Is it better to be cavalier and argue that when you have come as far with your life as retirement, nothing is going to stop you continuing in the way you want? Alternatively is it more sensible to cower at home, examining the world from the safety of your computer or television set?
What about the risks of flying compared with driving to the supermarket or gym, and is staying at home really safe anyway?
Ultimately it is not of course what statistics or what the Internet or the government says, it's how you feel about the journey and destination.
So check out the area and the country and travel if you want to, just be careful. Staying at home can be just as dangerous, if you believe the politicians of fear that are currently making noise in the press. Travel is fun, educational and safe if you plan correctly.