COVID-19 Travel Tips
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The COVID-19 crisis is far from being a thing of the past, but there’s a growing sense of optimism as millions of Americans receive vaccines and travel restrictions loosen. If you’re planning a long-awaited getaway, it’s important to take steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 before you embark on your trip.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends unvaccinated people to receive a COVID-19 test one to three days before traveling domestically or internationally. Travelers who get a positive test result should stay home. Although this testing recommendation doesn’t apply to fully vaccinated individuals, some states may have special quarantine or testing requirements in place. Check the regulations in your travel destination here.
Here are a few other simple ways to keep COVID-19 at bay before a big trip:
Cases may be dropping, but don’t slack on wearing your mask in public places or following social distancing guidelines.
Be mindful of the surfaces you touch and frequently wash your hands and use sanitizer.
In the days leading up to your trip, refrain from going to restaurants and bars and opt for take-out or a home-cooked meal, instead.
Avoid large gatherings before your trip, especially indoor events.
Rapid COVID-19 Testing at Lifeline Urgent Care
If need a COVID-19 test before or after a trip, Lifeline Urgent Care in Houston, Texas, has you covered. We offer rapid PCR tests and rapid antigen tests with no prior appointments or referrals needed. Visit us today! Our physician-led urgent care center is open every day, accepts most insurances, and offers affordable self-pay rates.