The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health recently followed up on its safe air travel study with a second report on “curb-to-curb” travel through airports.
Harvard’s first study determined that there is a low risk of contracting COVID-19 on an airplane when it is disinfected between flights and when the crew and travelers utilize a mask.
This recent second study shows that implementing those same multilayered strategies in the airport is also effective at preventing community spread of the virus on a larger scale.
While nothing is completely risk-free, this second report increases confidence in air travel during the pandemic.