If you’re planning a winter vacation, whether locally or overseas, you’re undoubtedly thinking if omicron is a reason to cancel or postpone your trip. The issue is that it’s too early to say where those areas are right now. Currently, countries all over the world are sequencing genes from Covid test samples in order to locate omicron instances. As of Friday morning, the variant had been found in 38 nations, including Italy, the United Kingdom, France, Portugal, and Mexico. Cases have been reported in Hawaii, New York, Colorado, Minnesota, and California in the United States. Covid tests are “a very effective technique of identifying if you’ve been exposed and therefore preventing transmission to others” before and after travel.