VIR75L wrote:I’m of the opposite opinion, get me out there as soon as, but there we go.
From someone who had COVID last year, now double vaccinated, I’m ready to live my life again.
I’ll stick to the rules (and still wear a mask here in the UK for the benefit of others), I’ll jump through hoops, but after 2, soon to be 3 cancelled trips, and a UK ‘holiday’ in June, I’m personally ‘done’ with living in fear.
I never said I didn't want to go at this time even if I could.
Each to their own, but to be honest the biggest blocker for me at the moment is the UK government's approach to travel and the rigmarole of testing and the associated costs involved, with each country having different testing requirements. As a household who is in full-time work, we can't afford nor don't have the time to play Russian Roulette with whether a country is going to be red listed in a few weeks. The recent easements of rules about travelling to amber list countries if double vaccinated helps a bit.
Hev60 wrote:Virgin Atlantic are aware than Pres.Biden won’t open those borders in the near future and that’s why they are looking at other destinations as Mitchja has pointed out, ie to Bahamas & extra flights to BGI which is really good news.
Indeed. Diversification is a good thing and it's good to see a return to the Bahamas. I think this pandemic has shown how VS need to be more diverse and not rely on a strategy predominantly focused on the USA market despite the lucrativeness of it in normal times. I observed quite a lot of consolidation of focus on that market during the Craig Kreeger years, though I noted diversification happening under Shai Weiss even before COVID struck (Tel Aviv, Cape Town, Sao Paulo, etc.).