• I also appreciate you providing us with this perspective. Didn't know Tasmania was that strict. Perhaps I got the wrong impression of how things are in Oz. The state borders have only recently re-opened fully but could be shut again at a moment's notice. Then there's also the domestic hotel quara...

  • Matilda, you're quite right. As I've stated, this is all about "relatively speaking" because civil liberties have been trampled upon everywhere on Earth, in ways unimaginable before March 2020. This of course includes Australia. It might almost be pointless talking up civil liberties, when nowher...

  • @lafleche, the short-term mask wearing mandates, state border restrictions (now mostly lifted) and the fact Aussies are banned from leaving the country without seeking permission aside, Australia's response to Covid has upheld civil liberties much better than most other countries in the world. Of...

  • I agree with all of you. Although my reply is coming late, the circumstances haven't changed much in this time, so what I am saying now is as relevant as it was 6, 9 or 10 months ago.Even now, there are Aussies stuck abroad who can't come home. Others who wish they could (like me) but can't uproo...

  • Yes, that's true. If you hold multiple nationalities like I do, then you can always make use of another one of your passports. Some countries are still issuing frequent traveller passports, notably Belgium and I believe the USA. Thailand's standard passport has 66 pages, primarily because so many...

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  • LOOPHOLE > AU-NZ Travel Bubble

    May 08, 2021, 08:48 PM

    Originally Posted by Richard W Originally Posted by GoRobin "If we stop travel until no virus ever gets passed on then we will never travel again". Isn't that exactly what has happened in Australia and NZ. You can't tell me that either of these countries has the slightest desire to challenge thei...

  • LOOPHOLE > AU-NZ Travel Bubble

    May 08, 2021, 08:43 PM

    Originally Posted by XWu Posting here since the article ““NSW-New Zealand travel bubble suspended” doesn't allow comments atmSure their country their rule but putting the entire NSW in the same basket as “Sydney” (or largely eastern Sydney to be exact) is going to re...

  • LOOPHOLE > AU-NZ Travel Bubble

    May 08, 2021, 08:41 PM

    Originally Posted by patrickk Originally Posted by GoRobin Patrickk...I am going to tell you again that you are delusional because not everyone or not even nearly everyone is going to get vaccinated. Last editedby GoRobin at May 03, 2021, 10:43 PM. GoRobin I never said ever will be vaccinated, bu...

  • LOOPHOLE > AU-NZ Travel Bubble

    Apr 30, 2021, 03:56 PM

    Originally Posted by Richard W Originally Posted by GoRobin That's a great dream patrickk. I remember last year you announcing that vaccination would be the amazing saviour to open up Australia for travel overseas once again. Well where are you now? Vaccinated people can't even get into Australia...

  • Exemptions to Mask Wearing on Flights

    Apr 28, 2021, 09:26 PM

    Originally Posted by GoRobin Just read the various pieces of state legislation to see what the requirements are regarding wearing masks in places including on aircraft as they fly above state territory. If is is not mandated in a piece of state legislation then you have no legal obligation. It's ...

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