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Is anyone planning to go on a Red Sea liveaboard in the Aug-Oct 2020 timeframe

Discussion in 'Red Sea' started by nippurmagnum, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. P-Dog

    P-Dog Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Kohala, Hawaii
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    I spent the entire day yesterday reworking canceled flights, but I got it worked out. I need to make some calls today, though, because I now have an overnight layover in Dubai instead of only two hours.

    Am I allowed to leave the airport to stay in a hotel? Or would I have to quarantine for two weeks?
     
  2. JustSurfaceInterval

    JustSurfaceInterval ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Germany
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    How long is your layover?
    Not sure, but It looks like you will need a negative Test for entering Dubai. However, there is The Dubai International Terminal Hotel which may allow for some good time...
     
  3. P-Dog

    P-Dog Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Kohala, Hawaii
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    It's now 15 hours. I have a Covid PCR test scheduled for Monday (I leave Wednesday!) here in Hawaii. Then, I figured I would schedule at the Royal Hurghada Hospital a few days before my departure.

    Just today I have received both a text message and an email from Emirates reminding me that I need a negative Covid Test to fly on the airline.

    Thanks for the information on the Terminal hotel. I just got home from a doctor's appointment and am planning on doing research today on my options. If there is an airport hotel inside a terminal that should, hopefully, be okay.
     
  4. Ministryofgiraffes

    Ministryofgiraffes Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Toronto
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    I’m trying to get on a 8th August trip and a 15th August trip without much luck.. most are not guaranteed and I don’t want to pay, have it cancelled due to lack of divers or cancellations and then get stuck with a credit I don’t want...
     
  5. racanichou

    racanichou Manta Ray

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Ottawa, Canada
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    I stayed in the terminal hotel before for a layover of about the same length. It’s a great hotel and I would not hesitate to stay there.
    Play it safe and smart :wink:
     
  6. Wisnu

    Wisnu Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Katameya Heights, New Cairo
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    We are on the way from Cairo to Hurghada for lob trip 1 - 8 August 2020.
    We'll see how the implementation of covid19 protocol in the boat.
     
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  7. Wisnu

    Wisnu Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Katameya Heights, New Cairo
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    Quick update.
    Boat operate at 50% capacity - total 13 divers including 6 taking OW. Except us, all from EU and UK.
    They sanitized or bags upon arrival, check the temp at and every morning.
    Have done 7 dives so far. First dive this morning was Shark and Yolanda reef. Small to moderate currents but we had down current at beginning , kot of fishes including eagles ray but no barracuda schools, great viz
     
  8. Tripophobia

    Tripophobia Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Shanghai
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    Yeah, sounds like there is hope again :)
     
  9. Ministryofgiraffes

    Ministryofgiraffes Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Toronto
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  10. Wisnu

    Wisnu Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Katameya Heights, New Cairo
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    Emperor superior

    We are not the only boat In Ras Mohammad, at least there's is other one liveaboard and 6 day boats.

    The new normal still far from the normal.
     

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