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Australia permitting international travel to 14 countries

Postby Paphitis » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:06 am

Greece is one of the 14 countries.

Cyprus misses out - for what reason? I don't know because Cyprus has one of the better Chy-na virus records in the world.

So anyone travelling to Cyprus can be stopped at the border and not allowed to travel. Plus Australian Border Force is renowned for their lack of humour.

Looks like any vacation will be to Greece. :D

Hotel stays in Santorini are real cheap right now as well.
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Re: Australia permitting international travel to 14 countrie

Postby Kikapu » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:30 am

Paphitis wrote:Greece is one of the 14 countries.

Cyprus misses out - for what reason? I don't know because Cyprus has one of the better Chy-na virus records in the world.

So anyone travelling to Cyprus can be stopped at the border and not allowed to travel. Plus Australian Border Force is renowned for their lack of humour.

Looks like any vacation will be to Greece. :D

Hotel stays in Santorini are real cheap right now as well.


Greece sounds good for us in September if the virus is under control.

We took the opportunity to drive to southern France last week to the Ardèche district to do some canoeing on the river Ardèche Pont d’Arc, which last time I was there was 41 years ago. Spent 5 summers canoeing there from 1975-79. Great hotel, great food-wine and gentle rapids canoeing for two days on the river. Lots of fun.
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Re: Australia permitting international travel to 14 countrie

Postby Londonrake » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:13 pm

Ahhh, but was it character building? :D
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Re: Australia permitting international travel to 14 countrie

Postby Kikapu » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:38 pm

Londonrake wrote:Ahhh, but was it character building? :D

Always! :D

Didn’t have the time to also canoe the Gorges du Tarn river this time, as we did it back in the 70’s together with Ardèche.

Next time. :D
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Re: Australia permitting international travel to 14 countrie

Postby Paphitis » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:22 pm

Kikapu wrote:
Paphitis wrote:Greece is one of the 14 countries.

Cyprus misses out - for what reason? I don't know because Cyprus has one of the better Chy-na virus records in the world.

So anyone travelling to Cyprus can be stopped at the border and not allowed to travel. Plus Australian Border Force is renowned for their lack of humour.

Looks like any vacation will be to Greece. :D

Hotel stays in Santorini are real cheap right now as well.


Greece sounds good for us in September if the virus is under control.

We took the opportunity to drive to southern France last week to the Ardèche district to do some canoeing on the river Ardèche Pont d’Arc, which last time I was there was 41 years ago. Spent 5 summers canoeing there from 1975-79. Great hotel, great food-wine and gentle rapids canoeing for two days on the river. Lots of fun.


So you taking the risk and travelling?

Are you able to travel so easily?

Australia still got very tight border controls, but just eased back today and allows travel to 14 countries. Not sure if France is one of them. USA, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Russia, Brazil, Turkey as well as Cyprus are not on that list. Greece is however.

As for Gorges, you would have also had plenty of opportunity in the mid west. Have you been to Denver? Part of the rockies high country and its near Aspen.

I am hoping the Yanks get their act together real quick and that their domestic aviation sector recovers to 80% capacity this year.

International travel is shot and won't be recovering anytime soon.
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Re: Australia permitting international travel to 14 countrie

Postby Kikapu » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:28 pm

Paphitis wrote:
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Paphitis wrote:Greece is one of the 14 countries.

Cyprus misses out - for what reason? I don't know because Cyprus has one of the better Chy-na virus records in the world.

So anyone travelling to Cyprus can be stopped at the border and not allowed to travel. Plus Australian Border Force is renowned for their lack of humour.

Looks like any vacation will be to Greece. :D

Hotel stays in Santorini are real cheap right now as well.


Greece sounds good for us in September if the virus is under control.

We took the opportunity to drive to southern France last week to the Ardèche district to do some canoeing on the river Ardèche Pont d’Arc, which last time I was there was 41 years ago. Spent 5 summers canoeing there from 1975-79. Great hotel, great food-wine and gentle rapids canoeing for two days on the river. Lots of fun.


So you taking the risk and travelling?

Are you able to travel so easily?

Australia still got very tight border controls, but just eased back today and allows travel to 14 countries. Not sure if France is one of them. USA, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Russia, Brazil, Turkey as well as Cyprus are not on that list. Greece is however.

