COVID-19 Fallout: Snowbirds Have Something to Think About This Winter

Snowbirds are very much in the news right now as Canadians ponder their options to escape the winter.  Online snowbird resource Snowbird Advisor examines the many factors snowbirds should be considering when making their decisions about travelling this winter in its latest newsletter. 

The closed U.S./Canada border is just one factor that snowbirds have to contend with when deciding whether to go to their winter destinations during the COVID‐19 pandemic. In its latest article “Should Canadian Snowbirds Travel this Winter”, one‐stop snowbird resource Snowbird Advisor examines the many considerations facing snowbirds this year when making their decisions whether to travel or not.

While the U.S./Canada border currently remains closed, Canadians can still fly to the U.S. ‐ as well as some other snowbird destinations, but they must also consider the following factors:

· government travel advisories

· quarantine requirements

· availability and cost of adequate travel medical insurance

 · shipping their car to their destination

· availability of medical facilities in their destination

· COVID‐19 cases in their destination

It is estimated that over 1 million Canadians are snowbirds who travel somewhere warm for all or part of the winter to escape the cold. Many of them travel to the U.S. – Florida, Texas, Arizona, California and Hawaii. Others travel to Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama and southern Europe.

This year, snowbirds fall into three groups when it comes to their winter plans:

1. Definitely not going this winter

2. Waiting until the new year to decide

3. Definitely going, one way or another.

The full article can be found here: https://www.snowbirdadvisor.ca/should‐canadian‐snowbirds‐travel‐winter

About Snowbird Advisor

Snowbird Advisor is Canada’s authoritative one‐stop, resource for Snowbirds ‐ providing tips, tools and services for Canadians who want to spend their winters abroad. Snowbirds can sign up for a FREE membership on the Snowbird Advisor website to receive exclusive tips, news, alerts and member benefits.



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