Is It Safe to Travel During the Coronavirus? Flight Experts Weigh In

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Whether you’re planning an essential trip or a post-pandemic getaway, one thing’s for certain: traveling will change because of the coronavirus. After months of sheltering in place, Americans are treating their cabin fever with local staycations and long-distance road trips in record numbers. And as perceptions that the threat of Covid-19 is easing up (fact check: it’s not), travelers are likely going to feel safer taking to the skies.
“The world as we knew it is never going to be the same,” says Dr. Robert Quigley, an infectious disease expert and Senior Vice President and Global Medical Director at International SOS and its subsidiary, MedAire. “Regardless of what happens in the next six, nine, or 12 months, or two years, we are always going to be much more aware of personal hygiene, infection control spreading of common colds. The coronavirus has created a whole new heightened awareness that is never going to go away.”
But is it really safe to board a plane right now? It …

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