Your Summer Travel Questions Answered: Women Traveling Podcast
MC: Yes. I’m going back to Texas in a few weeks and have a flight that has already been adjusted three times within an hour. So yeah, I think it comes down to that, being flexible, knowing that everything won’t be like it was two years ago thinking, “If I book this flight, it will be exactly this flight”, that’s important. And to plan accordingly, knowing that these things could change.
For people who may be looking to travel overseas but don’t necessarily want to go to the EU, Megan, are there any places that vaccinated travelers can visit right now that aren’t in none of these places?
MRS: Yes. So Sarah Kuta recently wrote a story for us that was places open to vaccinated travelers, and it’s very helpful. I think some places that were opened to travelers with a negative COVID test are changing it, so now you can bypass the COVID test by showing proof of vaccination. Some of the places on this list that fascinate me are Croatia and Montenegro, for example, are … If you want your experience but don’t wait to see what’s up with the EU, I know the Croatia takes either proof of vaccination or a negative test on arrival. Again, I would make sure to do your homework, as we talked about with Greece, just making sure you feel good to go now. But again, this is a beautiful place that I would love to spend the summer.
And then Central America opened up a bit and the Caribbean. So in Belize, for example, you can now show proof of vaccination instead of a negative test. I have a friend who left a few weeks ago and said to me, “You know what? You can just get away from everyone, be on the beach, spend a few days in the jungle, ”and to be honest, that sounded pretty good right now.
Yeah, so this list is really helpful. I would say you’ll notice some areas that are really opening up, Europe is pushing hard, the Caribbean has been doing it from the start, but really do your homework and figure out what you really want to think about to determine if it’s is just. for you to go.
THE: My God, you just made me want to go to Belize.
MRS: I know. She told me about it, I thought, “Wow. Do I have to think bigger with my trips? “
THE: Well I think I still don’t let myself believe that some things are possible and so when I hear someone just went to Belize and it was totally fine and ok it’s breathtaking.
MRS: Well, and I think something she and I talked about guides how I think about my first big trip there, she talked about how even the hotel she booked, just the way she looked at where to stay was so different now, thought about the impact of COVID on the local community. What is the state of mind? What do I get by doing research and seeing what people think? And then she also said, “It seemed more important to me than ever to make sure I stayed in a local hotel,” which I would have thought about but maybe not studied so much before. And then she also found a place that had a very small environmental footprint. It got me thinking as I plan this first big trip, I’m going to plan it a lot more than in the past and I probably have different considerations. And it also made me excited to be really considerate with everything I would do next instead of just grabbing a flight offer and going wherever I can.