In a time of COVID, no excursion is completely risk-free. Some measured risks, however, may be worth taking — especially if accompanied by the right precautions.
With a little planning, it’s possible to reduce the potential for infection. Keep the following suggestions in mind as you plan a much-needed vacation:
Stay Close to Home
Despite airlines’ efforts to keep passengers safe, airports and planes remain some of the riskiest settings in the midst of the pandemic. The CDC highlights air travel as more hazardous than other forms of transportation.
Long road trips should also be avoided, as they may require you to travel through current hotspots. Instead, look for locations near home that you can reach within a few hours of driving.
Choose Accommodations Carefully
The less contact required when checking in and checking out, the better. An ideal setup involves an entire Airbnb or VRBO house to yourself. Look for lockboxes or other forms of self check-in.
Rooms in conventional hotels can be safe if you avoid common gathering areas. Examine hygiene and cancellation policies thoroughly for extra peace of mind. Reviews on sites such as TripAdvisor can give you a better sense of whether hotels actually abide by stated sanitization procedures.
Plan Outdoor Activities
Ample research indicates that the coronavirus is far less potent in the great outdoors. To minimize your risk, stick with outside activities that allow you to remain socially distant. Hiking, biking, and kayaking are all wonderful options.
Physical activity is great, but other options exist if you’re dealing with injury or simply prefer to relax. Picnics and campfires are just as enjoyable — and they make it easy to stay socially distanced. Some beaches may be safe if they’re not crowded.
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