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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.

Ampoules with Covid-19 vaccine on a laboratory bench. Photo by M.Rode-Foto

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

In this Friday, July 16, 2021 file photo, visitors enjoy the view from top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The European Union is expected to recommend that its member states reinstate restrictions on tourists from the U.S. because of rising coronavirus infection levels in the country, EU diplomats said Monday, Aug. 30. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

EU takes US off safe travel list; backs travel restrictions

The European Union recommended Monday that its 27 nations reinstate restrictions on tourists from the U.S. because of rising coronavirus infections there.

The decision by the European Council to remove the U.S. from a safe list of countries for nonessential travel reverses advice that it gave in June, when the bloc recommended lifting restrictions on U.S. travelers before the summer tourism season. The guidance is nonbinding, however, and U.S. travelers should expect a mishmash of travel rules across the continent.

 In this May 28, 2020, file photo, a passenger wears personal protective equipment on a Delta Airlines flight after landing at Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

TSA extends into January mask rule for airline passengers

Federal officials are extending into January a requirement that people on airline flights and public transportation wear face masks, a rule intended to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The Transportation Security Administration’s current order was scheduled to expire Sept. 13. An agency spokesman said Tuesday that the mandate will be extended until Jan. 18.

Global Air Travel graphic by Malaka Gharib/NPR

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.