Vacation Planning and Budgeting
Planning a trip this year? Here's what to know about traveling in 2021 and how much you should spend.
Where Can You Go?
As of April 2, 2021, the CDC has stated: “People who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine can travel safely within the United States.” While extra safety protocols are still being practiced in many areas, summer has ushered an influx of travelers. Are you planning on traveling for vacation in 2021? We have a way to budget your trip as well as tips on traveling for this year.
Along with domestic travel tips during COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gives official advice on when not to travel, safer travel tips, cruise ship travel, international travel during COVID-19, and what to do after traveling internationally.
There's also a Travel Recommendation Guide, which has a world map with current travel health notices and COVID-19 case levels by country, so you can know where you're comfortable visiting.
Budgeting For Your Trip
You’ve got all the details and are ready to make your dream vacation a reality. Make sure your wallet can handle the trip before you hit the road (proverbial or otherwise).
First, enter your estimated costs for accommodations, travel expenses, transportation, and activities. Then, tell us how much cash you’ve already saved for the vacation, any additional monthly savings amounts, and how many months you have until the big trip. We’ll let you know if you’re ready to hit “book” or how much more you need to save every month to afford your vacation.
Plus! You can save at the gas pump if you're road tripping this summer, or even if you're just sticking around town - Earn 10¢/gallon for up to 20 gallons each month, with just 15 debit card swipes when you open a Play Spending account.1
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