Flights may resume September / October ?

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Flights may resume September / October ?

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Update on GOV.​UK.

Trinidad and Tobago travel advice

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Update to information and advice on accommodation, crime within Trinidad and possible resumption of British Airways flights from 1 September and Virgin flights from October (‘Summary’, Coronavirus’, ‘Safety and security’ and ‘Entry requirements’ pages)

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3:22pm, 7 July 2020

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Expecting an announcement re. borders opening (or not. or partially.) at the end of the month.

there's a lot of repatriation still required so ? if that'll have to happen first.

I noted international flights showing on CAL's schedule again and not just in the region, unlike the cargo runs they've been doing. Whether those longer haul flights go or not is another matter of course(Florida, NY and Toronto mainly). The Porlomar flight is on there as well

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I am not sure about all this.

The UK has had the cheek to issue a list of ‘approved’ countries, including T&T, that tourists can return from without quarantine. Of course that is based on the country's track record.

T&T has done very well, in my opinion.

So I would not be surprised if countries like T&T, that have managed the pandemic extremely well, issue a blacklist of countries like the UK, that have managed the pandemic very badly, that they will not accept tourists from them for the foreseeable future.

To be honest though … I will still come in December if Tobago is kind enough to accept me. :mrgreen:

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I agree with your thinking, Paul. And I would be happy to spend another Christmas in Tobago.

Take care, Hugh 8)

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Hi Guys

Just got in and Hugh's response echoes exactly what I was going to post.

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Happy to jump on a plane ASAP if they would let me in!

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Well there you go ... the Spanish fiasco ... let the Brits in, get infected and the UK imposes quarantine and ruins Spain's tourism.

This will create wider issues because there is no point kick-starting a previously dead tourist season to then have it locked down again ... this is a proper kick in the balls for Spain's tourism and people around the world will think carefully before booking trips abroad, especially if they have no (valid) travel insurance.

This is a potentially huge setback for global tourism.

The UK government's record of handling the pandemic is appalling and the data proves this (assuming it is correct!). Countries like Tobago cannot afford to jeopardise their safety by allowing tourists to visit from countries with such terrible track records like the UK / US.

As far as I am concerned I booked my flights last January so I have to go unless the flight is cancelled. I would like to go. But maybe I should not. Instead of 4 weeks I will do 6 weeks when it is safe for Tobago :mrgreen:

You have to be positive !

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Actually Paul, you'll have to be negative for international travel. :lol: 8)

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Haha Hugh ... my positivity is all based on getting there and somehow having to stay there.

It's a recurring dream to be marooned in Tobago.

If I take my work laptop I will be ok (I work from home) and my more respectable half could work there anyway. It could all be coming together.

Being positive ... and dreaming :mrgreen:

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Also do not forget about another risk factor, if just one passenger from the plane tested positive for the virus upon arrival then all passengers could be quarantined for 14 days....(see BA to Barbados)

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And sent home.
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