Although 77 percent of people said they expect to travel in the next year, only 38 percent of people agree that current international restrictions and guidelines are clear, a study by Amadeus Travel revealed.
According to the survey of 9,037 participants, 35% of those revealed that travel restrictions and guidelines on how to travel are unclear, discouraging them from booking a flight at this point, while 27% confirmed that they would not. Plan to travel abroad due to complicated guidelines and strict restrictions, TheSchengen.com reports.
Moreover, survey results show that Britons (25 percent) and Singaporeans (36 percent) are the two largest national groups who think travel rules are complicated.
However, Russian citizens find these rules simple and clear (54 percent), followed by respondents from Spain (42 percent), France (38 percent), the United Arab Emirates (38 percent), and India (36 percent), USA (36 percent), Singapore (36 percent) and Germany (34 percent).
The survey also reveals that Millennials (aged 25-40) were expecting to travel for work, while Generation Z (under 24) were planning to travel for leisure in Asia, North America, Latin America, Australia and the Middle East for leisure in the coming year.
Moreover, Baby Boomers (57 to 66 years old) expect to travel to the European continent with the same being the most eager to travel again next year (84 percent), followed by Generation X (78 percent from 41 to 56 years old). ). About 77 percent of millennials expect to travel in the next year compared to 72 percent of millennials.
Furthermore, seven out of ten travelers or 70 percent of respondents claimed that they would be willing to provide health data and personal information using a digital health passport in order to travel abroad; However, only 45 percent said they would do so for domestic travel. Furthermore, fewer respondents claimed they would be willing to share this information for work-related travel (39 percent).
Three main concerns addressed by respondents included concerns about contracting COVID-19, with 41 per cent of respondents saying they are experiencing self-isolation before and after travel, and 37 per cent saying they will not travel due to changing restrictions, resulting in: micro-cancellations.
While, as the following chart shows, travelers from the countries involved said they had no concerns regarding COVID-19.
Moreover, for participants from Spain (49 percent), Germany (39 percent), Russia (39 percent) and France (41 percent), the main concern for travel amid COVID-19 is pre- and post-travel quarantine. For travelers in India (54 per cent), the USA (43 per cent), the UAE (45 per cent) and Singapore (54 per cent), the biggest concern is the fear of contracting COVID-19. Moreover, UK travelers said their concern was the cost of testing before and after travel (34 per cent).