COVID-19 Travel Tips

Traveling is stressful. There’s no way around it, but being prepared and having a general of idea of what to expect can help. COVID-19 has caused uncertainty when it comes to traveling and many things have changed. Have no fear, we have compiled a list of travel tips and advice to get you through these uncertain times. We will be updating this page throughout the year, so we can continuously provide you with the best travel advice. If you have any additional questions or inquiries, check out our FAQ page or email us at kleingo@temple.edu

  • Bring extra clothes and toiletries with you. Flights are getting cancelled and postponed, so be prepared to get stuck somewhere or have to sleep somewhere unexpected.
  • Get to the airport early. Social distancing guidelines may affect wait times.
  • Bring any and all required documentation with you as well as copies of any important documents i.e. passport, license, credit cards, flight itinerary, etc.
  • Read ahead about travel advisories, required quarantines, and phased openings.
  • Get tested and quarantine if you’re able to before flying. If you need a doctors note or a test result to enter a country, then plan accordingly.
  • Bring extra masks, hand sanitizer, wipes, and gloves. Ideally, you need a new mask for every day of the week.
  • If travelling internationally, register with the nearest embassy with the Smart Traveller Program.
  • Ask questions or for help if you need it.
  • Double check TSA regulations. They have changed since the pandemic has started.
  • Double check the fine print when purchasing plane tickets. Make sure that you are able to get a full refund or voucher if the extenuating circumstances prevent you from being able to travel.
  • Sign up for travel updates from your destination (city/country/etc.)
  • Check in with yourself during the traveling process. Traveling is stressful especially now more than ever. Make sure you’re getting enough to eat, drink, and that you’re taking deep breaths ever so often.