Published on September 22nd, 2020 | by admin0
3 Safety Tips For Traveling During Coronavirus As A Retiree
While traveling during the pandemic comes with risks for everyone, choosing to travel when you’re older means that you’re taking on even more risks than those who are younger and potentially healthier. But despite this, there may be a circumstance where you want to or need to travel for something. So if this is something that’s on the horizon for you, here are three safety tips for traveling during coronavirus as a retiree.
Pick The Right Airline
Along with almost everything else, air travel has made some very significant changes since the spread of COVID-19 in order to keep people healthy. However, Barbara Peterson and Deborah Dunn, contributors to the Wall Street Journal, share that there are some airlines that have taken a more stringent approach than others.
Knowing this, it’s wise to research what measures different airlines have put in place before you choose who you want to fly with during the pandemic. While basically all airlines have begun sanitization processes between flights, only some airlines are keeping middle seats open or keeping their planes minimally full. So especially if you’re worried about your health as a retiree, you may want to travel on one of the more restrictive airlines to reduce your chances of being exposed to someone who may be sick.
Find Ways To Keep Yourself Safe and Sanitized
For those who frequently see people in assisted living communities or live in an assisted living community themselves, it’s going to be extra important that you know how to keep yourself safe and ensure things are properly cleaned around you when you’re traveling.
To help you with this, Christina Ianzito, a contributor to AARP.org, advises that you plan to keep enough hand sanitizer on you so that you can use it frequently while you’re traveling. Also, pack enough face masks so that you can switch them out after you’ve worn one or after you’ve been in an area that has a lot of people.
Choose The Right Destination
Finally, to ensure that you’re able to make your travels and then get home safely without getting sick, you’ll want to pick a safe destination to travel to. In some instances, you won’t be able to choose where you’re going, like if you’re attending an event somewhere. But if you can, it’s best to go someplace where the number of COVID-19 cases isn’t rapidly growing. Ideally, Maura Hohman, a contributor to Today.com, recommends that you try to find an area that has had a declining trend of cases over the last two weeks to be on the safe side.
If you’re a retiree who’s wanting or needing to travel soon, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you do so safely during this pandemic.