It’s no secret that the world has changed forever since the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Industry, particularly the tourism sector, has been hit badly by closing borders, travel restrictions and blockades across the country. Airlines have tried to cover their losses, as have destinations and hotels, but they still have problems.
With restrictions reduced and borders reopened to tourists and travelers, travel looks very different from last year. Here are some tips on how to travel safely while staying healthy during COVID-19.
Wear a face mask
This is one of the easiest and most preventable ways to travel safely during a pandemic. Wearing a face covering not only protects you from catching the virus, it also prevents you from spreading to neighbors on planes or at airports.
Face masks are a fashion statement these days. While people have homemade masks to match any outfit or high-end fashion style with designer labels, these masks have become modern and save lives. Make sure to wear a mask when sitting or standing in a crowd.
Wash your hands frequently
Before you leave the house to start your journey, make sure you have a bottle of hand sanitizer. As children we are often taught to wash our hands, but somehow many of us forget how to care for it in our daily adult lives.
Rub in a little hand sanitizer after touching surfaces like doorknobs or escalators. Also, remember to always wash your hands or do something with your hands near your face before eating. This will prevent viral infection when you are traveling outside.
Keep your distance
They may be lousy to be told on social distancing, but it needs to be in these moments. If possible, try to stay 2 meters away from strangers. This is important if you are lining up on a plane, bus, waiting in line for a tourist spot, or eating at a restaurant.
It is believed that many people catch the virus while eating in restaurants or indoors. Try to eat out whenever possible on your trip. Sitting outdoors while traveling is the best option.
Consider alternative travel options
Many of us are accustomed to ordering tickets and boarding planes to our destinations. Now we need to rethink our travel plans a little to avoid too many people. Although you can still catch a commercial flight, there is no guarantee that you will get a seat next to you.
So why not book a private jet charter to Miami for your vacation? Or instead of traveling on a busy bus or train, take a trip away from your journey. There are always alternatives to choose from when traveling safely during a pandemic.