Travel continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Accessing accurate and reliable travel advice can also be challenging. One contributing factor is keeping up to date with the most recent pandemic related travel restrictions. Considerations mentioned in the article include researching your destination. It is important to have an understanding of guidelines and health-related procedures. Planning ahead for the second quarter of 2021 is also an important step. Travel demand will potentially be high, and booking travel during peak times could be difficult. Consider your destination and the impact that COVID-19 has had on the area. Individuals that are planning travel are also advised to educate themselves about the local economy and crime levels. Experts also recommend that travelers should understand their medical insurance and possible related restrictions. Understanding if coverage includes COVID-19 treatment and to verify if there are exclusions is also advisable. Individuals preparing travel plans for 2021 should also prepare for the possibility that a lockdown may impact their trip.
The pandemic has highlighted the importance of having a Plan B while traveling. USA Today reached out to industry experts, including WorldAware's Health Intelligence Analyst, Zulfah Albertyn-Blanchard, and ask about best practices to consider while preparing for travel in 2021. Zulfah shared, "When planning to travel, it's best to visit areas with low COVID-19 activity. This will make it less likely you'll infect someone else – or become infected yourself – during your travels."
Read the full article by USA Today here: 2021 Travel Survival Guide - Pack a Plan B to Deal With Lockdowns at Your Destination
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