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January 11, 2021

As vaccines roll out around the world, people itching to travel again might realize their hopes in 2021, myself included. It will be bittersweet relief to feel somewhat safer going about our days, boarding planes, trains, or ships, and navigating our way through crowded airports and train stations.

Every day I think about the places I’ve seen and the people who have proudly introduced me to the culture of their cities and countries and with whom I have shared wonderful meals. In short, inspiring memories.

The global travel industry is hard at work to help set free the wanderlust in all of us. But it’s not an easy feat developing necessary international testing protocols for Covid-19, the coronavirus that may never go away. Industry experts are looking at eliminating quarantines as well as ways for travelers to show proof of vaccination in order for people to be more willing and feel safer about crossing borders.

It will be a step-by-step process before the world gets it right. So, until further notice, we have to continue playing it safe: wear a mask, social distance, and wash, wash, wash your hands.

In the end, as Dr. Fauci, the country’s leading infectious disease expert, stresses, the majority of people – 70% to 85% -- must be vaccinated to “crush” Covid-19.

If we can reach those numbers, it will be a game-changer.

This is your country, and it’s up to you to save it.” – English translation of a saying in Taiwan

Washing Hands + Wearing a Mask + Social Distancing = Saving Lives

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