I read the following in the newspaper a couple days ago. About vaccine “passports”. They are also going to create a similar thing in the EU. I remember there always have been requirements for people to get certain vaccinations for travel in some countries in Africa and South America. Exotic places with exotic diseases. I guess this is the same. I hope it doesn’t get politicized. That would be unfortunate. I guess if a person decided not to get vaccinated s/he wouldn’t be able to travel as freely, at least not on ships and airplanes. And also into countries that require proof of vaccine.

This from the Washington Post…
”Expect to show some sort of proof — either of a negative test or of vaccination — when traveling. “You should be planning on showing your negative test or staying home if you don’t have one,” Tariro says.

The European Union, for example, has announced plans for the Digital Green Certificate, a so-called vaccine passport that countries can use to verify a person’s health status and allow free travel across the bloc.

The concept of a vaccine passport isn’t new: To travel to certain countries, for example, you already need inoculations against yellow fever and other diseases.

The travel industry and tech companies have been working on ways to streamline digital credentials for years, and during the pandemic some have started to repurpose that technology to show proof of vaccination. “It isn’t far off in the future,” Tariro says.”

Of course, to travel here, you’d still need have the borders of Italy open to travelers…and that’s not looking positive unless we can get vaccines here. All the expected vaccines in Umbria have dried up…never been delivered…it is disgusting and enraging…but I don’t know who to be enraged at! I just know — no vaccines are being administered in Umbria now. 😔
This Pasqua eve I decided to do a composed salad. I saw a picture of one in a newspaper and it looked pretty and good so I decided to make my own. I used my own ideas for what should go in it. It has a lettuce base. I bought lettuce a few days ago at the Carrefour. My own creamy dressing. Two small fresh goat cheeses, a sliced avocado, sliced hard-boiled eggs, steamed green beans, and a sliced pork tenderloin tonnato. I made the pork sous vide yesterday and had left over. It could easily go without the meat for non carnivores.

Stay safe everyone 🌈

10 thoughts on “Travel?

  1. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Mi dispiace Marjorie…la prossima! (I’m sorry Marjorie…next time!) 🥰 Nancy

  2. Marjorie Arvedon

    I missed seeing your daily italian lesson ( but enjoyed learning about a composed salad!)

  3. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Matt, happy to hear you’ve gotten your shots. The more who do, the better for all. I hope people follow your lead. And I’m sorry for all the new shootings 😢 I have given up that anyone will do anything to stop them by limiting assault weapons. If they didn’t do it after Sandy Hook, they never will.

  4. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Steve, I get it. Some states are more forward thinking than others.

  5. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hey Marjorie, I expected no less from him. He’s an idiot IMO. But even if the state of Florida doesn’t ask for them if a person wants to leave that state, well then, they may be expected to show proof of vaccination.

  6. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi James, Yes, I think it is best to set expectations. I don’t think Italy will be open for many more months.

  7. Matthew Daub

    Hi Nancy – We got our second dose of Pfizer last Monday with no side effects, so by next week we should have maximum immunity. We still plan on being cautious. I’m so sorry the roll-out has been so slow in Italy. At least you don’t have mass shootings every week…..

  8. Stephen Stamps

    Our dumbass governor has banned any kind of vaccine passport. Huh??? Me, i’m ready to fill it out & get on a plane.
    Salad looks great

  9. Marjorie Arvedon

    Too late for the politicalization of vaccine passports: Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida has already signed in to law forbidding businesses in Florida to ask for proof of vaccination. He’s a real forward thinking idiot

  10. James Lupori

    All of the travel articles I’m reading these days are premature. There’s not going to be any easy travel in Europe for a while. Italy is still locked down and it’s going to take a while for things to heal up.

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