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Re: International travel

Post by shpalman » Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:58 pm

Some observations about the difference between Canada and Spain according to "Mr.Bumface".
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Re: International travel

Post by Opti » Thu Sep 02, 2021 3:24 pm

shpalman wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:58 pm
Some observations about the difference between Canada and Spain according to "Mr.Bumface".
That's about right ime. People here still mask up outdoors in town, even though it's not mandatory. the initial lockdown was hard and long but I think there is a strong sense of social responsibility here.
ddb has flights booked to the UK and back later this month. She's not sure she wants to go.
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Re: International travel

Post by Herainestold » Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:11 am

shpalman wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:58 pm
Some observations about the difference between Canada and Spain according to "Mr.Bumface".
I can't quite tell if he thinks things are better in Spain or in Canada. Maybe he is just "bummed-out" that he has to live in Canada.
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Re: International travel

Post by Bird on a Fire » Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:14 am

If I lived in Canada I'd be bunned-out #freetheweed
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Re: International travel

Post by Herainestold » Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:39 am

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:14 am
If I lived in Canada I'd be bunned-out #freetheweed
Huh?
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Re: International travel

Post by Bird on a Fire » Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:41 am

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Re: International travel

Post by shpalman » Sat Sep 04, 2021 3:17 pm

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Seven destinations to be added to England’s Covid travel green list

Including Switzerland you f.cking idiots.
Switzerland has the highest number of people in intensive care (per million population) in some suitably defined subset of Europe.

They're at 34. 8 per million. France is apparently similar, but Austria is 12.5 per million, Germany 11.5, Italy 8.5. Spain must have come down I suppose.

Data from Our World In Data data puts the UK at about 15.2.
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Re: International travel

Post by sTeamTraen » Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:53 pm

shpalman wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:58 pm
Some observations about the difference between Canada and Spain according to "Mr.Bumface".
I suspect that in these kinds of comparisons, whatever substantial differences there may actually be are often amplified by different levels of language comprehension and media consumption.
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Re: International travel

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Re: International travel

Post by dyqik » Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:12 pm

Turns out the Brazilian police can work out that you might have been in the UK in the past fortnight if you happened to have been playing for Premier League teams.

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Re: International travel

Post by Bird on a Fire » Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:39 pm

dyqik wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:12 pm
Turns out the Brazilian police can work out that you might have been in the UK in the past fortnight if you happened to have been playing for Premier League teams.
Having lived in Brazil I'm not sure this is entirely unsurprising ;)
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Re: International travel

Post by dyqik » Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:49 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:39 pm
dyqik wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:12 pm
Turns out the Brazilian police can work out that you might have been in the UK in the past fortnight if you happened to have been playing for Premier League teams.
Having lived in Brazil I'm not sure this is entirely unsurprising ;)
I'm sure they'd have been less competent if the players weren't Argentinian.

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Re: International travel

Post by WFJ » Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:08 pm

Bizarre. The Argentinian FA should surely get severely shat on by FIFA for this.

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Re: International travel

Post by shpalman » Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:56 am

More than 300,000 suspected of breaking quarantine rules
Nearly a third of people arriving in England and Northern Ireland as the coronavirus Delta variant took off may have broken quarantine rules.
...although we of course have no actual idea, and it's another one of those binary qualitative outcomes which may hide various degrees of quantitative difference from "not so bad" to "stupid".
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Re: International travel

Post by lpm » Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:53 pm

AMERICA HERE WE COME!
What ever happened to that Trump guy, you know, the one who was president for a bit?

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Re: International travel

Post by lpm » Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:53 pm

Thank you Mr Biden, you are very nice.
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Re: International travel

Post by shpalman » Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:13 pm

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Re: International travel

Post by headshot » Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:53 pm

Frau HS and I are trying to work out what we need to do to get to Germany for Christmas this year.

The UK Govt website says that travel between the two countries is allowed for fully vaccinated people - with no restrictions on arrival.

The German websites say that only certain people can travel from the UK to Germany - one is German citizens and family members, so that's good for us - but in different places on the German websites we've visited (official embassy and Govt websites - which I suppose could be down to local restrictions put in place) it states a need to isolate for 5 or 10 days (depending which website you read), which would put the kibosh on any Christmas visits.

Has anyone had any real-world experience here?

We're both fully vaccinated...

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