COVID-19 Vaccine Travel Survey: Who Is Willing To Travel Again Soon?
Travel blog The Vacationer published its 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Travel Survey, in response to rising COVID-19 infections after holiday travel and gatherings, as well as the availability of the new vaccine.
The Vacationer, a travel journal and guide manage founded by Phil Dengler and Eric Jones, has conducted a survey among 520 American adults to try to understand how people viewed the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as question their privacy concerns for tracking vaccine recipients.
Then, Jones, also a Mathematics Instructor at Rowan College South Jersey, analyzed the results. The duo sought to analyze travel plans for American adults in 2021 and beyond with the COVID-19 vaccine now being available.
Here are some highlights:
Yes — 73.65%
No — 26.35%
2. Do you trust the COVID-19 vaccine enough to travel to high-risk COVID-19 areas?
Key Takeaway: Of the general population, the 56% saying no implies the majority of people do not fully trust the vaccine to protect them. Of those surveyed from the Pacific region (Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, and Hawaii), 58.14% said they trust the COVID-19 vaccine enough to travel to high-risk areas. This fact makes the Pacific region the only region to have a majority of people trust the vaccine.
3. With the COVID-19 pandemic still spreading, when will you feel comfortable traveling again?
I will not travel again until society returns to pre COVID-19 life. — 16.15%
Key Takeaway: Men are over 7% more likely than women to say they are comfortable with traveling right now. Almost 72% of the population say they will not feel comfortable traveling again until they have received the vaccine, enough of the population is vaccinated, or herd immunity is achieved. The 72% represents over 182 million people.
I will not take the COVID-19 vaccine under any circumstances. — 21.35% (54 million Americans)
Key Takeaway: 21.35% of those surveyed said they will not take the COVID-19 vaccine under any circumstances. This means more than 54 million Americans age 18 or older have no intentions of taking the vaccine for any reason.
No — 59.42% (152 million Americans)
Key Takeaway: 59.42% of people do not feel safe traveling without vaccination to an international destination that requires proof of a negative COVID-19 test. This means that almost 152 million Americans aged 18 or older do not feel safe traveling to a foreign country even if that country is requiring negative COVID-19 tests to enter.