For true sports fans nothing beats the feeling of cheering on your favorite team from the stands alongside your fellow sports enthusiasts. For the better part of two years, the pandemic has kept many of us from experiencing the electrifying thrill of watching the big game in person. Now, tailgates are back on and stadium sports are back in play.
But whether you’re headed to California for Sunday’s big game, or have plans to cheer your favorite sports team on later this year. Here are some tips to make sure your trip runs as smoothly as possible.
Pack for Covid Restrictions
Your best defense against the unexpected is careful preparation. Pack as if you’ll need to quarantine. This means a few extra changes of clothes, extra spending money, and extra doses of any medication you may need. Check with the game venue to ensure that you have everything you need to adhere to their Covid safety guidelines.
Have a Covid Contingency Plan
If someone in your party develops Covid symptoms, you’ll want to have a contingency plan in place. This should involve everyone in your group getting tested for Covid, notifying your hotel or lodging provider of the results and following whatever protocols the establishment has in place. If you’re renting a vacation home, have a designated quarantine room or area.
Rent a Vacation Home
Whether you’re traveling to the big game over the weekend or plan to cheer on your home team at an away game, you might be planning on renting a vacation home for the duration of your stay. Since the pandemic, many travelers have preferred booking rental homes as opposed to a hotel. Vacation rentals are a good way to limit the number of people you have contact with to just the members of your own group.
Consider Trip Insurance with a Cancel For Any Reason Option
While many fans may want to revel in the camaraderie and sportsmanship in person, some might still be wary.
As game day approaches, fans should exercise caution. If you’re concerned you might need to cancel your trip, a trip insurance plan with a Cancel For Any Reason benefit can help ease the financial burden associated with cancellation.
While canceling your trip plans is never fun, this coverage can help you recoup prepaid expenses like unused game tickets, as well as rental home and hotel deposits.
The return of spectator sports is, of course, a promising sign that the global efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 are working. Still, sports fans should do what they can to keep themselves and their fellow fans safe.