Flatten the curve: Keeping your distance from others is essential to slow down the spread of COVID-19.
[Editor’s note: This is an updated version of an earlier article that originally ran on January 28 with multiple updates since then.]
The WHO warned the world to see the rising number of cases—surges in 73 countries—as a “wake-up call” before the situation becomes worse. Some destinations are implementing new lockdowns and other restrictions they’d previously lifted while other destinations are reopening with renewed caution. Those who choose to travel need to ensure they are not further contributing to the spread of COVID-19, which is difficult to do given the limitations in the accuracy of testing and how easily the virus is transmitted. Until the pandemic is over (and it’s far from over), keep asking: Yes, you CAN travel, but SHOULD you travel?