If you’re ready to pack your bags and to embark on your next travel adventure but are curious about how travel may have changed in the last year and a half, continue reading to discover a few wise travel tips for 2021!
Arrive at airports earlier than you usually would:
As most domestic and international airports have far tighter security restrictions, you should never cut it close, when it comes to checking in for a flight. Instead allow yourself at least 30 minutes more time, in order to check in and to get to your gate, than normal in order to avoid disappointment and potentially missing your flight.
Opt to visit less crowded destinations:
In order to minimize your chances of contracting Covid19, it’s a wise idea to select less crowded travel destinations to visit than you normally do. For example, instead of visiting Los Angeles, you may want to head to Palm Springs instead. Or instead of visiting Hawaii, you may want to visit Fiji as a safer option.
Ensure that you have extra cash budgeted for emergencies:
In today’s world it’s also important to ensure that you have extra cash budgeted for emergencies. For example, you may want to save a couple extra thousand dollars incase you are forced to stay in a location for two extra weeks, in the case that the area that you are visiting has been locked down by the government. Which would mean that you and your traveling party would require extra funds for essentials such as food and accommodation.
Visit locations where you have family and friends:
If you don’t want to get stuck in a location without any support, you may want to choose to visit locations where you have friends and family members, who you’ll be able to stay with, if you did find yourself in a snap lockdown.
Opt to eat at restaurants which have outdoor tables available:
It’s a great idea to dine al fresco, as you can decrease your chances of being infected by Covid19 if you are outdoors, rather than stuck inside in close confines with strangers. So if you would still love to be able to dine out on your vacations, just opt for restaurants which offer outdoor, socially distanced seating options.
As many service staff are going through particularly hard times, remember to tip you servers well if they give you amazing service.
Hide your wealth:
As the crime rates in most regions increases during difficult times where a lot of individuals are facing financial hardship, it’s even more important than ever to hide your wealth. For example, you should leave expensive jewelry pieces and watches at home, in order to avoid becoming the target of theft. This also means that you should leave your designer purses at home, if you’re accustomed to carrying brand new bags at home.
So if you can’t wait to travel again but are a bit nervous or apprehensive, hopefully you’ve found the travel tips that have been listed out in the article above useful. As with planning and logic, travel can become safe again!