As we approach the holiday season, it’s becoming more pressing to pay attention to CDC guidelines for safe travel.
In years past, our biggest concern was booking the right flight or requesting enough time off from work to accommodate our plans. Now, travel safety has taken on a whole new meaning.
How can you get where you need to go without jeopardizing your health?
Read on for our top five tips for staying safe while traveling this year.
1. Mask Up
Nowadays, it’s important that you remember your phone, wallet, keys, and mask before leaving the house. Whether you’re walking into a rest stop bathroom, heading to the airport, or taking the train, you need to wear your mask. Masks help keep you and others safe from the spread of germs.
2. Go, Solo,
Whenever possible, avoid public transportation. That includes buses, trains, and commercial airplanes.
If you can’t make the trip by car, consider getting a private jet. That way, you can travel with your pod without wondering where the other passengers have been or if they’re healthy.
3. Build In Quarantine Time
Right now, we have to think about travel a little differently. Remember that every time you head to a different state or a household other than your own, people are counting on you to do so safely.
If you’re able, stay at home before and after you travel. Ideally, you want to hunker down for at least seven to ten days.
To quarantine, you’ll need to prepare. Purchase all of your necessities like groceries in the days before and make sure that you have enough to get you through the next one to two weeks.
4. Keep Your Hands Clean
At this point, washing our hands several times a day and avoiding touching our faces have become second nature. However, traveling has a habit of disrupting even our most ingrained routines.
If you don’t know when or how often you’ll have bathroom access, pack some hand sanitizer in your carry-on or glove compartment. Remember, soap is the best way to keep your hands clean, but hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol content will do in a pinch.
5. Travel Virtually
What’s the safest way to travel this year? Not traveling at all.
Whenever possible, avoid travel altogether. Rely on resources like FaceTime and Zoom to conduct meetings and hold family gatherings. The sooner we stop the spread, the sooner we can all get back to traveling with ease.
Stay Healthy With Our Travel Safety Tips
Traveling this holiday season is different than years past. We’re finding new and innovative ways to spend quality time with loved ones while minimizing unnecessary risks. With our travel safety tips, you can stay healthy enjoy the holiday season for years to come.
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