The Coronavirus has changed the way we interact with one another, the way we enjoy concerts and films, and the way we work. It has also stopped a lot of people from traveling as planes and trains tend to keep people in very close quarters.
The vaccine is slowly making its way around the country and most Americans are likely to get their shots by the end of the summer. Until then, we will have to keep wearing masks and social distancing as much as possible.
Airlines have taken precautions to make sure people are safe when flying. As of February 2, 2021 masks are required on all flights as well as on trains and busses.
You must have proof of a negative COVID19 test before flying to the United States and those test results must be no older than three days. If you are traveling in the United States or any of its territories, you will not have to supply a negative test.
The test that you get can be either a mucus sample or a rapid blood test. You must provide written proof that the test was negative. You must be tested even if you have the anti-bodies.
You may want to ask the airline you are considering traveling with what precautions they have taken for Covid19. They should have heightened cleanliness practices and most airlines are offering sealed beverages and meals for their passengers.
You may want to consider flying business class or first class. You will have more breathing room than you would in a coach seat if you upgrade your ticket and you may be able to get a discounted ticket. Click here for more information.
There are several actions the CDC recommends that you take once you reach your destination. The center suggests that you quarantine for a week and have yourself tested for COVID19 again.
The best place to stay in 2021
The CDC recommends staying in a cabin or home with no one but the members of your traveling party. Hotels and motels have recently implemented new cleaning standards and most of them no longer have breakfast buffets. Some of them offer packaged breakfasts with disposable plastic utensils.
You may want to consider a primitive camping trip where you only share food and water with those people at your party. It may be dangerous to share camping facilities with strangers.
If camping is not your style you might want to try renting an RV that comes with its own toilet and kitchen. You can see the whole country this way and you can visit remote areas where you and your family will be very well distanced from anybody else.
State parks also offer a viable option for travel. Many of them offer cabins where you and your family can cook your own food and get some fresh air and enjoy nature. There are also some ranches that offer wide-open spaces and private housing.
People have been home for a long time and it is natural for them to be a little stir crazy. You can enjoy travel so long as you take a few precautions along the way.