Traveling during COVID can be tricky. My advice is to work with a travel advisor. We provide the most up-to-date available information, so clients can make informed decisions about their travel plans.
The decision to travel is a personal choice made by the individual. Travel advisors provide clients with the publicly available sources of information, as well as health and safety information provided by suppliers or other third parties. Travel advisors can also keep travelers informed about cancellation and refund policies, as well as specific requirements destinations including countries, states and regions may have in place.
Travel advisors are trained to monitor situations like health concerns, travel warnings or weather disruptions that may impact our clients’ travel plans. As such, we also can work on alternative travel plans and can likely have those in place the moment the need arises.
Whether traveling domestically or internationally, my number one priority is always my clients’ safety and well-being. Travel advisors have great suggestions for vacation ideas whether you are ready to travel now or travel later, as well as tips on traveling during Covid.
I strongly encourage all clients, whether they are traveling domestically or internationally, to purchase travel insurance, particularly right at the same time as travel is booked. Travel insurance offers an additional layer of protection for travelers and can potentially help save a traveler hundreds or thousands of dollars if a medical or travel emergency occurs.
Quick resources for travel during the COVID crisis:
- Emergency Contact Information. Overseas travelers with COVID-19-related emergencies are instructed to contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate, or call the assistance center:
o From the U.S.& Canada: 1-888-407-4747
o From Overseas: +1 202-501-4444
The World Health Organization (WHO) has situation reports, a global dashboard
showing country-by-country infection rates, and tips on how to best protect oneself.