Travel After Coronavirus

With countries starting to open their borders & airlines slowly starting to resume their flights, the prospect of traveling is now becoming more of a reality. A question that has been asked many times over the last few months is this: What will travel be like after coronavirus? Many travel bloggers & tour companies have given their opinions & speculations. Truthfully, that’s all they are – opinions & speculations. It frustrates me to see articles being published stating what will happen & people believing these.

We are constantly being told this is an ‘unprecedented’ situation. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the word unprecedented means never having happened or existed in the past. While there have been pandemics in the past, it is true that the impact that Covid-19 has had on the travel & airline industries is like nothing they have ever had to recover from in the past. With that being said, how can we possibly try predict the outcome of something that has never happened before?

Another aspect is that this is a global crisis with each country taking their own course of action & even then, different organizations within are taking different approaches to these actions. Some countries are opening up to tourists with very few restrictions, some with a long list of restrictions & others aren’t opening up to tourists at all. Some airlines are implementing social distancing practices on board, others require their crew to wear full body PPE & some are continuing as normal just with everyone wearing face masks.

I don’t think there is anyone more anxious for travel to start up than I am. Not only is my job in the travel industry, but traveling is a huge part of my recreational life & as I’ve written about before, my family & friends are in a different country. So I completely understand why people are looking for some sort of structure for the future & I empathize with people frustrated by this situation. However, I think this is a time when we have to wait & see what happens. Coming up with predictions is only misinforming people & possibly giving false hope & those are two things I hope my blog never does. Let’s take things as they come. Travel will be different, but we don’t know how just yet.

DanVenture Travels

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  1. I would agree with your opinion. When the new cases is still increasingly high every day, it’s not a good time to resume tourism. Everyone gets stuck at home. It’s everyone, not just someone. And we are doing this for the better things for everyone, not someone. So, patience is giving its meaning this time.

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  2. I have never been on a plane and not something I plan to anytime soon. But had it been on the cards I would be avoiding that kind of travel the same as I am avoiding using other forms of public transport.
    One day I will have to use public transport sooner than I like, but until then, I am avoiding, like quite a few other things I am avoiding. I am waiting and seeing what happens bet now and next year.

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  3. Right, there are hundreds of speculations out there but let’s face the truth — we won’t really know what’ll happen. So in any case, let’s think of our safety first, no matter how saddened we are of the lost of freedom to travel we used to have.

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  4. I think travel will be as different as the comfort level of the people doing it. I know we will not be comfortable for some time yet, with how we used to do many things. Travel, unfortunately is one of them. We so badly want to travel, but all the facts are not yet in. Stay well. Allan

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  5. Getting to the age of 61 years of age ‘change’, circumstances being different, frustration, loss, and anger happen a lot. This is one of the biggies to date. As far as flying goes I sure as heck won’t wear the little homemade masks I wear here in Vermont but more like a Darth Vader mask! haha I trust myself but someone else, not so much to stay safe!

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  6. I have drawn out a few plans for Summer like flying to destinations close to home and going to different states – just to get out. I’ve also entertained going on a road trip to several nearby states. But each time I reach out to click on “book now” I hesitate. I think of needing to be quarantined after coming back and for the safety of those around me. There are questions and factors about what I’ll possibly contact using a public restroom, staying at hotels, staying at VRBO or similar properties, walking in public places. There’s so much that gives me pause this year when these things were not even thoughts pre COVID. Stay well and thanks for the post!

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  7. The not knowing is the worst! I’m usually very “go with the flow” and “see where the journey will take you” with my traveling mindset, but with the pandemic that’s almost impossible to do because not knowing or being ignorant to your surroundings can very quickly become a life of death issue. It is so frustrating! Just know you aren’t alone.

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  8. Spot on! The information about this pandemic is ever-changing, and we have to go with the flow. One thing I do think is accurate is when people in the U.S. do travel, they will stay closer to home in environments they feel they have more control over. And they will drive to get there.

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  9. So very true. It’s wild to see how this pandemic has nearly completely stopped the travel industry. I certainly have a higher appreciation of my past travels. Hopefully things get back to normal when a vaccine is in place.

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  10. Agree. Where I live, the economy is based on tourism. It’s a work in progress, but still very slow. People and businesses, as well as travel operators, airports, public transport – all of these structures and workers are taking decisions based on the current situation and available, updated data. Tourists are looking forward to come here (Costa del Sol), but there’s a lot of decisions making and organization to put into place. Countries like Spain (where I live) have been on a strict lockdown for about 2 months. Therefore here the government does not want to put health at risk. At the same time, especially in some areas, the travel industry is on its knees. There’s a balance that needs to be found. But as I said, it’s a work in progress. While I write, we’re still in State of Alarm. It’s been like that since mid March. Possibly ending midnight tomorrow.

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  11. Completely agree. My entire life is based around travel and I have never “not traveled” in the last 10 years. So when I sometimes stop and think about it, I find it scary to realise that i haven’t left my home city in over 4 months. But Covid in India shows no signs of slowing down. I do hope to begin travel again by the end of this year but my biggest fear is that many of the good budget hotels and restaurants probably won’t be able to survive the pandemic.

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  12. Like your post and other countries are doing things so different right now. I just read about people in Canada getting upset because Americans are traveling and trying to stay in their country using the excuse their vacationing in Alaska and so their getting in that way making people angry I guess 🤷‍♀️

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  13. Thanks for that. I agree, I think that we should just be flexible, live in the moment, and take things as they come (as hard as that can be sometimes).

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  14. Interesting article. I would like to start travelling soon, but I believe it is too risky. If one individual on the plane happens to have COVID-19, i am sure that he/she will manage to infect more than 1 person, especially if it is a long haul flight. Let us just hope there won’t be a surge in cases all around Europe once all flights resume operation.

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  15. Be glad you are not from the U.S. We are on the naughty list and excluded from travel to most places. Even Hawaii isn’t accepting mainland U.S. travelers. What a mess we have made of this situation!

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  16. I too am curious about the post Covid travel world. There is enormous change underway in the industry and I can’t see it regaining its pre-pandemic strength very quickly. I too miss travelling. Let us hope for the best.

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  17. My husband is a musician on cruise ships. Fellow people in his industry keep posting on FB about when cruise ships will sail again. I am constantly pointing out that this is just someone’s travel blog. They actually have no idea when this will happen. Speculation only. Blogs are not an authoritative information source.

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  18. So very true. Having family in both Europe and the US I can’t wait till travel is safe again.
    Its hard to make any travel right now. Just have to take it day by day.

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  19. Nice blog. We have to leave with this virus when the new vaccination not coming into the market. Travel will start soon. So be positive.

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