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How To Start Traveling Again

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1J0102
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Remember when travel was easy? You could choose a destination by throwing a dart at a map. All you required for an international trip was a passport and a sturdy pair of walking shoes. And the only mask needed on the flight was made of silk and covered your eyes. Those were the days.

The pandemic has upended the travel industry and, at least for the near future, changed the way we explore the world. Every aspect is different, from pre-trip planning to touring the destination to the return home. Now travelers must factor in such requirements as COVID tests, self-quarantines, and vaccinations, as well as restrictions that can vary by country and even by city. In addition, airlines and trains have established new rules. And what about cruising? The seas have never seemed so uncertain.

To assist aspiring travelers, Andrea Sachs, the Washington Post’s travel writer; Pauline Frommer, co-president of Frommer Media and editorial director of Frommer’s Guidebooks; and Karin King, deputy assistant secretary of state for overseas citizen services, offer a field guide for the new and sometimes-confounding landscape. They cover an array of topics including pandemic-era travel trends, travel insurance, and vaccination passports. The experts also help you avoid COVID-related scams and share the best resources for staying safe, healthy, and well-informed so you can relax on your long-overdue trip.

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