When can we start traveling? This is one of the most common questions all around the world at the moment.
The good news is that some of the countries are slowly getting the Coronavirus outbreak under control and planning their opening summer vacations.
We’ve done a bit of research and put together some recent articles and government statements about the summer plans.
We will keep updating this post, so bookmark it and come back for more info soon.
Here are the latest travel updates and corona travel deals:
USA, CENTRAL AMERICA and CARIBBEAN
Visit Tampa Bay – Numerous Covid Travel Deals Available for Visitors
Businesses and tourist attractions are featuring special deals to try to entice more people to visit Florida’s beautiful Tampa Bay area.
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park offers deals on 2-hour jump passes and birthday parties. First-time customers can get 10 percent off on transportation services from Affari Transportation.
211 Restaurant is offering 20 percent off on the entire dining bill.
Anyone who wants to tour a public brewery can get 20 percent off on their visit.
Free admission is available at the Tampa Museum of Art.
LAS VEGAS – is giving away 2000 FREE flights and cheap hotel rates
Apart from that, most of the hotel in Las Vegas are offering super low prices, starting at 30 USD per night.
Reopened Las Vegas betting on deals as base rooms start at just $10 – by thepointsguy.com
After strict lockdowns because of COVID-19, Las Vegas is finally ready to start welcoming tourists again and is featuring great deals on hotels. Some of the city’s hotels are offering guestrooms for as little as $10 a night.
The Flamingo, Rio and Harrah’s along with other hotels along the Strip are featuring these low-cost rooms but are also charging resort fees. Visitors who want to upgrade their experiences and stay in nicer rooms can book reservations at Caesars Palace, Wynn and other upscale hotels at discount rates.
HAWAII – cheap flights available
Flight deals to Hawaii from $119 available into late 2020 – by thepointsguy.com
Many airlines are keeping lower prices to Hawaii till late 2020 from the major cities in the USA such as San Francisco, Oakland, Austin, New York, Chicago in order to boost tourism as soon as Coronavirus situation is handled and travel restrictions are lifted.
A couple of examples of Coronovirus deals in Hawaii (August):
Free nights at Hyatt
Have a whole bunch of hotel points sitting around? You may be able to trade those points for free nights at Hyatt hotels and resorts.
Use 50 percent of the points required for a free night, and get 50-70 percent off the Standard Rate when you use Combine Points + Cash.
More info here.
Get a Free Night at Marriott
Stay at select Marriott hotels for three nights and get the fourth night free. Offer is valid through November, 2020.
Reopening post-COVID deals at Monarch Beach Resort – OC, California
The sunny beaches of Dana Point, California are now open, and the Monarch Beach resort is giving you the best deals so you can make your California dreaming come true.
Your stay includes outdoor programming, fitness classes re-energize you, oceanview dining, and family-friendly activities.
Get your third night free and $100 resort credit. Rates are from $499.
MEXICO – Free Nights Cancun
FREE Hotel Nights in Cancun! – Cancun is offering to pay half of your hotel costs and give you other steep discounts if you visit this year – by insider.com
Cancun cannot get enough tourists fast enough. Over two hundred businesses are united in offering you two nights in Cancun resorts for free when you book two nights at regular price.
Up to two children can stay for free when any two adults stay (i.e., one free child stay for each free adult up to two), and twenty percent off everything from golf outings to theme parks in the Cancun region.
Be sure to check with international airlines before booking any resort stays or activities in Cancun to make sure you can fly there when you want to go.
Cancun and Mexican Caribbean Beach Destinations Reopen for Tourism – by Travelpulse.com
As of June 8th, popular Mexican and Caribbean destinations are now open to tourists.
This includes Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya, and even Los Cabos are open. Airlines in the U.S. are still hesitant to fly internationally, but many are starting to book international flights for mid-July.
Huge discounts are offered to anyone desiring to visit these vacation hotspots, including “two-for-one” deals that allow you and a guest to essentially stay for half the cost at some exclusive resorts.
The discounts are on more than just hotels and resorts too. The discounts are for activities and car rentals. You could go to Cancun for half or less of what it once cost.
Baja and Puerto Vallarta Tourists Havens Loved by Americans are Opening!
Puerto Vallarta and Baja – two of Mexico’s premier tourist havens – have finally reopened to visitors after being closed since the beginning of March 2020. Tourists are expected to maintain social distancing, wear facemasks and adhere to other safety rules during their visits.
