For those planning to hit the roads or take to the skies for domestic or even international travel as foreign destinations begin to open up to American tourists, travel insurance and assistance provider Allianz Partners has shared tips for how to stay safe while traveling.
The tips were created by Allianz Partners’ senior medical consultant Lori Calavan, a physician assistant at the ICU at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT. She also helps manage the emergency medical care and emergency medical evacuations of Allianz customers who become ill or injured while traveling. These tips offer a combination of common sense and professional advice on how to avoid illness and injury while enjoying the last vestiges of summer.
Travel Tips: How to Stay Safe While You Travel
- Assess risk: Evaluate the risks involved for all parties traveling, and reconsider taking a trip if you have an underlying health condition or are in a high-risk category. If you feel sick, stay home.
- Plan ahead: Check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to find the most up-to-date guidelines for COVID-19. Visit state and country websites to read executive orders, such as mandatory masks, quarantine for out-of-state or U.S. residents, or testing requirements and visit tourism board websites to review special procedures places of business have implemented.
- Download the App: By downloading Allianz’s free TravelSmart app, you’ll have access to many safety features and helpful travel resources, available even if you don’t have a policy. Tap “Assistance Around Me” to locate the closest hospitals,