It's just over a week until my flight to Ibiza. Ibiza/Spain is still considered a "dark red" country by the Norwegian authorities. As mentioned above, this means that on my return I will have to spent at least 3 days in a quarantine hotel, and then 7 days in quarantine at home.It's now only 3 weeks until I arrive in Ibiza. We (in Norway) are still in semi lockdown. Bars in the town where I live are closed. The sale of alcohol is banned.
I am not vaccinated. Even if I wanted to, there's no way that can happen before mid July at the earliest.
Ibiza and the rest of Spain is considered a "red" country. This means I'll need a PCR test done in Ibiza before the return flight home. Upon arrival I will need another PCR test. Regardless of the result I'll be put in a 3 day quarantine at a quarantine hotel at the airport. I will have to pay for this "hotel" myself. If a PCR test after these 3 days is negative, then I can travel home and be in quarantine at home for 7 days. There is a mandatory PCR test after 7 days, afterwhich I am a free man. That's four tests just on the return trip.
I've been up against worse odds. I think the holiday will go ahead.
My main concern is my job which is in the public sector. The government is advising against all foreign travels. I will therefore be "breaking the rules" by going to Ibiza. I really don't want to get into trouble.
I mentioned my holiday challenges to my boss today - and that I'll most likely be cancelling the holiday because of the quarantine when returning home. He then casually asked why I can't work from the quarantine hotel? "Surely you can work effectively enough if you have your laptop and mobile with you?"
I think my holiday might still go ahead.