August 24. As the Delta variant continues to surge around the world – the U.S. State Department has added more countries to their list of places they advise people do not travel to.
The government has issued Level 4: Do Not Travel advisories for nearly 100 countries around the world, which now includes Morocco, Saint Martin, and The Bahamas – due to spiking COVID-19 cases.
Petlin owns the Oakland-based company Flair Travel. He said he saw a brief lull in business back in the beginning of August when the Delta variant first started spreading.
Luxury travel agent Irene Arbiv, who owns Travel Darlings, says despite the advisories and Delta surge, there seems to be a pent up demand to get away.
Arbiv and Petlin both suggest people who are planning trips strongly consider travel insurance these days.