Key Steps for Flying Safely During COVID-19

Key Steps for Flying Safely During COVID-19
March 01 17:48 2021 Print This Article

The idea of travel during this time can be an uncertain one and especially if you are already vulnerable with an existing illness. There are many steps to take in order to keep yourself safe during a flight, and there will always be resources available from official guidelines to help you to best understand what you need to do for a safe flight.

Questions to Ask Before You Travel

Before committing to any flight or travel plans, be sure to consider the following questions:

  • Have you had any COVID symptoms?
  • How are the COVID statistics in your area?
  • Are you more at risk of an illness, or of catching COVID if you already have an existing illness?
  • Does the previous question apply to any member of your family, or household?

Key Steps for Flying Safely During COVID-19

Personalize Your Flight Safety

If you have an existing illness and are required to fly, you may want to organize personal medical assistance during your flight. Services like angel medical transportation mean a registered nurse can help you to remain cared for during your flight, with your illness taken into account, as well as flight coordination assistance.

Take a Test Before and After Your Flight

You need to be sure that you do not test positive for COVID before your flight. Taking a test directly after your flight also helps to keep you and others protected and know whether you need to go into quarantine.

Avoid going ahead with travel plans or your flight time until you have the official results.

Remain Inside as Much as Possible

Even if you have tested negative for COVID, it is still a good idea to stay inside as much as possible and avoid any unnecessary trips out in the open. This counts for before and after your flight.

Use Hand Sanitizer as Much as Possible

There are many areas which may need to be touched during an airport and flight journey, such as handrails, elevator buttons and other surfaces. Be sure to keep contact with these to a minimum and use hand sanitizer before and after touching any surfaces.

Wash Your Hands as Often as Possible

Hand sanitizer does not negate the need for regular hand washing. Always be sure to wash your hands thoroughly when using airport services or during your flight if you go to the bathroom.

As well as washing your hands after visiting the bathroom or touching any surfaces, it is important to maintain an active hand-washing routine after coughing or sneezing to prevent the spread of germs. Remember to cough or sneeze into your elbow to keep your hands clean.

Always Check Guidelines for Your Area of Travel

To avoid any dangers or unexpected surprises when it comes to your flight or travel, be sure to always thoroughly research the rules and guidelines for your area of travel, so that you know precisely what you need to do in order to keep yourself and others safe. Remember: always wear a mask during any time of travel, especially during your flight, and avoid traveling unless absolutely necessary.

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Mike Morgan
Mike Morgan

Mike Morgan is a health enthusiast and has written several health articles for various health magazines.

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