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4 Things You Should Know Before Booking A Flight To The Caribbean This Fall
Many Caribbean countries rely on tourism each year to boost its economies, however, with the ongoing pandemic, travel severely slowed down. Fortunately, many countries are welcoming visitors again and are slowly rebuilding it’s tourism industry.
As much as destinations are eager to welcome tourists again, tourists are eager to travel with their health and safety in mind.
Jennifer Doncsecz, the owner of VIP Vacations, tells Travel Pulse, “We forewarn our clients that protocols and guidelines can change on a dime, so they need to be aware that they might need to suddenly follow a new policy, which can be stressful.”
If you’re planning on vacationing in the Caribbean this fall, here are a few things you should consider:
2020 has taught us that nothing is certain. To ensure that you don’t lose out on money, purchasing travel insurance is a great investment in your trip. Many policies now cover COVID-19 related cancellations and emergencies.
Travel advisors are great resources because they are knowledgeable about what to expect in certain destinations during this time. You can speak to a travel advisor to find out more about flight requirements, transportation, and where to book accommodations.
The U.S. is still considered to be a “high risk” country and many Caribbean countries are requiring American travelers to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Countries like the Dominican Republic and Aruba aren’t requiring travelers to show negative test results, but it’s a wise idea to get one anyway. Making sure that your test results are negative before traveling is a sure way to contribute to stopping the spread of the virus.
If you’re interested in traveling to a certain destination, research the entry requirements. According to Varghese, owner of the Travel Tom agency, “The most important thing to know about traveling right now is to understand all the protocols that are in place in both the destination and resort you are visiting.”