Why you shouldn’t travel right now!

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So what’s going on?

It’s been nine weeks (we’re on the 10th) since we began to stay at home, in Germany.

Since that time, Germany has been under quarantine.

Or should be.

Sort of.

However, Europe is beginning to open up.

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My advice nine weeks ago is still valid.

Do not travel.

Outside your local region!

Because as you might have already seen, primarily tourists destinations are over-whelmed, and there’s a legitimate and very huge risk that if you DO travel far and wide, your destination might have a sudden increase in outbreak, your friends or family might get infected, you are forced into quarantine for a certain unforeseeable amount of time, and if you’re very unlucky, the borders might close.

Again!

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Have we not learnt anything?

Because I’m confused.

Aren’t we supposed to be social distancing?

Has the world gone mad?

Is it just me?

Over the Ascension Day Holiday / Christi Himmelfahrt / Father’s Day / Herren Tag weekend, I was alarmed and most distressed, to observe photographs and videos that I saw throughout the UK, Germany, France, Belgium and Holland.

Crowded beaches and nature parks everywhere!

In England:

And Europe was no better!

However, as I like to remind you often.

I live in Germany.

In an awesome town called Berlin.

Actually, it’s a city.

But who’s checking!

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And so, here’s my husband, in the garden. At home.

I’m so glad that we opted NOT to go to our local beach in Berlin, Brandenburg or Usedom, but stayed at home.

Besides, local tourists spots don’t want you to visit at the moment with people reporting the huge surge in crowds, the filth left by visitors, the doing a poo in private lawns and gardens, the rudeness to local residents, and the disregard of social distancing rules.

And by YOU.

I mean EVERYONE!

Is this the future?

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The fact is, there is NO “business as usual.”

How can there be?

Until we get a vaccine, and perhaps, even beyond.

There’s only a “new normal.”

The simple fact is, the COVID-19 isn’t a conspiracy theory, it isn’t the end of time, and the stock market isn’t more important than people’s lives, but given the closeness, speed, reliance and ease in which we connect via global trade or travel, is a real legitimate worry.

Start thinking about a staycation as most regions around the world, are under some sort of re-opening lockdown.

In fact, this might be the time to jump in your car / on your bike, and explore where you live.

Yep!

It’s time to stay home and explore!

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But remember, no jumping on the nearest plane and causing havoc abroad!

Just ‘cos there’s a relaxation of lockdown doesn’t mean that Covid-19 has disappeared.

It hasn’t.

It’s still very much with us and likely to be around for quite some time!

So if you’re looking for a change of scenery, stay local!

Even better, stay home!

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I mean, come on!

Am I naive?

Was it to be expected?

‘Cos the amount of hate and rudeness that that I got on Facebook. was incredible!

I’m so annoyed that I’m just leaving you images and videos of what’s going on around Europe.

‘Because I can’t even!

Is it just me?

See you next week!

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T TRAVEL RIGHT NOW!

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Stay on top of things by listening / reading the news, but don’t go mad. Watch or read once, then switch it off!

To be sure, life will NOT be what it was before and you can expect real change about the way we choose to live, and the political leaders you can trust.

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Once again if you can, please do stay at home, keep your distance from others, and flatten the curve!

Better to be safe than sorry.

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This article is not sponsored, and all thoughts and opinions, are my very own!

A huge thanks goes to all the many doctors, nurses, healthcare staff, keyworkers and volunteers world-wide, who have and are still, putting their lives on the line in order to help others.

Thank you.

May is going to be something most of us have never ever seen in our lifetime before.

See you soon!

Watch this space!

DISCLOSURE!

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Note! I never travel without insurance as you never know what might happen.

I learnt my lesson in Spain. And obviously, in countries like Qatar, where technically the risk is higher, I can’t imagine going that far beyond WITHOUT INSURANCE. No siree! You can get yours here, at World Nomads!

So what are you waiting for?

Thanks a million!

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