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Covid-19 Pandemic: Tips to travel with your Kids

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused confusion, particularly with regard to travel-related measures. Traveling with children usually necessitates extensive planning in terms of destination, location, and activities. With the pandemic imposing new restrictions, parents should keep the following points in mind when traveling with their children:

  • Purchase a mask for your children and have them practice proper distancing.

  • For children who may struggle with masks, practice mask-wearing is essential.

  • Always keep cleaning wipes and hand sanitizer in your purse

  • Pre-package snacks and other items that your child may frequently request

  • Inform your children that they will need to wear their masks in confined public places

  • Practice handwashing properly for 20 seconds with soap and water, and wash your hands frequently while traveling.

  • At home, assist your children in identifying high-touch areas so they can identify them at the hotel and wipe them down with a disposable cloth, such as door and sink handles, light switches, and countertops.

  • Explain to your children the importance of self-quarantining in a confined space, and prepare indoor games, books, and board games to keep them occupied.

  • Before traveling, make sure your children's immunization records are up to date.

  • Make sure all of your child's medications are packed, along with at least 72 hours' worth of extra medication.

  • Make a card with your child's name, date of birth, medications, allergies, and other pertinent information.

  • Research the most recent pandemic statistics for the destination you're visiting as well as the rules to follow.

  • Review nasal test swab rules and regulations for children and explain the process to them.

  • If your child has an immune-deficiency disease, consult with your doctor about your travel plans.

  • Make sure your child is well hydrated and eating a fiber-rich diet to avoid constipation.

Take care and stay safe!

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