Like many of us, my husband and I had to cancel our summer 2020 travel plans due to COVID. We were to have celebrated our 50th anniversary in Avignon and Paris in early June with our two grown children and their partners. We want very much to make it happen in 2021 but as you know, there are restrictions and variables to consider.
I bet there are many on this forum who are also hankering to get back to Europe this summer. Have many of you gone ahead and made flight and airbnb/hotel reservations already (with the assumption that these reservations have no-penalty cancellation policies, of course)? Because of our age (71 years) we've been closely following the vaccine rollout here in the US and France because we heard that 70% of the population would need to be vaccinated before it would be relatively safe. We're hoping that by late spring/May, both countries will have accomplished this, which is cutting it awfully close planning-wise. Even if we waited until early spring/March to finalize our travel plans, it would be a mad, last minute scramble.
I know that no one has a crystal ball. I'm just wondering how many of us out there are making flexible travel plans for summer now. And if you know of any airlines, hotels, apartment agencies, etc offering a no penalties for cancellations policy, that would be terrific.
We prefer to travel to France in June when the weather is milder but we'd definitely do a July trip although we understand that we'd most likely have to give up Avignon due to the high temperatures.
Happy travels to everyone and thank you for your thoughts and advice in advance.