Is it safe to travel this summer? A few weeks ago, frustrated Brits had to rush home from Portugal to avoid being quarantined upon their return. I couldn’t help but wonder wether it was still too early to travel after all.
Closer to home, fully vaccinated Canadians are free of quarantine after travel as of July. The press coverage on “easing” restrictions was a little overtly optimistic in my opinion: as long as the unpleasant testing requirements stay in place, dropping the quarantine doesn’t offer any real “incentive” to travel again. And probably it’s designed that way.
Is It Safe To Travel This Summer?
Whether it’s “safe” or not, doesn’t really matter as long as the Canada border remains closed and testing requirements remain in effect even for those double vaccinated. Safety has more to do with what you’re personally comfortable with, within the boundaries and restrictions set by the government. Here’s my 4 required steps before travelling again:
- Destination requirements dropped
- Getting fully vaccinated (done!)
- Departure border to re-open
- No more quarantine (done!)
You can read the details on each step here. With two out of the four done, we’re on our way – but not quite there yet.
Stay Closer to Home
Travel doesn’t mean you have to (always) go far. It’s about changing your environment for a while to inspire and re-energize yourself. With restrictions within Canada, in between provinces, being easier, I have start to plan a few local trips to the mountains over the next few months. A multi-week motorcycle trip a few weeks ago (late June) turned out to be just little too early at that point, but living in Calgary there’s so much to see in our own backyard, closer to home.
Hit me up if I can help you plan a quick getaway. You can kick start your travel plans back into gear by joining a free preview of my Travel Revolution course today. Scroll down to the curriculum and see for yourself what’s inside at www.travel-revolution.com.