Travel Tips: How To Assess If An Airport Is High-Risk For COVID-19 – Forbes

Americans have been skittish about flying during the coronavirus pandemic, and many wonder whether it’s safe it is to get on a plane when COVID-19 is surging across the country.

Most analyses of air travel safety have focused on airlines’ specific policies — are they sanitizing the aircraft? enforcing masking? blocking the middle seat? — but you should also take into consideration the airports through which you will pass.

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Here are three questions to ask to help assess whether it’s a good idea to travel through a specific airport right now:

Is the airport located in a current COVID-19 hot spot?

It stands to reason that if you travel into or through a place where the coronavirus is spreading at an accelerated or out-of-control rate, you are putting yourself at higher risk.

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