Still traveling despite the CDC warning? Here’s how to pick a safe vacation destination – USA TODAY


Here’s a trick question: Where’s the safest place to travel during the pandemic surge? Is it somewhere nearby? Or a squeaky-clean destination that takes its disinfecting really seriously?

You probably already know the answer is. It’s nowhere. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned against travel during the holiday season. And in a perfect world, people would stay home as the COVID-19 pandemic enters its most dangerous phase yet.

But we don’t live in a perfect world. 

Picking a safe destination means first eliminating the most dangerous places – the ones with high COVID-19 infection rates. Then find the destinations where you’re least likely to sick. And then ask yourself: Can I afford to travel there?

How to find the safest place to travel during the pandemic surge

Picking a safe destination means first eliminating the most dangerous places -- the ones with high COVID-19 infection rates. Then find the destinations where you're least likely to sick. And then ask yourself: "Can I afford to travel there?"

Some places are more dangerous than others. You can find information about your intended destination by consulting the following resources:

Which country has the most COVID-19 infections?

Check with the World Health Organization website, which keeps a running tab. America is still No. 1
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