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  1. bamagrad75

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    For those who are waiting to walk down the aisle & hear those important words....this is your pilot speaking, I'm going to try to update which countries may be opening up soon & their requirements.

    It may change over time with some deciding not to or put additional restrictions in so I'll try to keep track of it.

    As of today, here's some who've proposed reopening.

    Iceland (mid June).

    They will open to general tourists beyond the EEA/EFTA group. They will require either a recent medical certificate showing covid status or offer one with same day results at the airport. If you test negative, you do not have to do the 14 quarantine others may have to do without a test.

    Icelandic Air is flying out of Boston which is also one of the 13 airports Americans must come back through according to our national travel requirements. Upon returning, you'll have to fill out some medical paperwork, take a screening & be "advised" to do a 14 day quarantine when you return home.

    Iceland's tours & travel is fully open.


    Greece (July 1).

    Similar to Iceland, an onsite test is available. Unlike Iceland, though, very few things will be open.



    Maldives (potentially mid July)

    No details at this time on requirements to enter. Visa on demand has been discontinued for several months. The problem is in getting there. At this point, flights would require transit through several countries, including Qatar, Singapore or Hong Kong, none of which are allowing transit passengers currently.

    Emirates and Qatar Air have announced plans to resume flights there but no word on if their countries will allow transit passengers coming from other countries. Stay tuned.



    Bali (maybe October)

    Had planned to reopen in May to Chinese tourists (oh just super). That was, wisely, put on hold. Now the new timeline is potentially in October. No details at this point on requirements.

    Now, I spend a lot of time in Indonesia, one of my favorite places. And, yes, Bali, has faired better than many places there but there is just no way I'm trusting of them & the government after they so blatantly lied to their own people & the country is so far flung, no telling where there are still hot spots. Just MNO.


    These are the ones I know of for now. I've found a couple potential in the Caribbean but need to do a bit more research.
     



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    Someone I know was supposed to get married in Bali this fall. I'm guessing that's not happening any longer
     
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    Could still if it opens. I'm just not trusting they are giving us the whole truth on deaths.
     
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    I think they invited a good number of people. My friend already cancelled his in Puerto Rico cause they just didn't want to deal with it.
     
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    We are looking HARD at the Maldives. If it opens and we can find transit, we are out of here.

    Iceland is our Plan B if Egypt collapses.

    There are actually plenty of places you can get into, if you are willing to fo a 14 day quarantine. Most dont have 14 days to waste but if you do and can find a damn flight...
     
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    Yeah....I can not
     
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    Turks and Caicos looking to reopen airports on June 1

    Anguilla considering opening in June.

    No details from either with regard to additional restrictions such as CV tests.

    Stay tuned
     
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    More potential openings. Google the country to get the latest potential dates and requirements

    Mexico, particularly Cozumel, Tulum and Cancun. Possibly by June 1

    Aruba considering early summer, June 15-July 1

    Bahamas considering early summer,maybe by July 1

    Jamaica looking at early summer, possibly early June

    Us Virgin Islands possibly June 1

    St Lucia. Possibly by June 4

    Antigua and Barbuda, possibly early June

    Cambodia is opening
     
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    Two more good pieces of news.

    Emirates Air resuming some flights and accepting transit passengers.

    Changi is opening one terminal for transit flights. May make Maldives after all
     
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    Belize now joining other Caribbean islands, looking to open up mid summer
     
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    St Lucia going to be opening back up mid summer but with all the restrictions they are looking to place on incoming tourists, take your money somewhere else.
     
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    Hong Kong to open to transit passengers on June 1st
     
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    And for one NOT opening soon.

    South Africa not reopening until 2021
     
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    Not surprising.
     
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    Looks like either Maldives or Iceland for us in Oct. Don't think Egypt will be open.

    Daughter flying to Turks and Caicos in about a month.
     
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    Probably for the best that I don't travel this year, and save up my points for next.
     
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    Lol.

    Problem is I'm not earning any because im not traveling and spending.

    But, damn, she got the LAST seat on any airline headed to Turks. And hotels have sold out there. She only needed 1 night because going out on dive boat and practically the only thing left was in the $300+ range.
     
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    Eh, get a decent amount on groceries, restaurants, and doordash.
     
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    Its going to be awhile before id take that chance to traveling
     
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    First off, Bali isn't a country.

    Second, what do sea cows wear in the summer?