Travel destinations for the un-vaccinated.

Travel destinations for the un-vaccinated.

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dutters

33 posts

88 months

Thursday 24th March
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Looks like EU/Schengen only. Only vaccinated, recovered within 180 days or a "safe country" (the UK is not) are allowed per the NL gov website from a "third country".

https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid...

witko999

572 posts

185 months

Thursday 24th March
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Well I finally caught Covid (as a filthy unvaccinated person). Much to everyone's surprise, I'm still alive. I've been debating whether to log my positive test in order to facilitate easier travelling to certain countries for the next 6 months. However, it seems that you can no longer get an NHS PCR test as a follow up to a positive LFT, and only NHS administered PCRs go on your Covid pass.

Has anyone got around this recently? The countries I'm looking at require PCR proof of infection rather than LFT.

Mark V GTD

1,236 posts

101 months

Thursday 24th March
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dutters said:
Looks like EU/Schengen only. Only vaccinated, recovered within 180 days or a "safe country" (the UK is not) are allowed per the NL gov website from a "third country".
NL Government said:
The EU entry ban applies to you. There are exemptions to the entry ban, for example for people travelling from a safe country or people with proof of vaccination or proof of recovery. This proof of vaccination or recovery must meet certain requirements.

If you are travelling by air or by sea, complete a health declaration form.

You are advised to do a self-test immediately after arrival in the Netherlands and again on day 5.
The NL Government quote above applies to 'people travelling from another country (ie not EU or Schengen) - can I elaborate on this and add my understanding: to gain entry to Netherlands you need to be at least one of the following:

1. Eu/Schengen passport holder (nothing else required), or
2. Non EU/Schengen but vaccinated with digital proof, or
3. Non EU/Schengen but recovered within past 180 days, with digital proof, or
4. From a non EU/Schengen 'safe' country.

Nobody needs to show a test certificate to enter NL.

In other words any one of the above is OK. For example, I am unvaccinated but recovered in January and have the NHS digital certificate so I am assuming I will be allowed in to pick up my bags and leave for Turkey a few hours later.

Edited by Mark V GTD on Thursday 24th March 12:46

Mark V GTD

1,236 posts

101 months

Monday 28th March
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Not sure Canada is an option unfortunately. Hopefully this may change.

river_rat

606 posts

180 months

Monday 28th March
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Wonder how many fully vaccinated are going to fall foul of the rules this Easter, despite following the 'rules' and being jabbed up ready for travel, only to fail the needed Covid test before departure and not being able to go on holiday.

Had a friend and his family who were in the 'only getting jabbed so we can travel' camp originally, due to fly to Sri Lanka yesterday until 3 out of 4 of them tested positive, so now can't go. Got a few other nervous friends due to travel to US and Caribbean later this week wondering if the lateral flows will allow them to go!

dave_s13

13,459 posts

246 months

Monday 28th March
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river_rat said:
Wonder how many fully vaccinated are going to fall foul of the rules this Easter, despite following the 'rules' and being jabbed up ready for travel, only to fail the needed Covid test before departure and not being able to go on holiday.

Had a friend and his family who were in the 'only getting jabbed so we can travel' camp originally, due to fly to Sri Lanka yesterday until 3 out of 4 of them tested positive, so now can't go. Got a few other nervous friends due to travel to US and Caribbean later this week wondering if the lateral flows will allow them to go!
If your forced to test for your holidays then for god's sake....test the dog/cat or whatever...just make sure it's bloody negative.

Your mate must be gutted.

rfsteel

566 posts

147 months

Wednesday 30th March
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Has anyone else explored the Australian jab exemption path ?

Looks like the only reason is if you've got an existing terminal illness or had an adverse reaction, no natural immunity!!!

In essence, the unjabbed are deemed a biosecurity issue down under.

Terzo123

3,869 posts

185 months

Wednesday 30th March
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I'm meant to be flying with the family on Friday, but looks like we will have to cancel.

My youngest turned 12 this week, so was unable to be fully vaccinated due to age.

She had Covid 6 weeks ago verified by a logged LFT, but not a PCR.

Fast forward to this week, and she has had to take a third party PCR test to comply with the Spanish rules of having a negative PCR test within 72 hours of landing, due to not being vaccinated.

