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AIBU to think the FCO advice for Amber countries will change?

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PlumpCushion · 25/06/2021 07:38

If rules change to allow fully vaccinated to avoid quarantine then logically, surely non essential travel for everyone else to Amber countries will become easier, from a travel insurance point of view.

At the moment it’s the lack of travel insurance rather than quarantine that puts me off going on my trip to Greece. But surely if they are going to lift quarantine for some , a by product of this will be a change in non essential FCO travel advice for everyone.

AIBU to assume that the ‘Amber countries means no travel insurance’ issue will disappear for everyone once they ditch quarantine for the vaccinated? Surely they can’t have two tier FCO advice…

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WhiteChocTwix · 25/06/2021 08:09

@PlumpCushion you can get travel insurance now for Amber countries. I'm currently in Greece. We brought a policy with StaySure and added on their extension for travel to a European amber country.

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PlumpCushion · 25/06/2021 08:27

Really, whitechoc? Wow! Whereabouts? I’d read so many threads saying that scenario would be uninsurable! We have an annual policy already with endsleigh which is turning out the a big waste of money!

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WhiteChocTwix · 25/06/2021 09:02

@PlumpCushion yes definitely have a look at Staysure Travel Insurance:

www.staysure.co.uk/coronavirus-travel-insurance/

I think we paid about £38 for single trip cover, DH found a 5% discount code online. You have to add their European FCDO Travel Advice Extension onto the policy so you're covered for Greece. Go for it, the weather is glorious out here and case numbers are low. Hope that helps.

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PlumpCushion · 25/06/2021 10:30

Will do! I’m sooo jealous WCT. Where are you staying?

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WhiteChocTwix · 25/06/2021 10:41

We're currently in Naxos, the weather is incredible! We were in Mykonos before that.

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PlumpCushion · 25/06/2021 11:20

Enjoy:)

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No1HolidayPlanner · 25/06/2021 13:35

I'm hoping to go to Crete in August.. quote with Staysure is very reasonable 😊

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Medstudent12 · 25/06/2021 15:47

I am hoping for Greece too! Is there any sign they’ll ban brits lime Belgium are? Holding out hope that they don’t.

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PlumpCushion · 25/06/2021 19:05

@Medstudent12 I think that only countries that don’t rely on British tourists will take that stance!

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PlumpCushion · 28/06/2021 13:52

EasyJet have just cancelled our flights 🙁

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Eve · 28/06/2021 13:54

I thought you were going to say it’s about to change as Boris is allegedly in Portugal - I bet no quarantine for him same as Gove didn’t have to quarantine!🙄Hmm

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99victoria · 28/06/2021 20:44

@PlumpCushion
Can you not change your flights? We had to change ours 3 times but looks like we are now heading off on Saturday :)

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PlumpCushion · 29/06/2021 06:28

There are no more available for sale at that time (Greek mainland). So the whole trip needs a rethink! No point rebooking anything until the last minute, I think!

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purplesequins · 29/06/2021 06:33

tbh I think everything is complicated by other countries making up their rules as well.
it's all well that a country is green, but if it has entry requirements that are difficult to meet then that's of no use.

remembers those days where you could turn up at the last minute counter at the airport with your passport and bags and just get the next flight out?

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PlumpCushion · 29/06/2021 14:27

Exactly, @purplesequins!
There’s literally no point rebooking anything for the end of July until the very last minute 😏

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PlumpCushion · 09/07/2021 09:25

Yay! Advice for all of Greece has just changed. Not just a few islands. My prediction was correct. Hope my trip goes ahead!

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greywell · 09/07/2021 18:14

Does anyone know how long a test takes to arrive? We want to take the test with us and do it in the resort.

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PlumpCushion · 11/07/2021 06:56

How would that work greywell?
How would the test be processed? Don’t they have to be PCR tests for the return?

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PlumpCushion · 11/07/2021 08:09

@greywell this issue ^^is turning out to be a minefield!
Have started a new thread on the subject:)

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greywell · 11/07/2021 09:54

They don't have to bre PCR tests for the return I don't think. Others are booking video calls at the resort (using a test they have taken with them).

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greywell · 11/07/2021 09:58

PlumpCushion, what is the new thread called?

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99victoria · 11/07/2021 11:56

We got antigen tests at our resort - €20 each

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