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Ho-Ho-Holiday travel tips: Staying safe & healthy

How To Stay Safe When Flying During The Pandemic
Posted at 6:58 AM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 07:58:08-05

WISCONSIN  — For millions of Americans, COVID-19 has put a screeching halt on travel plans. But with the holiday season approaching, some are thinking about venturing out again. Here’s what you need to know before you book your holiday vacay.

The holiday season is usually prime time for travel. But this year, there’s more to consider than just your destination. If you do decide to travel, don’t be fearful of planes. According to the CDC, all commercial jetliners are equipped with HEPA filters that can block 99.7 percent of airborne microbes.

Cabin air is circulated vertically and refreshed every two to three minutes. And cabins are scrubbed down between flights.

Be sure to wear a face mask and try to keep a social distance of six feet when possible. If you’re traveling by car, make as few stops as you can and prepare food to take with you. Use disinfectant cloths to wipe down any surfaces you touch, such as a nozzle to fill your gas tank.

And don’t forget to pack the essentials. Most importantly, while you’re staying safe, don’t forget to relax and enjoy the holidays.

While a growing number of countries are opening up international travel, many still have bans. Some states require you to self-quarantine for 14 days after you travel. Be sure to look into the details before you go.

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