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Tips for Preparing for a Trip during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on 10 May 2021 by (0)

Health experts advise against traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some people must travel for some unavoidable reasons. If you’re one of these people, these tips should help you prepare to travel during the coronavirus pandemic.

Check Policies

Before you travel to any foreign or local destination, check the hotel and airline policies. Most places, businesses, and organizations have policies that guide people to conduct themselves to curb the spread of coronavirus. For instance, wearing facemasks could be mandatory. Also, check the guidelines your travel destination has in place for social distancing and washing hands.

Pack Your Essentials

When packing for travel, have in mind the idea that you might authorities might ask you to self-quarantine. In some cases, you may not get in-flight beverages or food services. Therefore, consider packing your snacks. What’s more, water and foods might not be available in case of delays. Also, carry disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizers because you won’t always get clean running water when traveling.

Get Tested

The travel industry is looking for ways to maintain safety. However, some destinations waive the requirement for mandatory quarantine for people with a negative pre-travel COVID-19 test. However, check before traveling because the waiver can vary from one place to another. Additionally, you might have to fill a travel health document before you travel, and limitations vary depending on the destination.

Go Contactless

Consider downloading airplane, airport, food delivery, accommodation/hotel, and rideshare apps to help you keep social distance when traveling. You will also avoid touching more surfaces during the trip. In some places, you can use an app to get a room key.

In addition to these tips, consider getting accommodation at a place where you can self-quarantine comfortably if necessary. That way, you will have an easier time recovering if the authorities require you to self-quarantine. Nevertheless, preparing for a trip will enable you to overcome the unexpected and stay safe when traveling.