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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile That is a good point re fees. EU citizens are...

That is a good point re fees. EU citizens are charged international fees now in the UK (except for UK citizens in the UK under certain circumstances).
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I live in France and it is quite common for...

I live in France and it is quite common for french students to go to Spain - especially for degrees like medicine and vet science that are really hard to get into here. I have only heard positive...
Forum: General Trip Planning 24 Jan 22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thank you all. I have booked hotels in...

Thank you all.

I have booked hotels in Phoenix, GC, Page, Monument Valley and Sedona. Weíll be very busy 8 days but my son and I did 10 days in Argentina with 6 different hotels and 6 internal...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 23 Jan 22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I am off to Arizona in 4 weeks! For me it is the...

I am off to Arizona in 4 weeks! For me it is the test coming back that concerns me most (as I live in France and coming from the USA et have to have a LFT no more than 24h before the first flight...
Forum: General Trip Reports 18 Jan 22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 712
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thank you for a great report! I love Canada and...

Thank you for a great report! I love Canada and VI is one of my favorite places ever!

Not long until your next trip! Washington is on my to do list!
Forum: General Chat 18 Jan 22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,943
Posted By Melbatb
Sending you much love at the moment. You can do...

Sending you much love at the moment. You can do this and we are all behind you every step of the way.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 16 Jan 22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,350
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Interested also! I am off there next month...

Interested also!

I am off there next month (just booked flights into Phoenix)

My plan is the Grand Canyon, Page (for Antelope Canyon and Lake Powell) Monument Valley and Sedona/Coconino Forest...
Forum: General Chat 16 Jan 22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,706
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile My son flew to HK last year where there were...

My son flew to HK last year where there were about 10 passengers and he was the only one in his section. He said he wished all flights were like that 🤣
Forum: General Trip Planning 15 Jan 22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile So tell me about ArizonaÖ.

I have just booked flights to Phoenix for the end of February. My DS is currently studying in LA and I havenít seen him since the beginning of September.

As he is exploring LA a lot and is off to...
Forum: General Chat 14 Jan 22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,048
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile My DDís school have confirmed they have submitted...

My DDís school have confirmed they have submitted the reference. My DD is going to press send over the weekend! Exciting times!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Jan 22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 39,212
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Interesting that the Australian government have...

Interesting that the Australian government have left it to Friday afternoon to announce it - so more difficult to get a legal hearing before Monday!
Forum: General Chat 12 Jan 22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5,020
Views: 353,576
Posted By Melbatb
DS has been on the move! He finished his exams on...

DS has been on the move! He finished his exams on 15/12 and flew to Vancouver on 16/12 for 2 weeks (His best friend is from there!) Then on 30/12 he flew to LA. He has an exchange term at the...
Forum: General Chat 12 Jan 22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5,020
Views: 353,576
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Not really much fun to have exams just after...

Not really much fun to have exams just after Christmas! Does she finish this year?
Forum: General Chat 12 Jan 22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5,020
Views: 353,576
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I love Germany (my DS was born there!) so I think...

I love Germany (my DS was born there!) so I think your DD will have a fab time!

Well done on your 19yo finding her house for next year! Sounds like a lot of work for her to get the best results...
Forum: General Chat 12 Jan 22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5,020
Views: 353,576
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Brilliant news! Georgia must be thrilled! I...

Brilliant news! Georgia must be thrilled!

I hope the house hunting goes well!
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 12 Jan 22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile The French government spokesperson has confirmed...

The French government spokesperson has confirmed this. Details to follow within the next few days! (This is from French news - I live here)
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 5 Jan 22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,848
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile There isnít. We have a health certificate- either...

There isnít. We have a health certificate- either vaccinated or a negative LFT(supervised).
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 5 Jan 22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,848
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Perhaps this will help you understand: ...

Perhaps this will help you understand:
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/76223/de0247297033e8.jpg

The spokesperson for the government actually explained the frustration of not only the...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 5 Jan 22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Up to recently HK has managed to eliminate...

Up to recently HK has managed to eliminate community cases (all cases were imported ones and as everyone has to do a 3 week strict quarantine (no leaving your room at all) then if you were positive...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 5 Jan 22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,848
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We donít yet have vaccine passports.

