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canadians snowbirds returning to canada - covid effect?
« on: March 15, 2020, 03:33:58 PM »
hi. we are canadians who snowbird in southern california every year. heading back to bc, planning to arrive sunday march 22. just wondering....

- if still stateside, is covid making you think of returning sooner than planned?

- if already returned to canada, what you have experienced at border upon your return?

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Re: canadians snowbirds returning to canada - covid effect?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2020, 07:23:51 PM »
Where are you entering Canada? BC now insists on a 14 day quarantine period but I don't know how they enforce it.

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Re: canadians snowbirds returning to canada - covid effect?
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2020, 07:30:30 PM »
    Our daughter, SIL & grandson arrived Wednesday.  Now it look very much that their air carrier will not be flying in a week, so we will have to pack up and drive them home.  We will all have a self quarantine period once we get home. plus we will have to drive through the gauntlet of the east coast to get home.
    It is a bummer, but many people down here in Florida just are not taking this seriously.  A couple returned 2 days ago from Italy, were told to self isolate, but were seen at the pool this morning.

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Re: canadians snowbirds returning to canada - covid effect?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2020, 08:40:12 PM »
  A couple returned 2 days ago from Italy, were told to self isolate, but were seen at the pool this morning.

That is a bummer Ed. Hope you have a safe trip home. Are you coming back after you get them home?
As far as the couple from Italy, I wouldn't hesitate for a second to contact the appropriate people and turn them in right away. They could be infecting hundreds of people.  That's just being stupid. They are idiots.
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Re: canadians snowbirds returning to canada - covid effect?
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2020, 08:59:22 PM »
    Once we get home, we will stay there, whether that is next week, or in a month.  Hopefully all will be over by the time we want to return next fall.

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Re: canadians snowbirds returning to canada - covid effect?
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2020, 09:19:19 PM »
Good luck, and I hope things do clear up by then, but don't expect it to be much better back home.  It looks like there are now cases in every Provence in Canada excluding the Yukon and the NW Territory.  With Ontario being the hardest hit so far with 104 confirmed cases, which is just behind Florida's 115, even though Ontario only has about 3/4 of the population of Florida.
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Re: canadians snowbirds returning to canada - covid effect?
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2020, 09:31:38 AM »
We are leaving tomorrow from Florida by car to arrive in Montreal in 4 (or 5) days just because!! Our DIL was supposed to arrive by air today and drive us but, it turns out, that our son would be quarantined for 14 days after her return if she did that. Our plans changed quickly as a result.

We have been here less than two weeks, the late arrival (arrival is usually in Nov) was due to other health problems unrelated to the virus.

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Re: canadians snowbirds returning to canada - covid effect?
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2020, 01:21:56 PM »
it’s a reminder that....

“life is that thing that’s happening despite what you were planning or thinking!”
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Re: canadians snowbirds returning to canada - covid effect?
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2020, 08:43:59 AM »
Living near I-75 in Central Florida I can tell from first hand observation that the migration north has begun early this year. Lots of RVs headed north, few to none headed south on I-75.  As a reminder, if you are going north and then west, or even to the midwest, consider Hwy 98/19 and 27/Alt 27 to 98/19.  Yes you go thru a few small towns with stop lights but stop and go on I-75 is no fun and both routes take about the same time (+/- 10 min) when I-75 is moving.

Good luck and drive safe if you are going north and east.
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Re: canadians snowbirds returning to canada - covid effect?
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2020, 03:25:40 PM »
The Insurance companies are getting worried about Canadians who winter out of the country....

Some will only. Have coverage until March 25/20




https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadian-snowbirds-covid-19-insurance-1.5499666
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Re: canadians snowbirds returning to canada - covid effect?
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2020, 10:09:05 AM »
it’s a reminder that....

“life is that thing that’s happening despite what you were planning or thinking!”

