When you are planning your next trip there are many things to consider, especially during these unprecedented times. I am here to give you a guide to traveling during COVID-19! Sit back, grab a pen, and take notes.
One of the few good things that came out of this pandemic period is that not many people are actually flying. That’s great because the prices of tickets have dropped significantly to record low prices. So purchasing tickets to some of your favorite places is now more affordable than ever. Of course, there are stipulations and precautions to take prior to the departure and during the plane ride. However, actually purchasing the tickets is pretty easy and headache-free.
Frontier Airlines is great to use if you are going somewhere for a short period of time and don’t have a lot of luggage. With them you are kind of paying for everything separately; so the price of the ticket only covers the ticket itself. If you only have a personal item and don’t care what seat you’re in, you can fly to places for super cheap. Pennies on the dollar.
If you want a more all-inclusive package, I suggest using American Airlines. They allow one personal item and one carry-on and have competitive prices of $30-$40 for a checked bag. They have great customer service and more spacious planes for longer flights.
These are just two examples, but airlines like Delta, United, and Spirit also have great deals. Check them out and compare options to fit what your needs are best!
BORDERS BEING CLOSED
Now, with all of your newfound information on how to find cheap flights, you need to know about places you can even travel during this pandemic.
For American travelers, all domestic travel is possible but some states have restrictions and conditions regarding test results and quarantining. So make sure to check that out and stay updated with websites like worldnomads.com. Here they post regular updates on many locations and traveling during COVID-19 and the specifics of certain places.
There are some places that are close, but still give you the vacation and international vibes like Mexico and Puerto Rico. Both locations are available to U.S. travelers WITH negative COVID tests or the promise to take one in 72 hours.
Other countries far off are a lot more strict and different stories. Fan favorites like Bali, Thailand, Europe, and so on are all taking the virus very seriously and have strict guidelines and rules that accompany entry to their locations including travel insurance, NEGATIVE COVID results, and quarantining; so you may want to put your international travel to these far off places on hold for now.
SAFETY MEASURES FOR AIRPORTS AND PLANES
Finally, let’s talk about the actual process once you select your flight and prep for your travel.
All airlines are taking extreme precautions with preventing the spread of the coronavirus. Masks/Facial covers are required to be worn at all times in the airports and for the duration of the flights.
Hand sanitizer dispensers have been placed strategically and evenly throughout the entire airport so that passengers always have the opportunity to ensure that their hands are clean and free of potential germs.
Each plane is thoroughly cleaned after each flight, down to every seat and armrest. I can personally attest to the care I have seen demonstrated by the staff of the airplanes.
With that being said, it is still important that you take your own precautions for being safe. Be aware of your surroundings and ensure that you’re doing your part. Contribute to safe travel and passage for yourself and your fellow travelers.
If we work together, we can continue to make traveling during COVID-19 safe and possible for people.
Enjoy your trip & safe travels!
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