As more people start to travel again around the world and within the United States, it’s important that you take care of your health.
Whether you decide to travel in the country or internationally, you should be ready for the world after the pandemic. While most states are now open, some still have some requirements related to Covid-19 and many international destinations also have restrictions, especially when cases arise.
Here are some tips to stay safe during your summer travel.
Once you choose your travel destination, check local regulations regarding vaccinations and masks. While most of the United States does not require masks anymore, you could run into some cities or individual businesses requiring you to wear some type of face covering.
Also, some international places could require you to show proof of vaccination or take a test.
Make sure you have enough to last for the trip, plus enough for an extra two weeks. Keep the medication you will take in one place and the extra medication in another place. If you lose a purse, backpack, or suitcase, you’ll still have the other medications stashed elsewhere.
If you are near the end of a prescription and do not have extras or will run out before you return, make sure you contact your doctor to ask for an early refill. Because doctors cannot fill some medications early due to state and federal regulations, be sure to see your doctor early enough so that you can arrange for a refill in the city where you are staying. (Read “Holiday Safety Guidelines”)
It’s always a good idea to locate the nearest hospitals and urgent care clinics in the city where you’ll travel. While nobody plans on getting injured while on vacation, it can happen, especially if you plan on hiking, fishing, boating, cycling, or participating in other activities that could lead to injuries.
If you plan on using urgent care facilities for minor injuries, before you go, make sure the facility accepts your insurance. If your insurance requires a doctor in a plan, check with your insurance company to see which hospitals, doctors, and clinics your plan covers.
If you still have questions about how to travel safely this summer or need to get a COVID-19 or flu vaccination, download the Carbon Health app or visit carbonhealth.com to make a virtual or in-person appointment with a healthcare provider.