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“The Future of Travel” 20 Aug 2020

Dateline: France, Rhone River. 20 Aug 2020

What’s Happening With The future of Travel This Week?

Since the beginning of COVID 19, our team has been bringing you a weekly update of the future of travel, created a community for our Nomads and for our stays. These groups are for you to have conversations about where to go next as a nomad swap ideas and help each other. For the stays (gite owners, hostel, we created a telegram group to discuss different ways to assist nomads, improve business and bring new business to your town and company.

What Mark covers in this weeks chat:

The Future of Travel – 20 August

Here is some of what is covered:
  • Croatia, Ecuador and Ghana achieve Safe Travels Stamp from WTTC which means no isolation if you arrive with a test done in the past 72 hours
  • Italy allows an isolation exemption for people coming in from Croatia with a negative test too
  • Some uptick in the COVID 19 numbers growing means areas that we were deemed safe before now require isolation – visits to the Balearic Islands of Spain now require isolation in Germany
  • Only the last month there was a hugely successful charter flight to Balearic islands from Germany of 12,000 travellers
  • You must go into quarantine for as long as you don’t have a negative test result.
  • “Montenegro will open its borders with Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Western European countries from tomorrow,”
  • A PCR negative test or a serological ELISA would most likely be needed to enter Montenegro.
  • Last month we saw hotel room prices crash €1500 – €300
  • Serbia rates went up for holiday apartments as no-one could leave the country
  • Qantas now saying no international until July 2021
  • The good news about travel
  • More properties are opening again – 56% in the US from a recent study
  • Vaccines getting close in some countries
  • Even Australia hinting as a mandatory vaccine for the population and visitors
  • Another Aussie left Bali and instead of $3000 and 14 isolation chose Belarus for his next destination
  • Be fast and grab the opportunities
  • Be safe
  • Open-air locations still winning
  •  Open-air restaurants


    1. TESTS look like being a key matter – 72-hour windows
    2. SPEED to act
    3. TAKE A CALCULATED RISK – WATCH THE STATS and form a considered opinion
    4. Watch for Visa issues again as Visa Extensions run out in some countries
    5. Be careful of civil unrest
      1. Belarus
      2. Mali
      3. Bulgaria
      4. Serbia

Mark Phillips the Founder of Nomad Stays coming to you live with the Future of Travel from the Rhone River in France. #20.8

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Mark is the Founder of Nomad Stays. He is an Australian entrepreneur and traveller who has explored over 100 countries. A keen adventure motorcyclist he rode the Silk Road for his 50th birthday, has backpacked throughout Africa a number of times and visited many Pacific Islands.Trained as a Chartered Accountant and having worked in the tech industry for giants including Apple and Microsoft, he has a unique insight into the impacts of technology and business. His first travel company, MudMaps, enjoyed numerous industry awards and taking thousands of clients from around the world into the Australian outback.Mark has lived as a digital nomad for over 9 years and is currently mainly in Europe.

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