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11 Rules the CDC Wants You to Follow Before Traveling Again

Reader's Digest Logo By Lela Nargi of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 12: As the world begins to open up after months of shelter-in-place due to the novel coronavirus, many folks are wondering if any sort of summer vacation can be salvaged. It's a fraught question: Countries, states, and municipalities differ wildly in their approaches to coronavirus protocols and as a result, some places are seeing such rapid upticks in their number of COVID-19 cases that the governors of New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey recently announced new travel restrictions on those coming from hotspots like Arizona, Florida, and Texas. Overall the United States saw a 25 percent increase in cases the week ending June 21, Reuters reports. Is it safe to travel? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a set of guidelines, but keep in mind, safety refers not only to you and your family but to people in the community you're thinking about visiting. And before you ask if it's safe to go, research whether or not it's even physically possible; the New York Times reports that the EU, for example, is still weighing whether or not it will allow Americans in once it reopens its borders. Here are 10 ways you can still get away this summer.

Is it safe?

As the world begins to open up after months of shelter-in-place due to the novel coronavirus, many folks are wondering if any sort of summer vacation can be salvaged. It's a fraught question: Countries, states, and municipalities differ wildly in their approaches to coronavirus protocols and as a result, some places are seeing such rapid upticks in their number of COVID-19 cases that the governors of New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey recently announced new travel restrictions on those coming from hotspots like Arizona, Florida, and Texas. Overall the United States saw a 25 percent increase in cases the week ending June 21, Reuters reports. Is it safe to travel? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a set of guidelines, but keep in mind, safety refers not only to you and your family but to people in the community you're thinking about visiting. And before you ask if it's safe to go, research whether or not it's even physically possible; the New York Times reports that the EU, for example, is still weighing whether or not it will allow Americans in once it reopens its borders. Here are 10 ways you can still get away this summer.

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