How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

As we continue past the halfway point of 2020, travel is slowly resuming and airports and hotels are making preparations to keep travelers and employees safe during COVID-19. For those who are getting ready to travel again or needing to take an important work trip, there are a number of guidelines and tips you can follow for staying healthy while on the road.

 

Follow Established Safety Guidelines

Since the initial outbreak of COVID-19, organizations such as the CDC and WHO have helped provide people all around the world with helpful news and information as we continued to learn more about COVID-19. It is still extremely important to follow these guidelines, including wearing a protective mask over your nose and mouth, keeping a safe distance from others and avoiding large crowds if possible.

It is also important to be considerate of those you are traveling with or spending time with. Elderly people or those with pre-existing medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious coronavirus complications. Be sure to research the COVID-19 conditions where you are headed to help determine or prepared for any potential health risks.

Pack the Essentials to Remain Clean and Sanitary

Along with other essentials you pack in your carry-on bag, include items such as a secondary mask, disinfecting wipes, gloves and hand sanitizer. Once you arrive at your intended destination, wash your hands, wipe down commonly-touched areas such as door handles, light switches and TV remotes wherever you are staying and limit your personal interaction to only those necessary.

Keep up to date with COVID-19 travel news and information on our coronavirus hub page.

Research Nearby Medical Centers

As an added layer of preparation, consider researching nearby medical centers in your travel destination case of emergency. If you start to feel ill during your trip, make sure you have a plan in place for seeking medical attention if necessary.

With business travel beginning to resume, we hope these tips help you stay healthy when getting back on the road.


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