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Tips for Safe Family Travel When Quarantine is Lifted

Are you beyond ready to plan some post-COVID-19 travel for your family? Or maybe you’ve just now started thinking about it? Well, either way, you have come to the right place. Check out this great list below. Here are five suggestions you really should consider. These tips will help ensure your family travels are safe once the quarantine is lifted.

1. Schedule Time with Your Medical Providers

Before you and your family head off for travel, you need to make sure you all are well enough to travel. This is especially true if you or any of your family members have health conditions that make you more susceptible to getting the coronavirus. To make sure you all are healthy enough for travel you should get a sign off from all of your medical providers.

Schedule appointments for each of your family members. This will guarantee you all have any needed vaccines. And you also want to make sure you have all of your prescriptions in line and that any of your needed lab work has been performed.

2. Make Sure You Pack the Safety Basics

You are going to want to have all of your COVID-19 related basics covered when you are packing. Be certain you have plenty of travel-sized hand sanitizers. And you want to have some back-up sanitizer, too.

Remember to pay attention to all of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guidelines if your family will be traveling by air. Do not show up at the airport only to learn you cannot fly with your safety basics. Other safety basics your family must have with you are facemasks, sanitation wipes, and a bottle or two of sanitation spray to further protect you and your family at your lodging spot and throughout your travel experience.

3. Have a Plan to Access Care When Traveling

Should you or a family member run into health issues while traveling, you want to know how to access care. You also need to make sure you have backup plans for any unexpected issues like your medicine getting lost. And to help ensure medication does not get lost, you want to make sure everyone packs their medicines in their carry on luggage.

Take a small notebook with you that includes important phone numbers. That book should include contact information with your family’s doctors. And you also want to have pharmacy contact information in that book, too. Do you or any of your family members have medical allergies? You might want to use allergy bracelets or some other type of indicator in case any of you run into allergy issues while traveling.

4. Be Cognizant of Your Surroundings

You always want to be cognizant of your surroundings when traveling. But once the quarantine is lifted, the new COVID-19 world means you have to be even more careful. You and your family members do not need to underestimate this.

When you travel, you will run into all kinds of people and situations. Make sure you think about any potential health risks in your presence. And be certain you stress the importance of this to your entire family. You all must keep a watchful eye out for yourselves and for one another. If you will be traveling with little ones, you will need to talk about this even more before leaving on your trip.

5. See What Travel Experts Have to Say

It also is a good idea for you to talk to some travel experts. You have great resources online you can turn to for assistance. This can help you rule out any doubts you might have about your family’s safety related to travel.

Some of those online resources include comprehensive suggestions and the best travel tips that are indeed good for your family to know. You should check them out today. And ask your family members to check them out, too.

Traveling When the Quarantine Is Lifted

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced you and your family to adapt and change like never before. And you likely have run into some unexpected stress. You all deserve the opportunity to travel more than ever. To make sure your post-quarantine travels are safe you should prioritize taking the steps presented above.

Tim Esterdahl

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