PLANNING A 2021 YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE: SHOULD WE CANCEL NOW?

Q –  (2.23.20) We deposit a nice tour and cruise along the Yangtze River with Collette Vacations two months ago. But given the outbreak of the Coronavirus we have been growing anxious by the day. This would be our first time to China and we are not particularly well-traveled. We really want to do this trip and our travel agent feels that the situation will be much improved a year from now. But we are worried sick about the prospect of catching something serious. Any advice or places where we can get unbiased information about the coronavirus would be appreciated.

A – Thank you for the easiest question we’ve received all week. You are “worried sick”. Cancel your trip and wait to see how things develop. They will get better as time passes but there may be an intermittent spike in reported cases before this strain is fully under control. 

Part of the joy of travel abroad is the anticipation, the preparation, and the certain knowledge that one of your bucket list journeys lies just around the bend. If you are afraid or seriously concerned we always advise cancellation.  Things will get better and you will feel better about making a new commitment to China in the future. 

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