This is a collaborative post by Ellie Jo with tips for travel during COVID.
Are you thinking about traveling again this year and getting back into the skies? Well, you’re not alone. A lot of people are eager to travel once more whether it’s for personal or professional reasons. Some people just want to enjoy their summer vacation before the season slips into fall. That’s completely understandable, but there are some key considerations to keep in mind here to ensure that you are traveling the right way when there is still a health pandemic.
Tips for Travel During COVID
Know Where And When You Can Travel
This is constantly in flux and while you might think that it’s a brand new concept, that’s not quite the case. The reality is that there are always countries that are not safe to travel at any given time.
Usually, this is due to active wars or the threat of terrorism. Today, of course, it’s about whether there are an active outbreak and a high number of cases of COVID-19.
If you’re wondering how to fly from the U.S. then you need to make sure that you are checking whether other countries are open for travel. You will find restrictions are in place for various countries right now including popular travel destinations like the U.K. if you are a tourist.
Understand The Key Requirements
Regardless of where you are traveling, it’s important to be aware of the key requirements as they stand right now. It’s worth noting that these are constantly changing however the main current requirement is that you will typically need to wear a mask.
A mask provides people with the reassurance that the disease is not going to be easily spread. Requirements on masks can differ depending on both country and state. For instance, in the UK, the rules on wearing a mask will differ depending on whether you are in Scotland or the Uk. Be aware that in some cases companies will also be determining their own rules on whether you need masks inside.
Think About Cost
Finally, there is some concern that traveling is about to become a lot more expensive due to the fact that travel companies will need to catch up on profits that they have lost. However, companies are also going to need to convince people that it is safe to travel and give them a reason to take this chance. As such, there’s no definite reason to expect a hike in prices. Although it could be worth planning ahead to access the best deals right now.
We hope this helps you understand some of the key points to consider if you are planning on traveling sooner rather than later. Many people hope that a vaccine will be discovered before the year ends and this is a possibility. However, it is certainly nowhere near confirmed right now. It’s possible and indeed likely that social distancing and safety measures will be in place for the rest of 2020 and potentially into 2021. This won’t mean that world travel is impossible but it will certainly make it more complicated.