Traveling safely with unvaccinated children amid the coronavirus pandemic

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Summer travel plans are heating up as the country continues to see vaccination numbers rise. Many are already eager to travel, but parents are worried about what to do if they are fully vaccinated and their children aren’t.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges anyone who has not received their COVID-19 vaccine not to travel. If you do as parents, it’s important to be prepared.

The more informed parents are about travel protocols, the better they can prepare their children ahead of time. That includes what they should expect at airports, hotel check-ins, theme parks, and road trips.

If traveling with children, health experts recommend road trips to outdoorsy places in order to limit contact with other people

When traveling, every member of your family over the age of 3 needs to wear face masks in public and practice proper COVID procedures, like social distancing and hand washing.

While fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to contract and spread the virus, the CDC says its important for families to be aware of their destination coronavirus guidelines.

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