Will I be able to take my June vacation to the Caribbean? Will I be able to take my honeymoon to Greece in July?
These question are the $64 million questions. And the main problem is that we just don’t know.
My Vacation Lady has been in this business since 1994. We survived 9-11, all kinds of weather catastrophies, recessions, depressions, SARS, Ebola, ZIKA but never a pandemic to the COVID-19 level.
In an article from April 3, 2020, in USA Today,
When is it safe to book a trip again?
Here are three things that must happen before travelers return to the sky, sea and hotels:
- The State Department must lift its Level 4 travel advisory. On March 19, the government issued a warning to avoid all international travel because of the pandemic. It will have to rescind the warning for travelers to feel comfortable booking any kind of trip again.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has to give the “all clear.” The CDC normally doesn’t issue advisories or restrictions for travel within the United States. But it did for coronavirus. Once that advisory is lifted, travelers can resume planning their summer vacations.
- The World Health Organization needs to give a thumbs-up to travel. The meaning of the WHO’s highly technical warnings are clear: Stay home. Monitor its website for a change. When you see the WHO’s easing up, it may be time to plan your next trip.
So when will it be safe to travel?
The honest answer is that we just don’t know.
Our team is working hard to postpone our client’s vacations and honeymoons from the spring and summer months until the fall.
Will it be safe to travel in the fall? We just don’t know. What we do know is that our team is keeping in touch with our clients. We are reaching out to check on whether their weddings (and therefore honeymoons) are being postponed. We are asking our clients traveling in the summer and fall to sit tight for a bit as each of the airlines and travel suppliers are changing cancellation fees and waivers daily.
What we can also tell you is that My Vacation Lady will be around with this is over and when you are ready to travel again.
Stay Safe. Stay home (for now) and we’ll be here when you’re ready.