Looking Ahead to Summer 2020 and Covid-19’s Impact on Summer Vacations

Written by Marissa A. Del Mauro

With Memorial Day just around the corner, a weekend that has long been hailed as the unofficial start to summer, we are now looking ahead to how this Summer 2020 will be unlike one neither we  nor our children have ever experienced. With some parks and golf courses now open, and with hopefully a path to reopening of the Jersey Shore, how do we navigate this in the wake of the standard two weeks of summer vacation each parent gets with their children each summer? And what happens for those who have already booked domestic or international trips for the summer?

It is important, first and foremost, to place your child’s best interests at the forefront. That may mean, for Summer 2020, to reschedule domestic and international travel, and to stay up-to-date on all travel advisories.

According to Travel and Leisure, some major airlines have instituted required face mask policies, instituted social distancing by limiting the number of passengers on flights, and some major hotel chains have touted their new hygienic protocol and innovated a new check-in experience[1].

When faced with any disagreement on travel destinations, dates of travel and the summer parenting schedule during this upcoming and unprecedented summer, it is important to speak with a knowledgeable attorney to help guide you to a fair, reasonable and expeditious resolution of this matter that ultimately protects your children.

For more information regarding the effects of Covid-19 on summer vacations and parenting time in New Jersey contact the Law Office of Lyons & Associates, P.CAt the law office of Lyons & Associates, our team represents parents throughout New Jersey.  We place a premium on personalized service and attention. For a private consultation, contact us by e-mail, visit our website, or call our office at 908-575-9777.

[1] Eric Rosen, Here’s What Summer Travel May Actually Look Like, According to Experts, Travel and Leisure (May 13, 2020), https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/travel-trends/summer-travel-predictions-coronavirus.