If you were in honeymoon planning mode when COVID-19 hit, you're stuck between a rock and a hard place. You want to get everything booked and planned as early as possible, but we still don't know how long quarantines and social distancing will be in effect. Add in to that a lot of economic uncertainty, and it can be very hard to plan.
Honeymoon planning in the age of coronavirus may be difficult, but you just have to take a few precautions and keep a few new variables in mind. Here's how to plan a honeymoon during COVID-19.
Consider the Timing
Figuring out how to time your honeymoon in the age of coronavirus is a delicate process. It requires a slightly uncomfortable amount of guesswork. However, as long as your i's are dotted and your t's are crossed in terms of cancellation policies and trip insurance, you can rest assured that even if you have to end up changing the date, you won't have to forfeit deposits or lose money out of pocket.
Consider the Destination
Some destinations are much more affected by COVID-19 than others. However, the situation is fluid, so in six months, a place that hasn't had any problems might become a hotspot later. You want to consider these new possibilities when you're browsing for honeymoon destinations. But you also need to be flexible, in case the situation changes. To help enable this flexibility and empower you to book without worry, honeymoon insurance is a must. This leads us to our next section.
Buy Honeymoon Insurance
Before you book, make sure your entire trip is protected with Honeymoon Insurance that gurantees coverage in case of cancellations, delays, and lost hotel and activity bookings. Just as importantly, however, make sure it reimburses you for medical costs. You may have to pay a premium for this higher level of insurance, but in the age of COVID-19, it's critical that you can be tested and treated while in the foreign country if you are unable to fly home. There is tremendous pressure on the industry to expand coverage due to the pandemic, and you can take advantage of this pressure and protect your trip.
That way, in a worst case scenario, all is not lost. And even if you're exposed to the virus, you won't have to go broke from trying to figure out how to get medical care while away from home! Make sure ER care and transportation are both covered, or you might get hit with an ambulance bill later on.
You can also consider a "cancel for any reason" policy, which allows you to cancel even without a global pandemic. Maximum flexibility means maximum peace of mind during these uncertain times.
Have a Plan B
In case everything has to be cancelled, make sure to have a Plan B in place. This is a good idea even without the coronavirus going around! Your Plan B should be a smaller, simpler honeymoon that's closer to home. It may not be as big as the one you had planned, but it gives you assurance that you can still take a beautiful romantic trip together, even if unexpected circumstances arise. A Plan B means that you have an alternative ready if you need it, and it doesn't have to be elaborate...it could be a sweet trip to a cabin in a national park, a few nights in a cozy lakefront AirBnB...you name it. Just make sure a plan exists, and that it's romantic!