I planned to travel in North America with my wife.. But how you said "life is unpredictable! "
When will Usa and Canada will open Borders to visitors from Europe? :'(
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Re: canadians snowbirds returning to canada - covid effect?
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2020, 12:28:08 PM »
I planned to travel in North America with my wife.. But how you said "life is unpredictable! "
When will Usa and Canada will open Borders to visitors from Europe? :'(

Our numbers are still climbing, but my guess, June you will be allowed to travel to USA, but that will depend on your countries numbers too. 
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Re: canadians snowbirds returning to canada - covid effect?
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2020, 01:13:20 PM »
     As a total guess, I would say it will be over a year before either Canada or the US open the borders to tourist travel from Europe, or many other locations.

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Re: canadians snowbirds returning to canada - covid effect?
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2020, 01:30:50 PM »
Can you imagine, what it would be like visiting the NPs if no foreign tourists, outside of North Amaerica, were here or in Canada, next year?
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Re: canadians snowbirds returning to canada - covid effect?
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2020, 01:58:44 PM »
Can you imagine, what it would be like visiting the NPs if no foreign tourists, outside of North Amaerica, were here or in Canada, next year?
;D ;D  They'll go broke.
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Re: canadians snowbirds returning to canada - covid effect?
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2020, 02:06:56 PM »
I think they will ge busy once the current restrictions are lifted as Everyone will want to be outside.
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Re: canadians snowbirds returning to canada - covid effect?
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2020, 02:53:29 PM »
;D ;D  They'll go broke.
Unlike private parks, most are financed by tax dollars. They will take a hit none the less. Hopefully it is not an excuse to provide less services there. Perhaps the govts will push to fix up infrastructure as a means to get the economy going again. Maybe they will upgrade some of the parks as part of this package. Many have been complaining of the deteriorating condition of many state and national parks in the US. On topic, my friends crossed back to Canada from Texas about four days ago. They are in self quarantine for 14 days. No problems at the border. They didn't even examine them for signs of sickness, other than to look at them through the window.
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Re: canadians snowbirds returning to canada - covid effect?
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2020, 02:49:49 PM »
over a year before either Canada or the US open the borders

my guess, June

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OMG this is too unfair. I mean, we could visit Mars and cloning animals... but a stupXX virus bring all the world to the medieval era :'( I hope in the scientist knowledge.. 8)
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« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2020, 03:51:28 PM »
I live, S&B house, on the St. Lawrence River, less than 1 mile from Canada and less than 4 miles from a major international bridge, on a major route leading to and from that bridge.  I ss a "few" Canadian vehicles.  I get this on my phone when it roams to Canada, a few times a day.
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« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2020, 04:05:43 PM »
Can you imagine, what it would be like visiting the NPs if no foreign tourists, outside of North America, were here or in Canada, next year?
I get a warm fuzzy feeling thinking of that. ;D

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Re: canadians snowbirds returning to canada - covid effect?
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2020, 08:41:25 AM »
     Interesting CBC article on full timers returning to Canada early only to find out they can't stay at their campgrounds until May.  Bureaucracy reigns supreme.

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Re: canadians snowbirds returning to canada - covid effect?
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2020, 06:40:01 PM »
     Interesting CBC article on full timers returning to Canada early only to find out they can't stay at their campgrounds until May.  Bureaucracy reigns supreme.

Ed

 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/some-returning-snowbirds-are-finding-they-have-no-place-to-land-in-ontario-1.5514180
Southern Ontario is a bit warmer, but by and large it is still winter here in Ontario. I still have lots of snow in my yard. We can get snow well into May some years. Most campgrounds don't open until early May because they don't have winter services. Water lines would freeze, so the parks close in October and winterize their services. Most probably dont even plow the campgrounds in winter. Southern Ontario is probably snow free, but not likely out of the woods as far as freezing temperatures go. I would assume most people returning would have to winterize their rv unless they planned on heating it for a while, or had heated storage. Certainly a problem for many. I would guess rvers in the northern states are in somewhat of a similar predicament. Southern Ontario is quite a bit south of much of northern United States, roughly on the same latitude as Northern California.