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Tips for Traveling to Miami Beach during Corona Virus

Here are a few tips for traveling to Miami Beach during the Corona Virus?

Cafeoflifechiropractic looks after the safety first of all its patients. So we are concerned about the increase in travel to Miami and Miami Beach. The Corona Virus will be here for the holidays and after. However, people are still feeling the need to get out of town at least for a little while.  So the need (or want) to fly to your destination may be becoming more and more likely for you. Driving is probably the safer option, but it might not be the most practical.

Unfortunately, upcoming air travel will bring you into close contact with many other people and a variety of commonly touched surfaces — both in the airport and on the plane. And with what we know about this new coronavirus — such as the fact that someone can be sick and not even know it — getting on an airplane can be pretty nerve-wracking.

If you're flying to Miami Beach during COVID-19, here are some ways to make it a little safer:

Make safe choices when booking your flight

Reducing your COVID 19 risk when flying starts with the decisions you make while booking your flight — such as avoiding layovers and choosing a relatively close destination (if your air travel is for pleasure).

It's also a good idea to check the airline's website for information about the safety measures being taken at terminals and on airplanes. Questions you'll want to be answered before booking with a particular airline include:

  • Are you requiring mask-wearing?
  • How are you ensuring that social distancing is maintained?
  • Are there online or contact-free check-in options?
  • What are your cleaning protocols?

Most airlines have implemented impressive safety measures onboard their aircraft, such as plexiglass dividers between aisles and keeping middle seats vacant. In addition, the sophisticated systems used to circulate and filter the air in a plane's cabin prevent most viruses from spreading easily during a flight, according to the CDC Airline Guidance.

Wear your mask throughout your travel 

(This is a must!)

Most airlines require that you wear a mask while in the airport and on the aircraft right now. But there are exceptions to this rule, such as when you're eating or drinking.

Sure, you could "sip on your cup of water" maskless your whole flight, but...just don't.

Wearing your mask not only protects you from catching COVID-19, but it also prevents you from spreading the virus to other people if you're ill and don't know it. And while you may not have severe symptoms, someone else on your flight could be at high risk for developing severe complications while ill with COVID-19. It's best to think of wearing a mask as a social contract between you and everyone else on your flight. During a pandemic, it's simply the right thing to do.

Carry hand sanitizer and avoid touching your face

Airports and airplanes are full of commonly touched surfaces. Airlines are trying to cut down on the number of things customers need to touch, via contactless check-in and other measures, but there will always be door handles, luggage bins, escalator, banisters, and that bag of chips you're eating that someone before you already picked up and put down...

Hand hygiene is always important. But its importance increases as your exposure to frequently touched surfaces increases. To help keep your hands,virus-free, consider carrying hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol) and apply it after touching common surfaces.

In addition, avoid touching your face. Yes, we know this is hard, but it's important. The new coronavirus can't make you sick via your skin. But it can make you sick if there are viral particles on your hands and you touch one of the mucous membranes on your face, such as your mouth, nose, or eyelids.

Lastly, and as always, wash your hands thoroughly after using the restroom. (Related: Why COVID-19 Should Make You Rethink Your Bathroom Etiquette)

Spread out in the airport terminal

So about airport safety regulations in The Miami Airport, you can't really do anything about the fact that you're in close quarters. However, it should be fairly easy to keep your distance while you're in the terminal.

Avoid the "it's all a risk" mentality, and use the time between the security line and boarding your flight as your best opportunity to reduce how many risks you encounter on your travel day.

While waiting to board your plane, keep six feet of distance between yourself and others as often as possible — even if that means sitting at a less crowded gate until just before your flight. And, keep in mind, six feet may be farther than you think.

Reconsider your travel if community spread is at a high risk where you live or where you're headed

No one wants to have to cancel his or her travel, especially if it's a trip to visit family you haven't seen in a while or a vacation you've been putting off since the pandemic began. Unfortunately, this virus doesn't care about your travel plans.

Before traveling, it's important to consider whether COVID-19 is spreading easily where you live or where you're traveling to. If it is, it may be time to rethink your travel plans.

Where there's community spread, there's a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19. If the virus is easily spreading at your destination, you could get sick on your trip and bring COVID-19 back to your loved ones — as well as spread it during your travel home. If the virus is easily spreading where you live, you could already be sick and inadvertently spread the virus to people during your travel or at your destination.

We hope you will get to your destination safe and sound. If you are experiencing some neck, shoulder, or back pain, feel free to come in and see us @ Cafeoflifechiroptic. Dr. Gordon Braun has been one of the world's top Chiropractors, in Miami Beach. People have come from all over the world to see Dr. G when they travel to Miami. We do practice all covid safety measures including temperature checks at the door. Sanitation after each patient uses the rooms. We use gloves and Masks. Patients are required to wear masks. Book an appointment today and see for yourself why Cafeoflifechiropractic is known around the world, not just Miami Beach. We hope that you enjoyed our tips for traveling to Miami during Corona Virus. Stay Safe everyone! 

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