What are you to do if you find yourself having to travel by plane for the holidays during a pandemic? Are there safe travel tips for the 2020 holiday season for travelers to follow?
If you’re considering flying for the holidays, the CDC has recommended against it, and in NY State, Governor Cuomo has prohibited gatherings larger than 10 people. You might want to think twice about traveling by plane or inviting any distant relatives to visit you if you live in New York State.
The world isn’t ready for us to start traveling, but some of us are required to travel by plane for work or a family emergency may require a sudden trip. These safe travel tips for the 2020 holiday season will give you some insight into what to expect and how to prepare should you have to fly.
Before you make travel plans consider these questions
Is COVID-19 spreading at your arrival destination?
The more cases at your destination, the more likely you may get infected during travel.
Are you at increased risk for severe illness?
Anyone can get COVID-19, but older adults and people with certain medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
Do you live with someone who’s at increased risk for severe illness?
If you get infected while traveling, you can spread the virus to the people you live with when you return, even if you don’t have symptoms.
You must give these questions serious consideration before you decide to travel. If, however, you do find a need to travel, be smart