Manitobans are hungry to travel again, but there’s still a lot of uncertainty about what a return to global tourism will look like—and the answer will be different for everyone. To a significant extent, the timing of any trip you want to take will depend on the destination you want to visit. If you’re keen to explore the nooks and crannies of Canada, you can do so without too much hassle: Most provinces no longer require fully vaccinated Canadians to quarantine upon arrival. You may, however, have to submit additional paperwork proving your vaccination status and abide by other province-specific regulations. You’ll want to verify these details before you book—and again before you depart—to stay up to date on the most recent requirements and restrictions.
If you’re longing to see Tanzania or Thailand (or anywhere else outside of Canada), you should plan your trip for late-2022 or beyond. The pandemic impacted different regions differently, and the global vaccine rollout has been patchwork at best. Some countries that have reopened for tourism may nevertheless be dealing with Covid outbreaks; destinations can change their rules for visitors at any time.
“Travel is a little more complicated now,” says Lianne Auger, Travel Consultant at Kildonan Place. “Most of our bookings are for this year, but we’re now also seeing clients planning for 2023 and 2024, so they can be assured they’re securing the trip they want.” Wherever you want to visit—and whenever you want to go—a CAA Travel Consultant can help you navigate the rules of travel’s new normal.