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How to travel safely during the COVID-19 pandemic

From Mayo Clinic News Network, Mayo Clinic News Network on

Published in Health & Fitness

Are you considering rescheduling travel that you put off because of coronavirus disease? Maybe you have work or family obligations that require you to travel. Yet worries about safe travel and lodging are holding you back.

Get the facts about your travel options and learn how to protect yourself if you must travel.

Stay safe when you travel

Travel in the U.S. is increasing as states ease restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends following these steps to protect yourself and others when you travel:

Maintain a distance of 6 feet (2 meters) between you and others as much as possible.

Avoid crowds.


Wear a cloth face covering.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Cover coughs and sneezes.

Clean your hands often. It's especially important after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.


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