June 18, 2021
Everyone is ready to hit the road again this summer. Vaccinations are increasing, infection rates are dropping, and people are shaking off pandemic fatigue. New polls show 77% of Americans have plans to travel this summer,1 but a recent Safe Travels survey from MDLIVE suggests over half of travelers still feel stressed about their personal or family health while traveling this year.
“Consumers have shifted to a pragmatic planning mindset when it comes to traveling and health. Health is no longer an afterthought but has moved to the front seat of the planning process, perhaps for good.”
— Dr. Cindy Zelis, MDLIVE Chief Medical Officer
Here are the top five ways travelers in our survey are preparing for safer travel this year:2
“Getting sick on a trip is never part of the plan; but if it does happen, who wants to drive around an unfamiliar place looking for an urgent care clinic when you can see a doctor from your hotel room, vacation rental, or even your tent?”
— Dr. Zelis
MDLIVE has physicians in every state. There’s no worry about time zones, availability, or long wait times. Wherever you are in your travels, an MDLIVE doctor is available 24/7 every day of the year for health concerns and quick prescription refills.
If you don’t have it yet, download the MDLIVE app before you get back out there.