Travel Smart Checklist: How to plan a trip in 2021
Ready to take your next great vacation? To help you prepare, we created a simple travel checklist to ensure you’ve covered the essentials.
Travel Smart Checklist
Check health information sources
Visit reputable health information sources to help you decide whether travel at this time is right for you.*
Book in advance
Many airlines, hotels, and car rental companies currently have limited capacity, meaning availability is getting snatched up faster. Book early to ensure you get the dates you want. Pro tip: Take advantage of long weekend opportunities for extended getaways.
Review travel advisories
Check for restrictions at both your origin and travel destinations. Look for regulations and changes to documentation requirements.
Consider staying closer to home
Explore nearby destinations and places within driving distance.
Choose flexible booking policies
Filter search results by “free cancellation” or “no change fees” for greater flexibility.
Learn about cleanliness measures
View our partners’ and suppliers’ updated cleanliness policies.
Download the Expedia app
Keep all your booking details in your pocket with the all-in-one travel companion.
Review any insurance coverage
Be aware of what’s covered in your travel insurance so you’re prepared.
Confirm attractions are open
Make sure the activities you want to do are open and plan for any restrictions.
Pack personal protective equipment
Carry masks, disinfecting wipes, and hand sanitizer with you.
Need further help?
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*Expedia Group disclaims all liability for COVID-19 and other travel hazards.
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