Planning travel during these times is tough (we know!) so staying safe & informed when you're ready to take your next trip is more important than ever. Our preferred suppliers are highly committed to providing a safe trip for you and have been busy implementing new safety and cleaning requirements. Social distancing, masking requirements, increased cleaning standards and more touch-free experiences are the new normal in the travel world. We've put together some resources we recommend our travelers stay up to date with so you feel comfortable traveling again when you're ready. The value of using a travel advisor and Burkhalter Travel to help you navigate this changing world is higher than ever before. We are here for you when you're ready to takeoff again!

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Whether its domestic or international or down-the-street, the decision to travel is a personal choice that is different for everyone and there is no universal "right" or "wrong" choice that applies to everyone. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the travel landscape like nothing we've seen before, but weighing the risks and benefits of a trip was something we all were doing before as well. And while the travel industry is working hard to ensure all traveler's safety and health, it's up to you to decide when you're ready to go on your next trip. Below are some good resources for deciding when and where the next adventure is for you. Click the icons to learn more.


Our preferred suppliers have adapted and implemented robust new safety and cleaning protocols. Click below on some of our most popular vendors to see what new requirements and protocols are in place to keep you safe.


Experiences can be different based on airports and carriers but overall air travel is still low compared to last year at the same time. For example, during the second week of January 2021 the TSA has reported an average of 37% of the daily passenger volume going through secure checkpoints versus last year at the same time. All major carriers are requiring face masks on their flights and you'll likely notice new boarding & deplaning processes to encourage social distancing and changes to in-flight services to limit interactions. The TSA has also implemented new procedures to adhere to social distancing recommendations, reduce contact with staff and allowances for more hand sanitizer in your carry-on luggage. Here's a video from the TSA's Stay Healthy. Stay Secure. campaign showing some of the changes they've implemented.



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