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Travel, Coronavirus, and You

Yeego Connect pledges to you that we will utilize the best sources of information to help you stay safe during this coronavirus outbreak. Our sources will only come from government, medical, and trusted epidemiology sources. We will only use proven science and medical-based sources or information for any travel advice.

What is Coronavirus?

"Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19." - World Health Organization

Should I Travel?

If you have to travel for various reasons, please follow these travel guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the foremost public health safety authority, and the U.S. Department of State. Be aware of unsubstantiated information.

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How Can I Prevent Coronavirus?

  • Get the vaccine.
  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth.
  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
  • Avoid crowds and keep physical contact greater than six feet (about two arm lengths).

In the News

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Coronavirus FAQ: A Guide To (Ever-Changing) Rules Of Global Air Travel In A Pandemic

If you want to travel internationally, you'll run into a range of travel restrictions and entry requirements. Here's what you need to know about the new rules. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says to get vaccinated before you go. Air travelers should be fully vaccinated regardless of the risk level in the country you're visiting, according to the health agency. There's still a lot of virus circulating.

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Travel Advisor vs. Travel Agent: What's the Difference and Do You Need One?

A travel advisor can help you book a vacation, use your travel rewards and score you perks. "And if you're hoping to travel abroad, you'll have to contend with even more regulations, including testing requirements or proof of vaccination. "There's added work involved because all these countries have different restrictions, different requirements, and you have to get them right," Rees says. "I would say using a travel advisor gives you a big leg up on having to do that work yourself because a lot of this information is really hidden away. You have to track all this stuff down," he says.

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10 Reasons Why Travel Advisors Are Industry Essential

It’s been more than a year since the pandemic roiled the nation, spurring social distancing, upending small businesses and stunting travel. As headlines about ravaged commercial airlines and empty hotels swirled, Congress worked to provide relief to the travel and hospitality industry. But while the government doled out assistance to airlines, restaurants and other highly visible sectors, one lesser-known, but no less critical, group went unaccounted for.