As for Gorges, you would have also had plenty of opportunity in the mid west. Have you been to Denver? Part of the rockies high country and its near Aspen.

I am hoping the Yanks get their act together real quick and that their domestic aviation sector recovers to 80% capacity this year.

International travel is shot and won't be recovering anytime soon.


Borders in the EU are mostly open. Driving in my car is safe. At highway stops and stores in France masks were required. Same at Buffett breakfast at the hotel and at reception. Most employees were masked. Also on the bus when transferred to and from points for canoeing. Social distancing was observed most places. Not many non French tourist however.

No masks while canoeing. :D

Have been to Denver, but not for canoeing. Do not fancy rapid grades more than level 3. :D

Perhaps on large rafts. :D
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Re: Australia permitting international travel to 14 countrie

Postby Paphitis » Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:42 am

Kikapu wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
Kikapu wrote:
Paphitis wrote:Greece is one of the 14 countries.

Cyprus misses out - for what reason? I don't know because Cyprus has one of the better Chy-na virus records in the world.

So anyone travelling to Cyprus can be stopped at the border and not allowed to travel. Plus Australian Border Force is renowned for their lack of humour.

Looks like any vacation will be to Greece. :D

Hotel stays in Santorini are real cheap right now as well.


Greece sounds good for us in September if the virus is under control.

We took the opportunity to drive to southern France last week to the Ardèche district to do some canoeing on the river Ardèche Pont d’Arc, which last time I was there was 41 years ago. Spent 5 summers canoeing there from 1975-79. Great hotel, great food-wine and gentle rapids canoeing for two days on the river. Lots of fun.


So you taking the risk and travelling?

Are you able to travel so easily?

Australia still got very tight border controls, but just eased back today and allows travel to 14 countries. Not sure if France is one of them. USA, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Russia, Brazil, Turkey as well as Cyprus are not on that list. Greece is however.

As for Gorges, you would have also had plenty of opportunity in the mid west. Have you been to Denver? Part of the rockies high country and its near Aspen.

I am hoping the Yanks get their act together real quick and that their domestic aviation sector recovers to 80% capacity this year.

International travel is shot and won't be recovering anytime soon.


Borders in the EU are mostly open. Driving in my car is safe. At highway stops and stores in France masks were required. Same at Buffett breakfast at the hotel and at reception. Most employees were masked. Also on the bus when transferred to and from points for canoeing. Social distancing was observed most places. Not many non French tourist however.

No masks while canoeing. :D

Have been to Denver, but not for canoeing. Do not fancy rapid grades more than level 3. :D

Perhaps on large rafts. :D


Yeh I don't fancy that either. That would be suicidal I'm sure.

But happy to do it on a bigger licensed craft with all the safety precautions.

Starting to get a fascination with Denver and Aspen, because been speaking to my recruiter who is based there. he thinks I'm mad for bidding for Newark as my home port. Denver really looks gorgeous and very family friendly too.

The good news is the airlines are now starting to move their once again. Plus all the over 60s are resigning and doubtful those in their late fifties will return either as they become non-current.
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Re: Australia permitting international travel to 14 countrie

Postby Kikapu » Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:25 am

Paphitis wrote:
Kikapu wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
Kikapu wrote:
Paphitis wrote:Greece is one of the 14 countries.

Cyprus misses out - for what reason? I don't know because Cyprus has one of the better Chy-na virus records in the world.

So anyone travelling to Cyprus can be stopped at the border and not allowed to travel. Plus Australian Border Force is renowned for their lack of humour.

Looks like any vacation will be to Greece. :D

Hotel stays in Santorini are real cheap right now as well.


Greece sounds good for us in September if the virus is under control.

We took the opportunity to drive to southern France last week to the Ardèche district to do some canoeing on the river Ardèche Pont d’Arc, which last time I was there was 41 years ago. Spent 5 summers canoeing there from 1975-79. Great hotel, great food-wine and gentle rapids canoeing for two days on the river. Lots of fun.


So you taking the risk and travelling?

Are you able to travel so easily?

Australia still got very tight border controls, but just eased back today and allows travel to 14 countries. Not sure if France is one of them. USA, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Russia, Brazil, Turkey as well as Cyprus are not on that list. Greece is however.

