• Thanks. Nice to know there's someone out there who still values freedom.

  • With regard to an outbound travel ban; my belief is that is a step no democratic country ought to take, at any time, for any reason. It's the beginning of a very steep and slippery slope. We've now embarked on that downward trajectory. The reasons given were for protection of the local community ...

  • Fine, we've established that one big difference is that there is a vaccine for TB, and it also responds to antibiotics. But Landed, as much as it pains me to dignify your last sentence with a response, my post contained facts, even if there is more to them than I made out (on TB anyway, but not t...

  • Caversham04... exactly! Thank you!Another statistic for you all: the annual worldwide death toll for TB (also a very infectious disease), is 1.5 million! And as pointed out in another article I read recently, no one is shutting the world down for them. Let alone turning a previously free country ...

  • Felipe is spot on. Older travellers out there may still remember the yellow-coloured cardboard booklets - issued by the WHO -we used to travel with to show that we had had our shots for smallpox, cholera, typhoid etc etc. On my first two trips out of Australia (1977/78) I still had smallpox &...

  • New normal?

    Apr 14, 2020, 06:55 PM

    My only question, Pegasus, is why you'd want to come home, in any case. My son & his family are currently in the UK, scheduled to return in Aug after his post-grad exams end-July. When I made the mistake of returning from Canada back on 10/3, and realised that it could be a very long time unt...

  • New normal?

    Apr 13, 2020, 10:40 PM

    I'm with Rotten, in that I believe leisure travel might recover sooner than biz travel, as recreational travel doesn't depend directly on tightening of corporate travel policies. All you'll need is to still have a job to pay for it!Meantime, I'm also with Rotten on the Canada in summer/Oz in summ...