• I need to travel on an airplane for work, what should I do?
  • We are driving to Naples for the winter, is this safe?
  • My son is flying home for a holiday, what precautions can we take to ensure the least amount of exposure?
  • These are the questions that I am getting on a daily basis.

Today, with any means of travel, the rules have changed. COVID-19 is affecting everyone. This virus does not discriminate. Security lines at airports, rest stops and gas stations while driving, waiting at the train station before boarding all increase your risk of catching COVID-19. Then, depending on the form of travel, you may have hours in close distance to strangers that can put you at risk.

Here are some important tips on the best way to handle this:

  • Only travel if necessary
  • Be aware, are you going to a high risk COVID area?
  • When possible, try to stay six feet away from everyone.
    Do everything ahead of time that is possible, check in for flight before arrival, have your train ticket on your phone, pack your own food while driving.
  • Wear the appropriate mask.
  • Check to make sure you can travel to your destination without quarantine restrictions.
  • Buy airline flight insurance just in case.
  • Arrive at the airport, train station or bus station with plenty of time.
  • Disinfect the area you are in yourself, ensure the job has been done to your standards.
  • Keep your mask on whenever possible, only take it off to eat or drink.
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds after using the restroom or being in a public place. If soap is not available, make sure your hand sanitizer contains at least sixty percent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid anyone who is sick.
  • Be cautious when you return from your travels to ensure not to put anyone one else at risk.

You can get more information from the CDC link below:

Stay tune next week for information on how to choose the best mask for traveling.

Terri Knox

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