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Quarantine Laws Do Not Preclude Traveling Abroad

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Quarantine Laws Do Not Preclude Traveling Abroad

Traveling is the act of moving from one point to another. Traveling may be one-way or round-trip, and may be one way or round-trip. In today’s world, there are many ways to travel from point A to point B. With technological advancements, people now have the opportunity to take part in international air travel, cruise ship travel, flying with a different airline, traveling by land, sea or even by train. All these traveling options are available to people who want to travel, but are too busy to travel themselves.

One popular traveling option that is quite popular among travelers is self-quarantine. A person who travels to countries that are not familiar to them, especially countries that do not share the same culture or language, has the chance to be exposed to a completely new environment without the possibility of contracting a deadly disease. People who participate in such travelling, whether for fun or business purposes, need to be cautious about contracting a deadly virus if they do not practice proper self-quarantine.

The traveler must first contact the local authorities upon arrival in such foreign countries. They will check to see if there is an available quarantine area. If there is none, travelers are then advised to register at the nearest embassy or consulate. They will usually give a temporary visa upon arrival. This visa will not allow the person to leave the country, but it will allow the person to use the bathroom and get medical care. Once the medical care has been obtained, travelers will then be allowed to leave the country.

Some people choose to travel abroad despite their lack of proper vaccinations and health screenings. Others would rather skip vaccinations and screenings because they plan on staying in the area for a short amount of time, or for a few days. Regardless of the reasons for traveling to a foreign country that does not offer a protective shield against the common cold and flu, or does not meet other standards, people who travel to these countries must abide by all of their duties towards their hosts. Failure to do so can result in a heavy fine or even being sent back to the United States.

One thing many people fail to remember when traveling abroad is that water can carry some deadly pathogens. Anyone who has ever taken a bath or splashed water beyond the normal body temperature risk contracting a water-borne disease. Be especially cautious of the water coming from drains in any high-touch surfaces upon arrival. If the surface does not have any protective barriers, a visitor should avoid taking a bath for one week or more while one is being tested for possible infections. The same is true for using the bathroom in high-touch surfaces.

Despite the fact that the recent outbreak of swine flu was the largest in decades, no county has implemented a comprehensive travel advisory. This means that anyone traveling to any county in the United States, regardless of destination, is encouraged to take a fever, cough, or cold virus thermometer upon arrival to avoid the spread of these diseases. Of course, travelers are encouraged to visit their doctor for any concerns related to their illness. As of Dec. 15, there were no statewide quarantine laws in effect.

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