Many restaurants, shops, tourist attractions and other places of interest are open with limited capacities. In Puerto Vallarta, most businesses and public roads are only allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity, but bars remain closed.
Hotels and restaurants in Baja can fill their establishments to no more than 30 percent of their total capacities. Most beaches in Baja had to close again after a spike in COVID-19 cases, but beaches in Los Cabos have been allowed to remain open.
Tourists from the EU and UK as well as Canada are welcome to visit Costa Rica again starting August 1. Commercial flights from the U.S. are still banned from entry because of the country’s high total of COVID-19 cases.
Even after reopening, Costa Rica is still expected to see a significant drop in tourism because of the pandemic. To be allowed entry into the country, all travelers must show a negative COVID-19 test result, complete an epidemiological survey, and acquire travel insurance. Masks or face shields are expected to be worn in public places.
JAMAICA & BAHAMAS – Opening
Sun, surf and COVID-19. Jamaica, Bahamas start to welcome back tourists, nationals. – miamiherald.com
Not to be left behind when Mexico and Cancun reopened, Jamaica and The Bahamas reopened a week later.
Cruise ports are still closed, but you can grab your passport and an airline flight to these island nations for sun and fun. Travelers have to present the test results for a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction test no more than ten days before entering the country.
If you visit after July 1st, no test will be required. You will still have to follow a series of safety protocols and your travel will be limited to the “visitor corridor,” a series of resorts and beaches kept safe and secure for tourists only. Discounts are offered when you book flight and resort packages.
St. Lucia, Aruba and the U.S. Virgin Islands are among the Caribbean islands that opened again to tourists thanks to their low numbers of COVID-19 cases. Antigua and Bermuda have also reopened for tourism.
Each island has its own requirements for entry. For instance, the U.S. Virgin Islands will permit entry without any quarantine requirements if visitors can pass body temperature checks and other basic health screenings upon entry, while Antigua and Barbuda require proof of a negative COVID-19 test that was taken within seven days prior to arrival.
Also, St. Maarten opened for American tourists, since 1st of August!
Bermuda – Post Covid Opening to the U.S.
Do you have cabin fever from quarantining in your home? Why not practice social distancing in Bermuda with your own private cottage or villa?
As of July 1, Bermuda is open to the U.S. The white, sandy beaches, colorful scenery, and tranquil atmosphere makes it a popular place to come to relax.
A negative COVID test is required before traveling, and there will be regular temperature checks, as well as mask-wearing, sanitizing, and social distancing to make sure everyone stays safe and healthy during your trip.
Cuban Keys Opening
You will be able to visit the Cuban Keys including Cayo Largo, Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo, and Cayo Santa María. All of the islands open to tourists are more remote and away from locals to help contain the spread of the virus.
Though you can take a charter flight to the island you are visiting, commercial flights to Cuba remain closed until August 1.
Travelers are not allowed to rent cars or take trips outside of resort areas, and people taking the bus from central Cuba will not be permitted to get off until they have reached their destination. Each hotel has medical staff on standby to monitor their guests’ health.
The Dominican Republic Is Now Open, Waiting for Tourists with great deals available!
As part of its phased approach to reopen after being under lockdown since April, the Dominican Republic began allowing tourists to visit in July. The order also allowed approximately half of the nation’s hotels to reopen with the other half set to reopen in November.
Stricter requirements have been implemented for tourists who wish to visit. Upon arrival, body temperature checks are taken to try to prohibit people who may be infected with COVID-19 from entering the country. The country is also encouraging or requiring people to wear facemasks and practice social distancing.
Haiti is a hidden gem of Caribbean Sea which is opened to international tourism since 1 of July!
Ryanair is the largest low-cost airline in Europe and they have released some great news this week!
They are going to start operating approx. 40% of their flight schedule by July with great launch sale. One-way fares will be around $32.93 (€29.99)$32.93 (€29.99) but must be booked soon!
EU could reopen borders to tourists in Covid-19 recovery plan – by theguardian.com
Amazing news also coming from the European Commission.
There will be a controlled reopening of tourism in between countries with similar numbers of Corona cases in order to enforce and boost the tourism industry in the summer.
Sicily will pay for half of your flight to visit the island this year, published by Matadornetwork
The Sicilian government is stepping in and trying to boost the travel industry.
Travel vouchers are expected to be released on the official Sicily’s tourism website.
