As more people become vaccinated against COVID-19, countries around the world are re-opening for travel and tourism. After more than a year of travel restrictions, experts expect that pent-up wanderlust since the start of the pandemic will result in an upsurge of summer travel in 2021.
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) latest guidance regarding domestic and international travel, patients traveling should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to mitigate the risk of contracting and spreading the virus. But it’s not just COVID-19 that patients need protection from. Depending on the planned destination, patients may also need additional travel vaccines. By providing pre-travel consultation and care, providers have a significant role to play in preparing patients for safe, healthy travel in the coming months.