Pandemic security precautions for vacation touring abroad

“We all have our own rules and regulations and have to follow other countries.”

MACON, Ga. – Safety precautions when traveling overseas are being tightened due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Judy Norman is the owner of the Classy Destinations travel agency. She says the travel business has changed a lot since the pandemic began.

“Travel restrictions change from day to day based on the COVID level in the area,” Norman said.

With travel restrictions changing all the time, “we have to obey all rules and regulations in every country,” said Norman.

According to Norman, her company searches the website for embassies of different countries every day to look for new changes.

That way they can keep their customers updated.

“We understand that people who book flights online may not get this information, but it’s very important to know,” said Norman.

Norman recommends travelers to research the rules of the country they are visiting before arriving, as some are stricter than others.

“We all have our own rules and regulations and we have to adhere to those of other countries,” said Norman.

If you don’t follow the rules and regulations, you could be stranded in another country.

Julie Strecker, director of international programs at Mercer University, says they are doing their part to ensure international students don’t get stuck at home.

“We encourage students to be aware of the risks involved in traveling. We ask that they make sure they understand the guidelines when they go home. We talk to them about the CDC guidelines to make sure they know things may not look the same when they return, “said Strecker.

Strecker wants students to prepare not only for the benefits, but also for any problems that may arise when traveling outside of the country.

“We tend to think about all unexpected variables, so we try to bring them in that direction too,” said Strecker.

Judy Norman encourages people traveling outside of the US to call a travel agent so they can keep you updated on the latest regulations and changes in that country.

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