EXAMPLES of coronavirus discounts in Italy:
US$198 US$119/night US$138 US$67/night
Croatia Coronavirus: Tourism Minister Offers Citizens 50 Percent Discount, publish by total-croatia-news.com
The Croatian economy is also highly dependent on tourism! Therefore, the government has started taking 1st steps and offering discounts to local citizens and will also try to RE-OPEN for tourism in July or August.
More discounts by hotels and airlines are expected to start appearing right after the official opening announcement.
EXAMPLES of COVID discounts in Dubrovnik:
US$219 US$112/night US$178 US$107/night US$288 US$203/night
The catch is that not all countries are allowed to come but sooner or later they will open to more tourists from different countries. It all depends on how many COVID cases are in your countries and how potentially contagious visitors from there can be.
Montenegro Coronavirus travel deals examples (BUDVA):
Georgia will be ready to reopen for international tourists from 1st of July! You can find numerous cheap Wizzair flights from European Cities to Kutaisi and Tbilisi.
In Georgia, you can do amazing hikes but also spend some nice beach time in Batumi.
Few examples of Corona price drops in Batumi:
US$116 US$58/night US$92 US$51/night
Prague is the 4th most visited in Europe and the government is getting ready to reboot tourism. Borders will be opening most likely in July, so you can start planning your holiday! You can definitely expect half prices and cheap flights from the major EU cities. Keep an eye on RYANAIR which has plenty of flights to/from Prague.
A couple of examples of Coronovirus deals in Barcelona:
US$169 US$128/night US$136 US$82/night
Demands grow for discounted 30 euros flights to the Balearic Islands from Spain to attract visitors post-corona, published by theolivepress.es
The government of Spain has been asked by Small and Medium Size Businesses Assossiancon in Mallorca to introduce a 30 euros flat rate discount for ferries and flights from Mainland in Spain to save tourism.
The only island that had casualties was Tenerife.
The rest of the Canary Islands ended up with very few cases and no deaths due to Coronavirus.
Therefore, local governments are preparing to lift travel restrictions at the end of May and starting to open beaches and restaurants.
Portugal ready to welcome back tourists, says government – by Reuters.com
Portugal is getting a situation with COVID-19 under control and according to the government, they will start opening borders to tourism in June. Hotels and hostels in Portugal are offering super low prices trying to attract more tourists.
A couple of examples of COVID deals in Porto:
US$213 US$131/night US$114 US$68/night
FEW EXAMPLE of HOTELs in LISBON with lowered price:
The islands of Madeira plan to offer free coronavirus tests when they reopen to tourists in July – insider.com
When you travel, you want peace of mind while enjoying your destination. The Islands of Madeira recognizes that and acknowledges it by offering tourists free COVID-19 tests during their visit.
This includes free testing to international travelers from the United States, and no quarantine restrictions for Brits starting July 1st.
Greece could be one of the first countries that welcomes tourists after coronavirus shutdown, by Greekcitytimes.com
Greece has done a good job preventing CORONA OUTBREAK and ended up handling it quite well.
According, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) President & CEO Gloria Guevara, Greece might be one of the first countries opening their borders for tourism in Europe.
Deals & discounts by all local tourist businesses are expected to roll out soon as well.
As if Greece wasn’t enticing enough with its very low pandemic numbers and beautiful coastal panoramas, Greece is opening to international tourists by offering massive discounts on accommodations and slashed taxes. Where you might have paid high international taxes on a trip to Greece before, you will now pay almost nothing in taxes.
It is Greece’s way of trying to get their tourist economy jump-started again. The U.S. and UK are considered “high risk” and may be refused entry for tourist reasons.
Malta Encourages Visitors From Other EU Countries – by schengenvisainfo.com
Commercial flights in and out of Malta have already resumed. Many of the flights landing and leaving Malta are the same flights that are coming and going out of several other EU nations.
EU nationals can travel freely among the countries listed at a discount, but international tourists may only be limited to travel to and/or from one or two of the allowed countries to limit any possible transmission of the virus. International tourists will not be allowed entry into any of these countries until after July 15th.
Sunny Beach in Bulgaria Welcomes Post-Quarantine Guests by mirror.co.uk
Although this is a Brit-run resort, it will not be occupied with many Brits. The Brits are experiencing higher counts of the virus, which is why they are being restrained from travel and cautioned against traveling. This leaves Sunny Beach open for many other tourists, including other EU tourists.
