Shocking Travel Deals COVID19
Shocking Travel Deals And COVID19
It’s no secret that most of us are reluctant to travel during the COVID19 pandemic. Travel junkies are taking a hard hit nowadays. More and more people are adapting to the digital nomad routine, making life so much tougher now. But post-pandemic travel shouldn’t be difficult or daunting.
The silver lining is that airfare is getting cheaper due to the current economic situation. In fact, according to travel app Hopper, U.S. airfares decreased their prices 14% in the first week of March and some routes gave a 70% discount for passengers. Therefore, this might be the ideal time for you to book a flight to your favorite destination, and let’s see what you should keep in mind before booking.
Flights Are Cheaper Than Ever Due to COVID19
According to CNBC, flight fares have been absolutely cheap for the last 12 months, the Covid-19 has made the deals even cheaper. Likewise, traveling internationally is famous than ever because of the low rates.
In the first week of March 2020 alone Flights round trip fares to New Zealand for $566, Bali for $436, and Colombia have been seen as low as $190. So, you don’t have to look for a domestic Summer Flight Sale, when there are plenty of cheap international flights.
Airline Flexibility & COVID19
Most of the U.S. airlines along with many international airlines are more flexible after the COVID19 pandemic. For instance, many of them waive cancellations, change fees, and most importantly offer refunds on chosen flights. Furthermore, travel businesses are eager to hand over customers’ money back.
However, what we have also found, is that there are rules that surrounding airfare booking rules are constantly changing. It’s always wise to double-check travel policies before making any hasty decisions.
The other crucial step is to research whether there are any travel restrictions due to Covid19.
Look to the CDC and review travel bans in addition to mandatory regulations put into place. Rules change rapidly. It isn’t a bad idea to subscribe to the CDC’s newsletter to get updates on the latest travel advisories from the U.S. State Department before purchasing airline tickets. This is a good habit to keep in mind, even after the Covid-19 threat has dwindled.
Some airlines check for visibly sick passengers in the waiting area and during boarding. If you look like you may be sick, the airline may not let you get on the plane. Important: If you’re sick, check with your airline to see what options you have for rescheduling your flight. Each airline has its own policy about rescheduling flights because of an illness or emergency.
Here are some things to consider before you head out on your next adventure:
First, know your health status. Work with your doctor to evaluate your health, or the health of those traveling with you, by using the guide below.
In general, you should not travel by plane if you: Have recently had any type of surgery, especially stomach, brain, eye, or orthopedic (bone or joint) surgery. Check with your doctor to see when it is safe for you to travel.
Have had a recent heart attack or stroke.
Chest pain, pneumothorax, or a severe chronic respiratory disease Severe sinus, ear, or nose infection.
Any disease that you can easily spread to other people.
A fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or greater.
Swelling of the brain caused by bleeding, injury, or infection.
Sickle cell disease.
Uncontrolled psychotic illness.
BUY A SUITABLE TRAVEL INSURANCE
Most of the U.S. based health insurance policies might not cover you if something were to happen to you abroad. They don’t certainly cover epidemics. According to experts, choosing a “Cancel For Any Reason” policy within 21 days of booking your trip is a good decision. The flip side is these policies cost 40% more than standard travel insurance. However, they are optimal for travelers because if they cease the trip the insurance will pay 75% of their trip cost.
LOOK AT THE BRIGHT SIDE OF THE COVID19 PANDEMIC
COVID19 travel is scary. But if you pick the ideal location, you can take the maximum advantage by your trip. For instance, you can travel to nature where there is a less crowd around. U.S. national park or a trek through Peru can be a fantastic journey for you. When you decide on your travel destination, keep in mind to add less crowded tourist attractions and restaurants to minimize the threat.
On the other hand, there are fewer tourists around the world wandering about, so you can have a peace of mind and hop on to that cheap flight and visit your favorite places.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Be extra careful, research about the travel policies, plan your trip to a less crowded area, and book your flight. You don’t have to fear COVID19 if you follow the rules in safety.
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