What is normally a busy travel time, this December is looking quite different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On November 13, 2020, the California Department of Public Health issued a travel advisory for non-essential travel (side note: what’s essential vs. non-essential travel you ask? Click here to learn more) which requests that persons arriving in California from other states or countries should practice self-quarantining for 14 days after arrival. In addition, Californians are encouraged to stay home or in their region and avoid non-essential travel to other states or countries.
Then came the California Department of Public Health regional stay-at-home order. Effective December 7, 2020, the stay-at-home order states that all gatherings with members of other households are prohibited and all individuals living in the Southern California region should stay home or at their place of residence. The caveat, the regional stay-at-home order does not affect essential activities like travel if associated with the operation, maintenance, or usage of critical infrastructure.
Believe us, we understand not being able to travel or having to limit your travel is a real bummer. If you are dreaming of your next vacation, or planning to go somewhere in 2021, may we suggest purchasing airline gift cards. They will be perfect gift for those adventurers who will be ready to travel during better days ahead.
If you will be traveling during this time, we encourage you to view this blog post which provides useful information and tips. It’s safe to say we are all looking forward to a brighter 2021.