Travelling Safe during COVID times
The Government recommends delaying travel until you are able to get fully vaccinated. If you are traveling with children who cannot get vaccinated at this time, follow recommendations (second opinion India) for unvaccinated people and choose the safer travel options described below.
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth in public.
- Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling
- Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who is not traveling with you.
- Wash hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60%) alcohol.
- Contact with just members of your household.
- Contact with only fully vaccinated people.
- talk to a doctor online (online doctor consultation) or book a doctor appointment online if you feel any symptoms.
- You can also book an online covid-19 test / Corona test / RTPCR Test to ensure whether you have covid-19 or not.
During car travel, making stops along the way for food, or bathroom breaks can put you and your traveling companions in close contact with other people and frequently touch surfaces.
Traveling on buses and trains for any length of time can involve sitting or standing within 6 feet/2 meters of others, which may increase your risk of getting COVID-19. If you choose to travel by bus or train, learn what you can do to protect yourself on public transportation.
Air travel requires spending time in security lines and airport terminals, which can bring you in close contact with other people and frequently touch surfaces. Most viruses and other germs do not spread easily on flights because of how air circulates and is filtered on airplanes. However, keeping your distance is difficult on crowded flights, and sitting within 6 feet/2 meters of others, sometimes for hours, may make you more likely to get COVID-19.
It’s safer to go for(online doctor appointment) short road trips with members of your household or fully vaccinated people with few stops along the way. If you must fly, try to take flights with the fewest stops or layovers.
It's unsafe to go for longer trips by car with many stops along the way. Trips by car with people who are not vaccinated or not from your household are unsafe as well (doctors near to me). Avoids flights with layovers.
Check your accommodations’ COVID-19 prevention practices before you go.
- Staying in a house or cabin (for example, a vacation rental) with people from your household or fully vaccinated people
- Visiting a fully vaccinated family member’s or friend’s home
- Hotels or multi-unit guest lodgings with common areas (e.g., bed and breakfasts)
- Visiting an unvaccinated family member’s or friend’s home
- Renting or staying in a house or cabin (for example, a vacation rental) with people that are not vaccinated or not in your household
- Sharing spaces with many people or sharing bathroom facilities (for example, a dormitory-style hostel)
- Family at home in front yard
Before dining at a restaurant, check the restaurant’s COVID-19 prevention practices.
- Bringing your own food and drinks.
- Getting takeout.
- Using drive-thru, delivery, and curbside pick-up options and wearing a mask when interacting with restaurant employees.
- Eating outside at a restaurant where social distancing is possible and servers and other staff wear masks.
- Eating inside at a restaurant that is well ventilated, where social distancing is possible, servers and other restaurant staff wear masks, and diners wear masks when not actively eating or drinking.
- Eating inside restaurants that are poorly ventilated, where social distancing is not possible, servers and staff do not wear masks, and diners do not wear masks when not actively eating or drinking.
- Self-service options that require extensive touching of surfaces, such as buffets.
Published by Second Medic