Originally published November 2020. Country and COVID information may be out of date
There are a few things to know about the state of travel right now.
First,YES you can travel!
60 countries are now open to US Citizens – all have protocols in place and more are opening all the time.
The USA has amazing places to vacation, and you can drive or fly to get there. There are beaches, mountains, wineries, historic towns, beautiful coastlines, and amazing national parks all waiting for you to come
What’s exciting for now!!
Hawaii has reopened!! Those golden sands are ready to have your feet dug deep. Christmas and New Year’s is selling quickly as everyone wants to catch some beach time.
If you travel anywhere by plane, you will be required to wear a mask the entire time you are in the airport and on the airplane. The mask needs to cover your nose and mouth – the only exception is for eating/drinking.
Flights to international destinations will require a negative COVID test result anywhere from 48 hrs to 10 days prior to arrival in order to board the plane, other things possibly required:
a follow-up test on day 5 after your arrival
completion of a health attestation
uploading documentation to a state site or use of a tracing app
medical insurance purchased specific to the country
Cruising will restart in 2021 with increased safety protocols onboard and for shore excursions. The smaller ships are rapidly filling up as many cruisers look to be with fewer people onboard. Small ships are also being chartered by groups as a further precaution for safety.
The world is re-opening and this is wonderful. We need to reconnect with the world and support each other as we rebuild our lives.
This is important to knowwhen booking for 2021:
There are fewer hotels available because of governing mandates on openings and certifications required to do so,
Fewer flights with the shift of flight demands, and limitations because of rebooking from 2020.
The trips canceled in 2020 were most often rescheduled for 2021.
So although we didn’t travel in 2020 the availability in 2021 and 2022 is quickly going. So don’t delay.
If you want to travel for Spring or Summer in 2021, let’s get planning sooner than later. Don’t miss out on your dream way to celebrate life. This is a great time to reach out to your travel advisor and they will walk you through your options. If you don’t have a travel advisor, schedule some time with me to chat, and let’s get planning.
Your travel dreams await your arrival.
To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live. ~Hans Christian Anderson
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