Are you getting ready to travel again? Before you pack your bags and head out the door, there are several COVID-19 travel resources that you need to check first.
Each of these resources provides great information about COVID-19 safety and travel considerations. These resources will help you to comply with any state or country requirements. These resources will also help reduce any unpleasant surprises. Most importantly, these resources will help protect the safety of you, your travel companions, and those you interact with on your travels.
So let’s get started! Here are some great COVID-19 travel resources you need to check before you travel.
Travel and Leisure
Travel and Leisure put together a fantastic guide on the current travel restrictions and opening status of each state in the U.S. If you’re planning to travel to any of the U.S. states, this is one of the first COVID-19 travel resources to check.
International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Centre
If you’re thinking about traveling to another country, check out this website from IATA. This website details the travel restrictions for each country, including required quarantines.
The COVID Tracking Project
This website uses data from The COVID Tracking Project. You can select different states to compare the amount and trend of COVID-19 cases in each of those states. If you’re deciding on what states you’d like to visit, this comparison tool can help inform your decision.
Official State or Country Tourism Websites
Many state and country tourism websites post timely and relevant information about COVID-19. When considering where you’d like to visit, search for that area’s tourism website. These sites provide some of the best COVID-19 travel resources.
Virginia’s tourism website is one example of a website that provides helpful information to travelers about COVID-19 travel and safety considerations.
If you’re planning on reserving lodging during your travels, searching your lodging’s website for travel and safety information. This information isn’t always on the reservation page, so you may need to search for it.
You don’t want to arrive at your lodging only to find out that they can’t honor your reservation due to some state or country restriction.
Tourist Attraction Websites
Tourist attraction websites provide great information about the opening status and safety considerations at that attraction. Don’t wait until you arrive at an attraction to find out it’s closed or has limited services.
The U.S. National Park websites, like this one for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, are great examples of helpful tourism websites. These websites provide information about the hours at each park, requirements for visitors, and what attractions are open.