Recommendations for traveling during COVID-19 pandemia.
Are you worried because of traveling during this crazy times?
Or you plan on traveling but you don’t really know how to take good care of you and your love ones?
Many people is tired of being home, so they are planning to take short car trips, or even plane trips.
This is not about telling who is right or who is wrong, or judging someone for travelling.
We only want to provide important information and recommendations, for people to be safe while traveling.
Essential safe travel supplies:
· Cloth face masks
· Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol)
· Disinfectant wipes (at least 70% alcohol) for surfaces
· Maintain a distance of 6 feet (2 meters) between you and others as much as possible. Avoid close contact with others.
· Avoid crowds.
· Wear a cloth face covering.
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
· Cover coughs and sneezes.
· Clean your hands often. It’s especially important after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
o Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
o If soap and water aren’t available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
· Prepare food and water for your trip. Pack non-perishable food in case restaurants and stores are closed.
· Check local restrictions.
· Pick up food at drive-throughs, curbside restaurant service, or stores.
Because of how air circulates and is filtered on airplanes, most viruses don’t spread easily on flights. However, crowded flights make social distancing difficult. Plus air travel involves spending time in security lines and airport terminals, which can bring you in close contact with other people.
· Wear a cloth face covering at all time.
· Avoid being closer to crowds or people (6 feet).
· Choose uncrowded gates to wait for your flight.
· Avoid eating on the plane.
Car travel might be very much safer than plane, it give you control of your environment:
· Be sure to pack cloth face masks and alcohol-based hand sanitizer in an easily accessible spot so that you can use them during the trip as necessary.
· Prepare food and water to take on the trip.
· Pack cleaning supplies, including a disinfectant and disposable gloves, if you’ll be staying at a hotel or other lodging.
· Plan to make as few stops as possible, bring face masks in case of stopping for gas, food…
Remember safety first!!
For this post we got information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and from the Mayo Clinic: