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How do you feel about the Uk adopting an air bridge system

Air bridges - also known as "travel corridors" - would involve passengers travelling between the UK and specific destinations not needing to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving in the UK.

Ziad4321
1 month ago
What do you think of this?
Nino786
Nino7861 month ago

Is there more info on this?

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
Original Poster
1 month ago

yes i will send you some links, it has not been confirmed but the government has suggested it

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JessHindle
JessHindle1 month ago

I would love to have this between Greece and the Uk. It is a good idea

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JessHindle
JessHindle1 month ago

They say that they want this between low infection countries

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
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1 month ago

i would also like this to happen between UK and Portugal or Malta or even Cyprus

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
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1 month ago

JessHindle a lot of people have booked holidays to Spain as they will be getting rid of there quarantine on 1st July

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
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1 month ago

JessHindle the problem with that is that people have work and cannot take 2 weeks off just so they can stay at home

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JessHindle
JessHindle1 month ago

Ziad4321 yes I have heard about that in the news a lot of holidays booked

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JessHindle
JessHindle1 month ago

Ziad4321 yes they would prioritise all of these countries first

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hspexy
hspexy1 month ago

It’s hilarious because the moment the government announced they were going to enforce a 14 day mandatory quarantine, they proposed the air bridge loop hole straight away. Why bother? They should’ve done it earlier

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
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1 month ago

i agree with that 100 percent they should have introduced this earlier maybe a few weeks ago

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hspexy
hspexy1 month ago

Ziad4321 they should’ve done it when they introduced the lockdown. Without border control, a lot of people may have been bringing the virus in with them, and then using the public transport, etc. I understand this was a new experience for everyone worldwide, but the Uk were in a position to do more as they had observed other countries with their strategies

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tumblespots
tumblespots1 month ago

Do the government not know that you can circumnavigate these rules and travel from 'X' to a place that has an airbridge connection to the UK, fly here and therefore not have to self isolate? They are absolutely clueless!

If people don't live here why are they coming? It must be for business purposes? surely it can't be for a holiday? They have a particular purpose in mind and whether they have the virus or not they will have nowhere to self isolate for 2 weeks and their business matter is probably due in the next day or so. (because who would travel more than 2 weeks before their meeting!) In my opinion re-infection rates will soar.

As you have probably guessed by now I don't think that they will work well at all. It is ridiculous. 🐞

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
Original Poster
1 month ago

i also agree with this 100 percent if i was in charge i would provide accommodation for those who are travelling for business and have nowhere to stay

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Lynibis
Lynibis13 days ago

I would go so far as to say that business trips are not needed. There is hardly anything you cannot do businesswise with today's technology, zoom, skype, transfer of documents etc.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi1 month ago

They need to do something. If u go to France right now u need to isolate 14 days and when u come back 14 days. Who wants to go anywhere when u need to isolate 28 days to have a holiday? Which will last more than a months

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
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1 month ago

yes the tourism and aviation industry is going to be hit hard

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Golfforall
Golfforall1 month ago

All those who are furloughed or working from home ?

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
Original Poster
1 month ago

Golfforall in the news British airways, ryanair and easy jet have said they will cut jobs because nobody is flying

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

The Great British people / idiots will continue to cause more spread of that virus than can be done via a few people coming in from countries that have it more under control.

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
Original Poster
1 month ago

yes i agree with that if you are on a beach it will spread very quickly

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Golfforall
Golfforall1 month ago

As in all things , our 10% of active know all idiots spoil it for all .

Take Pubs with beer gardens . 90% of clientelle would sit in the beer garden obeying what ever rules applied religiously .

Then in come the other 10% , mainly know it all snowflakes , getting drunk and thinking their childish antics are somehow funny .....

To be fair I think the government know this will happen which is why they are holding back at the moment . As per normal the minority spoil it for the majority.

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TheChimp
TheChimp1 month ago

Dennab An estimate of over 13K people brought the virus in before lockdown.

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
Original Poster
1 month ago

Golfforall yes i would agree with this, that is how it spread so quickly

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

TheChimp That was when other countries were still in a crap state though. I suppose it depends on the 'R' number now within the UK vs the percentage of people likely to be infected when coming in from another country.

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TheChimp
TheChimp1 month ago

Dennab Yeah, but we don't know the R number from people coming into the country.

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

TheChimp Yes fair enough. Maybe the rules should be a little more granular based on country. Aren't we one of the worst by far?

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
Original Poster
1 month ago

Dennab yes yesterday in Europe we had the most cases and the most deaths and in total in Europe we are the worst by far

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
Original Poster
1 month ago

Dennab yes but in many countries in Europe have now put the virus under control

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

Ziad4321 That was the basis of my original point. This country is causing itself more damage internally than outsiders can cause now.

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Getsome
Getsome1 month ago

Depends on what countries I would be able to visit and also what’s the point of having the air bridges if the measures put in place make it so you can’t do much on holiday

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
Original Poster
1 month ago

well in Spain they are getting rid of the 14 day quarantine on the 1st July

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Getsome
Getsome1 month ago

Ziad4321 Im on about what you can actually do on holiday with social distancing restrictions

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
Original Poster
1 month ago

Getsome yes you can not do alot but many countries are opening beaches and restaurants

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
Original Poster
20 days ago

The Government is expected to announce next week Britain’s first air bridges with “low-risk” European destinations, including France, Italy, Spain, Greece and Germany.

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
Original Poster
20 days ago

The first air bridges to low-risk countries could be in force from July 4, but Mr Shapps said no announcement will be made until June 29 when the quarantine measures will be officially reviewed.

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TheChimp
TheChimp20 days ago

So more bug ridden people coming into the country?

This is how it all started.

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
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13 days ago

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/07/03/uk-travel-quarantine-countries-exempt-without-list-air-bridges-news/

The Government will today reveal a list of up to 60 countries exempt from a UK quarantine, effectively giving the go-ahead for holidays this summer.

The list, expected to be revealed as a 'traffic light system', will also coincide with the loosening of the Foreign Office advice, which has warned against all but essential travel since mid-March.

Spain, Italy, France and Germany are expected to appear on the list, which will be released at lunchtime.

The announcement will mean English holidaymakers returning to the UK from 60 countries will not need to self-isolate for 14 days. The devolved nations are due to set out their own rules at a later date.

The rule change will come into effect from Friday July 10 – not July 6, as previously suggested – with the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps describing it as a major step in "reopening the nation". The Government had originally hoped for a UK-wide approach, but the England-only exemptions come after days of disagreements with Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.

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tumblespots
tumblespots13 days ago

I don't think this is a good idea at all. Clearly the government have no knowledge of people taking a trip to somewhere that will connect with us without having to self isolate even though they have really come from somewhere else, circumnavigating the the self isolating system! We will soon all be infected to the hilt again.... 🐞

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Golfforall
Golfforall13 days ago

Not interested this year . Anywhere you go places will be closed , those open will have severe restrictions . If you just want to lie on a beach all day it may be OK but not my thing .

And of course you could get caught up in an outbreak and all the attendant hassle getting back - No thanks !

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
Original Poster
12 days ago

i kind of agree with you i will not be going anywhere this year but only because it is now July and if i wanted to go it would be way to expensive

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi12 days ago

I think it is needed to not kill the aviation and holiday industry.

14 days isolation is not so appealing.

But there is a higher chance that virus will spread again. i think everyone should be tested who wants to travel.

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
Original Poster
8 days ago

i definitely agree with that you should definitely have to be tested for this when you come back to the uk

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