Guide to travel safely with our family despite the pandemic


  • We must avoid means of mass transport

  • If you are not vaccinated, it is better not to travel abroad

  • Plan the trip attentive to the restrictions of each place

The doctor Rhonda Spencer-Hwang, epidemiologist, public health professor and mother of three children aged 6, 13 and 16 has developed a guide to counseling mothers and fathers worried about how to travel with your children in some circumstances with COVID-19 contagions triggered around the world. The most important indication of all is avoid stress since this weakens our immune system and makes us more vulnerable to coronavirus

But once we’ve got down to business and we prepare our well-deserved family vacation trip there are a series of points to take into account to try that the pandemic did not spoil the summer.

Plan ahead

Spencer-Hwang reminds us through an article in Parents that as soon as we start looking for us salatarín with thousands of offers impossible to refuse, so it is necessary to act with common sense and not get carried away by either rush or urgency.

That is why a planning ahead to know the indications and rstrictures on the pandemic In every place we want to go

You have to be attentive to airline requirements, at covid testing requirements to enter or the quarantines that they impose on us both on arrival and departure and intermediate destination points.

All family members must be aware of the possibility of changes or cancellations for causes related to the pandemic

The type of transport

Choose a destination or another will also condition the conveyance that we will have to hire. It is already known that not all are the same safe against possible infections so it will always be better to go in our private vehicle.

As a general rule, the doctor Rhonda Spencer-Hwang, reminds us of the need to keep wearing the mask Y monitor and respect the safety distanced when we move.

If we use means of mass transport such as planes, trains or buses, in addition to the basic rules already described, it is necessary to avoid eating or drinking so we don’t have to take off our masks.

Choose your destination wisely

For this expert in Public Health, it is important to rthrow out crowded areas or destinations how are the amusement parks or cruise ships.

He also recommends that our family vacations are carried out within our country, although yes everyone is vaccinated it is possible to consider safe international destinations.

Therefore, it is best to go out with our children to spaces of nature where contact with it is authentic. This includes prefer meals in open spaces and reject crowded dining rooms.

It is also important to think about whether in our vacations we have planned see a close family member. It is something common but in the current circumstances it can be a problem if we are not all vaccinated or if neither are the grandparents, uncles or cousins ​​we plan to visit.

The time of reservation

Confirm a reservation It is the most difficult moment of all. We are faced with a decision with economic implications That will depend on our health when we start the holidays.

Therefore, for this expert, if some of the family members presentedsymptoms compatible with covid-10 the best is cancel the trip. It is a painful financial loss but life and care insurances for the patient and the rest of the family.

In the event that these symptoms appear once the trip has started, it is important to have prepared for isolation or quarantine with readings or board games.

All of this leads us to realize that a family vacation trip in today’s pandemic circumstances requires that let’s be prepared and aware for everything.

We have to strive for eat healthy, turning to natural foods such as vegetables and fruits, be well hydrated and without forgetting the physical exercise.


Source: Telecinco – Noticias de última hora, realities y series by www.telecinco.es.

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