Traveling during a pandemic can be hazardous, but taking basic precautions and following public health guidelines can increase your chances of making it to your destination safely. Airlines and car services are doing everything possible to reduce the risk of transmitting the coronavirus, including sanitizing surfaces and testing their employees. Below are a few steps you can take to make traveling less dangerous.
How to Travel Safely During COVID-19
1. Maintain Social Distancing
Staying six feet away from other travelers can be awkward, especially when you’re carrying luggage and trying to navigate the airport. It may not even be possible while you’re getting on and off the plane. However, airlines and the TSA have developed safety protocols that put as much space between passengers as possible. Throughout your travels, follow the directions of airport personnel, read posted signs, and try to stay aware of your surroundings.
2. Wear a Mask
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone wear a mask in public, and most airlines require passengers to cover their faces while on the plane.
If you are carrying the virus but haven’t developed symptoms, wearing a mask reduces the chance of spreading the disease to others. This is especially important in vehicles and other small, air-conditioned spaces, so wear a mask to protect your driver.
3. Avoid Public Transportation
Trains and buses can be crowded, and it only takes a single sick passenger to potentially infect dozens of people. If you’re concerned about contracting the virus, taking a private car service to the airport can reduce your exposure. When making your reservation, be sure to ask about measures the car service company is taking to protect the safety of its passengers to put your mind at ease.
Since 1983, Brooklyn Radio Dispatcher has been one of New York City’s most trusted car services. Their highly trained, experienced drivers provide reliable transportation to all major airports, and will strive to make your trip as safe as possible. To learn more about their safety precautions, and to book a ride, visit their website or call (718) 384-4444.