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Please, can we just keep this a European travel thread ?

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Perfect time to go. If I wasn't already booked up for Mallorca and Barcelona I'd be off. One of my favourite cities in the world and even better without the crowds.
 
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We are supposed to head to Venice mid Sept to mid Oct. Hope the borders open by then.
 

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We are supposed to head to Venice mid Sept to mid Oct. Hope the borders open by then.
Extremely unlikely that Americans will be allowed much of anywhere outside the US anytime soon.
 

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We are supposed to head to Venice mid Sept to mid Oct. Hope the borders open by then.
Its changing every day . Spain just had a surge in numbers so who knows at this point. With regard to USA, people need to wear masks and social distance to bring numbers down. It's far from over. I hope your plans will happen. I've rescheduled a Valtics trip now for the 3rd time. My USA trip is a BIG question mark for mid Sept. If it continues like this that too will have to be postponed.
 

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I agree, no one wants us:cry: I can't blame them. I wouldn't either. Actually, I have a laundry list of states in the USA I wouldn't go to if they paid my way, and that includes airfare, 5 star lodging, and all meals.
 

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Very interesting... many countries have not listed ban on American travelers.
 

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Most of Europe has.
I'm not aware of countries lifting ban on American travelers to Europe without any quarantine . Here in Portugal it is essential travel only. Many countries do not have air bridges. Can you elaborate on your information about the ban being lifted from European countries and which ones are allowing free travel without quarantine to Americans? Thanks . I'm thinking the typo listed rather than lifted might be the culprit here !!!

I know my September flights to USA have been canceled from Ireland until Sept 21st.
 
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Apologies, my comment wasn't written particularly well. What I was attempting to convey was that most European countries still maintain a ban on American travellers entering Europe. Therefore the lowering of the travel advisories has little impact where travel to Europe is concerned.
 

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Apologies, my comment wasn't written particularly well. What I was attempting to convey was that most European countries still maintain a ban on American travellers entering Europe. Therefore the lowering of the travel advisories has little impact where travel to Europe is concerned.
Exactly !!! ..that's what I thought as well. I thought I missed something..lololo.... have a great day!!!
 

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Now if only they would let American tourists in, I would GLADLY get a test.
 

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Hi nerodog, when they finally let us in I will be there butt over shoulders ;). I might even just on my broom and not even wait for a plane
 

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Hi nerodog, when they finally let us in I will be there butt over shoulders ;). I might even just on my broom and not even wait for a plane
Too funny... and I'm trying to make a visit stateside.... same problem right now !!! Spent most of the weekend redoing my trip and postponing and crossing my fingers for February!!!
 
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Too funny... and I'm trying to make a visit stateside.... same problem right now !!! Spent most of the weekend redoing my trip and postponing and crossing my fingers for February!!!
Good luck, there are a lot of last minute cancellations coming in for nice places. I have a grocery list of states I won't go to , but am very happy with the states and areas we are getting. Just be sure to read any restrictions in a state before you head there, mainly needing a covid test ahead of time. We need to retake it again for the state we are leaving for Friday, it's 72 hours ahead of time, so tomorrow we retake it. Needed it in July for a trip, same thing.
I sure hope your February trip happens!! I truly understand the frustration.
 

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Air bridges to Ireland are very limited at present unless a 14 day quarantine.
Haven't had enough Portuguese coffee yet this morning....I thought I real ALL bridges to Ireland are very limited. For sure I'd undergo quarantine just to get to Ireland via a bridge from the US!!

Reminds me of that old joke: A man unleashes a genie from a bottle. His wish is for a bridge from California to Hawaii. The genie replies that's not possible, please make another request. So the man asks for the wisdom to understand his wife. Genie replies: So do you want that bridge two lanes or four?
 

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Haven't had enough Portuguese coffee yet this morning....I thought I real ALL bridges to Ireland are very limited. For sure I'd undergo quarantine just to get to Ireland via a bridge from the US!!

Reminds me of that old joke: A man unleashes a genie from a bottle. His wish is for a bridge from California to Hawaii. The genie replies that's not possible, please make another request. So the man asks for the wisdom to understand his wife. Genie replies: So do you want that bridge two lanes or four?
Lololo... you are right...Ireland is only allowing certain countries that meet criteria which can change rapidly!!! My issue is I'm only visiting for 2 weeks so makes no sense for my situation!!!!
 

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Good luck, there are a lot of last minute cancellations coming in for nice places. I have a grocery list of states I won't go to , but am very happy with the states and areas we are getting. Just be sure to read any restrictions in a state before you head there, mainly needing a covid test ahead of time. We need to retake it again for the state we are leaving for Friday, it's 72 hours ahead of time, so tomorrow we retake it. Needed it in July for a trip, same thing.
I sure hope your February trip happens!! I truly understand the frustration.
Me too... staying put for now... too uncertain and complicated on this end .
 
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