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  • Writer's pictureHannah Ross

Are You Prepared to Travel in a Post-Pandemic World?

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect travel as our governments have had to step in and impose country-specific bans and restrictions. Despite present restrictions, there seems to be a glimmer of hope as vaccination programmes continue to roll out in numerous countries around the world.

Are you considering traveling in a post-pandemic world? Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Start Saving

The cost of travel is expected to soar which can largely be attributed to the expected increase in demand. Most of the world has been at home longing a long-awaited escape meaning travel prices are going to surge. If you haven’t started saving, now is the time to start budgeting for your post-pandemic adventure.

Creating a budget is as simple as determining how much of a disposable income you have left after you’ve covered your monthly expenses. A simple fix is opening a secondary savings account that you use solely for travel. If you have a few extra dollars after you’ve covered the necessities, simply transfer the money into your account that is allocated for travel and watch your budget grow.

Book Early

Not only does promptly booking your trip help you plan accordingly but it also helps you take advantage of discounted rates and cheaper alternatives. Travel is still on the mend meaning many destinations, accommodations, and flight providers are presently offering deals and discounts as an incentive to book. If you aren’t ready to travel in the near future, you can book for months or even years down the road.

Prices will presumably rise as the world continues to open and post-pandemic travel plans become more of a realistic possibility. As a traveler, you can benefit by getting ahead of the surge and booking the adventure of a lifetime now.

Research Vaccine Policies

The world is slowly opening up but that doesn’t mean there won’t be restrictions. Vaccinated travelers may have the opportunity to travel to more countries than non-vaccinated travelers. It’s important to research the COVID-19 protocols and restrictions in the country that you’re considering visiting so you can make sure you’re staying safe and complying with all rules and regulations.

Despite being vaccinated, it’s still important to follow mask-wearing and social distancing guidelines and protocols until otherwise specified.

Opt for Travel Insurance

Having travel insurance is a must when traveling, especially in a post-pandemic world. When browsing policies, it’s important to choose an insurance plan that covers situations like a pandemic in addition to cancellations, and medical coverages.

Purchasing travel insurance will help protect you against any emergencies that may arise while on your vacation. It’s important to also look for exclusions within your policy so you aren’t surprised with any unwarranted complications.

Keep COVID-19 in Mind

It is essential that you keep the COVID-19 pandemic in mind when making travel plans. It’s important that you do your best to keep social distancing top-of-mind when embarking on a new adventure. Social distancing may be difficult to adhere to on crowded flights, buses, trains, and public attractions. Additionally, packing disinfectants like wipes and sanitizer is recommended. It’s recommended that you use disinfectants to wipe down any shared surfaces that you may encounter on your travels.

Consider getting in touch with your accommodation and flight provider to learn about what their plans and processes are should another COVID-19 outbreak occur. Make sure to take the time to do proper research so you’re informed and prepared. It is recommended that you research and comply with your local governments travel advisories, bans, and restrictions during this time.


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