Want to visit Europe this summer? Forget it: You’re banned from Europe.
Although it opened its borders to international tourists last week, Europe has barred most Americans. It seems our physical distancing and other containment measures don’t meet the European Council’s high standards.
Or, to put it bluntly, the coronavirus is out of control in America.
So there goes your European vacation. Or does it?
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Kevin Garvey wants to know if he’s required to wear a mask on a plane. So does just about everyone else who has to fly this summer.
Here’s the situation that prompted his question: On a recent flight from Fort Myers, Fla., to Chicago, two women seated in front of him dropped their face coverings. In an age of social distancing, he assumed that a flight attendant would quickly remedy the situation.
It didn’t happen. A crew member didn’t even seem to notice that they were unmasked, he says.
“At no time did they wear their masks while talking to the flight attendant, nor did she remind them to put on their masks,” says Garvey, a retired lawyer from Chicago. “The flight attendants did nothing to enforce their own directives.”
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Think this is a bad summer for travel? Consider the plight of timeshare owners. Many have been laid off after the COVID-19 outbreak. Unable to pay their monthly maintenance fees or mortgage, they’re wondering: How do I exit my timeshare in a pandemic?
With the unemployment rate over 11% and large parts of the U.S. economy reeling from a shutdown — and now the prospect of another shutdown — that promises to be one of the summer’s most frequently asked questions.
So what are your options?
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Sharon Keenan orders a garden shed through Facebook. But instead, her neighbor receives a strange parcel from the shipper. Is this a PayPal scam?
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John Gardner’s tour operator cancels his cruise to Italy, Croatia and Greece and offers him a full refund. But then it changes its mind. It’s a disturbingly common problem — Overseas Adventure Travel didn’t refund my money! But what’s the solution?
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