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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12650 on: July 13, 2020, 09:34:30 AM »
Will they let Americans into the country? Seems like a bad idea if they are

I'm considering USVI.
Considering this as well. They weren't on the initial list I saw that was allowing Americans.

Still not sure how it will play in the office.

Is there a reason they need to know? Let's do it, phil. You and me.
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wait, really?
I'm not 100% shutout yet but if you look into it see if your company allows connections from outside the US.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12651 on: July 13, 2020, 09:36:12 AM »
Will they let Americans into the country? Seems like a bad idea if they are

I'm considering USVI.
Considering this as well. They weren't on the initial list I saw that was allowing Americans.

Still not sure how it will play in the office.

Is there a reason they need to know? Let's do it, phil. You and me.
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wait, really?
I'm not 100% shutout yet but if you look into it see if your company allows connections from outside the US.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12653 on: July 14, 2020, 08:18:20 AM »
CNN: Working from home can soon mean working in Barbados for up to a year.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/barbados-coronavirus-work-from-home-trnd/index.html

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12654 on: July 14, 2020, 11:00:26 AM »
Because of my extended WFH scenario I have also considered this whole chill at the beach for a month and WFH.  The downer right now is that the best places to go are the global hot spots right now :frown:
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12655 on: July 14, 2020, 11:05:17 AM »
Because of my extended WFH scenario I have also considered this whole chill at the beach for a month and WFH.  The downer right now is that the best places to go are the global hot spots right now :frown:
Like? I should have an answer tomorrow. Finalists are Aruba, Barbados, St Thomas. Would like st Marteen but looks like they are being all anti American.

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« Reply #12656 on: July 14, 2020, 11:12:13 AM »
your plan doesn't make sense to me. if downtown kc feels like an isolated island, why is your solution to go to an actually isolated island for a month?

i would go crazy on st maarten for an entire month

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12657 on: July 14, 2020, 11:16:18 AM »
your plan doesn't make sense to me. if downtown kc feels like an isolated island, why is your solution to go to an actually isolated island for a month?

i would go crazy on st maarten for an entire month
I'm not really sure honestly. Never had a chance to do it, escape to a place where covid isn't going HAM, check out a new culture versus just popping in for a few days, trial run a new life?

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12658 on: July 14, 2020, 11:16:37 AM »
Because of my extended WFH scenario I have also considered this whole chill at the beach for a month and WFH.  The downer right now is that the best places to go are the global hot spots right now :frown:
Like? I should have an answer tomorrow. Finalists are Aruba, Barbados, St Thomas. Would like st Marteen but looks like they are being all anti American.
I’m talking places within the US like Florida and stuff. I haven’t looked abroad because I wouldn’t want to risk not being able to get back or a quarantine either when I get somewhere outside the US or coming back.
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12659 on: July 14, 2020, 11:19:37 AM »
Because of my extended WFH scenario I have also considered this whole chill at the beach for a month and WFH.  The downer right now is that the best places to go are the global hot spots right now :frown:
Like? I should have an answer tomorrow. Finalists are Aruba, Barbados, St Thomas. Would like st Marteen but looks like they are being all anti American.
I’m talking places within the US like Florida and stuff. I haven’t looked abroad because I wouldn’t want to risk not being able to get back or a quarantine either when I get somewhere outside the US or coming back.
Fair points. These places let you come in with a recent negative test so feel like the quarantine risk is mitigated going there. Not being able to get back is a consideration thought a lot about but I assume my powerful state department could get me back if commercial flights stop? At minimum there would be a warning of them ending and come back early.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12660 on: July 14, 2020, 11:44:27 AM »
Because of my extended WFH scenario I have also considered this whole chill at the beach for a month and WFH.  The downer right now is that the best places to go are the global hot spots right now :frown:
Like? I should have an answer tomorrow. Finalists are Aruba, Barbados, St Thomas. Would like st Marteen but looks like they are being all anti American.
I’m talking places within the US like Florida and stuff. I haven’t looked abroad because I wouldn’t want to risk not being able to get back or a quarantine either when I get somewhere outside the US or coming back.
Fair points. These places let you come in with a recent negative test so feel like the quarantine risk is mitigated going there. Not being able to get back is a consideration thought a lot about but I assume my powerful state department could get me back if commercial flights stop? At minimum there would be a warning of them ending and come back early.

If you are considering Aruba I would also look at Curaçao.  I was there for a week 2.5 years ago and it was great.  It's less commercialized than Aruba but it was amazing there.  Did snorkeling of a ship wreck, met a Curaçao Olympian, and did a fantastic ATV tour of the island that I would highly recommend.  This is where I stayed but looks like they are currently closed :frown:

https://www.santabarbararesortcuracao.com/
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12661 on: July 14, 2020, 12:40:11 PM »
Croatia is begging Americans to come visit rn
Hyperbolic partisan duplicitous hypocrite

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12662 on: July 14, 2020, 01:23:06 PM »
Croatia is begging Americans to come visit rn
I was scheduled to visit this very week! In Oregon instead which is great!
« Last Edit: July 14, 2020, 01:26:55 PM by michigancat »

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12663 on: July 14, 2020, 01:31:22 PM »
Croatia is begging Americans to come visit rn

given delays on testing and receiving test results, this seems like it might be difficult to schedule.

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“Persons arriving from a third-party country are not subject to a quarantine / self-isolation measure if they present a negative PCR result of a nasal and throat swab for SARS-Cov-2 at the border crossing point, which is not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of taking the swab to arriving at the border crossing point).
Persons who do not present a negative PCR result are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine / self-isolation measure. As of July 13, 2020.”
we understand it better now that the american century is over and some of us sound more and more like serbs.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12664 on: July 14, 2020, 01:36:14 PM »
Croatia is begging Americans to come visit rn
I was scheduled to visit this very week! In Oregon instead which is great!

This edit really helps clarify because going to Croatia every week seemed excessive.
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12665 on: July 14, 2020, 01:59:59 PM »
Croatia is begging Americans to come visit rn

given delays on testing and receiving test results, this seems like it might be difficult to schedule.

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“Persons arriving from a third-party country are not subject to a quarantine / self-isolation measure if they present a negative PCR result of a nasal and throat swab for SARS-Cov-2 at the border crossing point, which is not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of taking the swab to arriving at the border crossing point).
Persons who do not present a negative PCR result are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine / self-isolation measure. As of July 13, 2020.”

I'm pretty confident an enterprising individual could find an expedited private test
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12666 on: July 14, 2020, 02:08:39 PM »
someone should start up a lab to just run expedited tests for travelers.
we understand it better now that the american century is over and some of us sound more and more like serbs.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12667 on: July 14, 2020, 04:36:23 PM »
I'm pretty sure early on the Vienna airport would offer tests upon arrival (for a fee) instead of a quarantine.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12668 on: July 14, 2020, 05:25:53 PM »
lounges are gonna offer tests and credit cards will refund the test fees within 3 months.
we understand it better now that the american century is over and some of us sound more and more like serbs.