Travel advisories and tips during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 10:32 AM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 10:32:42-04

NEW YORK — Travel restrictions continue to change as we combat COVID-19, but when can we start looking into future travel plans?

The State Department recently issued a global level four health advisory, advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global pandemic.

Members of President Trump's coronavirus task force have also recommended people who have left New York in recent weeks to self-isolate for two weeks.

As travel advisories change, many of us may wonder when we can start looking into future travel plans.

Mark Ellwood, contributing editor of Conde Nast Traveler, discusses what people should do if they made travel plans.

His advice: Postpone the vacation. Once it’s safe to travel, consider looking to travel then instead of canceling your trip altogether.

Ellwood said to "plan ahead and be flexible" with future travel plans.

He advises people to look at flight prices further out, but be aware that circumstances can change.

“Never put a timeline” on making travel plans because COVID-19 is a “moving target.” and it’s not certain when we’ll be able to travel again.