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Before traveling
When you think about planning a trip, consider these questions:

Have you been vaccinated against COVID-19?

Get vaccinated when possible. If the vaccine requires two doses, wait 2 weeks after receiving your second vaccine dose to travel. It takes time for your body to be protected after any vaccination. Once you have been fully vaccinated, you are less likely to spread COVID-19, and you are in the US. Can travel safely within

Do you have an increased risk of serious illness?

Anyone can have COVID-19, but older adults and people of any age with certain medical conditions have an increased risk of severe disease with COVID-19.
Do you live with someone who is at risk of serious illness? If you become infected during the journey, you can spread the virus to those with whom you live while returning, even if you do not have symptoms.

Are there requirements or restrictions for travelers in your home or destination?

Even if you have been fully vaccinated, you should follow local, state and federal testing and travel regulations.
Check local requirements, restrictions and conditions
Some state, local and regional governments have requirements, such as requiring people to wear masks or being tested, and requiring those who have recently traveled to stay indoors for 14 days. At your destination and anywhere you can stop on the way, protect yourself from unpleasant surprises and delays by checking the restrictions.

Keep in mind that restrictions can change rapidly depending on local conditions. It is also important to keep in mind the COVID-19 status, such as the level of prevalence and the presence of variants, varies from country to country. As your journey draws closer, check back for updates.

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Travel and test
For vaccinated people
If you have been fully vaccinated, the CDC says that you should be in the U.S. There is no need to test or quarantine before or after your trip within.

If you are in the U.S. Are planning to travel internationally outside of, then the CDC states that you do not need to test before your trip unless it is needed at your destination. The us Before arriving, you need a negative test within the last three days before your arrival or documentation of recovering from COVID-19 in the last three months.

Plan to have the test done three to five days after your trip. You do not need to quarantine when you return home. But check for any symptoms and stay home when symptoms develop.

For Unvaccinated
Testing before and after travel can reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. If you have not been vaccinated, the CDC recommends testing with a viral test one to three days before your visit. If you are waiting for the exam result then delay the journey. Keep a copy of your results with you during the journey.

Repeat the test three to five days after your trip. Even if you test negatively, reduce non-essential activities for seven days. If you don't get tested, reduce non-essential activities for 10 days.

If you test positive at any time, stay home. If you develop symptoms and follow public health recommendations, isolate yourself immediately.

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Be safe while traveling
The us In, you should wear face masks on planes, buses, trains and other forms of public transport, even if you have been fully vaccinated. The mask should fit well and cover both your mouth and nose.

If you do not have a COVID-19 vaccine, follow these steps to protect yourself and others while traveling:

Maintain a distance of 6 feet (2 meters) between you and others as much as possible.
Avoid coming in contact with a sick person.
Limit contact with frequently touched surfaces, such as handrails, elevator buttons, and kiosks. If you must touch these surfaces, use a hand sanitizer or wash your hands later.
Indoor public places and outdoors where there is a high risk of COVID-19 transmission, such as wearing a face mask at crowded events or large gatherings. Further mask guidance depends on whether you have been fully vaccinated or not.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Cover the cough and sneeze.
Clean your hands frequently. This is especially important after going to the bathroom, before eating and after coughing, sneezing, or runny nose.
Wash your hands repeatedly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all the surfaces of your hands and rub your hands until they are dry.
Eating or drinking on public transport should be avoided. This way you can keep your mask on the whole time.

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Air travel
Most viruses do not spread easily on flights because of how the air is spread and filtered on airplanes. However, congested flights make social distance difficult. Also, air travel involves spending time on security lines and airport terminals, which can bring you in close contact with other people.

The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) has increased the cleanliness and disinfection of surfaces and equipment, including bins, at screening checkpoints. TSA has also made changes to the screening process:

Passengers must wear masks during the screening. However, TSA staff may ask passengers to adjust the masks for the purpose of identification.
Instead of handing boarding passes to TSA officers, passengers should place the pass (paper or electronic) directly on the scanner and then hold them for inspection.
Each passenger can have a container of hand sanitizer up to 12 ounces (approximately 350 ml) in a carry-on bag. These containers will have to be taken out for screening.
Personal belongings such as keys, purses and phones should be kept in carry-on bags instead of compartments. This reduces the handling of these items during screening.
The food items should be carried in a plastic bag and kept in a bin for screening. Separating food from carry-on bags reduces the likelihood that screeners will need to open the bag for inspection.
Be sure to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds straight before and after undergoing screening.

Car trip
Air travel may not be for you. You may like to drive, which also gives you more control over your environment. You will still need to be smart about any stop you make, but just some planning will be required for this.

If you have not been vaccinated, pay attention to these things before you hit the road:

Plan to make as few stops as possible, but stop driving if you feel sleepy.
Be sure to pack face masks, hand sanitizers, and disinfectant wipes in an easily accessible location so that you can use them as needed during the journey.
Prepare food and water to go on a journey. Consider adding non-perishable items to annoy you in the event that access to restaurants and grocery stores is limited.
When you need to get gas, use a disinfectant wipe on the handle or button before touching them. Use hand sanitizer after refueling. And when you get to where you are going, use soap and water to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
If you choose to take food on the road, choose restaurants that offer drive-through or curbside service.
Other ground transportation
If you travel by bus or train and have not been vaccinated, be aware that sitting or standing within 6 feet (2 m) of others for a long period of time may put you at greater risk of developing or spreading COVID-19. is. Follow the precautions mentioned above for your safety during the journey.

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If you fly, you may still need transportation once you arrive at your destination. You can check car rental options and their disinfection policies on the Internet. If you are planning to stay in a hotel, check the availability of shuttle service.

If you are using public transport, maintain social distance, wear a mask, and use hand sanitizer or wash your hands after arriving at your destination. If you plan to use ride-hailing service, do not sit in the front seat near the driver.

Hotel and other accommodation
The hotel industry believes that travelers are concerned about coronavirus and safety. For information on how guests and employees are protected, see the website of any major series. Some best practices include:

Advanced Cleaning Procedures
Social distancing measures
Masking of staff and guests
Contactless payment
Protocols in the event of the guest becoming ill, such as closing the room for cleaning and disinfecting
Holiday rentals are also stepping up their game when it comes to cleanliness. They are committed to following public health guidelines, such as using masks and gloves while cleaning, and building in waiting periods between guests.

Once you reach your room or rent, disinfect high-touch surfaces, such as door knobs, light switches, countertops, tables, desks, phones, remote controls, and taps, if you are without vaccination. . Wash plates, glasses, cups and silverware (other than pre-wrapped plastic items) before use.

Create packing list
When it's time to pack for your trip, take any medicines you need on your trip and these essential safe-travel supplies:

face masks
Tissues
Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol)
Disinfectant wipes for surfaces (at least 70% alcohol)
Thermometer
Ideas for people at increased risk
Anyone can be very ill with the virus that causes COVID-19, but older adults and people of any age with certain medical conditions have serious insurance.