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Any chance the UK might fully open soon?

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I've got a 1 week trip planned in London for the middle of December. It's been scheduled for a while, but the odds of us going are slim because of the mandatory two week quarantine. What's everyone's guess on whether the UK might follow Hawaii's lead in dropping the quarantine for those that have a negative test? Should I hang it up on this December, or stay the course and see what happens?
 
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Considering the government can't even decide whether to implement a new national lockdown or not due to an increase in cases I don't hold out much hope for them opening the borders completely for some time.
 

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I've got a 1 week trip planned in London for the middle of December. It's been scheduled for a while, but the odds of us going are slim because of the mandatory two week quarantine. What's everyone's guess on whether the UK might follow Hawaii's lead in dropping the quarantine for those that have a negative test? Should I hang it up on this December, or stay the course and see what happens?
I'm in the same situation with a week starting in mid Dec .Right now air bridge closed unless quarantine. Ugh. It seems to change weekly depending on numbers. It's a ways off so who knows. I haven't given up hope just yet.
 

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With some of the hotel, airbnb and vrbo deals I’ve found, I’d love to go but I have little hope.

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I'm the type that refuses to cancel entirely. I guess it'll be like my Aruba trip from a few months ago. I had to reschedule that trip 4 times until they opened the island. I'll just keep rescheduling England until they open, and when they do, I'll be first in line. I won't back down.
 

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Hoping to travel to Ireland in June
 

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I'm the type that refuses to cancel entirely. I guess it'll be like my Aruba trip from a few months ago. I had to reschedule that trip 4 times until they opened the island. I'll just keep rescheduling England until they open, and when they do, I'll be first in line. I won't back down.
I totally understand. I have cancelled a Baltics trip now 2x and awaiting to see if it will be a third time. Keep planning and eventually things will work out. We have to think positive!!
 

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It's like Warren Buffet said about stocks. "Sometimes the tide is with us, sometimes it's against us, but either way we keep swimming."
 

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:cry: I don't they will reopen any time soon, talk is there will be another :oops:lockdown
 

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Boris is saying the new restrictions may last 6 months.
 

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But pubs stay open?
 

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I thought I heard last night that the pubs have to close early, and there is no bar service.
Oh that’s too bad. I’m hoping things get better in UK and here in US too
 

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I snagged round trip tickets from Newark to Paris for $205 next June, so I hope things are opened again by then!
 

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Boris is saying the new restrictions may last 6 months.
Yikes !! I watched him speak last night on BBC. It's very grim and I was hopeful. Now I'm really wondering about my December plans. Right now it looks like a no go. I'll wait till end of Oct and see where things are.
 

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I snagged round trip tickets from Newark to Paris for $205 next June, so I hope things are opened again by then!
Wow, what a deal - unbelievable! The biggie will be whether the EU will allow USA Tourist - as it is almost a definite that our infection rate will not improve- so no country will allow us to visit. No surprise- who wants us?

Guess I will cancel our airline tixs for our Xmas trip to Germany to visit my daughter working there. Will have to call AA and check how their new no change fee policy affects previously booked award tixs. Hope I get an AA rep that is knowledgeable. Guess there is no reason to wait to cancel given there is little hope that we will be allowed to enter Germany in Dec.
 

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My wife just spoke with United Airlines today regarding our ability to cancel or December trip. The United rep said we could get a credit toward future travel good until 4-8-2021 which is one year from the day we first bought the tickets, or we could wait to see if United cancels on us, which would give us a refund. Didn't make a decision yet.
 

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Hi Jim, good luck, I hope it works out for youand your wife for your trip! You never know, maybe with the rapid testing it will be a go. Supposedly you know in minutes. And Nero, you too!!!, bjones 99:)42 WOW! $205, just WOW!! silentg there is always hope, and I am hoping for us all too:)
 

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Hi Jim, good luck, I hope it works out for youand your wife for your trip! You never know, maybe with the rapid testing it will be a go. Supposedly you know in minutes. And Nero, you too!!!, bjones 99:)42 WOW! $205, just WOW!! silentg there is always hope, and I am hoping for us all too:)
Cancelled after hearing Prime Ministers speech for next 6 months. No airbridge for me either so .....I'll try for next year!!! My week went available very long so someone in England probably got it.
 
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I just cancelled also. I'm now scheduled to go to Hawaii in mid March
 

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I totally understand. I have cancelled a Baltics trip now 2x and awaiting to see if it will be a third time. Keep planning and eventually things will work out. We have to think positive!!
Well it's a 3rd cancellation but could be worse. Rebooked for late spring. Fingers crossed. Flight cancelled. So, we are taking the opportunity to stay in Algarve for low trading power at gold crown. At least I can drive!!!
 
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