Several countries around the world – including the U.K, China, Russia and the United Arab Emirates – have begun their vaccination programmes against Covid-19, with many other countries (including the USA) expected to follow later this month.
Just because we’re in the middle of a pandemic and most of the world is in some sort of lockdown doesn’t mean we can’t plan ahead with our travels. In fact, we think that’s exactly what you should be doing right now. Use this time when you are stuck at home to open up your laptop, start dreaming about your future travels and get planning. Here are a few reasons why we think now is the perfect time to plan ahead.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has forced international airlines to reduce or suspend services on a dramatic scale, some airlines are optimistically planning to resume and add routes and are enhancing services offered to customers. Here is an overview of some of the changes in the works or already in effect. These plans are subject to change given the unpredictability of the pandemic and its effects on international travel.
Many of us are missing travel at the moment – but do you miss it so much that you would board a ‘flight to nowhere’ just to get a taste of the travel experience?
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the biggest issue facing the travel industry was the environment. Activists such as Greta Thunberg were pioneering flygskam – flight shaming, causing many travellers to reconsider how often they boarded a plane. Now that we are in the middle of a global pandemic, many of us won’t be taking a flight in the near future. Even when the pandemic starts to fade away and tourism resumes, will as many of us fly as before?
International travel may be on pause for now, but there is lots of speculation about when and how the world will reopen. Travelling by plane is likely to change dramatically, just as it did in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
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