The pandemic has drastically impacted the way people travel. With COVID-19 ravaging the planet, countries around the world are changing travel requirements in 2022. If you’re planning a vacation to get away from the stress of the past two years, here are five tips for planning a safe trip at the end of the 2021 holiday and into the 2022 year.

How to Plan a Safe Trip in 2022

1. Hold Off on Booking a Cruise

A cruise sounds like a great way to get away from it all. However, 2020 saw tourists stranded on ships at sea, and the industry still faces uncertainty. The CDC lifted the No-Sail Order, but there are strict requirements for testing and quarantine for passengers.

However, many cruise ship lines are now open and ready for vacationers. There is one caveat: all passengers must be double vaccinated before entry. The implementation is in place to allow for the safest possible vacation of all passengers.

2. Check Destination COVID-19 Requirements

The U.S. State Department and the CDC maintain travel warnings for Americans visiting parts of the globe. The CDC issues risk ratings for each country, from level one to four. Check the rating for your destination before you book your trip, and check the site frequently as your trip approaches.

Many states do not require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for domestic flights, however, vaccine passports are becoming a thing for international flights to ensure our countries continue to heal.

3. Get Pandemic Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must for a big getaway. You don’t want to lose all of your money if you happen to need to cancel your trip. Or say an accident occurs. You need to be prepared. After COVID-19 started to surge, travel companies started offering pandemic travel insurance. However, the policies are pricey. Check for travel agents that allow cancellations before you take pandemic travel insurance.

4. Consult with Travel Advisors

You need to have a plan for your vacation. Talk to a pro that knows what you need for your trip. They will help guide you along your journey and aid in a stress-free vacation. From travel insurance to entry requirements, a professional trip advisory can keep you safe.

5. Mask Up

Don’t forget to take your mask! Airlines won’t let you travel without it. A mask is required in most states for indoor access, as well as on the actual aircraft. Keeping your mask on is a preventive measure to aid in the slowing of the spread of the virus. The more we do to help combat COVID-19, the quicker we can return to normal life and vacation like the good old days. Mask up!