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Old 04-24-2021, 09:53 AM   #1
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Booking Concert (coming from Canada) - chances?

Hey guys,



I just booked tickets to the West Palm beach shows at the end of July. I'm about to book hotels and flights now too. We're coming from Canada and I think that things should be reopened to non essential travel by that time (about 70% confidence level...?).



My wife and I are scheduled to get our first vaccination in a few weeks so we'll have the first one for sure (probably not the second though).



Anyone else doing this and/or any opinions on how risky everyone thinks this is? Any opinions here? Thanks.
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    Hey guys,



    I just booked tickets to the West Palm beach shows at the end of July. I'm about to book hotels and flights now too. We're coming from Canada and I think that things should be reopened to non essential travel by that time (about 70% confidence level...?).



    My wife and I are scheduled to get our first vaccination in a few weeks so we'll have the first one for sure (probably not the second though).



    Anyone else doing this and/or any opinions on how risky everyone thinks this is? Any opinions here? Thanks.
    If you are getting your first shot in a couple weeks, why wouldnít you have the 2nd by the end of July?
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    Re: Booking Concert (coming from Canada) - chances?

    I thought people could still fly back and forth, and it was just the land border crossings that were closed?
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    I am in the same boat. Booked flight from Canada to Fla for WPB shows with AC. Can cancel flight for AC credit. Already got my first shot. Expect to have second shot a month or so prior to the shows. I don’t presently share your 70% confidence. I am more like 25% possibility, but that hope is helping me get through all this. COVID challenges and variants are constantly changing. Who knows what it will be like 3 months from now, especially with added issue of cross border travel. In any event I hope we both make it to the WPB shows this year!
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    Old 04-24-2021, 10:11 AM   #5
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    I thought people could still fly back and forth, and it was just the land border crossings that were closed?
    Not quite. Can fly but have to quarantine for 14 days including required 3 nights in a government approved quarantine hotel at outrageous cost. Some are flying back to Toronto through Buffalo airport and ubering/equivalent across the border back to Toronto:

    https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/tr...ions/isolation
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    Old 04-24-2021, 10:15 AM   #6
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    If you are getting your first shot in a couple weeks, why wouldnít you have the 2nd by the end of July?
    Answer: Canada 🇨🇦
    Vaccines are nowhere near as readily available as they presently are in USA.
    Canadian government policy is to defer 2nd shot for ďabootĒ 4 months after the first which is beyond vaccine manufacturers present recommendations
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    Old 04-24-2021, 10:18 AM   #7
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    Answer: Canada 🇨🇦
    Vaccines are nowhere near as readily available as they presently are in USA.
    Canadian government policy is to defer 2nd shot for ďabootĒ 4 months after the first which is beyond vaccine manufacturers present recommendations
    Oh damn, I knew that was a thing in a lot of countries, and knew Canada wasnít exactly great...but didnít know it was to that extent. Sorry, Canadians!
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    Old 04-24-2021, 11:34 AM   #8
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    My fingers are crossed!! Planning on the gorge and Denver (driving to both)!! Border should be open by September......I hope!

    While the vaccine roll out has been slow (still waiting for my first shot). It should ramp up soon as it sounds like supply is going to increase steadily in Canada very soon.
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    Old 04-24-2021, 12:46 PM   #9
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    My fingers are crossed!! Planning on the gorge and Denver (driving to both)!! Border should be open by September......I hope!

    While the vaccine roll out has been slow (still waiting for my first shot). It should ramp up soon as it sounds like supply is going to increase steadily in Canada very soon.
    Iím waiting for my first shot as well. Here in Nova Scotia weíre still only vaccinated for the ages of 55 and up. We are way behind. I wanted to get tickets to a summer concert but it doesnít seem likely. Iím hoping October is a possibility. Rogers and Durant are not my first choice but they are much better than nothing at this point.
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    Old 04-24-2021, 12:55 PM   #10
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    Iím waiting for my first shot as well. Here in Nova Scotia weíre still only vaccinated for the ages of 55 and up. We are way behind. I wanted to get tickets to a summer concert but it doesnít seem likely. Iím hoping October is a possibility. Rogers and Durant are not my first choice but they are much better than nothing at this point.
    In Alberta anyone 1981 and up are getting shots currently.
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    I didn't know Howie Day was on Ants.
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    Old 04-24-2021, 01:59 PM   #12
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    I’m coming from Toronto to the Gorge shows. Hoping the border crap is done by then but can probably work around it.
    I will have my second vaccine July 29, so I’m not concerned about that.
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    Old 04-25-2021, 10:38 AM   #13
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    Iím waiting for my first shot as well. Here in Nova Scotia weíre still only vaccinated for the ages of 55 and up. We are way behind. I wanted to get tickets to a summer concert but it doesnít seem likely. Iím hoping October is a possibility. Rogers and Durant are not my first choice but they are much better than nothing at this point.

