A lot has changed since the world had come to a screeching a halt in March 2020. Many businesses and industries are taking more steps than ever before to ensure a safe and clean experience for patrons. While this is great news for all, it is especially relieving for cancer patients who often have a compromised immune system.
The latest announcement regarding new standards to reduce the spread of disease comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in relation to air travel for both US citizens and foreign visitors regardless of whether or not they have been vaccinated.
In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the CDC has announced that all persons entering the U.S must receive a negative COVID-19 test within three days of traveling. Alternatively, travelers can provide a documentation of having recovered which will allow them to travel.
Upon returning home, the CDC requires travelers to get tested three to five days after returning and to isolate for seven days regardless of their test result. The CDC acknowledges that testing is not always 100% accurate, thus the requirement to self-isolate despite a negative test result.
The CDC also recommends that all travelers take additional precautions for at least 14 days before traveling on an airplane. These precautions include everyday precautions, such as adequate hand hygiene, wearing a face mask in public, and social distancing. Other recommended precautions include avoided high-risk locations, such as weddings, funerals, parties, sporting events, concerts, fitness centers, public transportation, and other crowded areas.
With new strains of the virus popping up around the world, this new protocol will help reduce the transmission of the disease while simultaneously allowing travel to resume more safely for those who are able. To celebrate, National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is offering individuals the opportunity to receive complimentary airline miles while supporting cancer research.
Fly to Find a Cure is a signature fundraising program which allows those who are frequent flyers, travel enthusiasts, and most importantly, those passionate about supporting cancer research, to make a real impact while receiving airline miles in return. Simply visit the Fly to Find a Cure webpage to view NFCR’s airline partners and to make a donation.
Though it is exciting that travel is starting to resume as normal, it is important to consider that traveling can still be a risk to one’s health. Cancer patients are recommended to discuss their plans with their doctor prior to booking a trip.
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