The news that the UK will soon start allowing fully vaccinated travellers to visit with minimal fuss is a considerable step in return to normal for many people in Belgium, be they transplanted Scottish newsletter writers or just people who want a trip.
Throughout the pandemic, mainland Europe didn't seem quite so far off (at least to me). As things began to ease, people started to cross borders to see family and friends... hell, they even mostly followed the rules.
But for many, the UK started to feel like an island in a way it hadn't before.
The fact that we can soon hop on a plane or the Eurostar and be in the post-Brexit UK might be an odd gatekeeper for tourism, but it's undoubtedly quite a step.
Sure, my perspective might be a little off. I'm from there, after all, but I'm really looking forward to getting on a plane, just not the multiple checks that come with it.
So what about you? Did this news raise your spirits? Fill you with dread? Or not even register?
It's moronic, but I really want a pint of Irn-Bru.
Let @johnstonjules know.
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