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When the lockdown is over and borders open up, are you planning holiday in the UK or abroad.

I'm hoping to go to Denmark to see my family.

Zuharah
24 days ago
What do you think of this?
Dennab
Dennab23 days ago

I'm planning to leave my village for the first time in two months (or longer if necessary) and work it out as I go along.

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Zuharah
Zuharah
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23 days ago

Sounds good πŸ™‚

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G0501
G050123 days ago

Not keen on going back on planes anytime soon.

I'd love to visit my family in France though, i was supposed to go the week France went in lockdown so that didn't happen.

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Dennab
Dennab23 days ago

gaelle0501 How far do you live from the South coast? I drove to France via a Channel ferry and the roads there are alright.

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G0501
G050123 days ago

Dennab I don't drive

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Zuharah
Zuharah
Original Poster
23 days ago

Sorry to hear that you were not able to go to see your family. I wasn't able to go to visit my family last year and now I don't know when it will be possible.

I guess we just have to be patient and wait until it is safe to travel again.

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G0501
G050121 days ago

Zuharah yes, we need to be patient..

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry23 days ago

Holiday excuses used to be β€˜cant afford it’, now I have the money I am too afraid to travel anywhere. May just land up camping in my back garden!

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Loislane
Loislane23 days ago

That's what I'm doing camping in the garden as was due go away camping so thorght why not πŸ˜€x

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Zuharah
Zuharah
Original Poster
23 days ago

Guess you can have a great camping holiday in the garden with the money you have saved 😁

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Zuharah
Zuharah
Original Poster
23 days ago

Loislane I would love to do that with the kids if we had a garden πŸ˜€

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Loislane
Loislane23 days ago

Zuharah aww bless you I wish could give you some mine x 😊

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Zuharah
Zuharah
Original Poster
21 days ago

Loislane that is really nice of you. I grew up on small farms and now live in a 4th floor flat in London. I love living in London, but do miss having a garden x 😊

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Loislane
Loislane21 days ago

Zuharah aww sending you some now LOL stay safe hun x

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Zuharah
Zuharah
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20 days ago

Loislane thanks hun. I'm already enjoying my new imaginary garden LOL. You stay safe too x

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Loislane
Loislane20 days ago

Zuharah aww thanks x

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rararachel
rararachel23 days ago

It will be interesting to see what the decision is on holiday lets such as cottages, campsites etc in the UK and if these will be permitted to open over the next month or two. Even if there is an initial decision to agree I think it is risky given what's happened with other countries after relaxing restrictions and there could then be backtracking.

I should have been in Maldives and India now. Whilst I am keen to travel abroad again I think there will be issues with some worldwide destinations granting visas and wanting to keep the virus contained.

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Zuharah
Zuharah
Original Poster
23 days ago

Hopefully you will be able to travel to the Maldives and India in the future x

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Mango4
Mango423 days ago

Can't see holidays being a real possibility for us this year, normally go abroad but that's not an option for us this year now , so maybe some day trips and odd weekends away in the UK.

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rararachel
rararachel23 days ago

Mango4 that's what I'm wondering - I mean will day trips and weekends in UK be allowed. I am guessing UK beaches, Wales, Scotland and Lakes will be popular but will this be permitted - who knows.

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Mango4
Mango423 days ago

rararachel Will just have to wait and see I suppose , I wasn't thinking before August at the very earliest, by then I would hope many of the tourist attractions would be back operating in some form, thou maybe not exactly be like they were before. I hope so anyway as so many people are reliant on tourism to earn a living in many areas around the country.

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Zuharah
Zuharah
Original Poster
23 days ago

At least we will all save some "holiday money" until we can travel again.

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ptenn00
ptenn0023 days ago

I would love to get away as soon as possible, to somewhere hot, but it would be too risky

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Zuharah
Zuharah
Original Poster
23 days ago

Me too. A nice private tropical island sounds good 😁

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angemski
angemski23 days ago

I would love to get away but don't think it will be this year. This topic reminded me of something I watched on daytime tv - There are hundreds of British workers still stuck on the cruise ships and can't get home, even though the passengers were taken off in March. They've been confined to their pokey cabins for most of their day and mental health issues rife - makes my holiday hope seem trivial.

