What Type of Travel Is Considered a Quarantine?


What Type of Travel Is Considered a Quarantine?

Travel is the relocation of people from different geographic locations between different periods of time. Travel can generally be one way, round trip or back and forth, with no baggage, and is usually done with vehicles that are both driving and rider. The concept of travel has changed greatly through the years to what we have today. Today, it is possible for people to choose between air travel, road travel, boat travel, or a combination of any of these options.

Air travel has been one of the earliest forms of travel, dating back to at least World War II, and the advent of air-conditioning. Air travel is largely controlled by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (DMV). Recently, updates to the airlines have made air travel safer and more convenient, particularly for the older and/or infrequent traveler. These recent updates included mandatory seat belt laws for all passengers, tighter regulations for carrying carry-on bags, and updated screening procedures for the cabin crew and for anyone who may board the plane.

Boats travel by motor, most often on the Mississippi or Wisconsin rivers. Depending on where on the river a boat crosses, there can be long gaps in boating season, with fishing and other recreational activities being less than perfect. In early spring, as the weather begins to warm, the water temperatures start to rise, and fishing is better than ever. With the warmer waters, many smaller boats that are seasonal vacation vehicles get the running gear refilled, which makes them run better through the cooler months. In early to mid-summer, there are no longer any fishing or boating regulations in Wisconsin and Minnesota, so anyone with a vessel that wants to explore those areas can do so.

Another excellent travel option is a long term slow travel package. Lodges, cruises, tours, and sightseeing packages can all be purchased for one or two weeks. In the Great Lakes region, these options range from outfitters in the region to driving tours through scenic areas of the region. Some of the great packages include things like a cabin in a bed and breakfast, local transportation, guided tours, local entertainment, wine, cheeses, wine, beer, and ice cream, along with meals, snacks, and overnight accommodations.

One last option in long term travel is a gap year between semesters. Many universities offer gap year programs that allow students to travel across the country, experience various cultures, make new friends, experience travel while learning, and graduate in a completely different location. A student could choose to travel from state to state, from town to town, or spend the whole gap year living in an area for a short period of time. Gap year programs are a great way to travel while still meeting your educational needs. This type of travel is not meant to be long term travel, but rather a fun experience that allows students to experience something different while increasing their knowledge of their new location.

No matter where students travel during their gap year, they must take part in a mandatory quarantining process. This requirement began in 1999, when the World Health Organization (WHO) decided that anyone traveling to areas of the world with the potential for outbreaks of infectious diseases had to undergo mandatory quarantining. The purpose of this quarantining is to protect travelers from illnesses, such as AIDS and HIV, that could be spread through travel to these areas. Anyone traveling to these places who does not follow the proper quarantining protocol is subject to penalties, fines, and could even be held criminally responsible. This guideline is meant as a means of protecting everyone, especially those who have the greatest risk of contracting a deadly disease.