This week's #WeddingTipTuesday is brought to you by our friend Judy Goyette at Twin Palms World Travel!
This is the million-dollar question for 2020 and 2021 and the answer is not as clear cut as you may think!
Here are some tips for planning your honeymoon during these unprecedented times:
- Travel Restrictions: What are the travel restrictions for your possible destination? Is there a quarantine period when you arrive? Can you take a Covid-19 test before you go in place of quarantine? Will you have to quarantine when you arrive back home? These are all considerations that may determine whether you go on your honeymoon, or postpone for a while.
- Know before you go: If you do make the decision to go on your honeymoon, you will want to consider a few things like, what are the protocols at the hotel or resort where you are staying? What are the protocols in the country or state you would like to visit? If need be, are you comfortable wearing a mask for all activities? What activities and dining are available?
- What is your own comfort with travel? There are still many opportunities to travel, but what is your comfort? Some people say, “no way. I’m not going to travel now!” Some people say, “heck yes! Where can I go?” Understanding this about yourself can help form your decision.
- Last but not least, use a trusted travel advisor. Choices can be difficult, particularly when the option we had our heart set on is no longer available. Travel agents work one on one to plan the best possible vacation for their clients. Travel agents help them see the way forward by providing the client with the best options for using their vacation credits or moving their trip to different dates.
As travel restrictions lift from Mexico, and resorts begin to welcome travelers back, you may be wondering if it is safe to travel there and how soon you could be saying hello to the beautiful beaches and all-inclusive experiences found only in Mexico.
The answer: Mexico is safe and ready to welcome you in 2020 and 2021. Here’s how they’ve updated policies and expanded cleaning practices to ensure you are safe and comfortable on your next vacation.
- Airports and resorts are taking the health of their guests seriously and practicing enhanced safety measures to ensure guest can enjoy their vacation. These policies include temperature checks, social distancing, and reduced capacities to allow for more space between guests.
- Resorts are using sanitization seals on rooms and around items such as tv remotes, cups, and toiletries. Their staff members are all wearing masks, and they are operating with an increased level of hospitality in inviting you to use sanitizer on hands and your feet around pool areas and when coming inside the resort.
- Changes have also been put in place to eliminate high touch surfaces, like serving guests at buffets, rather than sharing utensils. In some cases, guests need to schedule gym appointments to allow for proper cleaning of equipment between uses.
The bottom line is that resorts want to give you peace of mind, so you can relax, have fun, and have the vacation moments you’ve been waiting for.
Keep in mind that reduced capacities and high demand for travel will mean that resorts may sell out quickly for the coming months. Booking now is essential to ensure you can have the honeymoon you are hoping for at your preferred resort.
Beginning 1st November, The Bahamas will remove the mandatory “Vacation in Place” requirement for all visitors, returning citizens and residents thereby, enabling everyone to move about and explore the destination beyond the confines of their hotel or other accommodations.
The new protocols will require visitors, and returning citizens and residents to obtain a RT-PCR (swab) test no more than seven (7) days prior to their travel to The Bahamas.
Beginning October 15, 2020, a pre-travel testing option will allow travelers an alternative to Hawaii’s 14-day quarantine. All incoming travelers are required to have their temperatures checked and complete a health questionnaire online before they can leave the airport.
I’m happy to talk about resorts that are open, share more about specific destination and property policies and help you feel comfortable and prepared for your trip. Together, we can get your trip on the books and have you one step closer to your honeymoon!
P.S. My services are complimentary!
Twin Palms World Travel