Has your Honeymoon/Travel Plans Change Due to Recent Ebola/ISIS Threats?

posted 2 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
3525 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
1745 posts
Bumble bee

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
996 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
1116 posts
Bumble bee

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
871 posts
Busy bee

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
2642 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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.

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