The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everyone’s life for a longer period of time. The realities of people have transformed steadily at first even and before we are aware of it, the pandemic has affected all sense of normalcy.
Although the vaccine has been approved in some countries, still there are strict rules and regulations due to the new strain of the coronavirus. However, in a few states in India, new quarantine, as well as testing rules, have been imposed by taking precautions.
That said questions such when we are going to travel again, when will the international borders open, come to our minds frequently. So in this article,
We are going to cover all such travel tips in 2021.
How long should you wait until travel picks up?
The travel industry will turn to normal with the arrival of safe, effective as well as well distributed COVID-19 vaccine. However, the distribution of the vaccine may take some time.
This is the prime reason to remain hopeful for the travel lovers. Having said that, road trips will be remaining popular among travelers. This is because road trips offer ultimate comfort and control.
On the other hand, air travel is expected to take rise in the second half of this year if there is no transmission on the second wave.
Where can we expect the crowd?
As we all know most of Indians have started to cover all the domestic tourist destinations from the month of August in India by taking scenic drives, road trips, exploring small towns, nearby lakes or beaches.
This trend will likely to continue even in the year 2021, so you can expect less crowd in the tourist spots. However, Jaipur, as well as Jaipur, are the most searched travel destinations specifically for domestic travelers in 2021 followed by Kerala and Shimla.
Apart from this, destinations like Andaman and Nicobar and the Maldives are also famous among travel lovers.
Will Airline Companies Offer more flexible cancellation policies?
As we have already mentioned above, with the arrival of the global pandemic, the travel flexibility has turned to rigid even from hotels, car rentals to airlines.
The operators that they had even little to lose financially when it comes to bookings. Not only this but even the airline companies did not charge any fee on non-refundable tickets as the number of the passengers are starting to decrease.
The best part is that the airlines are now keeping the flexible cancellation policies.
Is Traveling Safe Now?
In the past few months, the people who are engaged in the travel industry are started to work hard for creating policies as well as procedures to help to prevent future crisis.
Now the travel companies will ensure both health and safety measures to the travelers who plan to travel in 2021. In short, from tourist spots to hotels, there will be special emphasis on cleanliness and hygiene along with precautions when it comes to health measures.
Apart from cleanliness, the travel industry will ensure more transparent communication, safe cancellation as well as rescheduling policies. Not only this but they will also make better use of technology during each and every aspect of the travel experience.
Can you travel safely with your family?
Do you know that more than half of the country’s population have already started their travel plan for early 2021? Not only this but they also booked their tickets for many destinations such as Kerala, Goa and Shimla.
Though it is not safe to travel with your grandparents at this moment you can safely travel with your children by strictly following all the COVID-19 norms. However, traveling in an international destination is not yet safe for your child without vaccination.
Which countries will be open to tourists in 2021?
Whenever you are planning for your next trip, it is mandatory to know which destinations are open for tourists from which countries, which nations are permitting for domestic travel and which countries are still closed. So make sure to list down all these factors if you are thinking how to travel in 2021.
Are insurance policies the lifeline of travel lovers?
With the arrival of COVID-19 pandemic, the people from all across the world have witnessed a huge number of cancellations of flights, hotels, tours and lots more.
This has made everyone realise why travel insurance is important for everyone. But there is a shortcoming in this. Many insurance companies have excluded fear of travel or pandemics in their insurance policies which makes everyone wonder what is the use of travel insurance coverage.
So whenever you are on your holiday plan, make sure that your travel insurance is on the right fit for you as well as it can even cover epidemics.
What about hygiene protocols?
As the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted to provide detrimental effect not only on humans but also on the global economy.
This is the right time to strictly follow all the hygiene protocols as well as standards. Before you travel in 2021, you need to start a plan at least 1 to 2 months before your trip.
Finalize your travel itinerary as well as accommodation. Additionally, you need to get a few copies of your travel documents as well as other paperwork.
What are Digital Travel Experiences and how good are they?
Digital travel experiences will take you to virtual tours a notch higher. This means it will give you a chance for booking online experiences that are led by a tour guide taking you through a live session in various parts of the world. You can easily travel the world from the comfort of your home and learn new skills and make new friends.
COVID-19 pandemic has led the emergence of digital experiences which has significantly made it popular among travel lovers.
Global nomadism is going to rise high in the year 2021. In this new year, you will see more people spending time in traveling to various destinations where they can seamlessly work and play simultaneously. We hope you find this article useful. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.