4 Ways to Travel Safely After COVID-19

Head back to your favorite events with these travel safety tips.

We recommend these ways to travel safely after COVID-19 to make sure your return to in-person events and travel is a healthy and happy one.

As travel restrictions and recommendations evolve and organizers begin to reschedule exciting events, there are steps you can take to protect your health and safety when you’re ready to travel once again.

All it takes is some extra preparation before you leave home — which includes partnering with a luxury travel and hospitality company like Superior Executive Services. 

Here are some of the most important ways to travel safely after COVID-19:

  1. Pack smart
  2. Protect yourself and others
  3. Do your research
  4. Book with the pros

Keep reading to learn more about these ways to travel safely after COVID-19.

Pack smart

Even under normal circumstances, it’s a good idea to keep hand sanitizer handy and bring disinfectant wipes to clean high-touch surfaces such as airplane tray tables or your surfaces in your hotel or rental home. As of March 2021, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has updated the size of hand sanitizer bottles you’re allowed to carry on board from 3.4 ounces to 12 ounces.

Face coverings are required on commercial airline flights and likely in most public spaces at your destination. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends washing cloth masks or disposing of single-use masks when they get dirty or after a full day’s use, so consider bringing the same number of masks as the number of days you’ll be away from home. If you’re bringing reusable masks, pack a bag to seal up used masks to avoid additional contamination.

Suggestion: pack snacks for travel days if you don’t want to stop at grocery or convenience stores.

Here is Mayo Clinic’s safe-travel packing supplies checklist:

  • Cloth face masks
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol)
  • Disinfectant wipes (at least 70% alcohol) for surfaces
  • Thermometer

Protect yourself and others

The CDC has published a list of steps to take when you travel to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:

  • Get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as soon as you are eligible. Wait two weeks after getting your vaccine (second dose, if you’re getting a two-part vaccine) to travel — it takes time for your body to build protection after vaccination.
  • Get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before you travel. Keep a copy of your test results with you during travel in case you are asked for them. Do NOT travel if you test positive.
  • Check travel restrictions before you go.
  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when in public settings. Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
  • Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who did not travel with you. It’s important to do this everywhere — both indoors and outdoors.
  • Wash your hands often or use a hand sanitizer made with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Do your research

Many state, local, and territorial governments have travel restrictions, including testing requirements, stay-at-home orders, and quarantine conditions upon arrival. Check with the health department where you are going (and along your travel route) for up-to-date information and travel guidance. And be prepared in case restrictions and policies change during your trip.

Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/images/Testing-before-travel_1200x675.jpg

Book with the pros

Your well-being is our number one priority. That’s why you can count on our expert team at Superior Executive Services to ensure your next luxury travel getaway is both pleasurable and safe. We monitor health guidelines daily and work closely with event organizers to stay on top of the ever-changing situation. 

We also have a certified Pandemic Compliance Advisor on our team trained in ensuring that COVID-19 safety protocols are effectively communicated, implemented, and carried out during in-person events and meetings.

We’re here to address any additional questions or concerns you may have about ways to travel safely after COVID-19 and to help you start planning your post-pandemic travel. Call us today at 608.665.9070 or contact us online.

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