Should you stay or should you go?

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease up and more Americans get vaccinated, you might be considering your next vacation. As you weigh the possibility of travel in the near future, make sure you factor in how COVID-19 might affect your trip.

What to consider

Take a proactive approach to staying safe while you travel. It is good to be mindful of every possibly situation you could encounter. Here are a few questions to consider:

  • Is COVID-19 spreading where you’re planning to travel?
  • Is COVID-19 spreading in your community?
  • Are the people you are planning to travel with at high risk?
  • Are the people you are traveling with vaccinated?
  • Will your destination require you to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival or return?
  • If you contract COVID-19, do you have to miss work or other important obligations?

When should you get tested?

This is an important step in the process. You want to make sure that wherever go, you are keeping yourself and others safe. The last thing you want to do is travel while being sick!

The CDC recommends getting tested with a viral test 1-3 days before your trip and 3-5 days after your trip. They also recommend self-quarantining for a full 7 days after returning. To learn more about travel recommendations from the CDC, click HERE.

Pack a “pandemic bag”

The first step to being prepared for travel is to pack a bag that is ready for all scenarios. Here is a quick list to help guide you in the right direction:

  • Important paperwork:
    • Government issued IDs
    • Medical records/accommodations
    • Insurance policies
    • Family member contact list
  • Health essentials:
    • Prescription medications (bring extra)
    • Basic first aid kit
    • Collection of masks
    • Cleansing wipes
    • Gloves
    • Hand sanitizer

Opt for a road trip instead of flying.

Although the cheap flights are tempting, remember that staying safe on a plane requires more than just wearing a mask. There are multiple areas you will come in contact with frequently touched surfaces like check-in terminals and security lines. If you are anxious, it is probably best not to fly. Another option is planning a road trip. If you decide to go this route, here are a few tips:

  • Disinfect the vehicle thoroughly
  • Keep antibacterial wipes and hand sanitizer in the car
  • Don’t bring too many people along
  • Designate a runner for travel-related tasks like getting gas or food
  • Avoid rideshare vehicles

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