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Are you worried about Coronavirus in relation to any holidays that you have booked in 2020?

Coronavirus is constantly in the news, and there is much uncertainty about how far and wide it will spread.


Many of us have travel plans in the near future and perhaps the Far East is/was on our agenda.


Have you got any holidays booked to the Far East? Are you now wishing to change your plans? What are your views?


Created By on 20/02/2020

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Wonder K
10th Mar 2020 15:38:32
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We planned on a cruise in late March. As we watch the Corona virus updates it appears we won't be going. We were headed to Europe. Alas as we are older and a bit health hampered, we think boarding a ship now is just courting disaster.
dsr25
1st Mar 2020 17:52:44
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Personally, I’m putting off travel until this is under control. We have a lady at either who has a cruise booked which is due to go to China, not sure what she will fo, but work may impose 2wk barrier if she goes
Marley444
21st Feb 2020 13:39:36 (Last activity: 26th Feb 2020 18:45:57)
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Travel seems full of uncertainty at the moment ... my daughter is due to go to Vietnam at Easter via Hong Kong ... her boyfriend's company say he will need to go into 14 days home quarantine when they return and they are now trying to change their flights and holiday plans and go west instead of east, but they are having a challenging time trying to rebook.
Response from Wilf made on 25th Feb 2020 19:52:15
I dont think I would go to Hong Kong at the moment!
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor Original Poster made on 26th Feb 2020 18:36:51
The virus is moving so fast and seems to have moved from the Far East to Europe, so travel advice seems to be changing each day. It's very difficult to keep up!
Response from Marley444 made on 26th Feb 2020 18:45:57
Yes, you're right Sally
Wilf
24th Feb 2020 14:54:30 (Last activity: 26th Feb 2020 18:40:48)
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I see today that the large airlines like Easyjets shares have fallen significantly and also the FTSE 100 as a whole is down a few percent. We have no holidays booked but have to say I would be having second thoughts if I was going on cruise for example
Response from Lionel made on 24th Feb 2020 16:38:26
As said below Wilf, we don't travel these days. Yet if we were planning something outside UK I would now cancel it. There's just no point in courting disaster, especially as the likes of us have got this far! I plan to milk the pensions for a good while yet.
Response from Wilf made on 24th Feb 2020 16:56:53
We are similar Lionel and most of the time we only go in the local vicinity. The only problem in Blighty is the weather! I havent seen the sun this year!
Response from CaroleAH made on 24th Feb 2020 22:18:34
I agree with you both and as we have so much beautiful scenery in the UK why would we want to travel further afield? I wilt in the hot weather so our climate suits me fine. Wilf, might you be exaggerating just a little re our weather? 🙂 The forecast for my area (North Yorkshire) was for heavy snow today - I woke up to blue skies and sunshine although it was rather chilly! Not a snowflake in sight although I believe there were heavy snowfalls in some areas.
Response from Lionel made on 25th Feb 2020 00:05:56
Coronavirus is not the only barrier to our further travel. No, it is that my wife and I have found something priceless here ... contentment. The media bangs on about happiness but that's a fleeting response. Contentment allows one to cope with almost anything and remain undisturbed inside. I can live like that.

I've just been outside, looked at the night sky. It's clear, cold and crisp. The stars are there to be seen. Orion, the Plough and in a few minutes the Space Station will be visible. ... I'm excited. It was the same one night in Czech thirty years ago. The same those many nights sitting on a bleak moor side in North Yorkshire shepherding sheep.

Tomorrow I'll be out with the dogs as I've been for many years. My lovely wife and companion in life will be waiting for me with the coffee on. Coffee and home made cake.

One Surfer a couple of years ago addressed me as an old countryman. That is an honour indeed. Yet there's truth there. Kathryn, my wife, and I share a contentment with our lot.

I don't boast. No, I tell you as it is. The need to go far from this spot is no longer in us.

Carole, our God is a good God; just follow His way and no other. I do.
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor Original Poster made on 26th Feb 2020 18:40:48
The virus is moving so fast and seems to have moved from the Far East to Europe, so travel advice seems to be changing each day. It's very difficult to keep up!
Lionel
22nd Feb 2020 16:56:19
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Although Coronavirus doesn't affect us now as we may no longer easily travel, I do recall Spring 2003.

We took our caravan across Europe. Wherever we went people gave us a wide berth - no queues in the shops for us. Even at Auschwitz Birkenau we were large given a wide berth. Thought my deodorant was failing me.

Last stop was de Pannes in Belgium. Nobody wanted to know us. The barman refused to serve us. The park owner came to tell us to move to a less populated part of the camp. To the question, 'why the hell should we?' he replied that we were infected with SARS, that the entire UK was in an unprecedented epidemic and we were no longer welcome.

Getting home, no one was aware we were engulfed in this awful epidemic, but warned us, Europe is in a bad way, yep! They've got SARS really bad.

The rumour mill is more powerful than the truth.

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