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Those who are WFH and traveling internationally for vacation. Should I bring my laptop with me when I go out of the country in a few weeks on vacation? I feel nervous that if I test positive I won’t have my laptop with me to work and it would be a mess figuring things out if I am quarantined internationally.

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Hard pass and depending on your employer/destination, might be prohibited

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I have never not taken my laptop on a trip before 🤷‍♀️ I’d rather have it and not use itthan need it and not have it There aren’t normally issues working abroad as long as it’s less than 30 days anyways

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Yes take it. I do not agree with working on vacay but this is a real and different situation. If you test positive you will be stuck in a hotel or somewhere for 2 weeks, so you can choose to be available to work or not depending on your preference.

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You definitely should, my gf took hers and while she didnt do any work she did end up needing it because misreading of some rules meant we had to make a change of plans and she needed it.

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Why would you not? I’d say leave it shut though unless you run into an emergency.

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* clarifying that I do not have Covid but am an over thinker and just fearing traveling internationally and then testing positive and having to quarantine internationally. Debating if I should change international trip to something in the USA to be safe.

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I take a personal laptop with me that can access any shared files on onenote / teams / sharepoint if absolutely needed.

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Yes I would

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Yes I have friends that got stuck in their home countries for months due to travel ban

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Outside of traveling to a country that your company may restrict you from going with your laptop (e.g., China), I say take it to be safe.

I agree with others — check on your company’s travel restrictions depending on country. Do not bring client laptop (if you have one of those).

I've always brought with me and never encountered any issues. I've also connected to wifi and have used the internet for personal reasons. Better safe than sorry.

I took it with me when I went to France for a week for this exact reason. Didn’t need it but figured I could get approval if I tested positive (also vaccinated) and needed to work.

I just returned from an international trip without my laptop. I’ve very rarely brought my laptop during personal travel and have never ended up needing it. Hopefully you’re vaccinated and continue to be vigilant on vacation. In the off chance that you get Covid (which could also happen in the States) you should be able to use sick time.

I think you should take it, but let your boss know in case you need to use it. I know companies do scans to see where people are logging in. You don’t want to get in trouble.

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