Americans are ready to get the heck out of home and hit the road again — even if they have to share their medical history to do it, two new surveys show.
Nearly half — 46% — of 30,787 Americans nationwidesurveyed by polling firm PiplSay said they will travel immediately after any lockdown is lifted. About a fifth, 19%, will wait two and six months and another 18% aren’t planning any travel.
Of the eager travelers-to-be, 52% are setting their sights on domestic trips — maybe because of plane contamination fears and the American preference for road trips, the numbers show. Only one in 10 will head abroad.
A chunk of the respondents, 42%, will reconnect with loved ones after the stay-at-home orders are lifted, they told PiplSay, and 40% will hit the road for leisure; only 8% will travel for work.
More than half, 53%, claim they trust the travel and hospitality industries to follow safety protocols post-lockdown.
In another survey, Global Rescue, a travel risk and crisis response provider, found that frequent travelers found “are willing to take several measures many would have once found objectionable,” including sharing personal medical history and itineraries.
Nine out of 10 respondents told Global Rescue that they are willing to subject themselves to screening and testing; six out of 10 would be open to disclose medical conditions related to a compromised immune system; and roughly six out of 10 are willing to have their physical location tracked and traced with data temporarily retained.