Epidemiologists believe that there are safe ways and risky ways to travel in this holiday season. With COVID-19 raging again it could be said that there is no safe way to get from home to the destination in mind.
But, in terms of health and safety, you must avoid lengthy bus rides!
Bus trips last longer than other forms of travel which is why it increases the chance of exposure, and it might be harder to keep your mask on. Also, mask-wearing is less enforced in a bus compared to an airplane. One specific case study revealed that, in China, a single sick passenger infected 23 of 67 other people in a bus ride which was less than an hour. Long-hour bus rides along with city buses; subways also are ranked as the riskiest form of transportation when it comes to COVID-19.
On the other hand, these epidemiologists say that traveling by train is a lot safer than a bus ride. Although trains take longer than a domestic flight, clean air is exchanged 12 to 15 times per hour.
The best and safest choice would indeed be air travel. Scientists have not yet found ultimate data on the transmission of COVID-19 onboard. Planes have the advantage of a high air-circulation, fully replacing cabin air with fresh air 20 to 30 times per hour. The information and researches show that airline travel is fairly safe right now if people are wearing face coverings.
Not 100 percent risk-free but the safest way to travel right now with your vehicle and taking only the members of your household with you. Stay as self-contained as possible, pack along with your very own supplies so that you wouldn’t require other’s things or to make stops on the way.