Coronavirus safety travel tips

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Travelling is exciting and brings long-lasting memories.

You do however, want to be sure that you are safe as you travel the world. The coronavirus has caused a menace in various sectors across the globe, and you don’t want to risk your health while travelling.

There are many places you can still visit and these tips will help you travel well and stay healthy .

Do your research

Your health matters so much in whatever you do now. You should gather enough information concerning the places you want to visit. Check the websites of respective governments and the World Health Organization. Read traveller reviews for information regarding the safest neighbourhoods, emergency contacts, and safety precautions that govern your destination.

You will also want to evaluate how risky some of the activities you will engage in are. Even after the spread has slowed down, you should remember that crowding is risky. The new norm is to maintain the least number of people in groups. Choose events that do not require you to come into contact with so many people.

Pack Smart

It is easy to forget to bring all the supplies and items you will require when you make a spontaneous trip. Preparation is essential before setting out on your trip. Remember to pack your medical supplies and other essentials that you are likely to use at your destination and on the way. Do not forget to bring enough face masks, a well-stocked first aid kit, insect repellent, alcohol-based hand rub, and water.

If you are embarking on a road trip pack your roof rack car for adequate space to carry all the essentials. Don’t risk your health during your trip by borrowing and sharing essential items with others, increasing your chances of infection. Carry disinfectants and hand sanitisers for cleaning surfaces.

Remember PPE

We have always taken PPE on holiday in the form of sunscreen, hats, wetsuits and various other items but now the term PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) means more than that.

Face masks and mask clothes are essential in many places you visit while in public areas. Avoid crowds and observe social distancing rules. Avoid shaking hands, hugging, and pecking others. Preferably, stay with people who belong to your household and wash your hands frequently.

Take Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is mandatory for every traveller that wants peace of mind. Various packages allow you to access necessary services while travelling or compensation if something goes wrong.

Whereas travel insurance might have been an afterthought in the past, post COVID-19 travel insurance provides you with a reassurance of cancellation of your trips and a full refund. There is an expected rise in the sale of travel insurance after the pandemic to guarantee a safe journey.

Embrace touchless travel

A shift to touchless travel will be the most immediate and visible change after COVID-19. Exchanging travel documents, going through security check-ins and boarding will still pose a high risk to the staff and travellers and many carriers are insisting on contactless check in and baggage drops and card payments for goods and services. Through the use of technology, expect travelling to be more digital.

Conclusion

International travel is more challenging at the moment but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a safe place to go for your holiday. Research is easy and there are many online resources. Just remember that for the time being, face coverings should be packed as automatically as sunscreen!

Posted by Emma Willson

Emma Willson

Emma Willson is a passionate writer & guest blogger. She loves writing & sharing her knowledge mostly in the travel industry.Currently she is working with a motorcycle Company. She believes travelling is the key for a peaceful life & wants to spread her belief across the world.

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