There is a lot of uncertainty on when it will be safe to travel again. Although I don’t have the magic answer, what I can do is give you my top 5 tips for planning your honeymoon through COVID-19.
- Consider your honeymoon location. Focus on destinations that have not taken a hard hit by the virus. The Caribbean and Central America offer a wide variety of options and haven’t seen a huge surge of cases. If you still want to take precautions in low case areas, bring along disposable face masks, gloves, etc. to keep yourself protected.
- Delay your honeymoon for a few months.
- If you still want to celebrate immediately after your wedding, play it safe with a stateside mini-moon, then plan a big honeymoon next year once foreign travel feels comfortable for you. For example, there are some fantastic fiji honeymoon packages already on sale for 2021, so do not feel pressured into organizing your honeymoon for this year. Just think about how amazing it will be to celebrate your honeymoon on a gorgeous island country like Fiji this time next year. It will be well worth the wait.
- And if your wedding is scheduled for this summer and you won’t have time later for a delayed honeymoon, look for a domestic location that might fit the bill. My favorites are Charleston, SC and Sonoma/Napa, CA.
- Make sure you fully understand all cancellation/postponement policies (airlines, hotels, tour operators, transportation companies, etc.).
- I highly recommend travel insurance to protect your investment. This is something I suggest to ALL clients ALL the time, even prior to COVID-19 as you never know what emergency could occur that could prevent you from traveling.
- Now more than ever, the value of using a Travel Advisor is apparent. With quick changing policies from airlines, hotels and cruise lines, navigating when and how to book your reservations can not only be stressful, but also financially crucial. As your Travel Advisor I will carefully guide you through the process of booking together. I will review which suppliers offer the best policies to allow for flexibility should your trip be affected by another surge of COVID-19 cases, and advise you of travel insurance options to protect your financial investment.