News

Without COVID-19 vaccine, most Canadians and Americans unwilling to travel: poll

Without COVID-19 vaccine, most Canadians and Americans unwilling to travel: poll
Top Stories
VANCOUVER -- While COVID-19 restrictions are slowly lifting in many parts of Canada, international travel still isn t recommended, and a new poll suggests most Canadians and Americans aren t willing to travel until there s a vaccine.

The recent online survey conducted by Research Co. says fewer than a third of Canadians would take a flight within their own province. About a fifth are willing to take flights to a different continent, while just 17 per cent said they d take a flight to the United States.

"The appetite for travel before a COVID-19 vaccine is readily available is low in Canada and the United States," said Mario Canseco, president of Research Co., in a news release.

"North American residents aged 55 and over, who are usually ready to explore and spend, are particularly reticent about all journeys unless inoculation is a reality."

But about 35 per cent of Canadians say they d take a ferry. That percentage is higher in B.C., where nearly half say they d travel that way.

It s not just Canadians who are wary of travelling before a vaccine is available, however. Research Co. s poll suggests 36 per cent of Americans would take a train, while about 35 per cent would take a flight to another state.

But fewer Americans are keen on taking long-haul bus trips or flights to Canada.

And even though cruise ships were hit hard early on in the pandemic, one-in-five Americans polled said they d take a cruise. Just 13 per cent of Canadians said the same, while only eight per cent of B.C. residents said they d willingly take a cruise ahead of a vaccine.

Results are based on online studies conducted from July 1 to July 5, 2020, among representative samples of 1,000 adults in Canada and 1,200 adults in the United States. The margin of errorwhich measures sample variabilityis plus or minus 3.1 percentage points for Canada and plus or minus 2.8 percentage points for the United States.
Read more on CTVnews
News Topics :
RELATED STORIES :
Canada
U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Hispanic leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Washington. AP / Evan Vucci SHARE...
World
Reuters A quarter of Americans have little or no interest in taking a coronavirus vaccine, a Reuters/Ipsos poll published on Thursday found, with some voicing concern that the record...
Canada
VANCOUVER—A higher proportion of Canadians are anxious about their economic situations during the COVID 19 outbreak than during the height of the global financial crisis in 2008, a new Research Co....
Top Stories
Canadians are more worried about the economic impact of the COVID 19 pandemic than they are over the health effects of the virus, a new poll suggests. The Campaign Research survey...
World
— Worries about the coronavirus continue to grow. Half of Americans are very or extremely worried they or someone in their family will be infected, up from 31 two weeks...