While more individuals are able to travel again, the world of travel has changed a lot since the start of the Covid pandemic. To discover exactly how travel has changed in the last two years, simply continue reading.
Many airlines require passengers to be fully vaccinated:
Most of the world’s major airlines request that all passengers must be fully vaccinated and many airlines take their restrictions one step further by mandating that each passenger must also have a vaccine passport from their country of origin, which proves their double vaccination status. Some domestic airlines also mandate that passengers must present a recent negative Covid test or Covid passport in order to embark on domestic flights. Which makes it challenging for individuals who do not consent to being vaccinated to travel, even on a domestic basis.
One of the key reasons why restrictions are so harsh when it comes to flights is that planes offer tight confines where the same air is circulated around continuously and if one individual has Covid and in particular a harsh strain of Covid such as the Delta virus, numerous individuals on the same flight may become infected.
Specific countries also have regulations that govern entry into their borders:
Not only do airlines place restrictions on international travel but many countries also have regulations about the types of vaccines which are deemed approved for entry into their borders. For example, while Pfizer and Astra Zeneca are both accepted in most parts of the world as approved vaccines, some vaccines such as Sputnik are not approved and individuals from countries who were vaccinated with Sputnik will not be able to enter specific countries.
Mask wearing has become commonplace around the world:
Even in destinations where mask use is not compulsory mask wearing is on the rise as many individuals would like to do everything that they can to lessen their chance of contracting the virus. If you plan on traveling in the near future, it’s a great idea to pack several masks including a medical grade mask and a mask that has a high grade filter. Which may lessen your risk of contracting Covid, even if you are already double vaccinated or have received your first booster shot.
It’s a wiser idea to book last minute flights:
As countries continuously tighten and relax their borders, it’s now a far safer option to book last minute flights to a travel destination, that you know that you’ll be able to get into. Rather than purchasing fights on sale for a month’s time or several month’s time as by the day of your scheduled departure, your flight may be cancelled and you may lose all or part of the cost of the flight which you booked.
So if you were interested in how travel has changed since the onset of the Covid pandemic, which has taken the whole world by storm, it’s well worth being more careful when it comes to planning your upcoming vacations.