Traveling During COVID-19

Yemmi Del Valle Chavez

People should be 6 feet apart from each other. Credit to the CDC.

Is it safe to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic? Is it worth risking your life to travel during the pandemic? Think about the safety of you and your family. Every person is at risk to get COVID-19 while traveling during this holiday. It is not safe to travel during this year for the holiday. Is it worth the risk to your family?

There are several reasons why you shouldn’t travel during the pandemic. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “airports, bus stations, train stations, and rest stops are all places travelers can be exposed to the virus in the air and on surfaces-these are also places where it can hard to social distance in general the longer you are around a person with COVID-19, the more likely you are to get infected.” This means that it is not safe to travel during this pandemic because it is going to be hard to social distance, and you are most likely to be more exposed to

This graph shows how many people are traveling daily. Credit: to

this virus. When you travel during this time it is likely that the person next to you could have the virus. 

It is not safe to travel because your destination can make you sick. The Center for Disease also says, “Is covid-19 spreading to your destination- The more cases at your destination- the more likely you are to get infected during travel and spread the virus to others when you return.” This is trying to say that the virus is already spreading to your destination and you are more likely to be exposed to the virus. You could spread this virus to your family. COVID-19 is already around the world and some people are dying everyday. Think about if you want to be one of those people that has COVID-19 and they can’t see their family because they decided to travel and be exposed to the virus.  

It is your responsibility to follow the guidance of keeping 6 feet of distance and wearing masks. The Center for Disease said that “your chances of getting COVID-19 while traveling also depend on whether you and those around you take steps to protect yourself and others, such as wearing masks and staying 6 feet away from people outside your household social distancing.” This means that when you travel you are responsible if you want to maintain your family safety. You are responsible to carry your mask and keep a social distance when you travel. The airport should remind people to keep 6 feet distance while waiting in line, and when they are in the airplane. Before you travel you should get tested from COVID-19 and after they get to their destination. 

Some people need to start thinking about how traveling is risky during this pandemic because you are risking your loved ones’ safety for the holidays. Don’t you want to see your family for many more years when the holidays come again? When you travel you are spreading more virus to the people and we are more likely to have it for more years. If you don’t want that you can follow the guidance that they are giving to us, so then you can travel next year with your family.