When will it be safe to travel is the million dollar question!
Since no one has a crystal ball, the best we can do is pay attention to new regulations and act upon them with our own level of comfort.
'Safe' is a relative term and what is right for one person may not be right for someone else. We all have different risk factors and tolerance, leading travel to be a very personal choice. In order to help my clients who are undecided, I have put together a list of questions that clients can ask themselves to help gauge their own personal readiness. If you decide to travel, please make an informed decision and follow all the proper protocols put in place for everyone's safety.
Questions to ask yourself when trying to decide when it will be safe to travel:
1. Which destinations are experiencing higher numbers and where are there lower incidences?
A destination with a lower number of cases of the virus poses less of a risk than a location that has high instances. These statistics are constantly changing so be sure to check for the most current information. One resource for information is https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php
2. Are you (or a loved one) higher risk?
There is no way to know how the virus will affect you, however, older adults and people with certain underlying medical conditions have a greater risk for severe illness if they are infected with covid-19. Given everyone's personal risk factor, you have to decide if the risk is worth the reward.
3. What are the restrictions?
It is important to understand the restrictions at each point of the trip. Regulations differ between countries, airlines, hotels and even states upon return. Each component of your trip may have different regulations, so be sure to know what is required, before you go.
4. Does my trip require masks, testing and/or quarantine?
It is difficult to keep up with the requirements since they change so rapidly. You will need to be informed in order to be prepared ahead of time so you can bring the proper equipment (masks) and documentation (testing results) to avoid problems.
5. Does travel insurance help?
Be sure to talk to a licensed insurance agent to get the most accurate information about what is covered and what isn't. What if you get sick during your trip? What if you test positive in destination? Who will pay if you have to quarantine? These are all important questions to address when purchasing trip insurance.
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I love working with seniors! I thoroughly enjoy guiding clients through the planning process, from finding the right destination to organizing the logistics to hearing about the trip upon their return. I am a strong advocate for my clients when it comes to price, quality and service. Trust and building lasting relationships along with continuing education are all extremely important to my business.