With travel before the pandemic, all you needed to do was grab your passport, luggage, and itinerary. Now that travel has largely opened up, many people may still feel closed off about how to prepare for the changes in post-pandemic travel.
As you look to take your next vacation or even get back out there for business trips, here is how to be prepared for travel amid the changes:
Find the right details
Before you book any trip, look at what restrictions, if any, are in place in your chosen destination. If you need a vaccine, booster, or have to wear a mask, find out ahead of time. Official government sites are a good place to start.
Take precautions without going overboard
After you have all the information you need, you can begin your preparations. If you’re already vaccinated and boosted, make copies of your vaccination card in case you lose the original. And as you would have before the pandemic struck, be sure to have all your travel documents organized.
Consider baby steps
If you haven’t gone anywhere since COVID began, it may feel overwhelming to prepare for a trip post-pandemic. There are new rules to follow, even for places that are familiar to you. As such, a short trip may be the way to go to get back into travel again. Something closer to home will help you adapt to the changes the world has undergone since the pandemic began.
Add reservations to your itinerary
Depending on where you go, you may find it best to book a tour or attraction in advance. Often, they limit the amount of people permitted. This way, you can have your itinerary ready to go.
Don’t forget to have a few backup ideas in case something you’ve planned has been canceled and lastly, a heaping dose of patience for long lines and wait times.
Bottom line: be ready for anything and let spontaneity be your guide as you get back to discovering the world again!