Sods law but the PCR is still detecting Covid in her system.

Frustrating is an understatement.



Timothy Bucktu

13,503 posts

177 months

Thursday 31st March
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dave_s13 said:
If your forced to test for your holidays then for god's sake....test the dog/cat or whatever...just make sure it's bloody negative.

Your mate must be gutted.
100% this.
I hope we all got our LFT test kits while they were free so you (or a friend) can make sure you test negative?
I know I did.

Terzo123

3,869 posts

185 months

Thursday 31st March
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Terzo123 said:
I'm meant to be flying with the family on Friday, but looks like we will have to cancel.

My youngest turned 12 this week, so was unable to be fully vaccinated due to age.

She had Covid 6 weeks ago verified by a logged LFT, but not a PCR.

Fast forward to this week, and she has had to take a third party PCR test to comply with the Spanish rules of having a negative PCR test within 72 hours of landing, due to not being vaccinated.

Sods law but the PCR is still detecting Covid in her system.

Frustrating is an understatement.
Confirmed. Holiday cancelled.

The family are gutted.

Thundersports

556 posts

122 months

Monday 4th April
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France opened up on the 01/04/22.

Mark V GTD

1,236 posts

101 months

Tuesday 5th April
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Thundersports said:
France opened up on the 01/04/22.
To be clear - non-jabbed visitors to France are required to show a covid test certificate on arrival (72 hours PCR or 48 hours for a rapid).


Edited by Mark V GTD on Tuesday 5th April 07:44

RandaBajwa

1 posts

1 month

Thursday 21st April
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Going to Ireland in June. No Covid-19 restrictions there starting March 6! I was going to get two shots of Pfizer before I travel at a 21-day interval, but the problem got solved. When I was preparing for visiting my Irish family, I thought I might as well treat myself to a full-scale Euro trip and write a funny and provocative travel journal that I could read out to my kids one day. I guess I’m still going to get vaccinated to be free to go anywhere.

Edited by RandaBajwa on Saturday 23 April 22:41

pincher

7,227 posts

194 months

Friday 13th May
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Looks like Spain might be opening up soon, if reports are to be believed.

Fingers crossed.

Biggus thingus

731 posts

21 months

Friday 13th May
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pincher said:
Looks like Spain might be opening up soon, if reports are to be believed.

Fingers crossed.
Reviewing on the 15th May i've heard

Like you say, here's hoping for a bit of common sense kicking in

Boringvolvodriver

6,690 posts

20 months

Saturday 14th May
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Biggus thingus said:
pincher said:
Looks like Spain might be opening up soon, if reports are to be believed.

Fingers crossed.
Reviewing on the 15th May i've heard

Like you say, here's hoping for a bit of common sense kicking in
No - Spain extends it for another month but only for third countries which includes the U.K. From the EU I think you can go unvaccinated with a negative test……….

Spain appears to be the only major European summer holiday country that is sticking to this one.

The list of countries per TUI where you need to be vaccinated is now quite short

https://www.tui.co.uk/holidays/where-can-i-go-on-h...


CAH706

1,579 posts

141 months

Saturday 14th May
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Boringvolvodriver said:
Biggus thingus said:
pincher said:
Looks like Spain might be opening up soon, if reports are to be believed.

Fingers crossed.
Reviewing on the 15th May i've heard

Like you say, here's hoping for a bit of common sense kicking in
No - Spain extends it for another month but only for third countries which includes the U.K. From the EU I think you can go unvaccinated with a negative test……….

Spain appears to be the only major European summer holiday country that is sticking to this one.

The list of countries per TUI where you need to be vaccinated is now quite short

https://www.tui.co.uk/holidays/where-can-i-go-on-h...
Spain - That makes no scientific sense at all and shows what a farce these rules are. The sooner we accept the virus is everywhere and allow travel for all the better

pincher

7,227 posts

194 months

Saturday 14th May
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Oh well, Croatia, Greece or Madeira it is for a few nights at the end of the month. Spain’s loss rolleyes

Slackline

368 posts

111 months

Saturday 14th May
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Had a lovely time in the Maldives last month. Just a 'have you got covid?' questionaire to fill out and we were on our way.

BA and their flights, another story furious

pincher

7,227 posts

194 months

Saturday 14th May
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Bit far to go for three nights laugh