With rising COVID-19 vaccination rates in the U.S. and around the world, more people are finally able (and ready) to travel as the world slowly reopens. However, traveling today looks very different to what it did pre-pandemic, and there are still many essentials you need to travel, and precautions you must take to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Most countries have very specific rules to enter (that are constantly changing), so it’s important to have the latest information before beginning your journey. As a first step in planning any trip abroad, always check travel advisories for the intended destination on the U.S. Department of State website here.
Once you move to the planning stage, here are some essentials you’ll need to travel as smoothly as possible, to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Things can change quickly with the unpredictability of the pandemic, so before booking any travel I’d ask “Would I be OK if I were trapped somewhere if I get COVID, and needed to quarantine before traveling home?” If the answer is no, it might be less stressful to stay home for now. If the answer is yes, then pull together your essentials you need to travel and begin to plan your next adventure!
I’m a travel and health writer, digital and brand consultant, breast cancer survivor, and supermom to two active boys! I keep it real and share stories of raising teenage boys, family life after a cancer diagnosis, and family travels around the world! Each story is shared with my dry, and sometimes naughty sense of humor.