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7 hours ago, Genie said:

Looks like this is happening, and will come into effect on Tuesday. So even people who are away will have to come back early to avoid problems.

It really shouldn’t apply to people who have gone in the previous week, let them finish their trip (within reason).

It just causes unnecessary hassle. 

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"Direct flights are banned from most red list countries, but not Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and India. The government says this is to allow critical freight and make it easier for British nationals to return home".

This is the biggest problem still surely?

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Whatever happened to the green watch list that the government said on May 7th was designed to help give people early warning that a country is at risk of being moved off the green list. Portugal has gone straight from green to amber with 5 days notice. Another load of bollocks then. 

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33 minutes ago, markavfc40 said:

Whatever happened to the green watch list that the government said on May 7th was designed to help give people early warning that a country is at risk of being moved off the green list. Portugal has gone straight from green to amber with 5 days notice. Another load of bollocks then. 

Who watches the watch list?

Real not real answer: a huge spike in cases meant Portugal had to be moved immediately from green to amber.

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2 hours ago, foreveryoung said:

"Direct flights are banned from most red list countries, but not Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and India. The government says this is to allow critical freight and make it easier for British nationals to return home".

This is the biggest problem still surely?

This fact should certainly be one for both the 'just close the borders!' and the 'just copy the Kiwis' brigades to ponder.

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9 hours ago, NurembergVillan said:

My business partner has been in Dubai for 6 weeks.  It was absolutely essential business, at least in terms of keeping our company afloat.  His original plan was 4 weeks, with the hope that UAE would come off the red list.

There was still no sign of that happening, though, so he flew to Portugal on Saturday where he was able to spend 10 days on holiday rather than 10 days in an airport hotel prison.  As a side note, the hotel prisons aren't at every airport so he would've had to fly into London or Bristol to quarantine even though his car is parked at Manchester...

In order to fulfil his obligations of 10 days outside of a red-listed country before being "free" in the UK, he flies back next Wednesday.  So that now means that he's got to do even more tests when he's back, and self-isolate for a further 10 days.

I'm all for keeping the UK safe, but the UAE and Portugal are both countries with minimal numbers of concern, and yet he's stuck in the middle of this absolute palaver.

He could fly to Gibraltar before Tuesday and until Wednesday? 

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17 minutes ago, NurembergVillan said:

I'll have a look at that. Nice one!

I might be wrong but I think the only flights to Gibraltar start in the UK.

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1 hour ago, NurembergVillan said:

 

 

Ignoring Jenrick, look at that utterly should destroying housing estate.

Nowhere Street, Anywhere Town. Feel free to put a pot plant on your allocated section of tarmac.

Someone mention rainwater run off and unexpected flooding events? Nah, it’ll probably be fine as long as it doesn’t rain.

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1 hour ago, a m ole said:

Can we do a pilot scheme where we inject Michael Gove with all the variants at the same time and see what happens?

Don’t bother with the made up Nepal variant

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50 minutes ago, chrisp65 said:

 

Ignoring Jenrick, look at that utterly should destroying housing estate.

Nowhere Street, Anywhere Town. Feel free to put a pot plant on your allocated section of tarmac.

Someone mention rainwater run off and unexpected flooding events? Nah, it’ll probably be fine as long as it doesn’t rain.

Looks pretty nice for Mansfield tbh...

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22 hours ago, Mandy Lifeboats said:

I wonder whether the policy to reduce foreign travel is being influenced by the boost it will give the UK economy when people take holidays in the UK?

Bang on. Or update their house/garden or car instead of spending money overseas. What’s the point in vaccination if we can’t travel to countries with low infection rates? 

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