It’s time to start thinking about travel. I’m sure by now that you have heard the heartening news that the US anticipates that there will be enough vaccine doses available for every adult by the end of May of this year. Should you choose to be vaccinated, this opens a small window of opportunity if you are looking to travel. This summer may be viable for travel and it must be planned carefully and thoughtfully.
This does not mean that things are wide open – quite the contrary – this is still a careful process so that we don’t end up regressing in our quest for things being more open. There will still be travel and destination restrictions, regulations and protocols in place that must be followed to keep everyone safe (including continued testing, wearing masks, proper distancing and diligent hygiene). What it does mean is that as borders open, those who have chosen to be vaccinated will have a few more options available to them. My travel partners are offering extremely flexible and adaptable travel booking opportunities when you are ready – even if your plans to travel are for 2022 or 2023.
I cannot reiterate enough that as hotels, tours, and flight routes begin to come back online, capacity will be reduced for a time, so your dream trip may become unavailable before you know it because of reduced capacity or limited availability. When will cruises from US ports resume? I don’t have that answer yet – but I do know that cruise lines are diligently working to adhere to CDC and destination governmental requirements to make the cruise environment safe for passengers, crew and locals. Be flexible enough to know that vaccines may be required of those who wish to sail when cruising does resume, and that the actual cruises may be very short to start.
If and when you are ready to start planning and booking your travel, domestic or international, reach out to me to help you sort through the maze of requirements, including any mandatory testing, so that you can book your trip with confidence and enjoy your travels. An online booking engine is not able to assure that you are thoroughly informed regarding the most up to date requirements for your travel destination.