Travel Tips To Ensure You Have A Healthy & Stress-Free Holiday
Are you going to travel soon? Here are 6 recommendations that you need to follow to have a stress-free holiday.
1. Face Mask
There are many types of masks you can use to protect yourself and others from getting and spreading COVID-19. Here is a quick description of two different kinds of masks, so you can choose wisely:
- Cloth masks: Multiple layers of tightly woven, breathable fabric, nose wire that should block the light. Wear anytime you are indoors or outdoors around people who don’t live with you.
- Disposable masks: Multiple layers of none-woven material with nose wire. Wear anytime you are indoors or outdoors around people who don’t live with you.
2. Wash Your Hands
Hand hygiene is an important part of the response to COVID-19. Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is essential, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing one’s nose. If soap and water are not readily available, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends consumers use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Don’t forget to disinfect your hands and the areas/objects that your hands will be interacting with.
3. Wear Sunscreen
While every sunburn can increase your risk of skin cancer, it’s not just those big days at the beach or ballgame that cause trouble. This is why The Skin Cancer Foundation advises everyone to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Reapply every two hours or after swimming or sweating.
4. Wear Clothing With UV Protection
Clothing can provide a great barrier against the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Its protection is consistent over time and doesn’t wear off like sunscreen does. Many new fabrics offer high-tech protection and breathability, too. Make sure you have the necessary vaccinations for the region where you are traveling, and always look for a traveler’s clinic that can assist you if you have any health issues. Look for UPF, which stands for ultraviolet protection factor, on labels for clothing, hats and fabrics.
5. Bring Mosquito Repellent
You should be prepared to prevent mosquito bites because when traveling to some parts of the world, mosquitoes spread viruses and parasites, such as Dengue or Zika. In addition to avoiding the discomfort and itching mosquito bites cause, make sure these repellents are family & environmentally friendly. You should also learn about current risks and how to prevent mosquito bites during your trip. If you are traveling to an area where malaria is found, talk to your healthcare provider about malaria prevention medication.
6. Carry Your Vaccine Passport
The world of travel is quickly changing, restaurants, live shows, movie theatres and amusement parks around the world are now mandating that you have a copy of your virtual copy of your vaccine. Make sure you have it in a secure place that will travel wherever you go, like a cellular device. You can now store a copy of your vaccine in a free TAMVOES account: click here to learn more.
By following these tips I am sure that you will have a safe and stress-free vacation.
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