We are all trying our best to adapt to the new norms of carrying out daily activities and tasks while using PPE tools such as masks and gloves. This brings in the question of how will we travel now ? Do we wait till the pandemic blows over? Or just get back on track with our routines and adapt to the necessary precautions.
It is obvious that experts are not sure of when the pandemic will be over and can’t commit to a date for our lives to resume normal. However, if you are planning in going on a trip, be it for business or pleasure, a set of precautions and steps need to be considered to ensure the safety of yourself and others.
What to do before you travel?
You will need to ensure that the destination you are travelling is open and that flights are available during the required dates. You will have to check with the respective embassies or governmental portals and platforms of your desired destination to ensure that you will be allowed entry into the country and will find a list of updated travel requirements.
Always find a way to shield yourself as well as protect other people from contracting COVID-19 by doing the following:
- Wear a surgical face mask to keep your nose and mouth covered when in open settings or surrounded by people.
- Evade close contact with others by remaining at a 6 feet distance from any individual who isn’t from your family.
- Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
- Avoid contact with any individual who is having Covid-19 symptoms.
- Abstain from touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Travel expands your odds of contracting and or spreading COVID-19. Your odds of getting COVID-19 while traveling is largely dependent on the level of commitment of precautions taken by you and everyone around you to ensure safety by wearing masks and remaining at a 6 feet distance from individuals (social distancing). Air terminals, transport stations, train stations, and rest stops are largely and frequently visited by travelers and can contribute to the infection and spread of Covid-19 on a global level.
Air travel requires staying in security lines and air terminals, which can cause you to get in close contact with others as well as habitually contacted surfaces. Most infections and different germs don’t spread effectively on flights in light of how air courses through the cabin of planes. Be that as it may, social distancing is troublesome on packed flights, and sitting 6 feet apart from others is not always an option which may increase your chances of getting COVID-19.
Additionally consider how you get to and from the air terminal, as public transportation methods and ride-sharing can also increase your chances of contracting the corona virus.
Always be prepared!
Always have extra masks to wear in open or crowded spots.
Pack enough hand sanitizer in convenient places.
Carry enough quantity of your medication to last you for the whole duration of the trip.
Pack food and water in the event that restaurants and stores are shut.
What to Do when you come back home
You may have been exposed to COVID-19 and are asymptomatic where You may feel well and not have any side effects, however you can be infectious without indications and spread the infection to other people.
- You and your traveling partners (if any) represent a danger to your family, companions, and network for 14 days after you were exposed to the infection.
- When around others, maintain a 6 feet distance from others who are not from your family. It is imperative to do this all over the place, both inside and outside.
- Wear a mask to keep your nose and mouth secured when you are outside your home.
- Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer.
- Watch your vitals and search for side effects of COVID-19.
- Take your temperature on the off chance that you feel debilitated.