Americans Now Confident Enough to Travel

Nikki Attkisson | Last Updated : March 5, 2021

After spending about a year restricted to their homes, Americans are now looking ahead to step out and chase the breeze. And while thinking of it, surely Americans have now gained enough confidence to travel to different locations without fear of getting the infection.

Americans Now Confident Enough to Travel

When the country’s situations and around the world are improving, people are keener to travel, spend their holidays someplace home but far from home, and go for long vacations. When the nation is finally going back to normalcy, everyone is now thinking of getting out and about. 

Americans Now Confident Enough to Travel

According to a J.D. Power Passenger View research, travelers are now beginning to gain the confidence to go out and chill. The research surveyed about 1,500 people who were traveling through major airports in the United States. 

Travelers are building confidence about being safe while traveling. People are following travel guidelines with strictness. One can see people who are commuting via different routes wearing masks. Travelers still have concerns about safety when out of their homes. 

According to J.D. Powers’ research, travel anxiety has reduced in people. About 58% of the travelers surveyed showed very little or moderate concern about the pandemic. 

While there were around 25% of travelers who said that they are not at all concerned about anything while traveling. This is the highest percentage since the summers of 2020. The number of travelers who said they are extremely concerned about infection exposure while traveling is 15%. 

When asked if the vaccines have made an impact on their willingness to travel, 40% of the commuters said that they would have traveled that wildly even if there was no vaccine. About 30% of the travelers have said that vaccine only means that they can travel even more and that too without many restrictions. It has not impacted their willingness to travel at all. Only 29% of the commuters have shown concern about the risk of traveling.

Now, the travelers are also fine with the digital vaccine passport. If the link to the passenger’s infection history or the vaccine history, the passport will help to trace and locate the travelers wherever they go. The tourism industry will also feel more confident about receiving tourists and travelers in and around the country. 

Travelers favor these digital vaccine passports. About 33% of the travelers have approved of the idea and called it a good choice that is absolutely required. Another 32% of travelers said that although this is a good idea, this should be made optional for the travelers.

Only 19% have said that the digital vaccine passport is a bad idea and is not at all required. About 16%, however, said that this being a bad idea can be made optional.

According to the survey, when it comes to other points of hygiene and contactless traveling practices, few believe that the improved cleaning of the touchpads is necessary, while many advocate that the area’s disinfection is required. 

Only 3% of the travelers were in favor of temperature check at the airports and other transport stations. This 3% are also saying that contactless biometrics or check-in systems are also not required. Contactless payment is also unnecessary as per these few commuters.

While travel lovers are very optimistic about getting out and enjoying their vacations and holidays outside their houses, most commuters have expressed their concern about infection risks during travel. It seems like people in America are now ready to travel the country and the world with much confidence. While many are happy with the new travel guidelines concerning health and safety, a few are finding the things unnecessary.

Nikki Attkisson

With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.

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