COVID-19 (coronavirus) travel advice

Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. If you’re unvaccinated, staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. If you must travel, talk with your doctor and ask about any additional precautions you may need to take.

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Patient Travel Services: Safe and smooth journeys

Patient Travel Services lets you: Travel with less stress. We offer high-quality, no-cost support for patients, families and travel companions. Eliminate worry about sharing personal information or handling travel details: We contact the airlines, hotels, restaurants and transportation services for you.

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Travel medicine clinics

The travel clinics can treat you if you acquire an infection on the trip. Travel clinic staff are the Mayo experts in treating parasitic and other diseases common to tropical regions but uncommon in the United States. Contact Florida. Mayo Clinic Travel Medicine Clinic; 4500 San Pablo Road Jacksonville, FL 32224 Phone: 904-953-0074; Minnesota

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Patient travels to Mayo during COVID-19 pandemic – Mayo

“My wife, MJ, was terrified about me getting COVID-19 due to the travel.” After three months of self-quarantine neither of them wanted to take the risk of traveling to Mayo. But after much discussion they decided the best option would be for him to travel the 670 miles from Saginaw, Michigan, to Rochester, Minnesota, alone.

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Air travel during pregnancy: Is it safe

Answer From Tatnai Burnett, M.D. Generally, commercial air travel before week 36 of pregnancy is considered safe if you have a healthy pregnancy. Still, if you're pregnant, check with your health care provider before you fly. Your health care provider might caution against air travel if you're experiencing pregnancy complications that might be

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Creative ways Patient Travel Services can support your

Creative ways Patient Travel Services can support your journey (PDF) Mayo Clinic Patient Travel Services advisers are readily available to assist with booking safe and smooth trips to any of our U.S. locations. We'll organize accommodations and find creative solutions to ease many aspects of your trip, including but not limited to:

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COVID-19 safety: Tips for leaving home to travel, visit

Consider the risks associated with different types of travel. There might be a risk of getting the COVID-19 virus on a crowded flight if other travelers on board are infected. On a bus or train, sitting or standing within 6 feet (2 meters) of others for a prolonged period can put you at risk of getting or spreading the COVID-19 virus.

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Mandatory COVID-19 testing for international travelers

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a directive requiring COVID-19 testing for all inbound international travelers 2 years of age and older. This requirement took effect Jan. 26, 2021, and applies to both foreign nationals and U.S. residents.

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Getting around Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota

Each year, more than 1 million visitors like you travel to Rochester to seek medical care. If this is your first time coming to Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, you may wonder how you'll find your way around. Don't worry. Mayo Clinic, located in downtown Rochester, is designed with visitors in mind.

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Air travel with infant: Is it safe

Air travel is appropriate for most infants. Before you fly with your baby, however, consider: Your baby's age. Your baby's doctor might discourage unnecessary air travel shortly after birth. Newborns have developing immune systems and air travel might increase their risk of catching an infectious disease. If you choose to travel with an infant

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Travel safety during the COVID-19 pandemic – Mayo Clinic

Travel safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 is a global issue. The disease is in every country and nearly every city. That's why health experts do not recommend any nonessential travel at this time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says crowded travel settings, like airports, may increase chances of getting COVID-19

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Planning to travel with atrial fibrillation

Buy travel health insurance. Buy travel health insurance and medical evacuation insurance before your trip, in case of emergency while traveling overseas. Monitor the effects of blood-thinning medications. If you're taking warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven), a type of blood-thinning medication, you'll need regular blood tests to monitor its effects.

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Video: Travel safely for medical care during the COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic adds challenges. Here’s how to travel safely right now. Check the latest CDC travel recommendations. Minimize stops and avoid close contact with others. Plan meals, even if it’s just packing sandwiches. Research grocery stores, carryout restaurants and patient cafeterias. Book lodging with a fridge and microwave.

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Should you travel for the holidays

If you decide to travel, try to avoid crowded transportation hubs such as airports. Be extremely cautious, especially in the 14 days prior to getting together with loved ones. People who are at increased risk for illness should avoid in-person gatherings. If you are sick or you've been exposed to COVID-19, stay home except to get medical care.

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Mayo Clinic expert weighs in on traveling after getting

As more people are vaccinated for COVID-19, many are looking forward to being able to travel again.While many restrictions have been lifted, COVID-19 has not gone away. So how safe is it to travel? Dr. Stac e y Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, answers questions about traveling at this point in the pandemic.. Watch: Dr. Stacey Rizza weighs in on travel during the COVID …

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Foot swelling during air travel: A concern

Answer From Sheldon G. Sheps, M.D. Leg and foot swelling during air travel is common and typically harmless. The most likely culprit is inactivity during a flight. Sitting with your feet on the floor for a long period causes blood to pool in your leg veins. The position of your legs when you are seated also increases pressure in your leg veins.

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Prostate cancer metastasis: Where does

In theory, prostate cancer cells can spread anywhere in the body. In practice, though, prostate cancer metastasis occurs most often in the lymph nodes and the bones. Prostate cancer metastasis occurs when cells break away from the tumor in the prostate. The cancer cells can travel through the lymphatic system or the bloodstream to other areas

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Can COVID-19 (coronavirus) spread through food, water

The virus can also spread from infected people to surfaces they touch, but this is less common than person-to-person transmission. Experts don't have all of the answers about COVID-19 yet, but here's what's known so far about the risk of getting the COVID-19 virus from common surfaces and situations if you’re not vaccinated:. Food containers and packaging.

