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6 Tips For Traveling Safely This Thanksgiving Season
With the Thanksgiving holiday only a few weeks away, many are thinking about or preparing to travel to visit friends, family and loved ones. This year’s travel plans will look a lot different with fewer crowds and new safety policies set in place.
Here are a few things you can do this holiday season to ensure safe travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to booking your trip, research the case numbers, quarantine orders and travel restrictions in that destination. Many destinations are requiring travelers to self-isolate for a period of 14-days, upon arriving, while others require showing negative test results and filling out a health questionnaire prior to traveling.
If you have underlying health conditions, it’s best to not travel to destinations with high COVID-19 infection rates.
If you’re someone who doesn’t usually get travel insurance, now would be the time to start purchasing insurance for your travels. Investing in travel insurance will protect you in case there are any cancellations, emergencies and delays due to the pandemic.
Wearing is face mask is an easy way to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Make sure to pack a variety of masks to ensure you never run out or have to wear a dirty mask.
Wearing masks are required in most public places such as the airport, airplanes, bars, restaurants, hotel lobbies, and more.
Another easy way to stop the spread of COVID-19 is to social distance. Try to stay at least 6 feet away from other travelers and strangers at all times.
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling sick and have been around others who are sick, it’s best to not travel. Traveling while feeling sick puts others at risk.
In addition to frequently washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, sanitize and make sure to not touch your face or rub your eyes. When washing hands and sanitizing, make sure that every part of your hands are touched.
Additionally, anyone thinking about travel should take a COVID test. Not only will your travels impact your friends and family, but many others who may come in contact with you.