COVID-19 for Snowbirds: How to Safely Travel to Your Second Home

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For snowbirds who typically pack up and head to warmer temperatures after the holidays (or even sooner), there’s a lot of confusion over how to make your journey this year, or if you should even be making it at all in light of COVID-19. If you consider all the important factors and determine that you can safely spend the frigid months in your snowbird nest, you’ll need to take extra precautions for the travel process. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe and healthy during your migration!

If You’re Traveling on the Road:

Pack supplies for cleaning and sanitizing.

If getting to your second home by car is an option, it is definitely the best way to minimize your exposure to others, and thus the virus. Still, chances are you’ve got a lengthy ride ahead of you, so you’ll need to prepare for stops like gas stations, restrooms breaks, food pickup, and lodging. Pack a sanitizing kit for the car that includes disinfecting wipes or spray, hand sanitizer, disposable gloves, and a few masks.

Make as few stops as possible.

To help cut down on the number of stops you have to make, pack snacks and water to tide you over. If you need to buy a meal somewhere, opt for a place with curbside pickup or drive-thru. As for restroom breaks, try to stick to rest stops. Most rest stop bathrooms are designed for touchless use anyway, making them your safest option on the road.

If You’re Traveling in the Air:

Choose your airline carefully.

If driving to your second home isn’t feasible, book your flight with an airline that clearly outlines what measures they’re taking to keep their passengers safe. Look for airlines with enforced social distancing, required masks, contact-free check-in, and even temperature checks. Follow these rules carefully on your flight to keep you and those around you safe.

Sanitize surfaces and wash hands constantly.

Most airlines have extra measures in place as far as sanitation goes, but you should still be disinfecting the surfaces with which you come into contact. Bring along a small pack of disinfecting wipes for your seat, seatbelt, air vent, bathroom door handles, and other frequently-touched surfaces you can’t avoid. Reduce the chance of COVID transmission by washing your hands frequently and trying your best not to touch your face during your flight.

While you focus on planning a safe trip to your second home, let Dreamweaver Concierge get your place ready for your arrival. When you enlist our house sitting services to check in on and secure your second home, you also have access to our cleaning services. That means our team will ensure your second home is clean, sanitary, and ready for you to safely relax in as soon as you walk through the door.

Give us a call at 623-337-1036 to learn more about our affordable white-glove services!