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Almot

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If you think the USA and Canadian travel restrictions are tough now, just wait a couple of months for the new lock downs. Peoples freedom to travel will disappear in the name of saving lives.

Folks, you should leave NOW and go to the location you want to ride this HYSTERIA out while you are able to.

Vaccinations won't stop the restrictions that are coming

You don't understand. Vast majority of Canadians are only wintering South of the border, not living there. There are several reasons for this. Going for 6 months will not help to ride out whatever is going on now and could keep going on for years. And even if some of us will go this year, it will make more sense to leave in the fall - not "now" when the weather is warm here.

Travel restrictions for US nationals are nothing, especially regarding Mexico. They can drive or fly without problem. To fly back to the US they only need a cheap antigen test that can be arranged in many hotels in Mexico or done in a lab in one hour.

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I spent only a very few minutes this afternoon (pet crisis) and found that at ZIH, the Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa airport, the cost of the test to return to the US is 569 pesos.

I was unable to find quickly the cost of the Canadian tests, but the rates from springtime were about 3,500 pesos.

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"If you think the USA and Canadian travel restrictions are tough now, just wait a couple of months for the new lock downs. Peoples freedom to travel will disappear in the name of saving lives.
Folks, you should leave NOW and go to the location you want to ride this HYSTERIA out while you are able to.
Vaccinations won't stop the restrictions that are coming"


You're probably right. Fall and winter are traditionally worse for viruses. Even nations that are more heavily vaccinated (Israel, Iceland) are having surges now - when folks are normally healthier (outside, vitamin D from the sun).
I'm still holding off until early January - too hot and too rainy for motorcycle travel for the next few months.
I can only hope that for Americans to be able to cross north and south as has been the practice thus far.





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Posted: 08/26/21 09:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You might beat upcoming restrictions but you could get stuck being somewhere with covid everywhere and travel restrictions.

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Almot wrote:

playaboy wrote:

If you think the USA and Canadian travel restrictions are tough now, just wait a couple of months for the new lock downs. Peoples freedom to travel will disappear in the name of saving lives.

Folks, you should leave NOW and go to the location you want to ride this HYSTERIA out while you are able to.

Vaccinations won't stop the restrictions that are coming

You don't understand. Vast majority of Canadians are only wintering South of the border, not living there. There are several reasons for this. Going for 6 months will not help to ride out whatever is going on now and could keep going on for years. And even if some of us will go this year, it will make more sense to leave in the fall - not "now" when the weather is warm here.

Travel restrictions for US nationals are nothing, especially regarding Mexico. They can drive or fly without problem. To fly back to the US they only need a cheap antigen test that can be arranged in many hotels in Mexico or done in a lab in one hour.


I understand what is going on!!!! Do you?

My crystal ball says that mandatory lock downs will be coming. The borders between the USA/Canada will close to ALL travel. You Canadians will not be allowed to fly or drive to the USA or leave the country, even if you are vaccinated. If you do leave Canada, you will pay a lot of money to get through the mandated quarantine upon returning. You will be restricted to your health districts, not allowed to travel between Provinces. You will be forced to get a 3rd, 4th and 5th booster shot.

In the USA, there will be restrictions on interstate travel. Vaccine passport are going to be required to work, even remotely. Restaurants and retail business will be closed. No crowds at sporting events. No Church. Basically the continued suspension of the "Bill of Rights"

Almot, do you want to go somewhere for the winter? GO NOW, while you still have the choice to do so. Get in your RV and go to where you want to ride this out. Pretty soon you will not be allowed to travel AT ALL.

All in the name of winning the war against the virus and saving lives.

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For once I agree with playaboy. When the health systems are collapsing and still lots of unvaxed and unmasked people Governments will have to impose extreme lockdowns. There will be no other choice. I can hear all the "my rights" people screaming.

* This post was edited 08/26/21 11:48am by moisheh *

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Good Lord. Shut off the TV, the radio, put away the newspaper. Do some research with an open mind.

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I'm not sure what you wrote Renee but I suggested nothing other than making oneself informed about Covid-19. I am advocating nothing other than doing due diligence.
There is a wealth of information and data at our fingertips - if any issue ever required personal fact checking this is the one.

On edit - this is a Mexico and South America discussion. Without fail people with no actual Mexico RV travel background or interest jump into discussions here. Those comments (I would hope) are sorted out.
Crime is another topic that often brings comments like "I would never go to Mexico" from people that have never been and never would have gone to Mexico anyway. Those comments add little to the discussion.

* This post was edited 08/27/21 04:36am by Wm.Elliot *

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moisheh wrote:

You might beat upcoming restrictions but you could get stuck being somewhere with covid everywhere and travel restrictions.


Where would you rather be stuck this coming Autumn and Winter? Alberta? Minnesota?

Or Kino Bay, Puerto Vallarta, Bacalar?

You might have to jump thru hoops getting your RV to Mexico if you are from Canada. Make the move soon before your government locks you at home.

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Posted: 08/27/21 10:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Crossed over to Mexico in February. We're planning to go again shortly.

Over the years we've met some good people that traveled to Mexico and for whatever reason, actually liked our company and become lifelong friends. We got along so well with some of these people, that we've traveled to their homes in their country and they have traveled to our home.

A lot of them came from different places in the world and we met them in Mexico. We sat on the beach, shared a drink and some food. Talked about life. Told stories about our past lives.
Watched the sunset.

Traveled to over 23 countries and lived in 2 of them . Mexico seems to be the one we go back to. Proximity? Maybe.

Started losing some of these friends to the rigors of life. As we get older the number of friends we lose tends to accelerate . Maybe just my imagination . We plan.........God has his own plans.
Just lost another friend to cancer. We won't see them in Mexico again but we'll remember the good times we had sitting on the beach, sharing our limited time with them.

We plan to have many more good times with friends in mexico.

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