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OMG..Dubai maybe on amber list...

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farview Wed 04-Aug-21 22:17:17

..I cant believe that I may see my daughter and boys soon....Little one was 3weeks old when I hugged him last ...and is now 18months old...So many hugs and so much love ..cant wait...bursting at the seams now....
....fingers crossed for Oz next where our son has built a guest house in the garden...sleep will not come easily tonight as am absolutely buzzing with the fact that I may see 'some' of my overseas grandchildren!! Whopper...sooo excited..

crazyH Wed 04-Aug-21 22:28:43

Whoopee doo farview !!!! Now I know why you are called ‘farview’. Grans like us who have GC just round the corner, don’t realise how heartbreaking it must be not to be able to cuddle your GC on a regular basis. When you do see them, you will be surprised at how they’ve grown. Have a lovely time when you do 😘😍🥰

Esspee Wed 04-Aug-21 22:30:11

I hope you get there soon farview.

I have a son there but am going to wait to see whether air travel results in a rise in infections before I get on a plane. Any idea what happens in Dubai if you test positive? I wouldn’t be able to afford a quarantine hotel.

Ellianne Wed 04-Aug-21 22:35:51

Excellent news farview. I still remember that very moving picture you posted on our photo thread.

B9exchange Wed 04-Aug-21 23:15:20

I can understand the excitement, how wonderful for you. You don't have to quarantine coming back to UK from Amber countries. If you actually get Covid whilst out there (can't see why you would do a test before departure unless you had symptoms) then if you are staying with your family you would just stay on until you test negative. Check with your travel insurer to make sure you are covered.

anna7 Wed 04-Aug-21 23:19:39

That's wonderful news Farview. I hope you get to see them all as soon as possible

maddyone Wed 04-Aug-21 23:24:38

Good news farview. Enjoy your visit.
Check the requirements for entry into Dubai though before you book.

Teacheranne Wed 04-Aug-21 23:25:00

B9exchange

I can understand the excitement, how wonderful for you. You don't have to quarantine coming back to UK from Amber countries. If you actually get Covid whilst out there (can't see why you would do a test before departure unless you had symptoms) then if you are staying with your family you would just stay on until you test negative. Check with your travel insurer to make sure you are covered.

I think everyone going on holiday has to have a Covid test two days before returning home - part of our governments travel plans but I could be out of touch. My sister is off to Crete tomorrow, also amber, and she has booked their tests with the hotel.

B9exchange Wed 04-Aug-21 23:28:33

That's what I meant, you have to do a test just before departure, but I can't imagine anyone doing one in the middle of their stay unless they had symptoms.

Esspee Wed 04-Aug-21 23:42:36

I do know that when travelling to Dubai at this time you must do a PCR test no more than 72 hours before departure and have a printed negative certificate to show on arrival. You must on arrival download and register on the government covid smart app. If asked to take another PCR test on arrival you will have to isolate until you get a negative result. If positive you will be quarantined for 10 days which may be in a government facility, hospital, designated hotel or with hosts.
Does anyone know what happens if you test positive while in Dubai. Do you have any say in where you isolate?

Elspeth45 Thu 05-Aug-21 05:50:25

It will be a long long while before you get to Australia sorry to say .

farview Thu 05-Aug-21 08:10:02

Thanks everyone for your comments, Ellianne lovely of you to remember that photo....hes nearly 5 now....
Elspeth yes I know it wont be anytime soon re Oz....I shall be patient.
Planning ,tentatively, for Dubai in October to fit in with the older grandsons half term, it's far too hot at the moment, not for me but the grandsons,...the thought that hugging my daughter, s.i.l and grandsons may actually happen has put a spring in my step today.....there are lots of us on GN who have overseas family and its been tough for us all..🌻🌻

GrannyGravy13 Thu 05-Aug-21 08:23:17

So happy for you fairview 🌸

love0c Thu 05-Aug-21 08:33:08

Lovely! Something to really look forward to. I hope you are soon up in the clouds on your way there. smile.

JenniferEccles Thu 05-Aug-21 23:25:57

What brilliant news for you farview ! I can imagine how excited you must be feeling.
It’s been such a long time hasn’t it?
I hope you manage to get some shut eye despite your excitement!

muse Fri 06-Aug-21 11:45:27

What exciting news farview. We're all smiling for you. 😀October will soon be here.

Janeea Fri 06-Aug-21 12:06:44

Me too! Dubai here I come to see my son and his family at last smile

Twig14 Fri 06-Aug-21 12:07:15

I haven't seen my son, daughter in law and 2 little grandchildren now for over 2 years. My DS works n lives in Tokyo he’s just had his second vaccination today v fortunate as Japan very far behind in the vaccination programme. The Japanese people didn’t want the Olympics due to risk of Covid increasing which it has. I think it will be next year possibly before Japan will open up to visitors.

Farawaynanny Fri 06-Aug-21 13:20:26

Great that you can see your grandchildren. Wish it were so for me, mine are in NZ so goodness knows when I’ll ever see them again. It would be easier to get into Fort Knox than it is to get into “fortress NZ” ☹️

Northerngirl28 Fri 06-Aug-21 13:24:36

So pleased for you “farview”. Totally understand how you feel, my grandson in Oz was 2 yesterday, we last saw him at 4 months. It WILL be a long wait but it will come eventually, thank goodness for FaceTime and vaccines. Good luck for October

Northerngirl28 Fri 06-Aug-21 13:25:20

farview

Northerngirl28 Fri 06-Aug-21 13:25:50

Still learning this social media thing….

nanna8 Fri 06-Aug-21 13:26:21

They are talking about next year 2022 for opening up Australia. Meanwhile we are only allowed to travel 5 km from our own home let alone go near any airports. We have 75 active cases, mostly overseas travellers in isolation. Different country, different way of handling it. I think vaccination rate is around 20 %.

farview Fri 06-Aug-21 18:34:10

Update...my daughter wants us to next Wednesday..her company are paying for us..but H doesn't want to travel yet...I have travelled a lot by myself, not worried about that...its just all the ifs and buts!!!...conflicting advice etc on different sites...will know more when I speak to her tomorrow.....*Janeea*..how comfortable do you feel about going?

mphammersley Fri 06-Aug-21 20:39:37

That’s brilliant Farview! Enjoy every precious moment.

If we are lucky my daughter, son in law and 20 month granddaughter are arriving for two weeks next Friday from USA. I was able to meet my granddaughter when she was 3 months old, but no one else in the family, including my husband, have met her yet. He was due to travel to US with me January last year, but due to a heart problem had to cancel 2 days before our trip.

I imagine you are so excited, it will be a very special time. Make sure you get some great family photos of this special time.