Curious about how to stay healthy while traveling? Here’s what you need to know to prepare for your next trip.
November 7, 2020
The holidays are almost here! Are you curious about how to stay healthy while traveling? While many people have changed their travel plans due to COVID-19, there are still those who plan to hit the road (and skies) this winter. If you have a trip on the horizon, here are five tips to help you and your family stay healthy while on vacation.
According to the CDC, travel can increase your risk of getting COVID-19. Your chance of getting the virus while traveling also depends on if you and those around you take simple precautions to stay safe.
Airports, rest stops and train stations are just a few places travelers can be exposed to COVID-19. These are also places where it can often be hard to keep your distance from others. Typically, the more closely you interact with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread.
Experts recommend that before traveling, you should research COVID-19 related news at the destination you are going to. Keep in mind that the more cases at your destination, the more likely you are to contract the virus during travel and risk spreading it to others when you return.
Additionally, some local governments have requirements for travelers, such as mandatory testing or quarantine. Check local public health websites for information before booking your trip. If you are traveling internationally, visit the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, for detailed information about entry requirements or recommended travel vaccines.
If you plan to travel this holiday season, there are several steps you can take to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:
During the COVID-19 outbreak, many people have wondered if they should delay their travel plans. People who are sick or have recently been exposed to a person with COVID-19 may pose a risk to others during travel. You should not travel if you or your travel companions:
Trip cancellation insurance may be helpful if you need to make a last-minute cancellation or change your itinerary without losing money on pre-paid hotels or plane tickets.