Planning Travel During/Post Covid
November 5, 2020
2020 has been an interesting year to say the least. With the "fluid" environment and the everchanging "norm," being well informed is the most important factor when planning your travel during/post COVID 19.
Here are some tips when planning travel during/post covid.
1) Stay up to date with your country's travel advisory
Canadians - https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories
Americans - https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/
2) Check your destination(s) restrictions and rules
Countries' embassy/consulate website
Great worldwide overview: click here
3) Check your travel components
Each airline, hotel, cruise line, tour company and insurance carrier has information about their current procedures and how you might be impacted.
Make sure you have all the required documents and supplies
4) Monitor for changes
There are higher chances of changes within your itinerary during this time (destination restrictions, supplier policies/procedures) which will require continuous monitoring.
*Important, if your flight itinerary changes substantially, you do not have to accept the first option provided.
5) Make sure you are insured
Many insurance providers may not cover for Covid 19 related claims or may be limited in coverage. Make sure you understand what is covered within your policy and add or purchase what is necessary.
*Recommend getting insurance with cancel for any reason.
6) Monitor your health
Many destinations require health checks or negative COVID-19 tests prior to arrival. Check with your health provider and schedule appointments to coincide with your departure.
7) Make a plan to deal with changes
Be prepared to make necessary adjustments regarding dates, rebooking future travel, insurance, etc.
If you have a travel advisor, they are there to help you with these processes.