Cupid's Pulse Article: Travel Tips: Traveling Safely This Mid-Pandemic Holiday SeasonCupid's Pulse Article: Travel Tips: Traveling Safely This Mid-Pandemic Holiday Season

By Carly Silva

Traveling for the holidays will be different than any year before because of the COVID-19 pandemic that is surging through countries everywhere. Taking extra precautions to travel safely will be a must this holiday season, so be sure to check out these travel tips before setting out on your trip.

Here are five safe travel tips if you’re looking to travel this mid-pandemic holiday season:

1. Mask up: This probably goes without saying, but the most important precaution to take will be to wear a mask wherever you go when traveling. If you’re traveling on a plane or by public transportation, a mask will definitely be a must. If you’re driving yourself or taking an RV, make sure to stock up on masks for rest areas or other public places.

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2. Pack the cleaning necessities: Wherever you’re traveling, you’ll want to pack up some pandemic safety necessities. Put together a bag or carry on with extra face masks, hand sanitizers, sanitizing wipes, and disinfectant. These will be handy for keeping germs at bay while you travel. You can also pack immune boosters and packets to help prevent any sicknesses from interrupting your trip.

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3. Keep your distance: Staying distanced from others while you travel will also be essential. Be aware of your proximity to others and stay six feet apart from others at all times. Finding socially-distanced activities to do on your trip is a great way to still enjoy traveling while keeping distance and staying safe.

4. Take care of your body: One of the easiest ways to stay healthy, especially while traveling is to wash your hands. Wash them with soap and water often, especially if you’re traveling through public places, hotels, and restaurants. Avoid touching your face and make sure to cover coughs and sneezes.

5. Check travel restrictions: In order to travel safely, it’s important to research what the travel restrictions are in your state, as well as at the destination of your trip. Make note of what places are closed and what activities will be available. Also, be sure to plan ahead for quarantine procedures in your state after your return.

What are some other ways to travel safely during this mid-pandemic holiday season? Start a conversation in the comments down below!