Weighing whether to travel this summer during the coronavirus pandemic? What to consider


As states reopen and travel restrictions ease, you’re probably wondering whether it’s safe for you and your family to travel this summer.

a person standing next to a palm tree: People enjoy time on the beach at South Beach in Miami.

The short answer? Travel still isn’t recommended, at least according to federal guidelines. But as some states are pulling back stay-at-home orders put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, travelers must grapple with the choice to venture out. Suddenly, that beach trip you planned or that hotel you booked might be enticing for you to escape your home.


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