Post # 1
Hello Bees…I thought I would post this question so that everyone (not just honeymooners) could give feedback if they wanted.
With all the terrible headlines we are seeing these days about ISIS and Ebola, I was wondering what everyone thought on the safety of travel to Europe? The reason this has come up for me, is that initially Mr. Soon2b and I had our hearts on a 1 month long honeymoon in Western Europe hoping from country to country. With just these 2 threats being heightened recently, we are rethinking our choice and looking at other locations now in case either issue, or even a new one, develops before our big day.
So..have the recent events changed your future honeymoon/travel plans?
Post # 2
Soon2bBarker: its funny you posted this because I was thinking the same thing. I leave for Ireland and Italy next week and I am so scared about going to the airport because who knows what could happen. My trip is booked, non-refundable.
Post # 3
FI and I are planning on going to Ireland next spring/summer for our honeymoon and I’m not too concerned about traveling to Europe, at least at this point. I certainly wouldn’t travel to Western Africa or the Middle East, but traveling to Europe seems reasonably safe to me.
Post # 4
There are threats of illness and violence all over the world, all the time. Use good sense and you’ll be fine. You are much more likely to get the flu than Ebola, and much more likely to die in a car wreck than get attacked by ISIS.
Post # 5
We changed our plans. Initially we planned to get married in Vegas over new years, then ISIS straight up called out Vegas and threatened a terror attack. We also did not want to travel via air until the Ebola situation gets under control. So we decided to spend a week in new orleans instead. You can be exposed to any of this at any time, but we decided to keep things a little more low key. I pray no attacks happen, but if one does I would rather not be there. One option is for you and your husband to each wear a scarf, so if someone on the plane is hacking and sneezing then you can keep your nose and mouth covered. Don’t touch your eyes nose or mouth without washing your hands and wash your hands before eating/drinking/handling utensils. And stay prayed up!
Post # 6
Not honeymoon, but I am going to Thailand in a month. I hadn’t even thought of changing anything. Ebola isn’t really a _concern for me, neither is ISIS.
Post # 7
What, are you guys kidding? You can’t get Ebola unless you’re in contact with the bodily fluids of someone that’s symptomatic. Take a chill pill, you’re way more likely to get hit by one of those Italian Vespas than get Ebola or bombed by a terrorist organization!
Post # 8
I live about 20 minutes from Heathrow, which could very well be a target of an attack or a place where someone with Ebola comes through but when my options are stay in one place or spend an extra 2 hours getting to another airport then I’m willing to take that risk.
Post # 9
Unless your honeymoon plans in Europe include going to a specfic hospital in Spain, tracking down the patients with ebola, breaking in to the isolation unit and playing with the patients bodily fluids you’re probably going to be ok! My mum is flying to Spain today, I’m not worried about her any more than I would be on any other day.
Post # 10
Seriously you will all be fine. You are as safe here in Europe as the US. Theres only like 1 or 2 people here with it and they are all in Spain and in a unit in hospital. In fact I have friends in Barcelona right now, some in Madrid and a bunch of them have just been to the coast. I never cancel travel plans- for pretty much anything. These things affect such a small number of people- usually always locals and nowhere near the tourist cities or hotels. Would you tell someone not to go to California because 1 person in Texas has ebola? Nope- and you wouldnt even tell them not to go to Texas, and Europe is the same.
Post # 11
Seriously? Unless you are travelling to Western Africa or the Middle East, you will be fine. Western Europe is perfectly safe. You are more likely to die in a car crash or get struck by lightning than you do of getting ebola or dying via terrorist attack.