The current situation with regard to Covid 19 and travel abroad is changing all the time leaving travellers worried that they might get caught while abroad and have to isolate for two weeks upon their return.

The latest country which seems to be in the spotlight is Portugal which I noticed on the television this morning has British holiday makers desperate to find a flight home before the Government announce a compulsory isolation period when returning from their holiday in that country.

I have some advice which I feel may be of some use to people who are venturing abroad in the current situation.

The safest way of avoiding a compulsory isolation when returning from a foreign Covid hot spot country is very simple, DO NOT GO THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.

On the other hand if you do go and get caught, DON’T COMPLAIN, IT WAS YOUR OWN SILLY FAULT FOR GOING IN THE FIRST PLACE.

Crowded beach at Estoril, Portugal, Europe - Stock Photo - Masterfile -  Rights-Managed, Artist: robertharding, Code: 841-02710022


About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work due to losing my agent when I became a full time carer to my mother who had dementia. and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother and shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse. I have written a number of different books all available on Amazon, so don't be shy should you feel the urge to purchase.
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  1. You take your chances.

  2. SueW says:

    Very well said!
    It was always on the cards so why risk it?

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