    Nice - we're in Halifax. I'm probably being overly optimistic, but I'm hoping we can make West Palm beach work by the end of July. If not, I think August/September for sure hopefully!
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    Old 04-25-2021, 11:28 AM   #14
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    Nice - we're in Halifax. I'm probably being overly optimistic, but I'm hoping we can make West Palm beach work by the end of July. If not, I think August/September for sure hopefully!
    Iím in Halifax as well. Glad to know there are some fellow ants close by! I hope WPB works out for you.
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    Old 04-25-2021, 02:57 PM   #15
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    Yup, another Torontonian booked for the Gorge. I got my first AZ shot Friday, with my second dose scheduled for mid-August (personally, I think we'll be flooded with AZ by then and it'll be way sooner).

    Fingers crossed it works out. From my point of view, this is entirely out of my control, so I won't worry about it until I need to sell my tix/camping.

    Border will for sure be open by then. The one thing that concerns me is whether venues will require proof of vaccination, and not want to accept out of country (or even out of state) proof. We all remember travelling somewhere and trying to get into a bar with a perfectly valid id, and the minimum wage bouncer was like "this looks fake."
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    Glad to see some positivity around here!! Most of my friends think there is no chance the border is open by Labour Day. Or else they think it will be open but a 14 day quarantine will be required upon coming back. My gut says it will be open and we will be good to go for LDW!!
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    Old 04-26-2021, 08:31 AM   #17
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    I would be surprised.
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    Old 04-26-2021, 08:59 AM   #18
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    The issue will be with coming back. Just make sure you have a strong contingency plan in place. I have tickets for the Vancouver show and going to be looking to sell them probably. Even fully vaccinated I’m not sure I’ll feel ready to go to an indoor concert. We’ll see I guess.
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    Old 04-26-2021, 09:17 AM   #19
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    The issue will be with coming back. Just make sure you have a strong contingency plan in place. I have tickets for the Vancouver show and going to be looking to sell them probably. Even fully vaccinated Iím not sure Iíll feel ready to go to an indoor concert. Weíll see I guess.
    It was cancelled, so gonna have to get a refund.
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    Same here, travelling from Toronto area. I picked up tickets for CT on Nov 9&10. I figure all should be relatively back to normal by then and we should be fully vaccinated. It's about a 7 hour drive but totally worth it for the last two shows of the tour. Looks like a great venue to. That and only 1/2 hour from Boston so me and the wife are going to make a trip of it.
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    Same here, travelling from Toronto area. I picked up tickets for CT on Nov 9&10. I figure all should be relatively back to normal by then and we should be fully vaccinated. It's about a 7 hour drive but totally worth it for the last two shows of the tour. Looks like a great venue to. That and only 1/2 hour from Boston so me and the wife are going to make a trip of it.
    I could be wrong but I think itís much more than a half hour drive.
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    <div style="font-style:italic">Same here, travelling from Toronto area. I picked up tickets for CT on Nov 9&amp;10. I figure all should be relatively back to normal by then and we should be fully vaccinated. It's about a 7 hour drive but totally worth it for the last two shows of the tour. Looks like a great venue to. That and only 1/2 hour from Boston so me and the wife are going to make a trip of it.</div>
    </div>I could be wrong but I think itís much more than a half hour drive.
    you're right, but less than 2. Still worth the trip.
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    It was cancelled, so gonna have to get a refund.
    Good to know, obviously I need to get up to speed on tour news.
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    Alberta is supposed to announce by the end of the week that all adults can book there shot!
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