What to Do If Your Spring Break Plans Are Interrupted by a Travel Advisory
How to Handle Travel Warnings
As spring approaches, many spring breakers will be looking forward to sunny destinations and a long week of relaxation. Some may be planning to visit a foreign destination, others may be enjoying their own state. However, there are increasing concerns when it comes to international and domestic travel.
Before you travel, you may see travel warnings. It is best to research the country or area you are planning on visiting to ensure it is still safe to do so. At the time of writing, the US has suspended travel to Europe and the UK.
Be sure to review your travel insurance policy – if you took any out. Some policies may cover travel expenses due to canceled flights and hotel closures. When booking a trip – especially a costly one that involves overseas travel – it’s worth purchasing travel insurance so that your finances are protected.
Check with your airline, train line or bus company for frequent updates as to whether or not they will still be operating. Continue to check the CDC’s website for travel updates and advice.
If you do travel, be sure to maintain healthy hygiene standards:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Use a reputable travel guide or tour company if you are going to do any adventure travel
- Be careful when indulging in the local cuisine
- Wear sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher when outdoors
If you return from your trip and do not feel well, call your doctor and tell them where you have traveled. You may have picked up a virus or other infection during your trip, even though you did not have symptoms until you returned.
For protection in the form of insurance, talk to the professionals at Little & Sons Insurance Services, serving Banning and neighboring cities in California.