CINCINNATI — Usually as the colder months approach, some people try to escape to warmer countries, and you can still do that this year, but the pandemic has made it more of a challenge.
John Moore and his spouse originally planned to honeymoon in St. Lucia earlier this year, but they had to cancel because of the pandemic. Then, after being unable to travel for months, they decided to travel to St. Simon’s Island in Georgia instead.
“I mean, we were still able to get away,” Moore said.
Now, many countries in the Caribbean, as well as South and Central America, require any person trying to enter their country to provide a negative COVID-19 test.
“This is a much more complicated time to travel,” Dave Herschberger, president of Prestige Travel Leaders, said. He also said though that there is still hope if you want to travel.
Most resort towns in Mexico, like Cancun and Cabo, can still be traveled to by tourists. “The resorts have taken a lot of precautions,” Herschberger said.
It’s important to do your homework before traveling to another country, Herschberger said. However, if you don’t want to deal with the headache of the additional research, he said, you can still hire a travel agent to handle it for you.