Travel in the time of Coronavirus

What’s open | What’s not | How to prepare

I’m Ready! Where can I go?

I trust that you all are safe and well – what a year it has been!!!

It is so exciting to help clients prepare to travel later this summer and fall. Considering traveling in 2020?  While your options might feel limited when hearing updates on the news, there are still some amazing international destinations ready to host visitors from the US, as well as locations in the US.

In the Caribbean, Aruba, Barbados, Belize, Jamaica, St. Barts, St. Lucia, and Turks and Caicos are all open. Many of the top all-inclusive resorts in Mexico (think Cancun and Cabo) are open as well. If your heart’s set on Europe, you’ll want to explore options in Croatia and Turkey. Remember, openings and restrictions change almost daily. I’m here to help you navigate!

Domestic Destinations

Looking for a getaway a little closer to home? Some of the most popular summer destinations, like California, Nevada, Georgia, and the Carolinas are open for visitors from all states. National Parks across the country are also welcoming visitors, including Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and Yosemite. Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, and many other attraction-based destinations have also recently opened their doors. There are a lot of options!

Testing Locations

One additional item you might need for your travels is a negative COVID-19 test. I have been spending a lot of time keeping up with recent changes and requirements. I can help you navigate if and when you might need a test. How do you get one? Your primary care doctor should be your first call. Some Urgent Care locations have started to offer tests. Websites such as www.giscorps.org maintain a list of locations, too. You’ll need to plan ahead.

Proper Documentation

Planning on traveling out of the country within the next six months? Please take a moment to make sure your passport is up to date. If your passport is set to expire within the next year, I encourage you to look into a renewal immediately. The State Department has been taking longer to process new and renewed documents, and you don’t want to miss a trip.

More Resources

Here are a few important websites to stay on top of as you think about your travel plans.

Current State-by-State Guidelines

https://www.travelinsurancereview.net/coronavirus-travel-insurance/state-travel-restrictions/

COVID-19 Testing Sites

https://www.giscorps.org/covid-19-testing-site-locator/

US Passport Information

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html

While I dream every day of my next trip – and in fact, will be traveling next week —  I know there are many of you who are not quite ready to travel. We are all unique, which makes helping you plan your vacation so fulfilling for me.

I’ll be here for you whenever you decide it’s time to plan your next adventure, whether that’s next month or next year. In the meantime, I’ll keep you posted on what I hear and what has me excited about travel.