While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend people stay at home this holiday season to avoid spreading COVID-19, officials at San Diego International Airport released some tips for those who are traveling as this traditional major travel weekend begins.
“Traveling during the pandemic is going to be a little bit different then than previous years,” said Sabrina LoPiccolo, San Diego International Airport spokesperson. “So we want to make sure everyone’s prepared and obviously the health and safety of everybody that is choosing to travel during this time is at the upmost paramount.”
According to the airport guidance, all travelers should practice preventative health measures such as washing hands often, avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth, social distancing at least 6 feet from others, covering coughs and sneezes, and monitoring daily health by conducting a temperature check prior to arriving at the airport. The California Department of Public Health requires all individuals to wear a face-covering while on airport property. Face coverings are available at airport information desks, concessionaires, and vending machines located in the terminals.
Travelers should have a clear understanding of state, local, and territorial governments’ travel restrictions for wherever they are headed, including testing requirements, stay-at-home orders and quarantine requirements.
Airlines have implemented COVID-19 health and safety measures for check in, boarding, and while on the plane. Passengers should understand