[Listening] Will The Virus Stop Your Vacation Plan?

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The problem of coronavirus has become much serious in the whole world and it seems that the infection point is still far away. So whether the situation can be better when summer is coming? Can we make some trips in the summer? Listen to the radio and learn more~MotleyFool-TMOT-510581ed-vacation

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Will it be safe — and acceptable — to travel come June and July? And is now a good time to start planning summer travel?

With so much uncertainty still around the ________(1 words missing) and the world’s ability to curb the virus’ spread, there’s no clear answer to these questions.

With _______________(2 words missing) snapping shut, airlines grounding thousands of flights around the globe and health officials everywhere pleading for people to stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19, traveling anywhere beyond your local grocery store may have serious repercussions.

The Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland, has closed its properties until at least the end of March. The organization has ____________ (1 words missing) canceled and refunded reservations until then. As for April and beyond, Disney websites say only they are “in regular contact with appropriate officials and health experts.”

The US Department of State advises simply: “do not travel” and refers people to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for more information.

While the CDC has a map showing the level of risk around the world, it doesn’t have a clear timeline for when travel may be safe.

Meanwhile, travel professionals suggest this is the perfect time to research your next trip.

“For now, let’s take time to wanderlust, to virtually explore, to deep dive into destinations and to dream where’s next,” says Amanda Hills, the president of Hills Balfour, a PR agency in London that represents dozens of international destinations and hotels.

“Soon enough, borders will once again be open and barriers lifted.” In the meantime, Hills suggests spending time enjoying “armchair adventures” such as ___________(1 words missing) walking tours through the Grand Canyon or live streaming opera from Vienna.

Teresa Banner is still hoping she can go to Europe in May. “The nature of the whole situation is we don’t know. It’s 50% yes, 50% no. Nobody knows. I’m not even worrying about it. I’m just getting stuff done around the house.”


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