3 Days to go: Covid Mask-Up

Reading of US news with covid on the rise makes me shutter. Gavin Newsom is the latest in a long chain of vax, and double boosted folks affected.

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On our EU tour bus we have mandated masking, and I continue this practice religiously in each store, and hotel lobby. To return to the US a negative covid test is required, and, if positive, where would one quarantine??

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I return to the EU in 7 days upon my return. Have a 3 day pre-EU layover in New York City. Crazy, but trips purchased need to be completed, or loose the money. Travel companies have been very patient, and the current trip I am on was purchased in 2019.

My next trip will be to England, then a cruise. Traveling to England no longer requires a covid test. Ship travel requires a negative test result in 72 hours pre-boarding, so have a test scheduled 2 miles from my youth hostel at Lloyd’s Pharmacy in London. What a data mining feat that was!

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In the meantime.. will continue to mask-up.

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Leaving For Sicily

Doing a make up European trip. Much paperwork is involved in this process. While vaccinated and boostered a rapid screen covid test 48 hours before departure is required. Currently, am waiting as long as I possibly can to ensure compliance. Have found a local drug store who will conduct the screen and write a letter with results. Nice touch for $50 as at Newark Airport it was $250.

Am nervous about the trip. Have packed and repacked a half dozen times to lighten the load as much as possible. Will keep you posted on the ins and outs of traveling European in a COVID world upon return.