Myth: Flying in an aeroplane increases the chance of getting Covid-19

Rating: Mostly True

It is difficult to identify precisely when an infection occurred (e.g. before travel, at the airport, on the flight or elsewhere). The CDC agrees that flying can cause chances of exposure and infection. The World Health Organization (WHO) also mentions, ‘Any situation in which people are in close proximity to one another for long periods of time increases the risk of transmission’.

There are few studies related to Covid-19 infections in a region and air travel, however, largely the results are inconclusive.

The CDC website recommends, “delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated” and have further put up travel guidelines for Domestic Travel and International Travel for unvaccinated people.

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