Travel Tips during the COVID-19 Era
In March 2020, travel in America was wrecked. Overnight, everything ceased to exist as we knew it. Now that States are beginning to reopen, we have questions: When can I travel, where can I travel, is it safe to travel; and so many more. Here at Travel With The Magic, we have been monitoring new guidelines, sailings, park openings, and more. While we don’t have all of the answers, we can provide tips to help make the safest decision for you and your family.
1) Talk to your doctor. It is always best to talk to your personal doctor regarding travel. Your doctor knows your medical history and can help you determine the best course of action. No one likes to reschedule a trip, but rescheduling is always better than becoming ill while traveling.
2) Follow the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization guidelines. Social distancing, wearing a mask (when applicable), frequent hand washing, and more precautionary measures help keep everyone healthy. Check out www.cdc.gov or www.who.org for the most up to date information regarding safety guidelines.
3) Make sure you check out the guidelines from your State and the Destination you are traveling to. Also, check with your Employer and see they have guidelines you need to follow if you are traveling. Some states are requiring you to self-quarantine when you return home from traveling outside your State. Make sure you have the most update to information when planning your vacation.
4) Pack wisely. Make sure you pack plenty of hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes (perfect for tables, changing tables, and benches) masks, and anything required by your vacation destination. Remember to follow any rules set forth by your travel destination.
5) Avoid touching areas unnecessarily. If you do need to touch a commonly touched area (handrails, bathroom door, bus seat, etc.) make sure you wash your hands or use hand sanitizer. My favorite hand sanitizer is Clorox Bleach Free Hand Sanitizer.
6) Be patient. Understand that the new “normal” is new for everyone. Getting through park entrances, onto cruise ships, etc. may take longer. Your Travel With The Magic travel advisor will give you current information prior to departure so you have the best knowledge available before you travel. Keep in mind, changes are expected and may happen after your arrival.
7) Reschedule, don’t cancel! We are happy to assist you in rebooking your vacation in the event you are unable or unwilling to travel. Your health and well-being are the highest priority.
We want you to have a fun, memorable, and most importantly, safe trip! Our tips DO NOT substitute the advice of medical professionals. Please contact your primary care physician to discuss your travel plans.