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Pandemic Travel Tips
JUPITER, FL – July 30, 2021 – Shirin Peters, M.D. shares the best practices for traveling safely:
1. Have a Game Plan. Whatever your reason for traveling, be prepared when it comes to your health and the health of others. Families and friends should talk through expectations and concerns, about who has been vaccinated, who hasn't, and agree up front on a set of rules. Understanding everyone’s point of view prior to traveling will allow you to enjoy your vacation with ease. Traveling is meant to be a fun time with family and friends and keeping safety in mind will make those memories that much sweeter.
2. Do Your Research. With travel advisories and instructions changing daily, keep an eye on the U.S. Department of State’s travel advisory webpage to stay up to date. Across the globe, conditions are changing rapidly, so stay informed on all known difficulties and current health threats. It is also a good idea to independently research travel warnings – this will give a general idea of what’s going on in the area you’re visiting, and alert you of specific problem areas you may want to avoid.
3. Write Down Emergency Information. If disaster strikes, you might not have time to search for numbers for local police, emergency services, or directions to the nearest embassy for your country. Record that information in advance and create an "Emergency Plan" for you and your group to follow if things go badly. Save the information on your phone or write it down on a small card or sheet of paper and laminate if possible. It is also advised to have a copy of your passport, driver’s license, or another form of identification printed out or scanned online.
4. Pack A First Aid Kit. Injuries can happen when you travel, no matter how careful you are. That’s why traveling with a basic first aid kit is always a good idea. Items such as a small tube of sunscreen, antihistamine tablets, extra pain pills, and a small tub of petroleum jelly can help in many situations. As mask restrictions loosen in some areas, an increase in summer colds and other respiratory illnesses is bound to occur, therefore, keeping a cold shortening product that contains Zinc, like Zicam, and packing an immune supplement such as vitafusion Triple Immune Power to proactively support yourself and others is advised.
5. Vaccination Guidelines. Every country differs when it comes to vaccination requirements. Be sure to research the country you are traveling to and determine if they require a vaccination record or COVID testing of any kind. Keeping loved ones safe during and after your trip is the key to an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Shirin Peters, M.D., founder of Bethany Medical Clinic, New York
Name: Gráinne Gallogly
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Phone No: 917-995-5135