We all want to travel. The big question remains ‘will I wear a mask’ in crowded situations?
After two years of pandemic living, Americans are collectively ready for a vacation. About 85% of people in the U.S. expect to travel this summer. No matter how much we might like to, it is not always to take a vacation from Covid-19. The virus is still circulating widely most everywhere. That means getting sick while traveling is a real possibility – and one that can turn into an expensive and stressful logistical headache.
To enter the U.S. travelers, one needs either a negative Covid-19 test result obtained within one day of their flight home or proof that they recovered from Covid-19 in the last 90 days. Without one of these documents, you cannot board a U.S. bound flight. If you test positive, you should isolate and delay travel for 10 days, according to the CDC.
Where do you stay if you need to quarantine abroad? And who pays for the extended accommodations, food and rescheduled flights???
Some travel insurances cover extra expenses because of Covid-19 but, may not cover all costs related to an extension. If you have trip delay coverage you may have limited benefits. The policy I offer covers up to $2,000 per person. Call your insurance immediately if you need coverage.
My suggestion is doing everything you can to stay well before and while traveling. Pay attention to those around you and wear the mask. I know the mandates have been eliminated, but that does not mean we are safe to breathe everyone’s unfiltered air. Wash your hands often and wipe surfaces where many touch. And of course take out travel insurance.
Edited from Health.