wearing ugly Christmas sweaters over the holidays. However, with the rise in COVID-19 infections, travelers should be mindful of their safety when on the road or in the air. Airlines are probably operating at full capacity, meaning all the safety measures in place are integral for a successful holiday getaway.
This includes reducing touchpoints throughout the trip, such as self-check-in and avoiding eating in restaurants or other enclosed spaces if possible. Masks are also highly encouraged, even if the regulations in the state of travel require them or not. Many airlines are now onboarding aircrafts in a staggered manner, and passengers are asked to not line up too early, maintaining necessary social distancing. Check with airlines directly for any COVID-related safety or health protocols in place prior to boarding.
Holiday travelers should also research hotel policies related to COVID-19 before booking accommodation or be aware of local conditions that could possibly impact a holiday getaway. There are also many companies that are offering discounts for holidays, so research is encouraged to get the most bang for your buck.
No matter the destination, all travelers should follow local guidelines and restrictions both while flying and while vacationing in order to keep their holiday safe and enjoyable. Wishing everyone a joyous and safe holiday season!