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About ian

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  • Location Laim, Munich
  • Nationality England
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth 1961
  • Interests Beergardens. Beerfests. Edelstoff. Photography, Design, Car Design, Computer Aided Design, Taking usability to another level
  1. We will finally buy a TV

    For me the essentials are: Internet connection built in. Wifi is quite convenient. Possibly included with most TVs? HDMI input/output socket for external speakers with HDMI connector. Get a decent Bass sound. And 1 remote controls all connected devices. HDMI input/output socket for external TV box to extend options. EG Sky now or Amazon FireTV Easy to navigate all the Apps and features. (TVs might all be annoying to use) Apps available for Netflix, Amazon Prime or Disney+. I only watch on-demand TV on those apps. No Live TV anymore.
  2. Type of test needed (Germany <-> UK)

    Yes. German citizens can still travel. But now need a PCR test to return to Germany. Plus 14 days quarantine after arrival in Germany. Link to my ongoing summary.
  3. Here is the Covid related information I collected and updated on Travel to the UK as a fully vaccinated UK, DE family. Along with tips and tricks. I'm flying tomorrow so I'll update it if needed. Let me know if I've missed anything.
  4. Type of test needed (Germany <-> UK)

    thanks for the feedback
  5. Yes from 4th Oct no pre departure test for fully vaccinated. But keeping the Day 2 test and the filling in a PLF form. Then at the end of October the Day 2 test can be a cheap lateral flow test instead of the previous requirement to have a PCR test. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-system-for-international-travel
  6. Type of test needed (Germany <-> UK)

    Returning to Germany from the UK I did not need to quarantine. The reason stated that it is not necessary as I am fully vaccinated.  I also did not need to take any test. I just needed to fill in the online form and upload proof of vaccination. This official page (in English) states "Proof of vaccination is equivalent to a negative test result". The UK was rated a High Risk area and not a Variant of concern area on those pages.
  7. Recommended Day-2 test for England

    Steve Yes I've now heard others having the same problem. I've updated my recommendation with the link you posted to Assured. Thanks for that. 
  8. Type of test needed (Germany <-> UK)

    Here are details and a map of all the test locations around Marburg https://www.op-marburg.de/Marburg/Corona-Testcenter-im-Landkreis-Marburg-Biedenkopf  
  9. Type of test needed (Germany <-> UK)

      Here is my UK Travel Checklist based on my experience as a fully vaccinated UK+German citizen last week. It could answer many of your questions.
  10. Problems Installing COVpass app

    Many people are travelling to the UK now, and, as I have just been there, I've written a checklist based on my experience to help clear up the confusing information on those government and airline websites. 
  11. Godwin's Law

    This sort of reminded me of Toytown. Godwin's Law   "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one."   Maybe he's right? hmmm.