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Travel and Ukraine situation

caactus

New Member
So how does the possible conflict in Ukraine impact your travel plans?

We had planned to make a trip to Slovakia this spring but have put those plans on-hold with the uncertainty with what Russia might do in eastern Europe.
Probably a good idea. I'm currently hesitant about visiting Europe in general until the conflict is resolved.
 

BryanS

100+ Posts
The refugee situation from this war might have a long-range impact across Europe. We are already seeing refugees being relocated as far as here in southern Italy as the EU grapples with this issue. :confused:
 

Pauline

Forums Admin
3 million refugees from Ukraine now going mostly into EU countries. That has to affect travel, doesn't it? AirBnbs turned into homes for refugees. The UK has been slow to allow Ukranian refugees in but are finally starting with a program for people to offer rooms in their houses, so maybe we will see Ukranians here.

A US friend reported that her friend was booked on a bike tour in France this spring and it was cancelled. Is anyone hearing reports of cancellations like this?

It is just heart breaking to watch this situation unfold. I would never have thought this could happen.
 

NoSpin

100+ Posts
A US friend reported that her friend was booked on a bike tour in France this spring and it was cancelled. Is anyone hearing reports of cancellations like this?

It is just heart breaking to watch this situation unfold. I would never have thought this could happen.
We are leaving April 8th for one week in Isle-sur-Marne. We are planning on doing day tours to the champagne wineries. I'm not the one booking them, but I hadn't heard of any problem. Worst case I'll have a car and we can do our own tours.

After that we take the train to Barcelona for a week. We just plan on doing our own walking tours and maybe one escorted tour out of the city.

Yes, it is so very heart breaking. I was saying Putin was placing the troops on the border just as a bargaining chip with no intent to invade. That man is criminally insane. However, so is all the talk about prosecuting for war crimes. The only way you can do that is invade Russia and arrest the criminals, or Putin turns himself in, and that isn't happening.
 

BryanS

100+ Posts
3 million refugees from Ukraine now going mostly into EU countries. That has to affect travel, doesn't it?
One possible affect is that the Ukraine has less than a 40% Covid vaccination rate, here in Italy it is 80%+. One story I saw said a location in northern Italy tested about 1000 refugees and 20% tested positive. It is still early, but France and Italy have started to report an increase in positive testing this past week.

The refugees have to go somewhere, the areas bordering Ukraine can't absorb all of them. :confused:
 

Lucy BC

New Member
We were hoping to spend a month in France or Italy in the Fall now that Canada has dropped most of its travel restrictions —our last trip was December 2019. But now the threat of escalation makes me very nervous. It’s hard to believe this tragedy will be ending anytime soon. So heart breaking.
 

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