FinanceBuzz surveyed 1,000 U.S. adults to find out how the surge in COVID-19 cases is affecting their travel plans heading into fall 2021. They about traveling during the COVID-19 surge, including how the Delta variant has affected their travel plans and what they think of NYC's vaccine mandate.
- More than half (55%) of Americans have canceled or changed travel plans due to the Delta variant.
- Almost half (47%) of potential travelers would be more likely to fly domestically if airlines began requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for passengers.
- Flyers are divided over masks — 24% would be "much less likely" to fly if airlines stopped requiring masks, while 21% would be "much more likely" to fly if masks were nixed.
- Nearly 60% of people consider a potential travel destination’s COVID-19 transmission rate when deciding where to vacation, and 68% consider the masking rules in potential vacation destinations.
- 43% said they're more likely to visit New York City because of the city's new vaccine requirement to dine in at restaurants, while 28% said they're now less likely to visit the Big Apple.