Tis the season… to travel?
With three beautiful weeks of school holidays just around the corner, lots of families would usually be gearing up to travel, but after the WHO declared the Omicron variant ‘concerning’, stricter travel restrictions imposed in Europe and flights being cut to some South African countries, the appeal to travel has dampened.
A number of Dubai residents have shared their travel woes, many, of course, are still planning to travel, but there’s a definite note of caution in the air
A friendly reminder during this busy travel period: always check the latest travel requirements at your destination, and ensure you have all required documents before checking in at the airport. pic.twitter.com/Yam4T8lvYT
— Emirates Airline (@emirates) December 3, 2021
Are you travelling this year? Lovin put the question to our audience and the responses show that while many are still travelling, they’re nervous to do so, while others have put their long-awaited travel plans on hold
@Kanwarmarwah: “I’ve postponed my travel:
@sadasfee “Yes, I was travelling but after the recent news, I postponed my dates”
@nanchukinyoongo: “Yes, I am travelling this month, but I’m nervous about the new rules”
@f.a.r.a.h: “Didnt travel in 3 years, was planning a trip to Oman with pals but we’re worried now too”
@daneventer17: “Booked flights to RSA on the 22, but scared we won’t come back”
It’s worth noting, Emirates has reintroduced free COVID travel cover on flights booked and departing before the end of March, which provides some peace of mind for travellers
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