state lockdowns are lifted and stay-at-home orders inevitably ease, Americans are becoming increasingly curious about when and where they can travel. Search terms such as “travel during covid 19,” “where to travel during covid,” and “can you travel during covid 19” have all risen sharply in popularity in the months since the pandemic began.
If you do choose to travel, plan to follow these safety recommendations:
They’ve always prioritized the well-being of their guests and customers, but they’re now implementing additional safeguards to help ensure unforgettable experiences in challenging circumstances.
Here are some of the protocols several airlines, hotel chains, and cruise lines have instituted.
Delta Introduces Care Standard
While every industry was forced to reevaluate its safety measures, airlines in particular needed to adjust—and quickly. Not only did essential travel continue, but the nature of airplanes (and airports for that matter) makes social distancing difficult.
Delta sprang into action to transport passengers safely. Search the ‘Clean’ category on the company’s website, and you’ll find resources detailing Delta’s commitment to providing a clean, safe, travel experience.
For example, the airline announced on June 30 a collaboration with the Mayo Clinic to increase its safety measures. Recently, Delta also published an interview with Dr. Michael Saag, Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in which he outlined why cabin air is so clean.
“The air is refreshed frequently, taken off the plane, 10 to 30 times an hour,” he says. “It goes through a filter, and the infectious organisms are removed. It’s mixed with fresh air and returned.”
When coupled with its new Delta CareStandard—which includes protective plexiglass at counters, requires masks for employees and passengers, notifies passengers via the Delta App when pre-flight cleaning is completed, and reduces cabin capacity to 50% in first class and 60% in coach—the initiatives have made flying Delta as safe as possible.
Other major airlines such as American and United have instituted similar policies, so no matter what destination travelers are heading to, they can breathe easy in the air.
Ahhh.. To escape and get away!
Recently I took a 7 day vacation to Cancun Mexico! I had already had 2 cruises and 3 trips canceled and Ci couldn't miss out on another! I was in Travel Withdrawal! So, I did my research, and went with one of the Resorts that was showing the most Safety and Sanitization Procedures....plus I just wanted to visit this location after seeing the Punta Cana Resort!
So I put on my mask, packed my bags and jumped on the plane! The flight was easy and direct. Masks required, hand sanitizer available everywhere and Austin Airport is lovely! Since I was super early and the flight pretty empty, we were spread out enough to enjoy fresh air with no mask till maybe 40 mins before the flight.
Now, once at the Cancun Airport, it was hustle and bustle, but safety was evident. It was clear Cancun was the place to be. It was fun seeing all the people with their "Escape" shirts and everyone meeting up and having fun. It was a great feeling to see such happiness all around down to the employees!! After a short wait for my friends plane to land, we where off to the resort!!
This is more of my amazing trip to New Orleans! Here my lovely tour guide gave me an amazing history lesson about the Quarter and the city! This city has Spanish, French and African roots here. I was amazed (as you can here me) with the information, the designs, and more! I hope that you enjoy this history lesson! To travel to New Orleans, email me so we can begin setting up all the great and fun things to do!
The travel industry is constantly evolving, with new trends and must-visit destinations emerging every season.
The bottom line: Advisors are so much more than call centers that take credit card numbers and book flights. They advise, and in the current climate, that’s just what you need.
I am a Travel Advisor, a Foodie and lover of all things Travel. I have been doing this for over 18 years and love to see the Plates Of the World with you!