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28 per cent of Indians plan to travel in August-September amid risks of third COVID wave

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LocalCircles conducted a survey that received over 18k responses from citizens to understand people’s travel plans for the upcoming months.

The Survey

LocalCircles says that its survey on April 12 outlined the immediate second wave risk suggesting that governments impose restrictions on travel.


In order to estimate the risks once again for the potential third COVID-19 wave and get a better understanding of people’s travel plans for upcoming months, LocalCircles conducts another survey to understand people’s reasons for travel amid the second wave of the pandemic.

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Citizens’ response to the travel survey

According to reports, the survey received over 18,000 responses from citizens residing in 311 districts, with 68 per cent of respondents being men and the rest women.

LocalCircles says that 28 per cent of citizens are planning to travel during August-September, though only five per cent have made their bookings.

Cancellation issues

Covid travel August The North-Eastern Chronicle

Additionally, during the second wave of the outbreak, many citizens faced teething issues with cancelling their travel plans for the summer. There were no refunds when it came to cancellations when the second wave hit.

It added that the travel agent or airline did not issue a refund in many cases and that some residents lost the entire ticket money.

Others were able to recover a portion of the ticket amount, and others were asked to re-book the trip at a later date.

However, many citizens are looking forward to travelling in August and September.

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