As for Gorges, you would have also had plenty of opportunity in the mid west. Have you been to Denver? Part of the rockies high country and its near Aspen.

I am hoping the Yanks get their act together real quick and that their domestic aviation sector recovers to 80% capacity this year.

International travel is shot and won't be recovering anytime soon.


Borders in the EU are mostly open. Driving in my car is safe. At highway stops and stores in France masks were required. Same at Buffett breakfast at the hotel and at reception. Most employees were masked. Also on the bus when transferred to and from points for canoeing. Social distancing was observed most places. Not many non French tourist however.

No masks while canoeing. :D

Have been to Denver, but not for canoeing. Do not fancy rapid grades more than level 3. :D

Perhaps on large rafts. :D


Yeh I don't fancy that either. That would be suicidal I'm sure.

But happy to do it on a bigger licensed craft with all the safety precautions.

Starting to get a fascination with Denver and Aspen, because been speaking to my recruiter who is based there. he thinks I'm mad for bidding for Newark as my home port. Denver really looks gorgeous and very family friendly too.

The good news is the airlines are now starting to move their once again. Plus all the over 60s are resigning and doubtful those in their late fifties will return either as they become non-current.


Many pilots over 60 took the sweet deal offered by some airlines few months ago with all their benefits Indefinitely and 50% pay until they reach 65 when they start their pension. These guys can become flight instructors if they choose to work or just kick back to stress free life up in Aspen Colorado or in Hawaii. They’ve earned it from the stressful flying before the pandemic.
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Re: Australia permitting international travel to 14 countrie

Postby Paphitis » Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:41 am

Kikapu wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
Kikapu wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
Kikapu wrote:
Paphitis wrote:Greece is one of the 14 countries.

Cyprus misses out - for what reason? I don't know because Cyprus has one of the better Chy-na virus records in the world.

So anyone travelling to Cyprus can be stopped at the border and not allowed to travel. Plus Australian Border Force is renowned for their lack of humour.

Looks like any vacation will be to Greece. :D

Hotel stays in Santorini are real cheap right now as well.


Greece sounds good for us in September if the virus is under control.

We took the opportunity to drive to southern France last week to the Ardèche district to do some canoeing on the river Ardèche Pont d’Arc, which last time I was there was 41 years ago. Spent 5 summers canoeing there from 1975-79. Great hotel, great food-wine and gentle rapids canoeing for two days on the river. Lots of fun.


So you taking the risk and travelling?

Are you able to travel so easily?

Australia still got very tight border controls, but just eased back today and allows travel to 14 countries. Not sure if France is one of them. USA, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Russia, Brazil, Turkey as well as Cyprus are not on that list. Greece is however.

As for Gorges, you would have also had plenty of opportunity in the mid west. Have you been to Denver? Part of the rockies high country and its near Aspen.

I am hoping the Yanks get their act together real quick and that their domestic aviation sector recovers to 80% capacity this year.

International travel is shot and won't be recovering anytime soon.


Borders in the EU are mostly open. Driving in my car is safe. At highway stops and stores in France masks were required. Same at Buffett breakfast at the hotel and at reception. Most employees were masked. Also on the bus when transferred to and from points for canoeing. Social distancing was observed most places. Not many non French tourist however.

No masks while canoeing. :D

Have been to Denver, but not for canoeing. Do not fancy rapid grades more than level 3. :D

Perhaps on large rafts. :D


Yeh I don't fancy that either. That would be suicidal I'm sure.

But happy to do it on a bigger licensed craft with all the safety precautions.

Starting to get a fascination with Denver and Aspen, because been speaking to my recruiter who is based there. he thinks I'm mad for bidding for Newark as my home port. Denver really looks gorgeous and very family friendly too.

The good news is the airlines are now starting to move their once again. Plus all the over 60s are resigning and doubtful those in their late fifties will return either as they become non-current.


Many pilots over 60 took the sweet deal offered by some airlines few months ago with all their benefits Indefinitely and 50% pay until they reach 65 when they start their pension. These guys can become flight instructors if they choose to work or just kick back to stress free life up in Aspen Colorado or in Hawaii. They’ve earned it from the stressful flying before the pandemic.


Yes they are being offered packages. But it looks like Domestic Travel is opening up with Trump refusing to lock down.

I'm sure most will be instructors in Saint Louis.
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