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What if someone tests positive on plane en route to green list country?

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Remmy123 · 07/07/2021 11:48

Wanting to book a family holiday but what if this happens then we are stuck in an apartment with a toddler for 10 days?

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HarveySpectorWins · 07/07/2021 11:52

Surely that's just the risk you need to take if you want to book a holiday at the moment? The guidance seems to be changing daily at the moment so it would be hard to tell. I thought you had to test before you got on the plane? I would be more concerned about testing positive before flying back and being stuck there for another while.

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Remmy123 · 07/07/2021 11:58

Oh yes test before plane I think just for the non-vaccinated

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HarveySpectorWins · 07/07/2021 12:01

It might be best to speak to a travel agent who will have the most up to date guidance and who can advise on insurance etc.

We have a break booked for next year as I just can't risk it this year & have taken their gold covid cover (please god do not even make this a thing to consider next year Grin) to be sure.

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LIZS · 07/07/2021 12:03

Some destinations quarantine you in their accommodation but you need travel insurance to cover additional costs such as accommodation(which may not be easy to find in peak season) and rescheduled travel home when clear.

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GalesThisMorning · 07/07/2021 12:06

You need a negative test 72 hours before entering most countries. So presumably you would know before getting on the plane and obviously would just miss the holiday, but at least you'd be home. The bigger worry is getting symptoms while you're away which means you'd have to isolate in your apartment, or having a positive result on the test required to re-enter the UK, which would mean having to extend your stay abroad and self isolate out there.

I am due to travel to an Amber country in 2.5 weeks. I will be out there for a month and will be staying with family the entire time. My ticket is fully flexible. Those factors make me feel better about going. There is just so much potential for things to go wrong Sad

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Nootkah · 07/07/2021 12:35

Anyone not doubly vaccinated would have to have a test 24 - 72 hours before boarding, and woukd have to present the results of that test before boarding. Do tou mean if someone you were on the plane with tests positive in resort, or at the destination airport random lateral flows? Guess it would depend on the rules in the countey you're in. Many seem to have exemptions for doubly vaccinated people.

If someone tests positive on their day two test? Yes currently i think tou would but that all looks set to change very soon.

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Remmy123 · 07/07/2021 13:29

I mean say if you were at the resort? The thought of self isolating with a toddler wouid feel inhumane

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Remmy123 · 07/07/2021 13:30

Maybe we are best going to a villa at least you have own pool

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