The world is slowly recovering from another tough winter hampered by lockdowns and travel restrictions, however this time round there is a case to be made for rosy outlooks.
Many within the world travel and tourism sector see reason to believe that 2022 will be the year that heralds in growth similar to pre-pandemic levels. In February the World Travel and Tourism Council (WWTC) released a forecast stating the field could contribute $8.6 trillion globally over the coming months. That’s just 6.4% below 2019, pre-pandemic levels.
There’s plenty of reasons to be buoyant about what the year holds for all your holidays and international travel. Australia re-opened to tourism on the 21st February; Vietnam has tentatively suggested that it could open its borders to tourists after March 15th, much of East and Southern African has reopened to tourism by now and Malaysia has agreed to open the country’s border entirely in March to name just a few.
This is undoubtedly an extremely exciting prospect, certainly one that may not have seemed feasible just a matter of months ago.
There are, however, some rules to be followed before you jet off to sunny beaches and bustling street markets. Many countries will require pre-departure testing in addition to proof of full COVID vaccinations. Pre-departure testing can either come in the form of antigen test (verified lateral flow tests) or Fit to Fly PCR Testing, both are easily accessible through the World Travel Clinic.
Of course, after months of discourse surrounding COVID-19 vaccination it’s very easy to forget international travel requires a selection of safeguarding in its own right. From cholera and hepatitis to yellow fever, look no further than the World Travel Clinic for uncomplicated, reliable service to safeguard your holidays. Don’t hesitate to get in contact with our team to kickstart your 2022 travels.
Please be aware that there is an ongoing national shortage of Rabies and Japanese Encephalitis vaccines, and unfortunately we cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide vaccination against these two diseases.
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