When, Oh when can I travel again? We hear this question a lot. And yesterday we were talking with some fellow travel agents and the question came up once again. Here's some of things we discussed.
We're starting to see some things to look forward to. Recently, I posted a blog about turning the corner and how things will change. So let's turn our attention what to look forward to. Please note that much of this information is from Travel Weekly magazine.
Here we are in mid Nov 2020, the year of the pandemic. Vacation travel has ground to a halt. Americans still are not allowed to fly to Europe. Cruise ships are still not allowed to sail from US ports without CDC approval, none of which has occurred. Most of the western world is seeing yet another surge of COVID 19 infections. Yet...maybe, just maybe there's a ray of hope. We've had good news on the vaccine front. The medical community has learned a lot about how to treat those that are infected and fatalities are way down. We've learned how the virus spreads and therefore what therapeutics and mitigation measures work best. Testing has become more widespread and effective. And the world is starting to learn how to live with the virus without the harsh shutdowns we all experienced early in 2020.
One thing we know is that how you travel in the future will be different than how you've traveled in the past. Remember traveling before 9/11? No TSA for example. Well, we know things will be different based on COVID related learnings. This post takes a look at a few examples