Where to travel safely and without COVID-19 restrictions

During the lockdown, many people were dreaming of going away on holidays. For persons who were used to traveling, having to remain inside their house was not an easy task. For a while the world was like one big country. Nowadays, there are restrictions in certain states, but it is possible to roam parts of the world again safely. Here are a few things you need to think of if you are looking to travel soon.

Stay Informed

The key to traveling today is to stay informed. With the coronavirus still coming and going in various regions, keeping afloat of the latest news and decisions of governments in the country of the destination where you plan to go is what will keep you safe and prepared. Staying informed also means finding the right travel partner which you can count on when situations change rapidly. If you want to choose well, or you need to find out what measures your European travel company has taken in regards to your safety as well as cancellation and refund policies, you can find this information on the Open Travel Index from Omio.

Staying informed with regards to your travel plans doesn’t mean watching the news constantly. In fact, this can be counterproductive as there are more opinions voiced than technical facts in the media these days. What you need is pertinent information regarding precise locations, so that you can make decisions appropriately without having to worry about what will happen next, or if you’ll be safe once you get to your destination.

What Are the Restrictions in European Countries?

In Europe, there are a few countries that currently have no restrictions. However, most of them are still not open to foreigners. There a couple of exceptions, such as Croatia and France who show no current restriction, even on an international level. Again, this situation can change at any time, so it is important to stay informed.

Traveling throughout Europe for an EU citizen is generally allowed. The Schengen space is reopened to them, and the most important thing to look for are the rules being applied inside the country where you will be heading, such as: What is the distance that needs to be maintained between individuals (1m/2m)? Do you need to wear a face mask at all times, in closed areas or only in public spaces?

Don’t let the crisis tame your desire to see the world. Just make sure that you do so in a way that is safe. Choose your travel partners wisely, so that if your plans are cancelled at the last minute due to a change in the coronavirus situation, you can modify your plan or get reimbursed easily.

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