Need to travel during the COVID-19 outbreak? But worries about safe travel are holding you back?
Well, don’t panic. Keep on reading to get some tips for safe Traveling during this COVID-19 period.
Tips for Corona- free Traveling
Are corona pandemic regulations putting a brake on your traveling? Don’t worry. You can still explore new adventures and travel safely in these difficult times, although it will be a little different now.
Say hello to safe travel during COVID-19 times with our below-mentioned tips and tricks.
Must-pack Items Before Heading Out
Undoubtedly, smart packing is the key to safe and enjoyable traveling during this difficult time. Along with your regular needed items, you must pack the below-mentioned stuff to grapple with an added threat of the dangerous COVID-19.
- Carry sufficient disposable face masks, clothes, scarfs, and gloves.
- Do not forget to carry an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- During this time, staying clean and discouraging germs is of utmost importance, so carry handy detergent sachets, disinfectant wipes, and bottles of disinfectants (at least 70% alcohol).
- Carry sufficient clothes, scarf, cover-ups, and some washable slippers with you because the Coronavirus thrives on surfaces, so regular cleaning is the only cure.
- Take with you all medicines (if taking some).
- Do not forget to carry a small first-aid kit, including a thermometer.
- Carry your water and some eatables with you, too.
Check COVID-19 Traveling Restrictions before Leaving Home
Covid-19 restrictions may vary in different cities, states, and countries, so you must check all the traveling restrictions that prevailed in the place where you are about to travel.
It is the most crucial step to save you from unpleasant surprises and delays at your halts and destinations. You can check the local health department websites to know about local restrictions about the lockdown, quarantine restrictions, and other traveling restrictions before heading out to that place.
Note: There are different restrictions and rules for air traveling, car traveling, and other ground transportations like a cab, bus, metro, etc., so do not forget to check them out before starting your journey.
Things to Keep In Mind While Traveling
To slow down the spread of Covid-19, the government has put some restrictions on travel. But if you need to travel due to some work or family obligations, then protect yourself and others by following the below-mentioned steps.
- Wear a proper mask and cover your body properly.
- Avoid crowds and maintain at least 6 feet distance from others.
- Clean your hands, especially before eating and after using washrooms, coughing, sneezing, and blowing the nose.
- Make digital payments.
- Postpone your traveling if you are not well.
Are You at a Higher Risk of COVID-19?
Remember that if you are 65 and older, the risk of developing severe symptoms of the Coronavirus is much higher. Furthermore, if you have preexisting conditions such as heart problems, weak immune system, lung disease, diabetes, or severe obesity, you should not expose yourself to getting the COVID-19 by traveling unnecessarily.
If still, you need to travel then:
Ø Please follow all regulations recommended by CDC for COVID-19.
Ø Discuss your current health condition with your doctor and ask about any additional precautions to take for safe traveling.
Don’t Forget; Safety is First
We know it is hard to stay home all the time, especially for travel-hungry souls. However, our collective efforts can ensure our safety as well as that of our fellow travelers and can flatten the curve.
Have a safe journey!
Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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