Tourism and travel suffered a lot from the pandemic but the new perspective towards tourism gives the industry the boost it needs.
In a recent statement, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and other major bodies in the tourism industry encourage the restart of international travel without requiring a vaccine. This is while noting that vaccines will definitely help in the long run, but a combination of effective testing and hygiene protocols is enough to restart the industry.
Soon, you will be returning to checking off items from your travel bucket list and the only distancing you will be thinking of is that between where you are now and where you want to be.
As restrictions ease around the country and the prospect of travel beckons, many of us will be planning road trips for the holiday season.
To ensure your trip is memorable in the best rather than the worst way, here are some things you and your fellow travellers can do to reduce the risk of becoming infected with, or spreading, COVID on your trip.
In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. This single announcement has changed our lives drastically. For our safety, we were advised to stay inside our homes, which makes perfect sense as the virus is highly contagious. Just a few minutes of contact with an infected person or a carrier could expose a person to the virus. A factor why COVID-19 keeps spreading is that most of the time, the virus is transmitted unknowingly. A person could be asymptomatic and yet highly contagious. This is why a travel ban and certain travel restrictions are being imposed, not only in the United States but also in almost every corner of the earth. On their website, the USA Department of State advises against travel to a long list of foreign countries. American citizens are either totally barred, restricted, or conditionally allowed to travel to a foreign country, depending on the situation in the country they wish to visit. There will be no travel for Americans into 54 countries including China, Brazil, …
For most of us, going out and about has been restricted to going out for essential purposes only, such as going to the grocery store, the bank, or maybe the pharmacy. Many countries have imposed travel bans or even required taking a CoViD-19 test with “Negative” as a result. For some, two negative results are needed. You might be thinking, “Why even travel out of the US at all right now?” and you’re right! There are lots to see around the United States of America! However, that doesn’t change the fact that travel is still restricted, even for domestic travel. In addition, you can’t argue that staying at home will always be safer. Still, if you need to scratch that travel itch, you can do so from the comfort of your own homes! I am not talking about high-level imagination here, I am talking about virtual tours! That’s right, there are museums, landmarks, theme parks, hotels, and even outer space venues that you can visit via the internet. It only takes a few clicks to …