I am by no means an expert on medical protocols and safety, but I have been travelling some in the past year and have stayed safe and Covid-free, and I thought I’d share some of my strategies.
There are many new requirements for testing and quarantine, and they change all the time, so if you are interested in travelling please contact me as I will help you navigate them on any trip that I book. Travelling is certainly a little more complicated than it used to be, but it’s not impossible! There are many places domestically that can be visited easily, and with vaccinations coming there are even more possibilities, though testing and precautions will still be required.
Airplane Safety. Flying is safer then you might think. Read the article below from MIT medical for information on how we really aren’t breathing re-circulated air throughout the plane. Airports are big, and I found it easy to keep social distance. I will say that the worst of it is getting on and getting off the plane. To decrease my exposure, these are my tips
Hotels and Resorts- Every hotel I have been to has upped their safety protocols substantially. To keep things even safer, here are some additional tips
Testing- This is just a fact in travel these days and probably will be for some time. There are testing or quarantine protocols for most destinations, except some domestice driving destinations. Hawaii requires a test done through one of their partners 72 hours in advance, as well as creating an account on their app to upload results, entering where you’ll be staying, and taking their health questionnaire. Mexico does not require a test to enter, but to return to the United States you will need a negative test taken within 72 hours. Most Mexican resorts now offer free testing on site, and free quarantine with meals in the unlikely case it is positive. Many countries are requiring testing to enter and the US requires any passenger entering the US to have a negative test before boarding their return flight. These testing protocols apply to vaccinated passengers as well.
Travel looks a little different now!