To encourage tourists to come to Bulgaria’s Sunny Beach, lots of special social-distancing practices are in place, including placing beach chairs and umbrellas six or more feet apart and booking the resort at fifty percent capacity. An example of how cheaply you can visit Bulgaria is in the cost of a three-course dinner for two with wine, for twenty-two pounds, fifteen pence, or the American equivalent of $27.35. The cost of this meal deal is now even lower to encourage visitors to Bulgarian beaches.
Iceland Also Offers Free COVID Tests to Visitors by insider.com
Iceland is accepting tourists, but most of them are only Schengen passport holders from EU countries. However, if you can prove with documentation that you are COVID-free, you can enter the country and enjoy your stay.
When you land, you can get a free COVID test to confirm what your documentation already shows, and this helps with avoiding the two-week quarantine you would be forced to endure without enjoying a vacation or being allowed to leave Iceland. Favorite vacation spots, like Iceland’s Blue Lagoon and resorts, are offering discounts to travelers who are allowed to stay and play without quarantining.
If you are tired of the COVID crisis and worrying about social distancing, there is one nation of islands opening their doors with no restrictions.
As of July, the Maldives are now open for all travelers to enjoy. Tourists will not have to quarantine or social distance in the Maldives.
You will forget about the troubles of the COVID world while soaking up the sun and wading in the blue waves.
With its ancient cities and temples, great food, and beautiful landscapes Thailand is a popular attraction. Thailand is opening to international travelers on August 1, in Phase 3 of the government’s reopening plan.
Travelers will go through a preliminary health screening, and be required to wear masks on planes and airports. There will also be thermal temperature checks upon arrival to the airport to ensure the safety of everyone.
Thailand is opening most likely in July and it’s ready to welcome tourists. It will most likely start only with visitors coming from countries where coronavirus is under control.
The resorts and hotels are coming up with great deals and you should start preparing for your holiday soon.
Boosting Tourism: Japan, Sicily Will Pay For Part of Your Trip by travelpulse.com
Japan is also looking to boost its Tourism after Coronavirus and offering to pay part of your ticket if you decide to go for your holiday.
‘I won’t leave! Bali resorts offer tourists incredible deals amid COVID-19 crisis as one family reveal they are living in a luxury hotel for $240 a MONTH – dailymail.co.uk
Bali’s travel businesses are getting ready for the start of the post-corona season and preparing discounts and deals to attract tourists again soon.
Beginning September 11, 2020, the Indonesian island of Bali will again welcome international tourists after being under lockdown for several months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The plan to reopen is part of the “New Era of Life Order Protocol” plan that was announced by Bali Governor Wayan Koster.
The “New Era of Life Order Protocol” includes a three-step process to ensure that tourist activities open in the safest manner possible. The third and final step of the plan is expected to commence on September 11, 2020, when Bali will reopen to international travelers. However, if there is a resurgence of the pandemic, the reopening day could be pushed to a later date.
Keep an eye on luxury hotels in Bali, you might score a great deal in the next few weeks!
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The Covid-19 novel Coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the travel world, with flight cancellations, travel bans, and mandatory quarantines sending the planet into a frozen mode.
The silver lining, however, in all of the Coronavirus madness has been the deeply discounted travel that many bargain hunters are able to enjoy.
From low-cost flights to practically free cruises, there are many deals for the savvy traveler who wants to travel in spite of the pandemic.
The information below is up to date as of March 16th, 2020
Coronavirus Travel Deals: Flights Examples
Many travelers have reported flying on empty or near-empty planes. Mass cancellations are the order of the day, and airlines are scrambling to recoup costs. This means that there are deeply discounted flights to many of the non-affected areas.
The Guardian says: “Coronavirus has emptied flights. It could end up changing flying forever“
Check out some of the coronavirus flight deals examples:
Flight deals from New York City, New York
- Newark Liberty Airport-Atlanta Georgia, April 8, 2020 $22 one way
- Newark Liberty Airport-Los Angeles, California, April 8, 2020 $38 one way
- Newark Liberty Airport-Houston, Texas, April 8-12, 2020 $59 round trip
- Newark Liberty Airport-Miami International Airport, April 8-12, 2020 $67 round trip
- Newark Liberty Airport-Panama City, Panama, April 8-12, 2020 $189 round trip
- Newark Liberty Airport-Athens, Greece, May 11-20, 2020 $277 round trip
Flight deals from Los Angeles, California
- Los Angeles International Airport-Dallas, TX March 28-April 6, 2020 $43 round trip
- Los Angeles International Airport-New York, NY April 25-May 2, 2020 $75 round trip
- Los Angeles International Airport-San Juan, PR March 22-29, 2020 $96 round trip
- Los Angeles International Airport-Honolulu, Hawaii, June 4-10, 2020 $188 round trip
- Los Angeles International Airport-Cancun, Mexico April 18-24, 2020 $215 round trip
Flight deals from Miami, Florida
- Miami International Airport-Atlanta, Georgia, April 9-15, 2020 $53 round trip
- Miami International Airport-Toronto, Ontario April 20-28, 2020 $188 round trip
- Miami International Airport-Barcelona, Spain, May 3-12, 2020 $344 round trip
- Miami International Airport-Bangkok, Thailand, August 13-20, 2020 $533 round trip
- Miami International Airport-Lima, Peru, March 28-April 5, 2020 $248 round trip
Flight deals from Seattle, Washington
- Seattle Washington – Chicago,Ill, May 18-27, 2020 $113 round trip
- Seattle, Washington- Minneapolis, MN, March 22-31, 2020 $106 round trip
- Seattle, Washington- Montreal, ON, May 21-30, 2020 $269 round trip
- Seattle, Washington- Bermuda, April 27-May 6, 2020 $467 round trip
- Seattle, Washington- Cebu City, Philippines May 18-26, 2020 $611 round trip
Coronavirus Travel Deals: Cruises
The cruise industry was hit particularly hard, especially following the quarantine of an entire ship, Diamond Princess.
The show, however, must go on, and cruise lines are offering deeply discounted fares for the intrepid traveler.
From deeply discounted fares to on-board credits and other perks, the cruise lines are doing all they can to keep people sailing.
- Holland America Line is offering $100-$200 in onboard credit to passengers who keep their reservations through the end of May 2020.
- Royal Caribbean International has a three-day Bahamas cruise for less than $300 per person, including taxes and fees, sailing out of popular Port Canaveral.
- Staring March 17, 2020 luxury cruise line Scenic is offering fares of up to $1,000 off per person for its European river cruises.
Other great deals include:
- Carnival Inspiration, 4-Night Mexico, April 27, 2020 $108 per person
- Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas, 3-night Bahamas, March 20, 2020 $149 per person
- Norwegian Joy, 5-night Pacific Coastal from Los Angeles, April 19, 2020 $244 per person
- MSC Armonia, 7-night Caribbean from Miami, May 3, 2020 $269 per person
- Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas, 12-night Caribbean, May 3, 2020 $449 per person
- Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas, 10-night Europe, May 3, 2020 from Barcelona $499 per person
- Celebrity Solstice, 10-night Hawaii, May 11, 2020, $599 per person
- Carnival Miracle, 10-night Alaska from San Francisco, May 11, 2020, $729 per person
Coronavirus Travel Deals: Hotels Examples
With the drop in flyers, hotels are feeling the pinch as well. Resorts like Disney World and Disneyland have closed altogether and other resorts have announced plans to close temporarily.
Travel bans between the United States and Europe have caused the hotel industry to suffer tremendously, and they are marking down their rates accordingly.
Aspen, Colorado, Aspen Meadows Resort
Tucked away from the big city crowds and nestled on 40 sprawling acres, this ski resort has long been a favorite of alpine lovers. Outfitted with lap pools, hot tubs, and fireplaces, the Aspen Meadows Resort is the ultimate in relaxation. The resort is offering rooms at 40% off, for just $139 per night. Other available packages come with ski glasses, free beer, and snacks for $146 per night.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bequia Beach Hotel
This sun-drenched island is off the beaten path and is a hidden Caribbean gem. Bequia Beach hotel is a boutique luxury resort that is popular with people who want pampering and customization. The resort is offering free inter-island flights to Barbados for guests who are staying for one week or longer. This offer lasts until August 31, 2020.
New York City, Moxy Hotels
Moxy, the star-studded resort chain, is offering deals on its “micro-cation” package for people who are looking for an easy staycation in the Big Apple. If you are planning to stay for a short stay of fewer than four nights, you can enjoy $25 off of your stay. This package is for people who are arriving by car, train or bus, or for New York City residents. The offer is good through December 31, 2020.
