In this post, I am going to discuss the events that have led to our most recent changes in travel plans, as well as discuss what new travel plans that we are planning for this year. We are trying to do our best to make lemonade from lemons and redirect our tourism dollars to an industry that has been significantly impacted by the global pandemic and the COVID travel restrictions. I will discuss that in more detail and let you know what travel planning posts you can expect to see from me in the coming months as I start to plan this new adventure.
It has been a while since I have provided an update on my upcoming trip to the Middle East and North Africa, so I wanted to take a moment to let you all know what is happening with those plans. Although COVID is still having an impact on the travel industry, we are seeing more-and-more signs that things are starting to open up for international travel. In this travel update, I will provide you with the latest details on my trip planning efforts and I will share some of the wisdom that I have gained through this lengthy and sometimes stressful travel planning process.
If you are traveling to Egypt from outside of the country, you should be aware of the Egypt entrance requirements for visitors before you start planning your travel. If you do not meet the passport, VISA, or immunization requirements, you will be denied entry into Egypt. This is not something that I would wait until the last minute to take care of as you might not have enough time to sort out any issues at the last minute should you run into them.
It has been over two years since I have travelled internationally, so it is really hard for me to convey to you just how excited I am to be writing another blog article about upcoming international travel. Earlier this month, we started the process of planning our trip to Egypt, Jordan, and Israel, and I haven’t been able to stop smiling since. In any year, this trip would be hugely important to me because I have wanted to visit Northern Africa and the Middle East for quite some time. However, in the aftermath of nearly two years of quarantines and moratoriums on travel, this Middle East trip feels like it is even more significant.
After a year filled with quarantines, travel restrictions, and lifestyle changes, I am sure I am not the only travel enthusiast who is really looking forward to turning the page on the year 2020. In an effort to brighten my own spirits, and hopefully yours as well by getting your mind on happier things like traveling, I decided to give an early preview of the big trip that I am planning for the year 2021. As you probably figured out from the title, I am planning a big trip to the Middle East next year and I could not be more excited. That is why I have decided to share this post on my Middle East travel plans.