I can tell you about my experience living in Tulum, Mexico for one month. The health standards for the majority of the places there were fantastic. At almost every restaurant, both local and bigger chain, they did a temperature check, made sure everyone was using hand sanitizer and wore a mask. Another innovative thing they did was that they gave the customers a QR code with the digital menu, instead of the printed-out version. All these extra steps ensured safety, and helped against the spread of COVID-19. When I compare these standards to the USA, there is a lot of room for improvement back home. Of course, this varies vastly state by state, but where I am situated in Wisconsin, they don’t always even require you to wear a mask when you enter a restaurant. This led to my biggest concern after coming back from Tulum being the possibility of getting COVID-19 because of the lacking safety procedures. And guess what, I got it when I came back to Wisconsin!
That’s why I want to leave the decision of whether to travel entirely up to you. I strongly advise you to consider your options carefully and keep yourself and others safe, no matter what you choose. But in case you’d opt for traveling, I want to share my 5 tips for doing so in these confusing times. They have helped me feel more protected and have allowed me to have an overall better travel experience.