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Loess Hills Travel seeing an increase in bookings as CDC guidelines loosen

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ONAWA, Iowa (KTIV) - As summer slowly begins to approach - and with some COVID-19 restrictions being lifted - many are once again beginning to book vacations.

Loess Hills Travel Agency in Onawa, Iowa, says they've noticed people are tired of being cooped up and are ready to get out and travel.

Last week the CDC announced people fully vaccinated may travel without the need to be tested before or after traveling, nor do they need to quarantine when they return after traveling domestically.

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However, travel agency owner Jodi Jordan says there are still many regulations when traveling internationally.

"They just came out with that if you are fully vaccinated that you are free to travel, but it also depends on the destination you go to, what the requirements are because you still have to follow those," said Jordan, owner of Loess Hills Travel.

Jordan says popular international locations like Mexico require a negative COVID-19 test to leave the country, and a negative COVID-19 test to return. She also says using a travel agent is key as they're required to keep up with the regulations of these destinations.

"There's all kinds of rules and regulations that a travel agent will keep up on that an everyday consumer would not have to," said Jordan.

Jordan adds most cruise ships have not been given the green light, but that it is in the works. They are hopeful the cruise lines will open back up soon as more people become vaccinated.

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