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The HfP chat thread – Saturday 8th May

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Comments (212)

  • Jason says:

    Could anyone that knows please give me some feedback ……….assuming things stay as they are at the moment…….I am a British citizen with a UK passport. If would be purely classed as leisure trip. (Friends wedding in California)
    After 17th May Can I travel to Mexico and stay 14 days then fly on to USA and enter on an ESTA as normal??? From what I have read I can! Has anyone done this and encountered any problems? I understand there will be quarantine when I return but I am purely concerned about the outbound trip.

    • Tazzy says:

      I have read elsewhere of people doing this no bother!

    • Travel Strong says:

      Yes, I know someone who is sunning it between Florida and Cancun this year whilst the rest of us dream of sitting outside with 6 people in the rain.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      You can go to Croatia and then fly to USA too…

      • Jason says:

        Thank you

      • Sam G says:

        Not Croatia as it’s in the EU. You might be thinking of Serbia, that has been another popular option and has a direct flight to JFK.

        Turkey has been another alternative. But personally I’d do Mexico, nice place for a holiday, plenty of flights to the US and they are well set up for the testing you need

  • JP says:

    Anyone has any retention offers of the Marriott Amex recently?

    • DJ says:

      I did ask last week, but the computer says no on my account.

  • Rich says:

    Hello, as anyone stayed at the rockliffe Hall in County Durham before?
    I’ve been looking at a one night stay for me and my future wife is we get married in august (fourth time lucky), and As I have my £100 off on Amex on a Hyatt, this place looks quite good. I would be interested to hear if anyone’s been and what sort of price they paid as I’m unsure if this is normal pricing or hugely inflated like a lot of places are at the moment.

    • YC says:

      Not been to rockliffe but always worth double checking the participating locations in the offer. Don’t believe SLH properties are on it

    • Njb says:

      Yes – I have. Stayed in one of their two bed apts. How can I help?

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