With everything going on in the world right now, it’s easy to assume that we won’t be going on vacation for a while. As countries across the globe fight their own coronavirus battles and try to get used to the new normal, flights have been grounded, and airports have closed their doors. Many people have suggested that this shutdown could last months, but it seems as though airlines could be opening up again sooner than you think.
Closing Their Borders
As the COVID-19 battle rages on, countries have come up with their own methods of containing the virus and stopping any further spread. One of the ways they have done this is by asking airlines to stop their flights, and some countries have even closed their borders. Those that haven’t are asking travelers to quarantine for two weeks when they enter a new country, and because of this, fewer people are risking it. This has had a serious knock-on effect for airlines, and many of them have asked for financial help and guidance from their respective governments. However, it seems as though things could be on the up.
Opening Up Again
In fact, it’s been noted that there will be a “significant rebound” in the realm of air travel in the next few weeks. This is largely because countries such as Spain and Italy are once again opening their borders up to travelers in the hope of restarting their economy, and those travelers will require flights. Experts suggest that this resurgence will start to take place in mid-May to early-June and that it will see a steady rise in people wanting to fly across the globe again. However, there’s no doubt about the fact that travelers are going to be wary about the process, and will expect airlines to put social distancing measures in place to keep them safe.
So, could vacations be on the cards sooner than we think?