How to Handle Vacation Plans (Including Your Summer Vacation) During COVID-19
Should you stay or should you go?
The summer before the coronavirus hit, nearly half of all Americans headed out on a vacation. But with so much of the country and the world still under quarantine and lockdown, traditional travel plans still may not be on the table.
"We've gone from a whole society of FOMO to FOGO—fear of going out," says travel expert Peter Greenberg, host of The Travel Detective and CBS News travel editor. "But we've evolved into a species where we don't just want to travel, we need to. So it's not a question of whether or when or even to where, it's going to be how we travel."
Your summer travel plans and vacation checklists may need to shift—or be canceled altogether—to protect your health and the health of the people you meet when you're out and about. Here's what to consider when you're making travel plans during the coronavirus crisis if you need something to look forward to beyond your next staycation.
Before you start planning that trip, though, remember that the health and safety of you, your family, and people at the companies, services, and destinations you plan to use or visit comes first. Planning a trip for this June may not be in the cards, but if you're ready to start planning trips way in advance, be sure to take these precautions.