After 12 months of COVID-related bad news, things are finally looking up for the travel industry. Tens of millions of people have been vaccinated already and that impressive number’s increasing every day! With mounting excitement, airlines, resorts, and hotels everywhere are dusting off the cobwebs and getting ready for a surge of travel interest.
We can’t afford to rest on our laurels though! For anybody planning a summer vacation, it’s crucial to take sensible precautions at every step. Want to learn more about how to travel safely this summer?
Check out our top travel safety tips.
Be Aware of the Latest Travel Advice
Travel rules, regulations, and recommendations continue to shift like sand in the Sahara desert. That’s why, wherever you are in the world, it’s important to stay on top of the latest news and official advice. Don’t, and you may break the rules (on matters of COVID tests, face masks, and curfews, for example) and/or put your health and wellbeing at risk in the process.
Prioritize Safe Travel Destinations
Not all destinations are made equal when it comes to 2021 travel safety. Why? Because some have been hit harder by COVID than others!
Where borders remain open, try restricting your travels to countries where the rate of infection a) remains low and b) shows no sign of rising. Thankfully, from glamorous nights on Greek islands to city breaks in Switzerland, there are numerous luxury destinations that tick both boxes.
Be Selective With Airlines and Accommodation
The majority of reputable hotels and resorts around the world have adopted coronavirus travel policies to safeguard their guests. But some haven’t! In your bid to stay safe, it makes sense to pick places that are employing intensive cleaning regimes, social distancing measures, contactless payments, and limitations on bookings.
Take note of airline travel safety practices too. Where possible, book flights with companies who have put similar preventative measures in place, such as leaving the middle seats empty and deep-cleaning airplanes between flights.
Pick Private Rentals
Limiting your interactions with other people will be another important way to stay safe this summer. After all, the more you mingle, the more likely you are to encounter someone with coronavirus!
With that in mind, private luxury vacation rentals are arguably the safest accommodation option for your trip. Their luxury status ensures they’ll be spotless upon arrival and you’ll have the entire space to yourself for the duration of your vacation.
Remember the Basics
There’s a useful universality to protecting yourself against pandemics. In other words, the safety precautions you need to take tend to be the same everywhere! At home or abroad, make sure you wash your hands often, carry hand sanitizer around, practice social distancing at all times, and, where applicable, wear a face mask in public.
Don’t Forget These Travel Safety Suggestions
Are you tired of talking about pandemics, sick of lockdowns, and desperate for a vacation? Well, there’s good news! Thanks to the vaccinations and warming weather, international travel could soon be on the menu again.
With any luck, the travel safety suggestions in this post will help you have the best (and safest!) vacation possible. Ready to find the perfect luxury trip to take this summer? Click here to see all of our current luxury travel auctions and don’t forget to share this information with your friends!