27 Jan What you need to know when traveling in a COVID-19 world
If you’re anything like me, you are more than eager to get back out there and see the world. You’ve been cooped up way too long, dreaming of the day when you can finally travel again.
“Oh, the places you will go!” (to quote one of my favorite authors).
However, you also know that the world is a different place than it was before, and it will be a while before things go back to what we know as “normal”. With so much uncertainty, it can be scary and overwhelming trying to travel again. Besides the normal travel logistics like where to stay and how to fly, now you have you to worry about what kind of test you need, whether you must quarantine, reduced capacities, and so much more. As if that wasn’t confusing enough, now we have the new executive order which begs even more questions such as,
“Is it even worth traveling right now?”
Well, my answer to that is an exceptionally strong, “YES!”. Of course, that is my opinion, and traveling right now is a very personal choice. However, if you are overall healthy, have not been exposed to anyone with Covid19, and aren’t
exhibiting any symptoms, I dare say it might even be healthy for you to travel! At least when it comes to emotional, spiritual, and mental health, travel can be a healing and restorative experience.
So, the question, then, is not one of if, but how.
With a little guidance and a lot of experience! It is so important, now more than ever, that you consult your trusted travel advisor when planning your much-needed vacation – at the very least to find out where we can even travel to at this time. It’s our job to make sure we are up to date on the latest requirements and understand all the details. Its your job to relax!
After all, isn’t that the whole point of vacation?
With that being said, I also believe that knowledge is power. It is important for travelers to know the details as well. This way, they can make informed decisions when pondering their vacation plans. Because of this, I have created an easy to understand and quick guideline below on what the new mandate means, who it affects, and how it will work.
Travel may be looking vastly different, but if you are anything like me then it won’t matter how many hoops we have to jump through! 😂
In all seriousness, though, these “hoops” may be a little confusing or a bit of a hassle, but they were implemented for our safety. Knowing they are in place gives me a bit of comfort when my brain goes haywire with all the potentials. Follow these guidelines and the guidance of your trusted advisor, and the vacation you’ve been dreaming of for over a year will finally, and most importantly, safely, become a reality!