With kids out of school for the summer and the weather warming up, it’s the peak season for travel. Keeping summer safety tips in mind is always important, but it’s even more critical while traveling amid the pandemic. As more and more individuals receive their vaccines, the economy has slowly opened up, including domestic travel.
After more than a year cooped up at home, including canceled summer plans from 2020, we know you are itching to travel again. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine or a vaccine authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization can travel within the U.S.
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If you are fully vaccinated and have a summer trip planned, there are several additional steps you can take to protect yourself and fellow travelers.
Below, we’ve highlighted a few summer safety tips to keep in mind while traveling and at your destination:
Travel safety begins before you even embark on your trip. Of course, it’s important to ensure your home is secure and to make arrangements for your daily mail, but there are several new precautions to take into consideration now.
While the CDC has deemed it safe to travel domestically if you are fully vaccinated, It’s still important to research your final destination before you travel to ensure you abide by all state and city guidelines.
Even if you are fully vaccinated, there are people you will come across in your travels that are not vaccinated. It is important to still abide by all CDC guidelines while traveling to ensure you and those around you are protected.
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After you arrive back home after your trip, there are still summer safety tips you should keep in mind. Be sure to follow all state and local requirements or recommendations amid COVID-19, including any self-monitoring or quarantining required.
You should also monitor yourself for any injuries, other illnesses, or symptoms as a result of your trip. A severe sunburn, for example, could require a trip to your nearest ER Near Me. For proper sunburn care tips or to know when you need to visit the ER, check out our blog here.
If you feel like your symptoms are inhibiting normal daily functions or are verging past a normal level, don’t hesitate to visit your local ER Near Me in Plano, Richardson, Addison, or Hulen
Ultimately, you can never be too careful when it comes to following these travel safety tips. Make sure you take all necessary precautions before, during, and after your trip if you do plan to venture away from home this summer, and always check with the CDC for the most up-to-date COVID-19 travel restrictions.
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