Covid 19 Travel Restrictions: is there light at the end of the tunnel?Back to Forum
This morning I received an email from Aspire Lounges:
The Zurich Aspire Lounge is now open! Good news airport loungers, you can now visit the Zurich Airport Lounge
Could this be the first step in the (admittedly long) road to normality?
Stay safe everybody.
1 user thanked author for this post.15 May 2020
That’s certainly good.
What I find very interesting is the concept of continued border closures. Of course, screening will be expected when borders reopen (think US/external EU etc.) but outside of an Island nation like NZ or Aus, when do we expect large borders to reopen, under the assumption that COVID will never fully go away, it will only be managed more effectively.
Skeptics argue that the EU and other big borders will only re-open when there’s a vaccine, of course this is ludicrous because (a) that could be multiple years away or never happen and (b) even if they find a vaccine within a year, it will take another 1-3 years to vaccinate the better part of 7 billion people. Will the EU keep external borders shut this long? I can’t (or don’t want to) imagine that…
So on the topic of light at the end of the tunnel, when do we think intercontinental borders will reopen (and without some ridiculous 2 week quarantine that will kill off both business and leisure travel)? Based on airline schedules for June posted on this site, it would seem like they’re betting on some kind of intercontinental reopening soon.15 May 2020
So on the topic of light at the end of the tunnel, when do we think intercontinental borders will reopen (and without some ridiculous 2 week quarantine that will kill off both business and leisure travel)? Based on airline schedules for June posted on this site, it would seem like they’re betting on some kind of intercontinental reopening soon.
My bet – July or August. At that stage Governments will no longer be able to fund people to stay at home becoming unemployed as they have been doing and business will need to resume.15 May 2020
I hope you’re all correct. My fingers are crossed. I’m no epidemiologist, but all my readings suggest that closed borders for huge land connected countries like the US and those in Europe will have very limited benefits right now, and a high economic toll.15 May 2020
Italy reopening from 3rd June, no quarantine.
Football in Germany restarting today albeit behind closed doors.
I haven’t seen it reported but colleagues tell me EK is targeting 1 July for Dubai flights to crank up.
Things are starting to move.16 May 2020
I saw on one of the television news bulletins this morning that Moenchen Gladbach have started playing and they filled the stadium with cardboard cutouts of the supporters. Brilliant idea.16 May 2020
J_Pathmore said, “….when do we think intercontinental borders will reopen (and without some ridiculous 2 week quarantine that will kill off both business and leisure travel)?”
My guess is July 2020 at the latest for much or most of the world including Asia16 May 2020
I saw on one of the television news bulletins this morning that Moenchen Gladbach have started playing and they filled the stadium with cardboard cutouts of the supporters. Brilliant idea.
They knicked the idea from Dinamo Brest in Belarus. And the bulletins you saw were not accurate ( yet ). Gladbach were away at Frankfurt today and didn’t take the cut-outs with them. They are at home to Bayer Leverkusen next Saturday so we might get to see them then !16 May 2020
Thailand extends international arrivals’ ban.
BREAKING: The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has just extended the ban on international passenger planes landing in #Thailand to 30 June 2020. This now means that the earliest foreigners can come to Thailand is in July. Presuming that is they don’t extend the ban again. pic.twitter.com/k875aNdJyV
— Richard Barrow in Thailand 🇹🇭🇬🇧 (@RichardBarrow) May 16, 2020
1 user thanked author for this post.16 May 2020
My bet – July or August.
I think Asia will take a far more cautious approach in fully opening borders…
unfortunatly i tend to agree
Steve, I have always stated that things will get back to semblance of normality in September, June – July things start to open slowly, then you will have the inevitable getting back into sequence for the month of August and then September is when I see things starting to become a little easier for travel and easing of restrictions. That is of course there are no spikes during the months of July, August
1 user thanked author for this post.18 May 2020
Hopenik. Ons sou die 29ste Maart vlieg Cambodia toe en op 26ste word die inperking inwerking gestel. Met al ons besittings verkoop, moet ons nou die tydperk deur wag. Ons is 12 met 7 van ons wat gaan skool gee. Tydperk word nou lank en ons word ongeduldig. Dit voel of daardie die liggie wil-wil wys en dan weer verdwyn.26 May 2020
This is what comes up on Google translate:
“Hopenik. We would fly to Cambodia on the 29th of March and the restriction will be implemented on the 26th. With all our belongings sold, we now have to wait the period. We are 12 with 7 of us going to school. Time is getting long and we are getting impatient. It feels like they want to show the light and then disappear again”.
Whilst it appears to be about a family who are stuck somewhere, it’s difficult to understand why it’s on the Forum.26 May 2020
I received this survey related to the future of travel, in case anyone wishes to complete it. Amongst other answers, I put that the worst things about travelling are overcrowding at security and boarding, Ryanair type passengers, and overtourism of many resorts.
Amadeus Global Traveler Survey (I think they mean Traveller)
Hi! Thank you for taking an interest in this survey.
At Amadeus we are passionate about helping people explore the world, and we’ve been powering global journeys for over three decades. We realize that COVID-19 has turned our world upside down, but we are putting our technology and expertise to work in order to make journeys possible, safe and enjoyable again.
In this survey, we will be asking you about your experience as a traveler. Whether you used to travel frequently or not, for business or for leisure, we want to learn more about your personal experiences, and understand how this pandemic could modify your habits or expectations in the future. We will be focusing on journeys which include a flight, and asking you mostly about those parts of the trip that are not quite as smooth as they should be.
Thanks in advance for helping us re-imagine travel.2 Jun 2020