Due to the pandemic, people are barely able to travel. When is it possible and what hope does the travel industry have in vaccinations.
Many working people such as those working in the services of towing San Jose are hoping to be able to go on vacation again in the coming summer because the vaccinations take the horror out of the coronavirus and the number of cases is falling. But is that just a beautiful illusion? And how can travel succeed in 2021?
Safe Travelling In 2021
While we are not so sure of the answers, much of this will depend on the vaccinations. In order to prevent the pandemic, professionals estimate that there would be about 60 – 70 percent (of the population) who would have to get the vaccination. It is not entirely certain whether a person who has been vaccinated will remain contagious. And the willingness to vaccinate in the population plays a major role.
Tourism researcher Prof. Christian Laesser from the University of St. Gallen dampens the hopes of vacationers: “A carefree summer travel, that’s wishful thinking.”
Limitations will remain
Michael Faber is the owner of a travel agency and managing director of tourism at the tourism advisory firm, and estimates: “The travel restrictions will probably continue in the next few months. We will see that destinations open and close again. ”That was last seen in the Canary Islands.
Faber sees several hurdles that follow one another: first the infection process, then the travel restrictions, and finally people’s desire to travel and the feeling of security.
Of course, they are all interrelated. People would only feel safer again when the number of infections declined. “But there are people who are already planning their summer vacation.”
Ingo Burmester, Head of Central Europe at DER Touristik, is assuming a late booking trend. “The booking boost that usually comes in January should come in spring 2021.”
Tourism relies on tests instead of vaccinations
In the travel industry itself, it is evidently not counting on nationwide vaccinations to bring about the turning point for the summer. Many people behind the travel industry put their hopes on broad-based corona tests.
In the summer of 2020, there were no tests available, and that people were forced to be quarantined for 14 days following the trip. This may change this year, 2021.
“In order to ensure greater safety for travelers and those who have traveled there, there will be more tests before arrival and after the return journey,” believes Michael Faber.
The question remains whether rapid antigen tests that can also be carried out quickly in the short term will prevail – or whether the more complex PCR test will still be required, as is currently required by many countries for entry.
The airline association IATA also relies on rapid tests – and would also like a digital passport. Corona test or vaccination certificates should be stored in it. An app is currently being developed for this. The aim is to make the quarantine obligations superfluous – currently a serious stumbling block for trips abroad.