As we adjust to new norms in almost every aspect of our lives, travel will be no exception. With so much uncertainty surrounding the how of travel, one thing is certain: we want to get back out there at some point and explore! And whether you are thinking about travelling again in the near future, or planning to stay put until later this year (or even ‘til 2021), there are two questions on most minds:
“Will it be safe to travel?”
“What will traveling look like?”
At Travel Greene we believe that arming ourselves with good intel and planning is the way to squash fear and create the best possible experience. To help ease your travel anxieties, we’ve put together some helpful tips for traveling in 2020.
Let’s start by addressing the first question: Will it be safe to travel?
We believe it will be safe to travel soon. The US travel industry organizations, in collaboration with the White House and medical experts, have compiled a list of guidelines that the tourism industry will need to follow in order to reopen. This plan was developed to ensure employee and customer safety as the country begins to open. We believe they are taking travelers’ safety very seriously. Check out the entire list of rules and regulations here.
So yes, you will be safe to travel. But what will traveling even look like?
This question is much harder to answer. Just as with anything else right now, the situation is fluid and constantly shifting. We expect many phased approaches to re-opening businesses and services around the world, and we have no idea how long this process will take. Each country, island and resort may have specific rules & regulations about what their particular location will be doing. Some Caribbean islands, like St. Lucia, Jamaica, Antigua and others will begin opening their borders in June, and hope to welcome tourists to their islands soon. Other countries may open their borders, but will implement a 14-day quarantine for any travelers. As we’ve come to expect in our COVID-19 reality, this is a fluid situation and things continue to change. Without our crystal ball handy, we can’t tell you EXACTLY what your future travel will look like, but one thing we know for sure is things WILL be different. Below is a glimpse of what you can expect.
Now more than ever, using a travel advisor to do your pre-planning and arrange logistics will save you a lot of time and hassle. When the time comes that you are ready to get back out on the open road, skies or seas, Travel Greene will arm you with the planning and details you’ll need to enjoy your “new normal” experience.
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