When Will or not it’s Secure to Journey Once more? Hear from our Specialists
Anyone who loves to explore the world has this pressing question on their mind. Our experts weigh.
Author: Jemima Forbes
If you are currently struggling with a serious case of wanderlust, you are not alone. We all dream of getting out and exploring the many wonderful countries in the world again!
Even so, given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it is difficult to say when restrictions will gradually ease. We are all encouraged by the spread of COVID-19 vaccines, but we understand that it will take time to achieve widespread immunity. From December 2020, our experts from the travel industry are forecasting that we will see minimal restrictions and a sharp increase in trips again by summer 2021.
Some destinations are already open to tourism, and many people have taken the opportunity to take a road trip a little closer to home. If you want to plan a safe and seamless trip yourself, here is some advice from our experts.
Is it safe to travel now?
To keep track of the latest travel advice for your dream destination, check out the resources listed below. Our travel experts use these to determine where it is currently safe to travel and for relevant advice on how to be safe when venturing away from home.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevent (CDC) is the United States’ national health facility and the best source for advice on traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information on the CDC website is regularly updated and approved by scientists who are experts in infection control.
This is another health-related tool that offers in-depth coronavirus safety tips for those considering a trip. It will provide advice on whether it is safe for you to travel and how to stay safe during your trip, as well as information on current TSA regulations for those departing or arriving in the United States.
Reopen the EU
Excited to explore Europe? With the reopening of the EU, you can view up-to-date travel information for every country in the region in 24 different languages. The website contains current data on the coronavirus infection rate as well as information on quarantine and other travel restrictions.
Are you thinking about going on a road trip? In the AARP you will find competent advice on how to safely plan a driving holiday during the pandemic, from determining your route to maintaining health on the go.
If the UK is your vacation spot of choice (or your base location) keep an eye on GOV.UK’s COVID-19 travel advice page. There you will find the latest information on travel restrictions in the UK, as well as a regularly updated list of countries currently on the region’s quarantine list.
Travel safety tips
When making travel plans for 2021, here are some things to consider:
In any destination that is subject to ever-changing travel regulations, avoid booking a vacation that you cannot change or refund. Instead, go to a company that offers flexibility in your travel planning. Enchanting Travels’ FlexiBooking option allows you to reschedule your trip for free or cancel up to 30 days in advance for a full refund (some exclusions apply).
Imagine your vacation in a new way
Meteora Monastery, Greece
Always wanted to go on a cruise to Antarctica? Is a beach vacation in the Seychelles high on your travel basket list? For now, it may be best to think of your dream destination as a little closer to your home. U.S. residents can consider a scenic snow experience in Alaska or fly to Mexico for a dose of sunshine. Europeans can enjoy an otherworldly adventure in Iceland or take a deep cultural dip in a sunny destination like Greece.
Consider a road trip
If flying seems too risky at the moment, consider taking a domestic vacation instead. There are dozen of amazing road trips that you can take across the US to explore new terrain and enjoy incredible experiences. Take a look at our sample uncovered Utah route for our insider tips on the best places to explore and stay. We also have expertly planned road trips for those of you in Canada, Australia and the UK!
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When you travel remember to stay safe!
Regardless of where you travel, remember to protect yourself and others by wearing face covering, maintaining reasonable social distance, and disinfecting your hands whenever possible. For more information on when it is safe to travel again, or questions about the safety of a particular destination, contact our travel experts today.