We donít yet have vaccine passports.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 5 Jan 22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,848
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile And the day before that it was 68k and the day...

And the day before that it was 68k and the day before that it was 59kÖ.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 1 Jan 22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,329
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Fingers crossed for you! I miss Quebec! DS spent...

Fingers crossed for you! I miss Quebec! DS spent Christmas in Vancouver and I was so jealous!
Forum: General Trip Planning 31 Dec 21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We stayed at Home2 Suites in Long Island City...

We stayed at Home2 Suites in Long Island City. The room has 2 doubles and a sofa bed and a kitchenette and included breakfast. It was right near the subway station and only 2 stops from Central Park...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 31 Dec 21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,329
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I really want to go to LA to see my 20 yo son who...

I really want to go to LA to see my 20 yo son who I havenít seen since September 2021 (not so long but he possibly may not be home again until Christmas 2022) but will only book a few days before I...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 31 Dec 21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,906
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile It isnít political in the sense that the same...

It isnít political in the sense that the same rules apply to everyone- even the residents. My son is a student there and so far has done 8 weeks of hotel quarantine. This term he is studying in LA so...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Dec 21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 80,794
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We have an average of 87k+ cases a day (todayís...

We have an average of 87k+ cases a day (todayís numbers come after 2 days when it has been far less due to the holidays).

I have no idea when the ban will be lifted. Sooner rather than later I...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Dec 21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 80,794
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Here in France the restrictions are wfh 3-4 days...

Here in France the restrictions are wfh 3-4 days a week for the next few weeks, wear a mask in city centres and limited numbers for sporting events. No talk of lockdown or closing things down except...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 26 Dec 21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By Melbatb
I live in France. As far as I understand for the...

I live in France. As far as I understand for the 12y+ 2m it will be double vaccinated (the booster isnít available for the under 18s yet). The under 12s are exempt.

Of course this all needs to be...
Forum: General Chat 23 Dec 21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,642
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Oh no - did they have to wait for the results? HK...

Oh no - did they have to wait for the results? HK insisted on a pcr before you left, then a pcr on arrival - and you had to wait for the results as if you were positive you had to go to a special...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 Dec 21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Even better then 👍🏻

Even better then 👍🏻
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 Dec 21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/76223/230208a...

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/76223/230208abf91d82.jpg

These are the latest figures for France - 10 times more likely to be in ICU if unvaccinated.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 16 Dec 21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,491
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Almost in Canada🎉

Almost in Canada🎉
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 16 Dec 21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,491
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I totally agree. I live in the south of...

I totally agree.

I live in the south of France in one of the big cities.

I havenít seen someone maskless in a shop for over 18 months. I have seen one person on public transport without a...
Forum: General Chat 16 Dec 21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thank you to you all- very helpful! He has...

Thank you to you all- very helpful! He has managed to organize one for later this afternoon!
Forum: General Chat 16 Dec 21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile LFT for travelling -urgent

Hi,

Can anyone help. I am in France who has just changed its rules for entry for those coming from the UK.

My boss is trying to get his son back tomorrow rather than next week to avoid the 7...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Dec 21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,246
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Oh blinking heck. DS is flying to Vancouver in...

Oh blinking heck. DS is flying to Vancouver in about 12h time. His issue is that if he canít fly he will have to find accommodation where he currently is plus reorganise his onward flight to LA where...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Dec 21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,489
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I saw that- so definitely a tourist thing...

I saw that- so definitely a tourist thing. Because the rules donít say you have to have the pass sanitaire for shops and takeaways!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Dec 21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,489
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile It must be a tourist thing! Here where I live I...

It must be a tourist thing! Here where I live I can go into any shop or supermarket without showing my app (with my mask on at all!)- though at one stage we did to go into malls but not for ages!
...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Dec 21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,489
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Just to clarify here in France we need to show...

Just to clarify here in France we need to show our Covid passport to eat in a restaurant (not for takeaway) and we donít need it to enter any shop!
Forum: General Trip Reports 9 Dec 21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Love all the photos- Mijas is such a pet town! ...

Love all the photos- Mijas is such a pet town!

You are very brave doing karoke! You must have had a fabulous evening!
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