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  • I have set my mind on going home this month. For now, I have found a great fare with KLM/Air France through Google Matrix ITA. One novelty is that the basic fare (€676 Buenos Aires to Milan) only includes 1x hand luggage and an unspecified 'personal equipment' (purse) for a total of 12 kg. If you want also 1x 23 kg suitcase, you have to pay €50 more and from the 2nd piece onward, it's €80/piece. I will have to get a PCR 72 hr before leaving and sign a DDJJ 48 hours before traveling. Laboratorio …
  • (Quote from Rice) They don't vaccinate tourists, in Europe (except in San Marino) I could take domicile in Italy and enroll in the public healthcare temporarily, but I am not sure that it's worth it for 40 days. And of the tax implications.
  • I would love to come to the US, Rice! And not just for the vaccine.
  • Yeah, add accommodations and food for 20 days, plus health insurance, and you are in for at least $5,000.
  • (Quote from Rice) I believe they are not yet in the stage where they have a surplus of vaccines to hand out. Right now, the only provision is for those who are formally resident abroad (hence, no longer enrolled in the national healthcare system and not entitled to basic healthcare coverage) but that have been stuck in Italy, unable to go back to the country where they reside or because they are spending a few months in Italy for some reason (for example, to assist a sick relative but also to si…
  • Thanks for sharing! Definitely don't make and bring any minor children before leaving For those going to the EU, there is also an EU form to be filled in. In the US, they accept the antigen test (cheaper) but in Argentina they want the PCR test to exit and enter. Most countries have an online tool where you can select where you are traveling from, where are you stopping over and the reason of your travel - and it will return the instructions (forms, isolation, kind of tests(s) to be done). Yeste…
  • I wasn't / am not eager to travel during a pandemic, but stuff to sort home started to pile up and my mother 'threatened' to visit later this year, so I took the plunge!
  • I have spent my morning trying to figure out the traveling requirements. Not only you have to comply with the requirements to leave your departure country and to enter your destination, but also those of your transit country. I am going through Paris on the outbound flight and through Amsterdam on my way back. Since Argentina is considered a very high risk country with 'variants of interests', I get the strictest requirements... In France, they require a PCR test done less than 36 hours before b…
  • I had my first swab this morning at CentralLab in Palermo Hollywood. My appt. was for 7 AM with a tolerance of 10'. I was there at 6:50. The security guard of the facility of CentralLab across the Avenida said that location opens at 7:30. He didn't care my reminder and reservation read 7 AM. Other people with appointments at 7AM and 7:15AM started to arrive and queue outside in the cold. At 7:20 a clerk arrived, then shut down the window as soon as he was in. I showed him the confirmation at 7AM…
  • I am finally safe, sound, half-rested at my mother's. The trip went as usual and the only difference was the obligation to keep your mask on. Ezeiza (outside): there is a line outside in the cold where you have to stand with your baggage to access the terminal. Visitors are not allowed, so my husband dropped me off outside, I went to queue and in 15' I was let in by showing my boarding pass and passport. There are screens telling you which line is yours based on your flight. There were 2-3 fligh…
  • The govt. is considering imposing a mandatory 7-day hotel quarantine for those returning to Argentina. Knowing how things work here, it means tomorrow morning we will read that it is a done deal - "the President last night (today) signed a new DNU which will come into force on Sunday night". They want to disincentive people from traveling abroad for tourism, which I get. When I filled in my online DDJJ to exit Argentina, it asked for the reason of traveling. There was no 'medical reason' option,…
  • Well, I hope you will be able to make deliveries to my hotel, Splinter!
  • Today I got my Pfizer shot! My arm is a little sore, but other than that, I am fine (for now!). I have the second dose schedule for August 5. Apparently, some people are cancelling their 1st dose appointment because the 2nd one would fall during August, which is the holiday month for Italians. Priorities...
  • It is going to be a long summer. I feel Argentina is really down a very worrying path. Unable to manage their people, their politicians, their words and their actions with the International community, yet another occasion in which they pursue a closure instead of reaching for help. This really shows how good it is to burn bridges and try to be self-sustainable without being able to even govern your country.
  • Just a little update. I am halfway through my vacation and I am enjoying summer, although so far I spent my time here just to run from public office to public office to renew my documents. As you know, Argentina still has a cap to limit the number of passengers entering the country from abroad. Although it was gradually raised from 600 travellers per day to 1000, it is still considerably less than what was sold by airlines. The Government published a list of authorised flights until August 6. Of…
  • The most surprising part was that on the FB group I am checking regularly, some Argentinians are even bashing people for having travelled at all. The same angry social divide I see on Argentinian social media... It seems the old say 'you can take and Argentinian out of his country but you can't take Argentina out of an Argentinian" holds true even if replacing Argentina with Peronism/Peronia.
  • (Quote from UK Man) Yeah, except that the comparison between Argentina and Australia, that has been heavily used to justify the measures, only stops there. And Australia is doing far better than Argentina, so it hardly justifies it in Argentina, imho.
  • Another act in my travel during the pandemic. I went to visit a friend and her family at the sea. I decided to take the train because it was safer than driving. The train ride is 4 hour long, and the car ride is 2:15 under normal traffic conditions, however in summer it could easily mean a 4 hour drive by car - so I gladly took the train to relax and let someone drive me there. The first train was to Turin and it had a/c and we were seating alternating. It was not mandatory but just what everybo…
  • My travel agent just reprogrammed me for Sept 2, 2021.