We all have had to face a lot of changes in our lives since the beginning of this year. There have been many canceled plans, trips, vacations, and family gatherings. So how can you start planning for the upcoming fall and winter when there is so much uncertainty still? I was supposed to go for a trip in Autumn and also have some of my summer holidays this month. Instead, both of them got canceled due to the travel restrictions. And I think many of you can relate.
I think many of us have had to adopt a completely new mindset when it comes to planning for a trip. You just kind of adapt and accept the situation, even though it might sound a bit tough, right? Also, many companies are facing a lot of difficulties handling customer requests, queries, and so on. This can cause a lot of frustration, and understandably so. What to do then?
Try to reschedule your trip. Depending on your airline, try to reschedule your trip is possible. You can choose a different time to go. This, however, can be uncertain too because many countries are changing the travel restrictions. So follow the government websites as they provide the latest information on the matter. You can contact your airline or your travel retailer you bought the ticket from.
If this doesn’t help, ask for a refund instead. Depending on the situation, if your flight was canceled, you can get either a new date to go or a refund for the price you paid. However, this process might take some time due to the high volume of requests being processed.
If you have a flight coming up, it is important to take care of hygiene like in any other public place. Bring face masks, either reusable or disposable ones. This is not only for your health but for fellow passengers’ comfort as well. Also, its good to have hand sanitizer and wipes with you. Airplanes have filtered air but it is a must to keep the mask on all the times, except while eating. Children should wear a mask too, except if they are under 7 years old. You can already wear a mask when entering the airport.
Also, keep in mind the regulations for each country. They may have rules for self-quarantine after arriving. Some countries also require a negative COVID-19 test result before entering the county or a test done at the airport.
Otherwise, do enjoy your trip if you have one coming and also take advantage of the possibilities in your home country! The situation will get better eventually even if it might take a year or so for the flights and economy overall to operate on full. In the meantime, we just have to find other ways to fulfill the travel bug!