Long Beach California, The Varden
Located in downtown Long Beach with easy access to marinas, cruise ship ports and entertainment, this boutique hotel is centrally located and just steps from the waterfront. The property is offering 30% off of its best available rate through the end of May, 2020. It also offers a room upgrade that includes free parking, free daily breakfast, wireless Internet access and nightly wine tasting.
Charleston, South Carolina, Wild Dunes Resort
Spread out over 1,600 acres of private condos, luxury homes, and hotel rooms, Wild Dunes Resort is one of the most popular in Charleston. Prime beachfront property, the resort is feeling the pinch after mass numbers of guests are changing their travel plans or canceling them altogether. The resort is offering 30% off hotel stays and resort credits. These deals are reserved for guests who book immediately for travel between now and the end of August 2020.
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort – Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar sits on a white sand beach and has nine restaurants, three pools, and other amenities. A short flight from most major cities on the East coast, this is one of the most popular resorts on the island.
The resort is offering all-inclusive packages that include daily food and beverage, complimentary golf, 10% off spa treatments and daily use of tennis courts and equipment. This offer is valid for stays of three nights or longer and lasts through December 31, 2020.
Expedia.com data shows that travelers heading to San Francisco found on average around 25% cheaper rates than this same time last year. New York City, Orlando, Washington, DC, and Phoenix are serving up rates that are on average around 10% to 15% cheaper than last year.
Some of the most expensive tourist-heavy destinations in the United States are offering the deepest discounts for travel during the affected period. Florida, a state that depends heavily on tourism has been especially generous in its discounts. With the closing of the Walt Disney World resort indefinitely, the state is scrambling to get people to come and spend money in the many restaurants, hotels and entertainment venues.
Cities like San Francisco, New York, Washington, D.C. and Phoenix are offering hotel discounts across chains of up to 20% of their normal rack rates. They are also throwing in extra perks and loyalty points.
Melia Hotels is offering discounts of up to 45% on stays at any of its locations around the globe. With more than 350 properties across several countries, this is a huge saving for savvy travelers. They are also relaxing their cancellation penalties.
With a collection of more than 750 hotels in 85 countries, Preferred Hotels & Resorts is one of the biggest collection of resorts and hotels on the globe. They are offering discounts on the European Staycation Series that include a number of hotels in Ireland and Spain. Travelers can enjoy up to 5,000 free bonus points in the brand’s loyalty program plus up to 40% off hotel stays.
Mexico’s resorts are also offering deep discounts. Hotel Esencia in Riviera Maya is offering a third night free during May or June. Guests can also choose from unlimited spa treatments as an alternative to the free third night.
The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Manhattan is offering rooms for $118 a night, more than 30% less than their lowest usual rate. New York, which depends heavily on tourism, is offering the deepest deals. The city, which has canceled all gatherings of 500 people or more, is reeling after the lights on Broadway have effectively gone dark. All Broadway shows are canceled until further notice, but travelers can still find great deals on restaurants and other smaller attractions.
Coronavirus Train and Bus Deals & Price Drops Examples
Many travelers are excited about slashed flight prices but are nervous about dealing with airports and crowds during the apex of this outbreak. Many are turning to rail and bus service instead.
Amtrak recently announced the cancellation of Acela express service between New York City and Washington, D.C., after New York became the epicenter of the virus in the United States. Nevertheless, there are still great deals to be had on this nationwide rail carrier.
Amtrak is offering discounts of 25% off Amtrak Cascades, a route that serves the Pacific Northwest. They are also offering 20% off on select cross-country routes as many travelers are leery of air travel at this time.
20% off fares on the scenic California Zephyr train which travels from Chicago, Illinois to Emeryville (San Francisco) California. The auto train from Lorton, Virginia(Washington, D.C.) to Sanford (Orlando) Florida is also on the list of trains offering huge discounts.
As of right now, there are no reported deals on Greyhound or Megabus service, but newbie Flixbus is offering routes from San Diego to Los Angeles for as little as $4.99 each way. Other great rates include Los Angeles to Las Vegas for $14.99 each way and Phoenix to Las Vegas for $19.99 each way.
Covid-19 has thrown the travel industry into a tailspin. Millions of people across the world are canceling trips, changing destinations or modifying travel plans. Their loss is your gain with dirt cheap flights, discounted hotel stays and reduced prices on dining, entertainment, and attractions. With flexible cancellation policies, low deposits and resort perks, there has never been a better time to take advantage of the best travel deals out there.