Traveling during the pandemic is quite risky and cumbersome. However, you’re diligent and take all precautionary steps; you can enjoy a good trip. Therefore, we’ve put together some good tips for you to prepare yourself for traveling during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Check the Rules before Travelling Somewhere
The rules of travel vary from country to country – on top of that, they change quite often depending on the current state of the pandemic in the country. Therefore, a crucial part of planning your trip is ensuring you’re aware of all the rules and regulations about the place you’re going. It’s easy to find travel information from a country’s government website. Stayingnowhere also has great tips for travelling during the covid pandemic.
Airliners come with their own sets of regulations. So, when you purchase tickets for a particular airline, make sure you’ve done your homework. Pay special attention to the policies regarding hand luggage, cargo baggage, types of masks, and clothing you should wear, and food items on the plane.
Plan Your Trip Carefully and Deliberately
You should always plan your trips ahead of time – and with the pandemic, planning has become even more important. You need to plan carefully to avoid contamination at the airport and on your way to your destination. Moreover, you should ensure that the airlines of your choice handles every passenger with extra care and does everything it can to prevent cross-contamination.
Before heading off to your destination, check what measures the local government has taken to ensure public health safety and the steps to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission. With your research at hand, you’ll know all the places to avoid, everything you need to do get around, and only travel through low-risk zones.
Get Travel Insurance
Despite all your precautions, if you do end up getting sick while on your trip, you should have insurance to cover your health costs. Without an insurance policy to cover you, you’ll quickly become frustrated as the costs pile up.
Therefore, before your trip, apply for an insurance policy that covers all the necessities during your trip abroad – carefully read through the different policies before settling on the right one that meets your needs.
Be Rigorous with Your Documentation
Before traveling to a different country, you need to ensure all your paperwork is in place. In most cases, you’ll need to fill up several forms and submit documentation before you’re allowed entry into a country.
Moreover, you will need to fill out some substantial paperwork before leaving a country. Therefore, before or during your trip, check everything, and ensure you have everything in order. Additionally, try to find out if you have to fill out the paperwork online or in person.
Get your tests in order. Almost every country will require a negative Covid-19 test report from you around the time of your flight. Therefore, before you get yourself a plane ticket, ensure you have a recent test and that you’re not a public risk.
If you don’t have your paperwork sorted out, the authorities will fine you for your negligence. So, ensure you have everything you need during your travels.
Plan Ahead for Extra Time at the Airport
With more checks in place, waiting times are longer in airports. Therefore, make sure you have enough time to get yourself checked in, along with your baggage and health checks before starting your trip.
Always Wear a Mask
Wearing a mask is a must regardless of local or international travel. Therefore, have plenty of masks at hand, as you’ll have to keep switching and wearing them throughout your travels. Wearing a mask is one effective way of avoiding Covid-19 in addition to washing your hands. As an extra precaution, have hand sanitizers with you. Finally, as you’ll have to change masks frequently, have plenty of them at hand.
Wash Your Hands
Use hand-washing soap to wash your hands often. Additionally, keep a bottle of hand sanitizer around with at least 60% alcohol content. This should help minimize the chances of virus spreads. Always wash your hands before boarding a flight, after exiting a flight, before and after using a bathroom, before touching your face, and especially after touching anything in public places.
• Eat before your trip. Eating meals in a safe and healthy environment while on the road can be near impossible. Therefore, always have your meals before starting a trip, as it’s your safest bet.
• Use the bathroom before your journey and avoid public bathrooms.
• Be prepared for delays and cancellations.
As long as you stay safe during your trip, despite all the rules, regulations, and paperwork, you can still have an excellent time on your travels.