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Zuharah
Zuharah
Original Poster
23 days ago

Oh no, I thought they had all been allowed to go home.

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ACR
ACR23 days ago

It may be difficult for a lot of people to take a holiday this year. Many will find it a little awkward to ask employers for a week or two off when the lockdown finally ends. A lot of companies will now be struggling financially and may have to layoff staff. Asking for even more time off if you haven't worked for 2 months+ could potentially have a detrimental impact on your employment status. Especially if you work for a company that doesn't treat employees very well.

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Zuharah
Zuharah
Original Poster
23 days ago

True.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin23 days ago

If possible to go abroad once lockdown is lifted im wanting to travel to America

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KirstyWhit29673
KirstyWhit2967323 days ago

No plans yet. My job involves travelling and staying over in hotels. At the moment working from home but nervous about the idea of going travelling at the minute. I’m going to see how well I do with that first

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loveglitches
loveglitches23 days ago

I was meant to be in California holidays 😞 anyhow still want to go there but definitely not this year , would love to move out of UK ( even more now ) bit don’t want to take any planes this year so thinking of driving whenever we can , and sell our apartment whenever we can , it will be long drive but might be safer than planes and airports

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Loislane
Loislane23 days ago

Caravan holiday booked for September but got realise won't happen x things are never going be the same again for anyone even when this all over anywhere life is too short x πŸ’—

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lilyflower
lilyflower23 days ago

Loislane be careful some caravans can be nippy Image

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Loislane
Loislane23 days ago

lilyflower lol x indeed so babe x

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lilyflower
lilyflower23 days ago

Loislane was/is the caravan somewhere nice? πŸ™‚

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Loislane
Loislane22 days ago

lilyflower Norfolk but doubt go now x

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Zuharah
Zuharah
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22 days ago
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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees23 days ago

Weekend away in the UK somewhere and plan something big elsewhere - just not sure where yet! Or when...

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Ceebers
Ceebers
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22 days ago

Absolutely not thinking of a holiday at this time. Everyone, other than front-line key workers, have just been at home for months. I think a lot of people will be strapped for cash, so holidays will not be front and centre in a lot of peoples' minds.

My holiday, that I should have been on this week, had to be cancelled. My partner is struggling to get the money back that he has spent at Spanish Hotels who are refusing to give it back. In my mind that is theft! Luckily we have travel insurance that should pay out to cover these costs. Easyjet seems to be offering a full refund, but we will have to wait. Lastminute.com looks like they will indeed give a full refund; eventually.

It will be interesting to see how the general public react to Boris' statement last night. It was not clear at all. Lots of debate and lots of questions...

Xx

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees22 days ago

I am wondering whether people will all flock to go on holiday when they can, or not, because of either money issues or being scared to maybe.

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Zuharah
Zuharah
Original Poster
22 days ago

I hope you and your partner get your money back.

You're right, Boris' statement was not clear.

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Zuharah
Zuharah
Original Poster
22 days ago

MeestairChrees I know some people who are eager to go abroad to see loved ones but also people who are scared and really don't want to go anywhere anytime soon.

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lornaae
lornaae19 days ago

I think even if it is plausible that abroad travel restrictions are lifted, I would probably not think it safe to do so. I am in no rush to, not because I don't want to travel, but I think my priorities have shifted a lot. I am not even banking on a 'staycation' although if this is possible that would be lovely.

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heatherduthie
heatherduthie18 days ago

We really look forward to our yearly holiday abroad but even if we can go this year I will definitely be giving it a miss, don’t think I’d feel comfortable, it’s bad enuff if you have to go to the shops if you can’t get an online delivered and as we don’t know if we have the virus you wouldn’t want to risk giving it to anyone else Safer to avoid any unnecessary travel at the moment but of coarse this is just my personal opinion

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