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The HfP chat thread – Friday 7th May

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We are running this daily chat thread on Head for Points during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Comments (320)

  • BJ says:

    What’s the score on Iceland (the country not the shop)? Can we get in? Hopefully OK for Scotland too and hopefully direct flights available.

    • meta says:

      Only fully vaccinated in plus PCR test on arrival and quarantine in hotel/AirBnB until results (6-12h). That sounds reasonable to me.

  • Kim says:

    Back in Dec, I booked IHG 3x free nights (from my Creation CC) for a stay at Intercontinental Maldives (for end of this month), which unfortunately got to be cancel now (RED list). Grateful if anyone knows (from experience), if the hotel will accommodate or what are the chances on moving our stay to a LATER date (with the FREE nights from my Creation CC).

    Thanks in advance. Appreciate any input from all the gurus here.

    • Benilyn says:

      When does the voucher expire?

      • Kim says:

        One in Aug and one in Oct, third one … is a bit complicated or a one off.

        Creation extended one of the night to Aug (due to lockdown) BUT did not cancelled the one due to expire in Dec 2021. Hence, for once we’re allow to booked 3x FREE nights at one go.

  • James says:

    Data point. We flew out to Europe to look into buying a couple of apartments for investment – on Wednesday. London airport on cheapie flight £35 each with 20KG checked luggage each. Nobody was interested in our reasons for flying – though we had plenty of evidence in terms of viewings arranged. No PCR test required.

    Should be 25C+ in a couple of days.

    Grant Shapps does not seem to have said the free NHS lateral flow test will be OK for first test before return to UK after 20th May.

  • Kim says:

    * Dec 2020

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