With the recent Novel COVID-19 Coronavirus affecting travel globally, it is a good practice to employ common-sense tactics to reduce your exposure to this and other viruses that may be known or unknown risks. In addition to the below recommendations on traveling healthy around the globe, please try to practice some of these items to reduce your potential exposure to vacation-ruining illnesses.
Disinfect – bring sanitizing wipes and sanitizer liquid on your trip, use often, especially after touching areas around anyone that appears to be sick
Avoid Sick People – easier said than done, but if you see someone that looks ill, or is coughing, sneezing or acting strangely, avoid them with sufficient distance.
Limit Large Crowds – again this is easier said than done, but where you have the opportunity, avoid large numbers of people in close contact. Take private transfers instead of public transportation; plan tours for early morning or late afternoon hours when attractions are less busy; take private shore excursions instead of group when on cruises.
Check Sanitation Practices – look ahead at your airline, cruise, river cruise, hotel, resort or tour options, to see what steps they are taking to ensure your health safety; book with those that take that seriously.