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Sorry, I can't copy and paste the article as that qoukd be copyright infringement.

It really doesn't say anything new. More about how to prepare such as taking extra medication, make arrangements for work, check to make sure your travel insurance will cover you, etc.

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Thanks Frank II. I was able to access the NYT
article link that you referenced. We are not currently traveling but appreciate the current updates.

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In spite of what insurance companies tell you upfront, don't count on them being there for you when you actually need them.

You might consider adding Medjet to whatever insurance you already have, just to get you home. You can buy a one week plan.

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Carol, The New York Times used to (possibly still does but I’m not sure as I now subscribe) allow several free articles a month. Also if you Google New York Times and testing positive overseas, you might be allowed free access that way.

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Medjet will transport you home if you are actually hospitalized for covid. But most people who test positive (especially vaccinated people) will not get sick, and very few who do will be sick enough to require hospitalization.

https://medjetassist.com/medjet-blog/blog/2021/07/11/medjet-goes-global-with-covid-19-air-medical-transport-benefits

They will not fly you home if you simply test positive, so this won’t solve the problem of not being able to board a plane home because you are infected.

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It’s too early to say with the Omicron variant if people will get sick enough to require hospitalisation. South Africa is in the middle of its summer, when Covid usually is more benign.

Hospitalisations this week due to Covid are rising rapidly in many countries, thereby suggesting that it’s not just a minor inconvenience for many, which is why The Netherlands is going into lockdown tomorrow.

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EP, Thank you for gifting the article. It was interesting.

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You're welcome, CT. My trip to Italy is supposed to start on Easter Sunday 2022. I honestly thought I was booking far enough ahead that the current Pandemic would be under control. I'm not so much afraid of getting Covid (both shots and a booster) as I am of the related travel disruptions.