Half Of Travelers Dodge People For A Week To Avoid Getting Sick Before Their Vacation

Nearly half of Americans seemingly go in hiding for at least a week before a trip to avoid getting sick. 

A new survey of 2,000 adults finds that 44 percent take extra precautions to avoid falling ill for at least a week, with 22 percent saying they do so for at least two weeks. In fact, the average respondent says 10 percent of their luggage is dedicated to personal hygiene items such as hand sanitizer (73%), masks (63%), and cleaning wipes (60%).

Since the start of the pandemic, 58 percent of respondents admit that they have higher standards of cleanliness when traveling. Respondents are more concerned about cleanliness while traveling to their destination compared to after they’ve arrived (23% vs 16%).