If your holiday celebrations involve flying to see family and friends, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) encourages you to visit FlyHealthy.gov for updated federal guidance to safely navigate all aspects of air travel during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
The website provides one-stop access to all of the resources and latest travel-related information from the FAA, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Department of State (DOS).
It also walks an airline passenger through each step of the air travel process to help everyone have a safe journey and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
In addition to always wearing a mask in the airport and on the aircraft, maintaining social distance and frequently washing your hands, the site offers a few other key travel tips, including:
- Check travel restrictions at your destination before you go and when you return home.
- Bring extra supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer. As a temporary exemption from the 3-1-1 rule, TSA is allowing one oversized liquid hand sanitizer container, up to 12 ounces per passenger, in carry-on bags.
- Pack Safe! Know what is in your carry-on and checked bags and remove prohibited items before arriving at the checkpoint.
- Know when to delay your travel. If you are sick, stay home and do not travel!
Regardless of where you traveled or what you did during your trip, you may have been exposed to COVID-19. You may feel well and not have symptoms, but you can be contagious without symptoms and spread the virus to others. It is important to take action when returning home to protect others from getting sick.
Go here for general air travel safety tips. Fly Healthy, fly smart and enjoy the holiday.