the next green list is supposed to be reopened. Are they then going to put these seats back on sale at inflated prices?
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