Safe summer travel during the coronavirus pandemic
COVID-19 has thrown off many people’s summer travel plans. Borders have been closed, flights have been canceled, and many states still face business or travel restrictions. While the pandemic means summer travel will look different this year, that doesn’t mean family trips and summer getaways have to be completely off the table. With the right destinations, the right travel considerations and the right safety measures, you can enjoy fun and relaxing vacation this summer.
Choosing the right destination
Travel experts agree: Safe summer travel is largely about choosing the right destination. You should look for locations that allow for social distancing. Outdoor spaces, like beaches and state parks, are ideal because visitors can spread out and maintain social distancing while they enjoy hiking, relaxing, swimming and other activities.
Embracing the road trips
Travel industry insiders predict that 2020 summer travel will focus on the road trip, as people look to keep costs down and avoid crowded flights and airports. Road trips are the best way to travel during the pandemic because it can help travelers avoid large crowds, and they allow travels to handle their own luggage and pack their own meals, so they can avoid restaurants or crowded grocery stores once they reach their destinations.
Looking for safe lodging
The good news about summer travel is that most public health experts agree that travel lodging provides a relatively small risk, as long as crowded communal spaces – think busy hotel bars or crowded hotel pools – are avoided. Many hotels have implemented strict new sanitizing policies and procedures. Travelers looking for more secluded lodging can look to rent individual houses or apartments through sites like Airbnb.
Planning your summer travel with KD Elite Transportation
If the pandemic has halted your summer vacation plans, KD Elite Transportation can help you find a destination road trip that let’s you reconnect with your friends and family at a popular beach destination. Throughout the summer, KD Elite will have roundtrip shuttle service from Baltimore to:
- Ocean City, Maryland;
- Bethany Beach, Delaware;
- Atlantic City, New Jersey;
- Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
With our beach shuttles, you can travel safely and comfortably for a long and relaxing vacation or a quick weekend getaway. Call to schedule your trip, or book online now.