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  1. I miss my sister who lives in Rochester (I haven't seen her in over 6 months) but I too am very glad that the border is closed.
  2. Sorry, you make it sound like Americans are the only travellers. The residents of most other English speaking countries will be allowed in, but their home countries except for the UK are still recommending against travel, which remains an issue. Some companies market more to the US than others. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  3. I can’t remember where I first saw it, but here is one from New Zealand https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/travel/2020/06/coronavirus-eu-to-allow-in-visitors-from-14-covid-19-safe-countries-including-new-zealand.html I also found it on BBC News but can’t copy a link from the app. This one says the list is still likely to be amended. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  4. Now that it is official from which countries visitors to the EU will be allowed in this first pronouncement (Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay), how many of those countries still have global travel advisories? I know we in Canada do.
  5. You shouldn't need Cancel for any Reason for this; death or illness of a close relative should be a covered event in any case. I know that before I went to Spain a few years ago, I checked into this because my brother-in-law was dying of cancer. He died when I was in Spain, but my sister and I decided that I wouldn't cut short my trip, but it would have been covered if I needed to get home.
  6. They are just following some of the US airlines in making this change. I'm sure the others will follow. I too am not happy about it; I have to decide whether I'm prepared to fly to Africa (Kenya and Tanzania) in February 2021, which is way more than 7 hours.
  7. Obviously, it depends where you come from; I don't consider 80-85F perfect weather for touring; I find that quite hot. 😀
  8. I think since they are trying to socially distance people they definitely won’t be sailing full. The question is, of course, how empty will they accept. My tulip time cruise with Uniworld in 2010 had only 47 passengers out of a potential complement of 132 (River Queen). This was during the Icelandic volcano eruption. I only just made it, and many other passengers couldn’t. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  9. It is also different on phones than on computers. The first thing to note is that you don't want the search at the top of the screen, which on my Windows computer using Chrome has a box that says "Search ships, destinations, etc." This is the Cruise Critic search, not the forums search. The forums search can be found below that search, on the right hand side, under your login name. It shows an oval with "Search..." in it. Note that unlike the Cruise Critic search, which stays at the top of the page, this one scrolls, so you need to scroll up to the top of the page to see it. Don't just enter your search term. Click in the box first, and a drop down menu appears as shown in Shmoo Here's picture. Select where you want to look, typically "This Forum" or maybe even "This Topic". Then put in your term, in quotes as you show. For "San Diego Hotels", I might go to the West Coast Departures in the Home Ports section, and search in that forum. I might first just search for "San Diego" or maybe "San Diego Hotel", because using "Hotels" will exclude anything that doesn't actually have the plural in the text.
  10. A sister doesn't count as immediate family, and, to be honest, I couldn't bear to have her with me for over 14 days. (I love her, but...) 😃 I live in a 1 bedroom apartment (an upper duplex) and there is no way someone can self-isolate in this space with me, with only a single bathroom and nowhere to go.
  11. My sister lives in Rochester, NY about a 4 hour drive from here. I haven't seen her since Christmas, and unless I fly (an expensive proposition even if I can find a flight and I don't think I would want to anyway) it may be quite a while yet before I can see my closest relative in person. Strangely, despite not being able to drive across the border, you can fly, and there would be no self-isolation in the States. I would have to self-isolate for 14 days on my return, but if I stocked my fridge and freezer before I went and drove to the airport myself, it would be possible. Not something I am prepared to do right now, however.
  12. Toronto moves to phase 2 just after midnight tonight. That means that all of Ontario except one area where there are major outbreaks among migrant farm workers, are all in phase 2. Hair salons are open, patio dining, and malls are allowed to open. Personally, I managed to get a haircut for tomorrow. Yea! I don’t think I’m rushing to eat out, and I have no interest in a trip to the mall, but this is a big change for us. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  13. I completely understand. I wish the lines would be more forthcoming, however.
  14. I don't think Uniworld believes that date, thus there promotion with American Queen you noted in another thread.
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