Obviously, COVID-19 has had an impact on travel: the need for documentation, vaccination requirements, the importance of following protocols. But, in Brown’s experience, there was much that felt the same.
“There was a lot that made me feel like—oh, this is great, nothing’s really changed,” she says. The world had changed, but in many ways remained the same.
Flying, for example, was seamless, as long as you had the proper paperwork. “The airports were great; the flights were wonderful,” says Brown. “It was a much easier experience than I thought I was going to have.”
But documentation is critical, and Brown found that multiple forms of it came in handy—for example, her vaccine card, a copy of her vaccine card and a photo of her vaccine card. And be prepared to plan and make reservations. “There’s a level of planning that might not have existed the last time you went to Europe,” she says.