What Everyone Should Know When Planning Their Long-Awaited Post-Pandemic Holiday
The last eighteen months have been some of the most challenging that we have faced. With stay-at-home orders enforced worldwide, alongside working from home becoming commonplace, we have no doubt endured one of the most unprecedented periods of our lives.
For those wanderers among us, you might feel yourself itching to get away on holiday as soon as possible. If you are anything like us, it has been close to or over two years since you felt the international heat brushing your cheeks. Far too long, if we do say so ourselves!
Dreaming of the tropical heat that is relatively uncommon in the UK is something we find ourselves frequently doing. All the while, we are making plans in our minds for our next ventures abroad. With the easing of Coronavirus restrictions in recent months and weeks and with international travel making a gradual comeback, you might be in the process of planning your post-pandemic getaway.
Suppose you are in this position. You might be wondering what factors you will need to consider. While it can be confusing to jump through the numerous loopholes we now face when wanting to get abroad, you have found yourself in the right place. Read on to discover what everyone should know when jetting off on a post-pandemic holiday.
Choosing The Right Location
For some people, this is the easiest part of planning a holiday. While some people reading this and beyond might have an idea of which country they would like to jet off to, there are undoubtedly others who are a bit more confused. Add into the equation the notion that some countries still have their borders closed to tourists and non-residents, and you have a whole new kettle of fish.
First things first, you should explore the traffic-light system for international travel that the UK Government update based on the Coronavirus infection risks. You should make an effort to assess whether you will need to quarantine upon arrival at your holiday destination or upon your return and the costs associated with this.
Your best bet would be to opt for a country on the green or amber travel list. Once you have decided on the country you want to travel to, you can get the ball rolling when planning other elements of your holiday. This takes us to the next point.
How Will You Travel to and Around Your Holiday Destination?
Naturally, you want some understanding and confirmation of how you will travel to your chosen destination. Air travel is the most commonly chosen method of transport for UK holiday goers but is not the only means of transportation. While air travel is undoubtedly the fastest means of getting to your holiday destination, it is not the comfiest or most elegant way of travel.
For those aiming to go on holiday to the Mediterranean and other related locations, you should explore the opportunity to purchase or hire a boat to ferry you around. Particularly if you are planning to visit numerous different places during your holiday, what better way of getting there than by driving your very own boat?! You can easily secure yourself a luxury model, such as one of these used Beneteau boats for sale which will make for the ideal holiday investment. From small boats to those more significant in size, there is something available for everyone. Not only would you be saving money on travel costs, but you would also be able to stay on the boat itself, saving you accommodation fees as well. What more could you want?
The last thing anyone wants is to offend another person. This is especially important when travelling to a different country for a holiday. Make a conscious effort to research the cultural differences between the country you wish to visit and your home country, to ascertain whether there are any specific rules or regulations that you have to follow.
At the same time, this is but the tip of the iceberg when considering what you can do to make your holiday run as smoothly as possible. Nothing stops you from learning the basics of the native language for the country you are visiting. While the locals will undoubtedly not be expecting the tourists to be fluent in their mother tongue, they will appreciate the efforts you have gone to. You never know; you could even end up making some friends this way as well.
Explore and research local amenities and activities but remember to leave yourself some free time to explore the local area, particularly if you are travelling to a new country. This is also something you could talk to the locals about; they will most likely have some valuable nuggets of information that are not found through online research.
Acquire any relevant travel documents that are needed, and keep these in a safe place at all times, both before and during your holiday. Book yourself and anyone in your holiday party in for relevant travel injections and vaccinations.