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  1. They are working on getting on getting more hotels setup. When ready in a few days the expectation is everyone quarantines in a hotel under government supervision for 3 days with a COVID test on entry and a COVID test on exist. If positive it is extended for the full 14 days. Yes, people are good at promising to boarder control officers all sorts of thing, but several days later appear to have lapses in memory. I suspect a universal trait in humans.
  2. In Canada, the requirement on entry was (and still is), you must demonstrate that you have a worked out plan of how you will quarantine at home for 14 days. If you don't have a plan you will be put up at a hotel the government has leased and quarantine there. The problem is to many people we not sticking to their plan. They could be fined for violating the local quarantine laws in their province. To many people were violating the rules that they are no proposing everyone quarantine in a hotel under government supervision. Similar to what Australia and the UK are now doing. As
  3. News reports that show up in Canada usually feature people who own property in the US and spend part of the year in Canada and part of the year in the US. That said news reports do not represent everyone just the story of the people they interviewed.
  4. The key thing with the tax is it only applies to vacant property. If your renting or living in the property then your exempt.
  5. Ton answer some of these questions... Under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom (part of our Constitution), the government can't easily restrict a Canadian from entering Canada. You can be quarantined but not stopped from entering. I suspect the US has similar rules for US nationals returning back home. Canada permits dual citizenship, so that provides an exemption. The Canadians getting a vaccine in the US were mostly people who qualified under US rules by having a winter home in the US. .
  6. So as far marriages go...... United codeshare partner in Canada with Air Canada (and Jazz is Air Canada's regional operator). Air Canada (through Jazz) is flying to Seattle and directly on a limited basis to Hawaii and California and Phoenix. Delta codeshare partner in Canada is WestJet (and Encore is their regional partner) WestJet is operating a limited number of flights tp Vegas, Hawaii and California. Alaska does not have a Canadian codeshare partner (they do interline with both Air Canada and WestJet) they are codeshare partners with American. Ala
  7. In this case they are off message and are going to be ignored. The CDC is asking for input on the virus. It is not the place of the CDC to decide if a cruise ship benefit to society exceeded its impact on the environment. They do have a valid concern, however a public health agency is the one to take the environment concern into consideration.
  8. I have done the EPIC for Cevitavecchia. Great choice. Most of the passengers are getting on/off in Barcelona, so the lineups are small to non existent. The state rooms are normally ready very early relative to other ports. There is a bit of weird vibe with this cruise. Usually everyone gets on you meet people and then you have that last night. In this case that is true for half the passenger and not for the other half. Finding an old small hotel within walking distance of everything in the center of Rome is the best bet. As for taking the train or shuttle/car
  9. You want to phone Princess (aka EzAir) and ask them how to handle it.
  10. The assumption here is that the courts in Bermuda or the Isle of Man will not accept a claim from a creditor(s) and will instead defer to the US court. The country where the ship happens to physically be located is also in a position to accept and enforce maritime liens against the ship. That country courts may or many not recognize the authority of a US court.
  11. The problem I have always had with these types of service are the rules associated with the pre-paid service. IT may be a bus (where your waiting for others who are doing the same service) or some coupon for a taxi or something else. You may find things are easier just grabbing a taxi or uber. If the terminal has a long line for either, just go up one floor to the Pan Pacific hotel and grab a taxi or order an uber there.
  12. I would not be surprised if NCL even gets the machine for free with a commitment to purchase some amount of coffee over the life of a multi-year contract. In Canada, they have had a number of "free machine" offers where you subscribe to capsules. Typically targeting small business. https://www.nespresso.com/pro/ca/en/vertuo-at-work
  13. A few years ago there two cargo ships stuck off the coast of Vancouver. One owned by a Korean company and the second operated by that company but owned by a German firm. Between bankruptcy filling and claims in the US, Korean, Canada and other parts it was quite a long time before the ships were permitted to dock to offload anywhere and was done country by country. https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/stranded-near-victoria-korean-ship-s-crew-expects-to-go-home-this-week-1.7491454?mod=article_inline https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hanjin-shipping-debt-usa-ban
  14. It is a complex international web. The US has a very flexible bankruptcy process. In many other countries it is different. All the ships are registered in the Bahamas with the exception of the Pride of America. It sounds like the Bahamas laws only permit Bankruptcy for Liquidation not reorganization. Determining which countries laws apply will be complex. In addition to all of this most of the ships are in Europe these days. You also have the laws of the country where the ship is physically docked to deal with. The US airlines are a little different in most
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