If you love to travel, 2020 has likely been a challenging year for you. You might have been one of the 48 percent of Americans who canceled summer vacation plans, and now, you can’t help but wonder when it will be safe to travel again. The most straightforward answer is, “It will be safe to travel when you’re sure you won’t put your grandmother at risk when you return home.” That doesn’t necessarily mean you have to wait until the pandemic comes to an end before you go on a trip. Instead, it means you need to take the necessary precautions and possibly change your destination to stay safe. With the right planning, you can mitigate the risk and travel safely now.
You Can Buy Safety
You know that luxurious travel is the key to having a fun and comfortable experience. However, it is also the ticket to safety. There are different degrees of luxury. Each time you move up a tier, you decrease the risk of contracting the coronavirus or other diseases because you reduce your exposure to others.
For example, if you book an international flight in business class, you can have access to a private lounge and an escort to take you to the plane. By avoiding crowds and long lines, you’ve lowered your risk and increased your safety.
But it doesn’t have to stop there. You have the option to upgrade to first class, which will make you even safer. Then, you can remove yourself from the travelers by having access to a private terminal and TSA agent. You can also get a private car to take you from the terminal to the plane. Then, you can board the commercial flight with separate stairs that will take you to your seat. It’s easy to travel with confidence when you’re so far removed from other travelers.
Of course, if you are willing to pay more, you can have the added security of a private flight. Then, you’ll only encounter the fight crew and your family or friends. You can even ensure the crew is tested for COVID-19 before taking flight. Once everyone is cleared, you can take off, knowing that you’ve done everything you can to protect yourself and your loved ones.
As you can see, with money, you can bridge the gap between your expectations and what is possible. If you are willing to upgrade your trip, you truly can purchase safety.
Experiences Are Safer Than Destinations
You don’t have to go on a private jet to enjoy a safe experience, though. If you’re willing to forgo an international trip right now, you can have a fantastic vacation without putting yourself at risk.
The United States is vast and full of things to explore and do. While now is not an ideal time to rub shoulders with other travelers in a museum, it is a perfect time to experience nature. You can hire a private guide and go fly fishing in Montana or explore one of the many national parks. These are just two of the numerous options you can find right here in the United States. No matter where you live, you are close to something fun to do. You just need to make the travel arrangements to experience it.
By getting back to nature, you can stay safe during the pandemic and enjoy some family time. You can also add luxurious extras to your trip to enhance the experience. With the right extras, this could be the trip of a lifetime, even though you didn’t leave the country.
New Safety Measures on the Horizon
New safety measures are on the horizon, and when they finally come to fruition, travel might be even safer than it was before the pandemic. Then, you know you can travel and keep Grandma safe at the same time.
The development of long-acting antimicrobial sprays for planes is one of the most exciting safety measures. Along with protecting against coronavirus, these sprays will kill other viruses and bacteria, meaning travelers can be much safer. If these sprays work, they could also be used in cruise ships, hotels, and other destinations. If you tend to come home with a cough, these sprays could be your ticket to illness-free travel.
The travel industry is taking other steps to make health and safety a priority. That includes increasing the frequency of cleaning and making hand sanitizer more readily available.
Explore the Borders in Luxury
The coronavirus has changed much about travel, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Take this opportunity to explore the country’s vast borders. While you tackle national parks and other sites, companies will continue to work hard to develop new safety measures to protect you, no matter where you go.