COVID-19: 3 Strategies for Safe Family Travel

The novel coronavirus pandemic is still affecting the way we live and work.

It’s also affecting the way we travel.

Though it’s important that we maintain social distancing, and go out of our way to keep the hands clean, people have begun to venture outside their homes again.

Families have started taking trips, cautiously seeing loved ones and spending time in new places.

Of course, it’s essential that people assess the risks they face and decide how much risk they are willing to take. Informed decision-making is paramount—which brings us to the following strategies for safe family travel:

1. Engage your kids in the process.

Traveling with kids can be stressful enough without a pandemic in our midst.

To keep your little ones safe and onboard with health and hygiene best practices, involve them in the process. Have them pack their own bags (you’ll want to make sure they have everything they need), and even pick out their own face coverings.

2. Have extra face masks on hand.

Speaking of face coverings, unless they’re under the age of two, your kids can’t travel without face masks.

Neither can you.

So, to make sure you reach your destination in a safe and healthy way, keep extra face coverings in your bag or suitcase. Pack several for yourself and each member of your family so that you can fly—or make stops during a road trip—with safety in mind.

3. Give everyone their own hand sanitizer.

You know what will make your kids more likely to abide by Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines during these challenging times?

Giving them their own hand sanitizer.

By offering kids their very own bottle (or single-use packet) of germ-killing hand sanitizer, they’ll be more empowered to keep their hands clean. That’s a win-win for the whole family! 

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