It’s a confusing time to be a traveler. Many airlines, hotels and travel advisors promise it’s safe to book a vacation. But health officials are telling you to stay home.
So who’s right?
Both are. (Told you this was confusing.)
It’s safe to book a vacation — new consumer-friendly refund rules mean you won’t lose your entire trip if you cancel — but not necessarily to take one. Health officials are correct, too. You should stay home, particularly if you’re in an at-risk
Here’s a trick question: Where’s the safest place to travel during the pandemic surge? Is it somewhere nearby? Or a squeaky-clean destination that takes its disinfecting really seriously?
You probably already know the answer is. It’s nowhere. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned against travel during the holiday season. And in a perfect world, people would stay home as the COVID-19 pandemic enters its most dangerous phase yet.
But we don’t live in a perfect world.
Picking a safe destination means first eliminating the most dangerous places – the ones with high COVID-19 infection rates. Then