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Travelers try to navigate changing restrictions, mandates | Coronavirus – Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri 2021-07-20 22:45:00 –

Kansas Fairway (KCTV)-Planning a family summer vacation is difficult as restrictions are reinstated due to COVID-19 hotspots in the United States and abroad.

Travelers are feeling the impact of mandate changes. This causes some to abandon the plan and others to flee.

JoAnne Weeks, vacation manager at Acendas Travel, says stress-free travel is rare. That’s why she’s pressured to plan the perfect vacation for her clients. The pandemic has created even more hurdles, with guidelines, restrictions, and obligations changing at any time.

“For 25 years, I haven’t told people to’don’t go’or’wait until next year’, but now it’s okay,” Weeks explained.

A few weeks began planning a family trip to Trent Gaia in 2019, before the pandemic. The family of five had a big plan for an African safari adventure, but had already had to postpone it many times. Last week, the airline canceled the flight and Weeks had to scramble to rebook just a few weeks after the set departure date.

“By the time we finally go, we’re joking that if that doesn’t happen this year, the kids may be kicked out of the house,” Gaia said. The plane headed for South Africa.

During the holidays, due to restrictions within South Africa, families are required to undergo multiple COVID-19 tests. Trent, his wife, and their 14-year-old are fully vaccinated, but their youngest 9- and 11-year-olds are too young to be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine.

International flights can be difficult to navigate, but domestic flights are also restricted in some areas. Newlywed Angela Jackson-Sampel was planning a honeymoon with her husband in Hawaii in June. The couple investigated the island’s obligations and found a website stating that the only requirement was complete vaccination.

“On our wedding night, one of our guests came to us and he said,’Oh, where’s the honeymoon going?’ And I was like “Hawaii”. He was like, “Oh, so do you want to test?” Remembered Jackson-Samper.

The couple underwent a quick CVS test the day after they got married and headed to Hawaii the next day. When they arrived on the island, airport staff told them that a COVID-19 PCR test from a specific location was needed and needed to be done within a specific time frame. The couple were forced to leave the island or quarantine for more days than planned during the holidays. They chose to reroute to San Diego after the car rental company refused the car they paid and the hotel refused the room key due to restrictions.

Weeks says she’s heard stories like Jackson-Samper, and even enthusiastic travelers find it difficult to navigate changing limits.

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Here are some tips to consider when planning your honeymoon or vacation this summer.

  • sign up US State Department Travel Alert.. Depending on your travel destination, you will receive updated information if your requirements change.
  • Please plan in advance. When you book a rental car, the hotel will stay a long time ago.
  • Consider buying travel insurance strongly.

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