Every country is currently deciding who will be allowed entry and who will not as a result of the spread of COVID-19. Enacting restrictions on travel and immigration has proven necessary to attempt to control this public health disaster as much as possible. People can endlessly debate the virtue of different tactics that countries use, but the reality of the fact is that different countries have different travel restrictions and they often change rapidly.
Check beFore you go
Recent news shows that some countries have enacted bans on travelers from certain parts of the world. Some may only ask to see the results of a corona test kit while others have enacted strict travel bans regardless of test results. These developments are particularly relevant for travelers from the United States. It turns out that the United States has such a significant outbreak that even European allies of the United States have temporarily banned travels from America.
As it stands at the moment, the United States gains tens of thousands of new COVID-19 cases daily. These spikes have occurred in some of the most populated states in the union, including Florida and California. That is a critically high number that worries the member nations of the European Union and beyond. They are seriously concerned that travelers from the United States could contribute to a renewed spread of the virus in many of those European countries. It is best for all travelers to check on the status of travelers from certain areas coming to any given country.
What’s a traveler to do?
It is not all that common for people to travel at all during this time. It has become so burdensome to travel that people are not as interested in moving about the world like they once did. The biggest fear is that one may travel to another country and then not be able to leave if cases in either place climb too high. This possibility is a legitimate fear, and it is one that will not necessarily fade away anytime soon.
Would-be travelers at this time need to accept all of the risks that come along with doing so at present. It's a personal choice that some people will still go through with because they don't want to give up on their dreams of traveling around the world where they need to go. Still, you can also stay home and virtually travel by watching live streams of your favorite destinations or by watching your favorite travel movies.
Getting baCk to normal
There is a fierce debate right now about when the world will be able to return to a state of normalcy around travel and the like. It appears likely that this is still a long way off. Not only do we not currently have a vaccine to treat COVID-19, but we also do not have a clear path forward. Besides that, there are likely to be impacts felt from the COVID-19 outbreak that extend well beyond just 2020. Ways of doing business once considered entirely normal in the past will not exist at all in the future.
It is not all gloom and doom out there. With that said, it's tough to travel right now, and that is because this illness is incredibly severe. Treating coronavirus seriously should be a priority. Those who still must travel despite the situation should take every precaution that they possibly can to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.