The Coronavirus pandemic has dramatically affected the way we travel. Traveling was halted in 2020, and many travel plans were canceled or rescheduled for a later time. Since the development of vaccines, countries are starting to open up and accept visitors. Some countries require proof of vaccination status and a negative Covid test before visitors can go into the country. This is a great way that you can travel safely during Covid and prevent the virus from spreading.
Traveling before Covid was stressful enough by itself, and adding safety procedures and precautions that vary by country can add to the amount of stress that you might be experiencing. Here are some tips that you can keep in mind to have a stress-free travel experience.
What to know before you travel
Before you travel, it is vital to check the CDC website for important domestic and international travel guidelines. This website is beneficial and breaks down essential tips that you can to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The CDC website also has a specific section if you are traveling by a cruise ship.
Another resource that you can use is the government and official website of the country you are visiting and see if they have travel guidelines or procedures that you must be aware of before traveling.
Here are additional tips that you can do before to travel safely during Covid:
Check country, airline, or county restrictions before you travel
Some policies can change by the day, so you must be checking right before you travel. If you are traveling by air, it is important to check your airline’s requirements, and if you have a connecting flight, that country’s requirements for entry. Some people don’t think about this or plan ahead, so they are caught by surprise.
Read the fine print
Some countries or locations are very particular about what type of testing you have to do to show a negative test result. Make sure that you are getting the proper test and have the results before you travel.
Bring proof of vaccination
Your vaccination card should be sufficient. Some countries or states are now able to accept electronic copies of vaccination cards. Make sure to keep your physical vaccination card in a safe place and, if possible, make copies of it or take a picture so that you will have it on your phone just in case it gets lost.
How to travel safely during Covid
It is crucial to adhere to safe traveling tips so that you will lessen your exposure to Covid. Here are some of the things that you can do to travel safely during Covid.
- Wear a mask in all public settings, whether or not it’s required
- Wash your hands with soap and water or sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
- Practice social distancing
When should you NOT travel?
There are certain cases when you should NOT travel to avoid spreading Covid-19 and to prevent you from getting infected. Here are some instances of when you should NOT travel:
- Don’t travel if you are feeling symptoms or have been around somebody who tested positive within the last 14 days
- If you have recently tested for Covid-19 and the results are positive
- If you are still waiting for your test results and you have to travel, it is best to postpone your travel until you have your results in hand
- Your destination is experiencing an outbreak of cases
For your peace of mind (and to protect those around you), it is essential to get tested BEFORE and AFTER your trip so that you can take an appropriate course of action if you test positive.
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