How to Plan Your Next Vacation After the Pandemic

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With many countries lighting up on restrictions and beginning to open businesses again, it feels like it’s all going back to normal. Many of us are settling down a bit and our thoughts have begun to shift from how to get through this to what am I going to do once all of this goes back to normal.

And with summer approaching fast, many of us are already fantasizing about our next holiday. Where am I going? Will I be able to go to a beach abroad?

All sorts of questions race through our minds, which is why we set up this article – to answer some of them!

Since it is still quite early and borders haven’t been opened yet, we won’t delve into the whole “can I travel abroad” thing. All we can say is that we hope that it will be possible soon and advise you to take pretty much the same measures you would when traveling domestically. Remember that almost everyone has had the virus by now (country-wise, we mean), and so going abroad won’t be that different from traveling in your own country.

Use this time to browse travel-options.

Since we are all stuck at home and spending a lot of time online, why not use some of that time to see what’s on the table? Maybe you find an excellent deal for a vacation or discover this great destination that’s only a few hours away from where you are.

Use this isolation time to think of the future and decide where you’d want to go once the travel ban is lifted. Start with something as simple as a virtual vacation.

Use this isolation time to think of the future and decide where you’d want to go once the travel ban is lifted.

Plan ahead.

With most trips, we don’t get nearly as much time as we’d like to plan them, so we often get lost or encounter other issues because we weren’t prepared. Now’s the perfect time to focus on details and create your perfect trip planner.

  • Say you want to go from a city to another – is there a bus that connects them? Can you rent a car?
  • What are the visiting hours for the cave you’d like to explore with your family? Now’s your time to find this stuff out.
  • What was that brief solo vacation you wanted to take? See if you can plan it now.

Remember to be flexible.

Since we cannot know what the future will bring us or how each state/country will handle post-pandemic travel, keep in mind that you cannot plan for sure, as you would have in the past. It is a no-brainer, but worth repeating,

DO NOT

  • Book a flight or hotel,
  • Purchase anything specific,
  • Start organizing your luggage.

It’s important to be cautious until the restrictions have been fully lifted around where you live and you know it’s okay.

Learn from the present.

The outbreak caught us all off-guard and many of us have spent the past weeks longing for our freedom, fantasizing about all the things we’d do if only the restrictions were lifted.

Well, hold on to that lust for life, to that desire for adventure. Preserve it so that when traveling is finally up and running again, you may get this moment-like benefit of the pandemic.

Will traveling after the pandemic be safe?

Yes, or at least, as safe as returning to work or going to the supermarket will be. Will there be a chance of catching the virus? Of course, but that’s true about most of the things you’ll do after the pandemic and it shouldn’t stop you from getting on with your life.
So, create your holiday season.

Photo by Frank Vessia on Unsplash