I just read a story on CNN lamenting international travel in 2021 (link at bottom of page). The fact of the matter is I’ve been traveling from Jacksonville, Fl to Mexico and the Dominican Republic frequently over the last few months! International travel from the U.S. to Mexico and the Dominican Republic is open! Check out TravelPulse story below:
If you’ve been following my blog posts, you know that I’ve visited TRS Coral, TRS Yucatán, TRS Turquesa and TRS Cap Cana along with Grand Palladium Riviera Maya, Punta Cana and Costa Mujeres.
These resorts are seeing more and more visitors from the United States, and the staff is very happy to be back at work. Granted, Europe seems to be in shutdown mode due to Covid-19, but people who love to cruise really need to consider trying an all-inclusive resort experience.
I get it, the cruise lines and the CDC haven’t come to an agreement about restarting cruises. When you consider that thousands of guests and crew are basically sharing a limited amount of space, it could be a recipe for disaster. The fact of the matter is, in my opinion, if people wear masks, social distance and wash their hands frequently, the chance of getting COVID is seriously reduced.
Considering the vaccine is now being administered to people around the world, you would think that we can return to cruising in 2021 under strict guidelines. If the CDC mandates that cruisers have proof of the vaccination before sailing, the question will be how many people will refuse to take the shot(s) in the arm.
As of today, international travel from the U.S to Mexico and the Dominican Republic remains open and no proof of being vaccinated is in place. I’m planning on safety traveling as much as possible in 2021, and I hope that will include a cruise or two. My gut feeling is that I will still be enjoying the Palladium Hotel Group all-inclusive resorts more than cruises.
CNN story link below: