In the US, the number active COVID-19 cases is setting records. While the CDC recommends avoiding nonessential travel, some doctors note that risk of exposure is not uniform across the US. They recommend against leaving low-risk areas for high-risk ones. Many travelers have decided the risk of exposure outweighs the benefits of traveling and are canceling their plans.
Travel plans made months or even weeks in advance to anywhere on the planet will be subject to change.
-Bruce McIndoe, WorldAware Founder
WorldAware's founder, Bruce McIndoe warns that cancellations can become complicated. "The COVID-19 pandemic threat is a global threat, which is highly dynamic with varying levels of risk depending on where and when this risk is assessed," says McIndoe. "Travel plans made months or even weeks in advance to anywhere on the planet will be subject to change. Make sure that you are prepared for change, both financially and emotionally." It is important to be prepared and research cancellation policies for all aspects related to travel plans, such as car rentals, hotel bookings, airline reservations or travel insurance policies.
For more news on planning, adjusting, or, canceling your travel plans due to the recent spike of cases across the United States, read the full article by Forbes here.