Additionally, a new printable packing checklist can help people get ready for their trip. 

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Regarding COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is still advising against all non-essential travel in the U.S., and both the CDC and the State Department recommend against all global travel.  International travelers may also be subject to additional requirements upon arrival, including mandatory testing and quarantine. 

Once restrictions are eased, people will still need to consider personal risks, the feasibility of a possible 14-day post-trip self-isolation or quarantine, and other factors that are likely to continue to define the ‘new normal’ of travel, including social distancing, face coverings, hand hygiene and other health practices.

“Millions of people, including so many of our readers, miss travel greatly and are longing to resume,” said Douglas Stallings, Print Editorial Director, Fodor’s.  “We want to support them in doing so safely and with confidence, using our travel insights and the health expertise from WebMD.” 

The e-book is rich in resources to guide travelers throughout the process:  From initial decision-making, to destination considerations, lodging and dining, how best to prepare and pack, and what to expect in different regions and countries. It will be updated as needed, as local and regional restrictions, requirements, and new insights on COVID-19 health guidance develop.

The publication also features reliable, science-based information on the virus, transmission, risk groups, and symptoms to watch for.

“While we are still learning about the virus, we do know that the older you are, the higher your risk. Anyone with certain health problems is also at higher risk of severe COVID-19 infection,” said Michael Smith, MD, Chief Medical Director, WebMD.  “If you, someone you are traveling with, or someone you are visiting have any of these risk factors then you want to think carefully about whether to travel, and how to do it safely.”   

“Traveling is among life’s most rewarding and enjoyable activities,” said Stallings. “It opens us to new perspectives and ways of understanding our world.  While the ‘new normal’ may be somewhat challenging at first, we believe that travelers will adapt quickly, and we wrote our Guide to make that process easier.”  

 About Fodor’s Travel

For over 80 years, Fodor’s Travel has shared expert travel advice for every stage of a traveler’s trip in over 7,500 destinations.  In addition to being the go-to source on practical travel tips, news, and inspiration, Fodor’s is also a trusted resource for travel health and safety information.  On, Fodor’s correspondents around the world regularly explore current health/travel issues, and every Fodor’s guidebook always includes a comprehensive Travel Smart section that provides practical advice and tips on both personal safety and health-related safety.  Fodor’s guides make it possible for every trip to be a trip of a lifetime.  

About WebMD

WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands Company, is the leading provider of health information services, serving patients, physicians, health care professionals, employers, and health plans through public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications. The WebMD Health Network includes WebMD Health, Medscape, Jobson Healthcare Information, prIME Oncology, MediQuality, Frontline, Vitals Consumer Services, Aptus Health, MedicineNet, eMedicineHealth, RxList, OnHealth, Medscape Education, and other owned WebMD sites. WebMD®, Medscape®, CME Circle®, Medpulse®, eMedicine®, MedicineNet®,®, and RxList® are among the trademarks of WebMD Health Corp. or its subsidiaries.

About Internet Brands

Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands® is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Health, Automotive, Legal and Home/Travel. The company’s award-winning consumer websites lead their categories and serve more than 250 million monthly visitors, while a full range of web presence offerings has established deep, long-term relationships with SMB and enterprise clients. Internet Brands’ powerful, proprietary operating platform provides the flexibility and scalability to fuel the company’s continued growth. Internet Brands is a portfolio company of KKR and Temasek. For more information, please visit 

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