If you are planning a 2021 vacation, there are a few things on your mind:
- How do I keep myself and my loved ones as safe as possible during vacation?
- What is the best way to minimize risk and protect myself against any travel disruptions?
- How do I navigate all these COVID testing travel requirements and any other restrictions?
- If something does happen or someone in my vacation group gets sick with COVID, how do I best protect myself and what are my options?
If you are planning a 2021 vacation, there is a lot going through your mind. We realized at the end of the day it is possible to travel and do so safely and responsibly and still have a great time without being stressed out or worried too much if you follow some simple guidelines:
- First, research your destination to understand any specific COVID related restrictions or requirements. For more information for visitors entering Cyprus, you may also refer to this website before your travels for details on entry requirements, application procedures and instructions: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/. All the provided information is subject to change and we are not responsible for arranging on this matters. This is for information purposes only and to provide general assistance.
- If you are traveling out of the country, your destination may require a negative test before arrival, and sometimes you are required to be tested before returning. You may also contact your healthcare provider for locations/options near you. We would also recommend contacting your destination hotel/resort to ask them for more information.
- As you book your travel whether it be airfare, villas/resorts, or various types of tours or activities, do your research on both safety/cleanliness procedures and cancellation options or penalties. Take the time to understand what type of flexibility you have in the case of emergency or if your trip is interrupted somehow due to COVID or any other reason.
- When you travel, be sure to wear a mask when on any public transportation (planes, buses, trains, etc.), consider activities that avoid large crowds, and take along extra hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes for extra peace of mind. Major airlines, hotels, and local hosts have done a tremendous job with new and enhanced cleaning procedures. An airplane is probably safer than the grocery store!
- If you or anybody in your travel party is on any sort of medication, take extra doses with you in the event of any travel interruptions or delays. A delayed flight or a positive COVID test could result in a longer stay, and it is important to be prepared.
- Z&X Holiday Villas is a great option versus staying at a resort or large hotel. Obviously, there are fewer people, and you will have your own space that you can keep clean. Most of the times, renting an entire villa works out to cheaper to one hotel room. Last, but not least, you have all the privacy in the world.
- Purchase the right travel insurance plan for your trip. There are many plans on the market available from various sources; however, it is important you understand what coverage is provided in the event of quarantine, travel delays, or sickness related to COVID. Some plans have exclusions for COVID altogether, others have limited coverage, and some will have exactly what you need. Speak to an insurance professional, ask questions, review policy documents/benefits, and simply make sure you understand what you are buying to ensure you are protected. Some plans will come with excellent assistance services that will be yet another resource for testing needs or questions during your trip.
It is possible to travel in 2021 and enjoy the experience of a vacation away from home that many of us did not get in 2020. It is possible to do so safely and stress-free by doing a little extra research and following some of the tips above.
Cyprus – The Ideal Destination For Your First Post-Lockdown Holiday
Whether you are a villa holiday pro or never considered one before, make 2021 the year of the villa holiday – when the world of resort and hotel holidays seem a bit uncertain, you can be sure a stay in a villa will be ten times safer (and more enjoyable, to be honest!).