Travel Safely during COVID19 - Holiday Travel Safety Tips

Updated: December 17, 2021
Author: Tripsguard

The holiday season is here, and many of us will be traveling by plane, train, or automobile to visit friends and family over the next few weeks.

If you are one of those travelers, make sure you keep these travel safety tips in mind to stay safe and healthy while you’re on the road this holiday season!

Whether you are traveling by car, bus, train, or plane, it’s important to keep our safety in mind at all times

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Before you go

Before you take off for a holiday getaway, make sure you have at least one first aid kit. Having emergency supplies is key to helping you respond quickly in case of an injury or accident.

Make sure it includes bandages and gauze pads, adhesive tape, antiseptic wipes, tweezers, burn ointment, and any medications that apply to you. Store them in an easy-to-access location like your suitcase so they’re ready to go when needed.

While we can't wait to share some quality time with our loved ones, we don’t want to share germs. The only thing worse than not feeling so good on the holidays is coming down for Christmas with COVID-19.

So to be safe, we recommend doing a corona test right next to your trip (you will probably have to anyway if you are flying) but even if it is not mandatory, do it anyway, it's better to be safe than sorry. If you are vaccinated, make sure that your vaccination card is always available quickly and of course on your phone.

If you are traveling abroad, make sure you know the laws and restrictions in the country you are traveling to.

While you're on the road

If you are traveling home by car and not by flight, turn off notifications on your phone to help avoid distracted driving.

Make a list of all destinations before getting into your car, so you don't miss any stops. Plan out your gas and food stops before setting out on your trip and be aware of alternate routes that may be less crowded.

If you need help finding directions or information about road conditions, call 1-800-AAA-HELP for assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you are traveling on a flight, make sure you have everything you need to get on the plane without any problems, especially now that it is necessary to present vaccinations and a vaccination certificate if you have one.

In addition and in any case a valid passport, it is usually advisable to download the airline app, where all the information will be organized and ready for you including updates on changes in real-time, for example, a change in gate or flight delay.

During the flight, make sure you wear a mask so that you have a hand sanitizer in your bag, headphones, or a good book so that the flight will go as smoothly as possible.

And finally, gifts! If it is possible to give gifts online, surprise your loved ones with a gift from their wish list on their favorite website or a gift card at their favorite online store.

Isn't it a shame to carry the gifts? It's unnecessary weight and it's a shame they could have been lost on the way... Still, it's the holiday season and airports are one big mess...

Back home

Don’t let holiday travel leave you worrying about your safety. Following these tips, you can have a safe trip and return home to all your loved ones in one piece.

The holiday season may make it seem like everyone is rushing to get places, but remember that if something seems too good to be true then it probably is.

If a deal sounds almost too good to be true (like rental car deals, Or cheap flights), then it probably is!

Happy Holidays and Safe Travels!