Travelling in the transition period from the COVID19 lockdown to new normal

Mari

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Well, I’ve followed protocol rising my nose with salted water etc.
In last ~36h I haven‘t eat anything that could trigger the test ( yesterday I had one sausage with buckwheat bread and later I ate one whole grilled fish) and I drank water without lemon so this citrus don’t trigger the test.
Today I haven’t eaten anything yet because my nerves are on overdrive.
I tested negative. Huh…

My man who did none of those things also tested negative. So, what to say… Maybe really these tests are a gamble…. 🤷🏻‍♀️

They‘ve put the stick less than I sticked it for my own self-test. I was surprised by that, I had all the monologue prepared and didn’t need it… maybe it is just up to the person who does the test in this test centers - has he or has he not have some sadistic tendencies…

Except for the draft I have in my head due to this nose rising (my nose is working on 110%), I feel totally emotionally exhausted.
…and we still have ~12h drive to do, starting in the night…

There are so many car crashes I see in the news that I‘m so happy to have traveling crystal for additional protection.

Thank you all for your suggestions and support!
 

Mari

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Thank you all for your good wishes! :hug2: We arrived safely. :-)

There was a huge traffic jam on DE-AU border due to border crossing control. Luckily, Google Maps tracks traffic and offers alternative routes, so we took alternative route (parallel to A8 highway) and avoided waiting on the border and cut off cca 1h from our trip. On alternative route there were no controls, no policemen, nothing. I was surprised to see not so many cars on that route, people probably use normal navigation and don´t see traffic jams.... But, also that traffic jam was reported on the radio so I still don´t get why would people drive straight in the traffic jam and not take alternative route...
Anyway, as we didn´t cross the border on the main point, I don´t know why there was traffic jam; does Austrian government check all incoming travelers or what... Last info I know is that if one comes from "green" country, you don´t need anything for either enter or stay in Austria or Slovenia.

On CRO border, we also took alternative route, not to get in the jam on the main highway and on the main entering point / border crossing, where were also traffic jams reported. But we anyway always take the alternative route because we don´t want to drive extra miles (it´s faster because one is on the highway, but is extra miles if we go around Zagreb, while taking more direct route saves miles but you can´t drive as fast on the village roads, so in the end it turns even enough overall time) and we don´t want to get stuck in traffic around Zagreb.
There were 3 cars in front of us and I was watching the car in front of us, their passports being scanned and that´s it.
When our term came, the policemen scanned our personal IDs and started with questions: Where do we live? Where do we go? Did we get the vaccine or the test? And we had to present our tests to his inspection.
Either we looked suspicious or they control only every other car or I don´t know why, but the car before us didn´t present any papers or anything apart from their passports - I was watching closely. They scanned passports and that was it...
Maybe they showed some confirmation on the phone that I didn´t notice, but except for scanning passports, policemen took no other papers from the people and I didn´t see him scan something in the car.
Digital covid passports are stored in CovApp on your phone (those are basically certificates which you get after vaccine or a test, and on certificate is a QR code, which you then scan with CovApp and store it in the App) and the police (or anyone else) should scan the QR-code in that App to check if the certificate is valid or not.
So, there was no additional scanning in the upfront car or additional paper checks....
🤷‍♀️
 

Mari

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Could someone from Germany please doublecheck the info I’ve got that as of 1.8. there will be mandatory tests for everybody entering Germany, even from green countries?

My colleague from Hungary told me that was on hungarian news but I have trouble finding it on some official site.

I see it was planned but I don’t see any decision being made.
Does anyone have more info on this?
Thank you!!!!
 

Mililea

Jedi Council Member
FOTCM Member
Could someone from Germany please doublecheck the info I’ve got that as of 1.8. there will be mandatory tests for everybody entering Germany, even from green countries?

My colleague from Hungary told me that was on hungarian news but I have trouble finding it on some official site.

I see it was planned but I don’t see any decision being made.
Does anyone have more info on this?
Thank you!!!!
Hello dear Mari, yes, it seems to be true. And there is also quarantine from countries that are considered risk areas... here is a link from the German ADAC.
 

Mari

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Hello dear Mari, yes, it seems to be true. And there is also quarantine from countries that are considered risk areas... here is a link from the German ADAC.
Thank you! So if one is comming from high infected countries must in quarantine no matter if they are vaccinated… :rolleyes:
People should be really angry…
So it seems that it remains jet to be seen if Croatia will be put to high infected countries or not - if I have to go to quarantine or only test will do.
 

Mililea

Jedi Council Member
FOTCM Member
Thank you! So if one is comming from high infected countries must in quarantine no matter if they are vaccinated… :rolleyes:
People should be really angry…
So it seems that it remains jet to be seen if Croatia will be put to high infected countries or not - if I have to go to quarantine or only test will do.
As I understand it, the difference is that if you are vaccinated, then you can "test free" from quarantine... :curse: not without vaccination. But these texts are written so confusingly that you no longer know what you read at the top. :cry:
 

thorbiorn

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) introduced a service that may be helpful for some. They explain:

Discover the Timatic Widget: Quick, easy and accurate COVID-19 passenger travel requirements​

25 June 2021 10:24:36 CET

No more wasting time surfing the web searching on government websites, losing sales to the competition or dealing with customer complaints.

Use the Timatic Widget and help your customers stay in control of their journey from planning to arrival.

DATA YOU CAN TRUST
When you use Timatic, you get information sourced from over 2,000 government and airline officials all over the world. Our team of experts verify conflicting reports and make updates only when we’re 100% sure they’re accurate.

No rumours. No social media. Just the facts.
Under the Timatic, link you find this page:
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What I like it that one can add a transit country. Notice though, that this is for air travel. The administration of regulations may be slightly different for other means of transportation.
 
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