The wanderlust is great, but the corona pandemic makes planning your vacation difficult.
What must be taken into account when booking the trip?
People are longing
again in 2021 despite Corona *
When it comes to
for the summer.
, however, there are a few things to consider.
Frankfurt - After a good year of
, short-time work and all the restrictions that the
brings with it, the desire to travel in 2021 is still great.
Regardless of whether it is a cruise, road trip, flight or hiking
, many people long for a
planning your vacation
And when is the right time
Questions that, in view of the unpredictable situation, preoccupy many travel enthusiasts.
Last year, many people stayed
and safety instructions from the Federal Foreign Office.
The temptation to book a vacation is correspondingly great.
But there are still at least partial travel warnings for many countries.
In addition to numerous
long-distance destinations, this
also includes the most popular holiday destinations for Germans that could actually be reached by
without any problems
Nevertheless, the hopes of many rest on the fact that
be possible again
summer of 2021
, when the incidence values fall and the corona vaccination program *
will be more advanced.
Even if a large proportion of the people in
prefer holiday destinations in their own country, there are a few things to consider.
Vacation despite Corona: What should you watch out for when booking your trip?
Because no matter where the
going, a certain flexibility and security are the decisive criteria for many when booking.
Because nobody wants to take the risk of having
and not being able to take it due to the pandemic developments.
interested parties should pay attention
to the possibility of being able to cancel free of charge.
This is possible with organizers of
in some offers until shortly before the start of the trip.
However, in order to further minimize the risk, numerous
so-called flex prices.
These usually include a surcharge, which is based on the total travel price, and in return offer the possibility of canceling the trip without giving reasons up to, for example, 14 days before departure.
Trends in travel planning 2021
Share in 10,000 respondents
Last minute booking
Early booking with special offers
No booking for the time being
Source: survey by onePoll / edreamsodigeo.com
Free cancellation: package tour or individual vacation in times of Corona?
But be careful: even with package tour providers, free
not always possible.
Users of the online platforms and travel catalogs should therefore familiarize themselves very carefully with the respective offer and observe the cancellation conditions and the general terms and conditions.
In addition, some tour operators sometimes have different conditions for different forms of travel.
therefore different rules may apply as for
with rental car and hotel.
however, the following also
: As a
is always possible free of charge if there are
or if the trip is only impaired or impossible to carry out.
A strong indication of such a situation is, for example, if the Federal Foreign Office has
for the booked destination area.
However, this does not apply in the event that the authority only publishes travel and safety information.
Vacation in times of the corona pandemic: what should you watch out for when you travel individually?
In the case of
trips, the procedure looks more complex anyway.
It is best for the holidaymakers to negotiate their own cancellation conditions.
This is recommended by the ADAC.
With all parties involved in the planning or implementation of the
For example, with the landlord of a holiday home, the provider of a rental car or the airline.
As a rule, the following applies: “Can the providers
perform their service, there is no entitlement to a free
”says the ADAC.
However, due to
, smaller providers are
often more flexible with regard to the conditions.
In the case of individual agreements, travelers should have these confirmed in writing.
As the newspaper “Die Welt” reports, the fees for cancellation on the part of the accommodations are also set on the largest hotel booking portal “booking.com”.
However, at a higher price level, free
up to two days before
Vacation 2021: Before traveling, deal with possible restrictions due to Corona
In general, many tourist providers attract visitors with early bird offers and discounts at the beginning of the year.
However, the ADAC recommends always
the savings of the offer against the possible
Especially when the travelers
get an uneasy feeling
the destination area
shortly before the start of the
due to the corona situation, the additional price when
Travelers should also deal
with various corona-related restrictions on entering and leaving the country
go on holiday
For example, about possible
It is also possible that due to the
, not all offers can be used.
For example, pool facilities or wellness areas can be closed.
(Yannick Wenig) * fr.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.