The $2-trillion dollar question back in March 2020: When can we travel again? Well, back then, Travelbinger reported that we would need signs and green lights from the big guys, and we accurately predicted the CDC, WHO and US State Dept would deem: is it safe to travel again? Once their travel advisories lowered recently, and vaccination requirements became no longer necessary to enter the US, travel seems to be shining again.
Let’s took a look back at a story we wrote on April 13, 2020. At the time, we said we could be able to travel again when the curve flattens, then completely disappears. While the Covid-19 infection curve has flattened in the past few months, it definitely hasn’t disappeared, but we know we’re more in the clear than ever before.
In fact, nowadays, summer 2022, is it safe to travel? Yes as long as you’re still acting safe. Travelbinger has fortunately been on the road quite a lot, so much that we had to actually buy new comfy shoes from Bloomingdales since we were sightseeing so much. If you like them, give them a click to see what style might suit you.
Here’s our story we wrote back in April 2020 where we stated CDC, WHO and US State Dept would make the deciding factors on deeming it safe to travel again.
When can we travel again? It’s the $2 trillion question.
Will it still be safe to go on vacation in the near future?
Only three officials can determine this answer, and they are the only three officials who can give the all clear for hitting the road again.
In our new Youtube video, we discuss the three biggest signs traveling will go back to normal, and these three signs are directly linked to the three officials who will answer: is it safe to travel?
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The 3 officials who can green light travel again are the CDC, WHO and US State Dept who can deem it safe to travel again:
1. The U.S. State Department.
On March 19, The Dept of State implemented a Level 4 Do Not Travel Global Health Advisory, warning Americans to not travel internationally during the coronavirus pandemic. This means it is crucial you do not take any flights, trains or cars across the border. In fact, stay at home.
The U.S. State Dept issues travel advisories to countries that are not safe for Americans, and they’re known to be heavy handed. They know what they’re doing. When the travel advisory for Americans lifts, that’s a great sign indicating the pandemic has significantly improved to the point we can safely travel.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has helped protect U.S. citizens during the coronavirus pandemic, and the CDC encouraged Americans to stay home.
It is extremely rare the CDC make a statement, asking Americans not to travel, showing how bad the situation is. The CDC takes the pandemic seriously, and the company asked anyone returning from international trips to quarantine at home for 14 days.
When The CDC gives the green light to travel again, you will know it’s OK to book your vacation.
3. World Health Organization.
The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health.
Like the US State Department and CDC, the organization has advised people to stay at home and not travel. The WHO doesn’t screw around. Once they deem it’s safe to pursue your dream trip, you will know that it’s OK to book a ticket.
We’re excited to get back on the road, whenever that may be. In the meantime, everyone should do their best to help flatten the curve and quarantine.
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