Pow Wow Travel With Coronavirus – What You Need To Know Before Traveling

Pow Wow Travel With Coronavirus – What You Need To Know Before Traveling

PowWows.com is carefully monitoring the news of the virus especially in regards to Pow Wows.  

Related – Pow Wow Cancellations and Updates

Information about Pow Wow travel is changing daily.  Check back often for the latest updates.

Traveling during this virus outbreak is a personal decision for your family.  One you need to consider carefully.  If you have people in your family that may be susceptible to the virus, you may want to change or cancel any travel.

However, if you decide to travel you may be able to find great discounts and deals.  In addition, some tourist areas may be less crowded than usual.

My family has several trips planned in the next couple of months including a cruise in 5 days and a trip to Hawaii in 3 weeks.

Below are my tips for you, should you decide to travel.

Travel Insurance

I don't always opt for travel insurance, but not is the time to consider it.  Some companies offer annual plans for you and your family.  Be sure to check the policy to know what it does and does not cover.  Look for upgrades to include “Cancel For Any Reason” (CFAR).  This will allow you to cancel regardless of the situation.

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Check Cancellation Policy On Hotels, Rental Cars, and Flights

When booking your travel plans many companies offer special rates for tickets and rooms that have restricted refund and cancellation policies.  Now is the time to pay a little extra to have the flexibility to change your travel plans.  

Read all the details and fine print when making booking any travel.

You may also want to reach out to a travel professional for help with larger trips. 

I'll put in a plug for my wife here – Kelli Gowder.  She is a travel planner and can help you navigate these concerns.

Check Travel Advisories

Be sure to check with the CDC and State Department about travel restrictions before you leave home.

Pack More Than Usual

Take more than you think you need – pack some extra clothes and medicine.  

Consider taking a couple of books, board games, snacks to keep your family entertained.

You may experience delays, cancellations, or even quarantine.  Be prepared for this by taking a little extra!

Wash Your Hand

Wash your hands often – with warm soapy water.  When you can't use water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.  

Avoid shaking hands, touching doorknobs, and hand rails. 

Wipe Down Surfaces

Pack some sanitizing wipes and clean areas you visit.

Think about the most common things you touch, and clean those when you enter a new area.

When you board the plan, wipe down the tray table, armrests, and seat cushions.

When you enter a hotel room, wipe down the TV remote, phone, tables, etc.

Be clean!

Are you traveling this spring?  

Have you changed your plans because of the virus?  

Let me know, I'd love to hear how your family is dealing with this uncertainty.


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Last Updated on October 10, 2023 by Paul G

About Paul G

Paul G is the founder PowWows.com, who wears many hats as a business coach, photographer, and collector of quirky shirts. Paul started PowWows.com in 1996 while pursuing his graduate degree. With a passion for travel, he and his family hav  traveled the world, capturing unforgettable memories and photos. When he's not coaching or clicking, he's indulging in the magic of Disney.

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