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COVID-19: What to do if you develop symptoms while away

In many areas of the U.S. and around the world, people are being told to stay home and avoid travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, travel restrictions may not apply to employees of critical industries, such as trucking, public health professionals, financial services, and food supply.

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Do I still need to get vaccinated if I’ve already had

Andrew Badley, M.D., COVID-19 Research Task Force Chair, Mayo Clinic: If you've already had COVID-19, should you still get vaccinated? The answer is yes. Several reasons for that. One is that the duration of immunity that you receive after having COVID-19 disease is variable. Our current estimates are that that goes away over about three months.

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Should college students go home for the holidays

November 9, 2020. Thanksgiving is traditionally an intimate gathering of family and friends. And, for college students, the fall break in semester is an opportunity to travel home to see the family for a few days. With COVID-19 cases increasing at a high rate in some parts of the U.S., that trek home might need to be reconsidered.

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Hotels and lodging near Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Mayo Clinic is working with local businesses to support the safety of patients who travel to the community. Learn more about visiting Mayo Clinic safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Phoenix welcomes over 40 million visitors every year. So, whether you're looking for five-star accommodations, budget hotels, RV parks, short-term rentals or

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Spring break: Should I stay or should I go

To mitigate the risk of COVID-19 exposure, a number of colleges across the U.S. have amended their academic calendars to eliminate spring break, thereby reducing student travel and minimizing the potential for travel-related COVID-19 exposure.. Nevertheless, after nearly a year of being cooped up, many people are growing frustrated and looking to travel.

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Living-donor transplant

It's important to discuss with the recipient whether his or her insurance plan will cover travel, lodging, child care and other expenses for you as a living donor. If the recipient's insurance plan doesn't cover these costs, ask the recipient if he or she will be reimbursing your travel and lodging expenses. It's illegal to be paid to be a donor.

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Travel workout: Fitness tips for business travelers

Travel time and meetings might leave little room in your schedule for exercise. But dedication and planning can help you stay in shape — and ease the stress that work travel can cause. Consider these travel workout tips. Pack for fitness.

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COVID-19 and your mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic has likely brought many changes to how you live your life, and with it uncertainty, altered daily routines, financial pressures and social isolation. You may worry about getting sick, how long the pandemic will last, whether you'll lose your job, and what the future will bring. Information overload, rumors and misinformation can make your life feel out of control and make

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After COVID-19 vaccination: Is it OK to visit with loved

After getting a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that it's OK for fully vaccinated people to: Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors and outdoors — without wearing masks or avoiding close contact. Visit with unvaccinated people from one household who are at

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Digestion: How long does it take

Digestion time varies among individuals and between men and women. After you eat, it takes about six to eight hours for food to pass through your stomach and small intestine. Food then enters your large intestine (colon) for further digestion, absorption of water and, finally, elimination of undigested food. It takes about 36 hours for food to

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New treatment options for those with liver cancer – Mayo

Sharon Silverman loves to travel. But after doctors in her hometown of Pensacola, Florida, diagnosed her with hepatocellular carcinoma and told her there were no treatment options, Sharon knew she had to take one more trip. Her destination: Mayo Clinic — where a unique radiation procedure opened the door to future adventures.. Reporter DeeDee Stiepan shares Sharon's story.

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Vaccines for adults: Which do you need

Talk to your doctor about your specific needs. Adult vaccines to consider include: Flu (influenza) vaccine. To prevent the flu, the CDC recommends annual flu vaccination for everyone ages 6 months or older. Adults age 50 and older should not get the nasal spray flu vaccine. The flu can cause serious complications in older adults.

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Ivermectin (Oral Route) Proper Use

Proper Use. Ivermectin is best taken as a single dose with a full glass (8 ounces) of water on an empty stomach (1 hour before breakfast), unless otherwise directed by your doctor. To help clear up your infection, take this medicine exactly as directed. Your doctor may want you to …

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Reducing infection from asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers

Reducing infection from asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers? March 11, 2021. ROCHESTER, Minn. — Ten days after receiving a first dose of a messenger RNA, or mRNA, vaccine for COVID-19, patients without COVID-19 symptoms are far less likely to test positive and unknowingly spread COVID-19, compared to patients who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19.

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COVID-19 safety: Tips for restaurants, salons and the gym

Wear a face mask and stay 6 feet (2 meters) apart from others. Know the rules regarding the use of bathrooms, locker rooms and showers. Wipe down frequently touched surfaces before and after use. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before and after exercising. Limit high-intensity activities when indoors.

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Car sickness in children: Can I prevent it

Don't give your child a large meal immediately before or during car travel. If the trip will be long or your child needs to eat, give him or her a small, bland snack — such as dry crackers and a small drink — before it's time to go. Provide air ventilation. Adequate air ventilation might help prevent car sickness. Offer distractions.

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When Summer Travel Includes Surgery; Mayo Clinic Expert

“In general, travel after surgery can be done if it’s well-organized and thought out ahead of time,” Dr. Cassivi says. About Mayo Clinic Recognizing 150 years of serving humanity in 2014, Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for …

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