Vaccination Status of Children Complicates Travel Outlook
According to the latest Longwoods International tracking study of American travelers, Americans with children under 18 are split on both their children’s vaccination status and how comfortable they feel traveling as a family. A third of family travelers have no concerns about traveling with their unvaccinated children, while a quarter do have worries about taking their unvaccinated children on trips. Additionally, a quarter of family travelers have children who are fully or partially vaccinated and they have no hesitation about them traveling, while a similar percentage does have concerns about travel with their children even though they are fully or partially vaccinated.
“The battle between the coronavirus and vaccinations is constantly evolving, with the latest wrinkle being the vaccination status of children,” said Amir Eylon, President and CEO of Longwoods International. “As vaccinations become available for younger and younger age groups, parents are divided on the relative safety of traveling with both vaccinated and unvaccinated children.”
With international borders reopening around the globe, not all Americans are rushing to travel abroad. In fact, about half of American travelers report that they are either unlikely to or definitely not travelling internationally in the next 12 months, while only just under one third say they are likely to or definitely will travel abroad in the same time period.
The survey, supported by Miles Partnership, was fielded November 10, 2021 using a national sample randomly drawn from a consumer panel of 1,000 adults, ages 18 and over. Quotas were used to match Census targets for age, gender, and region to make the survey representative of the U. S. population.