Hi All, fellow bretheren of normal humans.
Just like to share my experience last couple of weeks.
Went to Spain and refused the mask throughout, I got lippy with any officious Hitler and put them straight at border control both ends. They all looked a bit taken aback whilst the sheep gazed on.
Spanish police seemed a bit non plussed, I am asthmatic but irrelevant to my mind, I won't be part of this.
Keep the faith new friends.
We have just got back from a great trip to Croatia and the Czech Republic.
It was fantastic to see something approaching normal.
Masks are supposedly mandatory in shops, public transport, etc. in Croatia, but it is very loosely enforced, and where it is "izuzeti" (exempt) is always accepted without question.
There are signs about reminding people about social distancing (1.5m) but again, not strictly enforced.
Bars and restaurants are all busy, with people both young and old socialising as they should be, although the staff are usually wearing a mask, albeit mostly incorrectly (not covering nose, on their chin, etc)
Yes, there are some people wearing masks all the time, even when outdoors, but they are very much in a minority.
In the Czech republic, there are no restrictions at all apart from mandatory masks on the Prague metro (which we didn't use), none of this ridiculous social distancing, and apart from the odd bottle of hand sanitiser outside some commercial places, you wouldn't know that the Covidcon even existed.
Arriving home and seeing all these sheep muzzled up everywhere was actually quite a shock to the system.
I look forward to the days when we can get back to normal.
We could do with those balls!
I've just got back from Italy. The masks were compulsory from the start. No socal distancing at all, life back to normal. Seems to be very fashionable to have your mask hanging from one ear, or worn as a chin hammock, worn on your arm is very chic. No one gives a damn, handshakes, kissing both cheeks as a welcome. The Italians knew there government was corrupt before this, they didn't trust them before and they sure as hell don't trust them now.
You will most likely need to wear a mask during your journey at certain points (checking in and going through security) just take off the rest of the time. On the plane I recommend you take lots of food a drink as you don't need to wear a mask when you are eating and drinking so just do this all the time - I did. Children don't need masks at all (our 10 year old daughter never wore one).
We just spent 2 weeks in Portugal and had no issues. Portugal has been left off the governments list for some political reasons - nothing to do with health as they have had so few cases and deaths compared to the UK. Maybe they didn't follow the 'make it up' rules and therefore are being punished?
I'm going to Spain end of August. Not looking forward to the journey 'cause I hate being any part of this hysteria. Not sure if Manchester Airport will let me through without a mask.