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Old 18-07-2020, 21:23   #16
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Re: EU attitude towards US cruisers

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I was in Crete, on my boat, when the health scare came. Was treated just like the other Brits, Germans, Dutch and Swiss in my Marina. On June 1st Greece allowed boats to sortie Marina’s and we sailed the lower Cyclades. Welcomed with open arms. On July 1st Turkey opened the gate and we sailed into Bodrum from Kos. Have been treated with respect, surprise and appreciation. I fly a 3’ X 5’ U.S. flag off the stern of my sailboat wherever I go. Wouldn’t have it any other way. Life, is what you make of it.
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Old 18-07-2020, 22:04   #17
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Depending on the destination you may also find no or limited flights. Airlines may be able to advise you whether you can travel and what to expect. One issue that leads to this caution is the real possibility that even if healthy when you board the plane their is a significant risk you won't be on arrival. A plane is about as dangerouse as you can get outside a hospital. I am a trainen nurse and very used to PPE but would be very uncomfortable flying at the moment. Get some advice and practice with masks, use N95, change every 3 hours and get it professionally fitted (they come in different sizes and shapes. The testing involves putting a hood on and introducing a strong smell while moving, talking etc. Asume someone on the plane with you WILL have it not may have it
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Old 19-07-2020, 08:56   #18
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Suggestion: How about retitling the thread to: EU Latitude towards US cruisers. How easy is it presently for Americans to navigate?

Thanks for your useful and welcome moderating, an underappreciated effort.

Poly Ticks and Opionations seemingly get adversely carried into useful topic subject matters.

All the best.

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Old 20-07-2020, 08:53   #19
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There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the European space (European Union Member States, United Kingdom, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican).

However, due to reciprocity:

If you are coming from the United Kingdom, no restrictions are in place but you will be asked to carry out a 14-day voluntary quarantine.

The external borders of the European space remain closed. Therefore, travel to France from a third country is not possible except for travellers in one of the following situations:

French citizens, and their spouses and children;
European Union citizens and citizens of Andorra, the United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican, with their main residence in France or travelling to the country in which they are a citizen or resident by transiting through France, as well as their partner and children;
Nationals of a third country with a valid European or French residence permit or long-stay visa with their main residence in France or travelling to their residence in another European Union or equivalent country by transiting through France;
Residents of a third country, in transit for less than 24 in an international zone to reach their country of origin and having a ticket for that country;
Personnel of diplomatic and consular missions, as well as international organizations headquartered or having an office in France, and their partners and children;
Foreign health professionals helping to fight COVID-19;
Foreign crews and personnel operating passenger and cargo flights, or travelling as passengers to reach their departure base;
Foreign nationals carrying out international goods transport;
Foreign navy personnel carrying out international goods transport or working on fishing boats.
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The list of countries where Americans can travel to without restrictions is very short [for good reason given our Covid-19 epidemic] but getting to most of them is problematic what with the scarcity of flights.

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to US citizens

Albania
Dominican Republic
Kosovo
Maldives
Mexico
North Macedonia
Serbia
Tunisia
Turkey

Open with restrictions
to US citizens

Of keen issue with the countries requiring negative Covid-19 test results is that is very hard to have tests done and attain the results in a timely manner in the USA; commonly there are long backlogs in receiving test results to avail travel, and / or even to have the results be actionable by the individual, e.g., so as to determine to self isolate.

Antigua and Barbuda
Negative Covid-19 test result within 7 days
Aruba
Negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours for travelers from 24 US states
Barbados
Negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
Belize
Declaration of no Covid-19 symptoms 72 hours
Bermuda
Negative Covid-19 test result within 5 days + $75
Cambodia
Negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours + $3,000 Covid-19 deposit
Croatia
Negative Covid-19 test not older than 48 hours presented on arrival
Ecuador
Mandatory 14 day quarantine and negative Covid-19 test result within 7 days
Egypt
Negative Covid-19 test result within 48 hours
French Polynesia
Negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
Jamaica
Travelers from New York, Florida, Arizona and Texas must have negative test result within 10 days
Rwanda
Arrival by private jet or charter only until August 1, then commercial flights will resume
St. Barts
Negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
St. Lucia
Negative Covid-19 test result within 7 days
St. Maarten
(Opens August 1 — though subject to change)
St. Vincent and Grenadines
Covid-19 test on arrival with mandatory 24 hour quarantine while awaiting results
Tanzania
Covid-19 tests on arrival are possible
Turks and Caicos
(Opens July 22 with restrictions)
Ukraine
Download app, test upon arrival, 24 hours self isolation
United Arab Emirates
Only Dubai is open, all other Emirates are closed
United Kingdom
Self-isolate for 14 days
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It is our experience in our host nation that the current political administration in the USA is viewed with fear and contempt here, and in other parts of the world. Some of that spills out from time to time. It can be pretty unpleasant. It helps to remind oneself that they have a right to their opinion, and whereas they have been successful in stemming the spread of the Covid 19 virus to levels they believe they can handle, they view the USA as having failed to do so.

Your friends are giving you the "straight skinny."

You may need some kind of pre-approval for your trip, from their Immigration Department and that you should expect at least a 14 day quarantine at your own expense on the French side, whatever their method for enforcing it is.

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Hmmm. Ann. I’m in Auckland. I can’t say that that’s the perception about the USA here.

Perhaps it is a function of where in Aussieland you are? Or, contrariwise, perhaps there’s an America’s Cup sailing competition halo effect? Kiwi pride meets world respect — given the enormous international spotlight coming in November?

As for your “other parts of the world” comment, my sources confirm that. For example, Michael Walsh — Time mag’s classical music critic for decades turned hit Disney movie screenwriter, who raised his children in Germany — recently living in Ireland, says they are 100% anti-PDJT in Europe.

On the third hand, I bring up the suppressed class based corruption battle in the US (eg, middle class income growth over the past 20 years) to an immigrant from India, who himself is very happy to live with much less of that problem in NZ, and he’s all ears and empathises with my tales.
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Update: The world continues to keep the United States of America at far social distancing.

For the second time this month, the European Union extended its travel ban on Americans on Thursday, July 30th, as COVID-19 infections continued to rise across the United States.

The announcement, by the European Council, came after EU officials conducted their biweekly review of travel restrictions, examining coronavirus trends and containment measures in each country to determine whether to add or narrow the list of permitted travelers.

The key measurement: The pandemic outbreak in a given country needs to be equally contained – or better – than in the EU.

Here are the dozen countries where citizens are approved to visit the EU. The list has not changed from two weeks ago, when Montenegro and Serbia were removed:

Australia

Canada

Georgia

Japan

Morocco

New Zealand

Rwanda

South Korea

Thailand

Tunisia

Uruguay

China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity

Thursday's decree does not apply to travel to Britain, which left the EU in January.

The U.S. State Department has advised Americans against all international travel since March.
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If you are coming from the United Kingdom, no restrictions are in place but you will be asked to carry out a 14-day voluntary quarantine.
Looks like everyone is staying home this summer. No bad thing, the UK tourist industry could do with a break and a good summer.

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