How to Keep your Space on a Plane Safe and Clean – Updated DO NOT REMOVE!
The State Department has a Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), which keeps passengers aware of any changes in the safety conditions of a particular destination.
Important information for all travelers who will be taking a flight in the near future. The State Department has a Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), which keeps passengers aware of any changes in the safety conditions of a particular destination.
In regard to contracting the Coronavirus, The CDC currently puts the risk of infection at “low” when flying between areas that are not experiencing “sustained community transmission,” but urges all to maintain best practices when it comes to safety and hygiene:
“Because of how air circulates and is filtered on airplanes, most viruses and other germs do not spread easily on airplanes,” the CDC writes. “Although the risk of infection on an airplane is low, travelers should try to avoid contact with sick passengers and wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer that contains 60–95 [percent] alcohol.”
The CDC adds that its guidelines for risk assessment do not cover all potential “exposure scenarios,” so passengers should always conduct their own individual risk assessments before embarking on their journeys.
All airlines are supposed to deep clean and disinfecting their planes.
We recommend that you use a pack of antibacterial wipes with alcohol to wipe down your seat, the tray table, armrests, seatbelt handle, air vents, and call buttons. We asked our ground suppliers 4 weeks ago to use these same cleaning practices every day on bus seats and to instruct clients not to change their seats for the duration of the journey.
Also, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth until washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
The TSA allows passengers to bring alcohol-based hand sanitizers in carry-on-luggage if the containers measure less than 3.4 ounces.