Well, it’s been another interesting day in the travel world.
As you’ve probably seen by now, the CDC issued a new guideline yesterday that requires all travelers entering the United States from a foreign country to present a negative COVID19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival or proof that the traveler has already had COVID19 and has recovered. (Check out the full statement here).
So, what does this mean for American travelers returning from vacation?
It means that you have to have that negative test in hand before you head home.
Unfortunately, at this time, that’s all the information we have available.
There are some pretty big unanswered questions at this time.
Where can I get tested while on vacation?
Is there a cost involved?
What happens if my test is positive?
We really don’t know the answers to any of these questions just yet, but we do expect to have those answers shortly.
For now, don’t panic and cancel your trip before we know what’s going to happen.
Some resorts are already offering free testing on property to their guests.
Others are making rooms available on the off chance that guests test positive and need to quarantine.
I expect that, over the next few days, processes and procedures will be solidified and I will be able to offer you some concrete advice on what you should be doing at this time.
If you have any questions, just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org I’m happy to chat!