20% of Americans won’t travel until 2021 due to the pandemic

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April 03, 2020, 11:37 AM GMT+0

The biggest travel concern for most people was contracting the coronavirus themselves, says a study from Upgraded Points.

The report reveals 20% of Americans have no plans of travelling for non-essential, non-business reasons until 2021. This distresses the American airline industry further, it being one of the first to be directly affected by the pandemic. However, 11% of respondents have no travel plans till July 2020.

When asked about travel concerns, 41% of Americans fear contracting the virus themselves and 32% are concerned about spreading the disease. 17% worry about being unknowingly involved in the spread of COVID-19. Only 10% of Americans aren’t concerned about travelling currently.

51% of participants would travel again when the government and health officials give an “all clear”. 27% would travel when their travel destinations see no new cases being reported.

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