The past two years have been nothing but a hurdle for many of us. While some businesses bloomed, others struggled to get back on their two feet and the travel industry did take a deep fall which furthermore affected many other industries. However, while the thought is widely terrifying, abiding to the new normal is gradually turning mandatory for each one of us.
While many countries have opened their borders to foreigners, travelling is being made more accessible, but the fear and anxiety remains in many. The questions are still the same; how safe is it to travel right now? Where is the safest place to travel right now? etc.
Let’s delve together into finding the answers for your questions.
- HOW DO I CHOOSE MY DESTINATION?
While travelling in such prevailing circumstances is still quite nerve wrecking for many of us, travelling in 2022 can be made exciting. Instead of choosing the most happening destination for your travel plans, you might want to consider hunting for unique locations where most people will not consider going for vacation. Instead of staying in a big hotel chain where there are a large number of people gathered, you might also want to consider helping the locals by choosing boutique Airbnb, hostels as well as bed and breakfast accommodation.
While ticking off the locations in your bucket list is entirely satisfying, adopting a slower pace of travelling is more important in the world we are living in today. Taking a slower pace will not only prevent you from putting yourself and others at risk, but also teach you the different cultures and history of your chosen city instead of only taking you to the main attraction for tourists.
- WHAT ABOUT MY TRAVEL INSURANCE?
One of the most important things to consider while travelling in 2022 is knowing how far your travel insurance will cover you. While searching for a travel insurance for your future travels, you should ask yourself whether
- How does your insurance company handle medical costs if you get diagnosed with COVID-19 overseas or prior to departing for your trip?
- How does your insurance company handle unforeseeable COVID-19 cancellations?
- How does your insurance company handle border closures, quarantine requirements, and lockdowns?
- How does your insurance company cover additional COVID-19 Expenses?
Gathering the needed information is important. You should certainly not shy away from asking questions to your insurance company.
- DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE LATEST RESTRICTIONS?
While many countries are reopening their borders even though they are hitting different waves of the pandemic, new rules and restrictions are equally enforced. Most countries require you to be fully vaccinated before entering, and without proof of vaccination, you will be required to follow any quarantine requirements. Research should be your best friend when planning your next trip.
- SHOULD I KEEP SOME FUNDS ASIDE?
One thing that the outbreak taught us is that things can change at any moment. Many people were overseas when the world started to shut down in March 2020. Many of us were trapped desperately in airports without flights taking off or with the borders of our home country closing. Keeping an emergency fund aside should be primary.
- IS IT STILL GOING TO BE FUN?
Since the world moves really fast and the Covid – 19 has shown us how things can change drastically at any minute, it is important for us to be conscious travellers, however you can still have fun while practising conscious travelling wherever you choose to go.