With more and more cities slowly beginning to unlock the process, people are slowly beginning to return to the skies. People are flying, driving, taking the train to all parts of the world. But with the reality of the pandemic of COVID-19 that we are constantly hearing about, talking about, and living through, it makes one evaluate the option to travel at all. Maybe you have family or work obligations that require you to travel. (Travelling During Covid-19)
As the countries are beginning to open back up, all have to go back to their workplaces obviously, you have to travel. But, worrying about your safety during traveling? Of course, you should be as, going outside is one of the riskiest things you’re going to do. So, if you have decided to travel, Here’s what you need to know.
Doesn’t matter where you live, activity restrictions vary among states and cities, and must follow the guidelines. Before you go out, check your state or country’s health department’s site to get information about local restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
Avoiding exposure is the best way to protect yourself from the COVID-19. If you go out, cover your face with a mask, Keep a distance of at least about 6 feet from others, regularly wash your hands, get a hand sanitizer with you in case you can’t wash your hands, use it, avoid close contact with people especially with the sick one, and avoid mass gatherings and large gatherings. (Travelling During Covid-19)
The Coronavirus is spread from person to person in the same manner as the common flu or cold. Stay at home if you’re sick or have COVID-19 symptoms such as high fever, Fatigue, loss of appetite, Mucus or phlegm, Shortness of breath, body aches, a dry cough, Loss of smell or taste, sore throat, headache, congestion or runny nose, and Constant pain or pressure in your chest. If you find any of these symptoms in you, contact your local health branch and tell them of your symptoms so you can be tested for the virus.
For the small children and for elderly who have weaker immune systems, the health organizations recommended postponing travel if at all possible to ensure safety and health. If you’re in a vehicle, plane, or a train with other people and feel the need to cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue. And immediately dispose of the tissue and wash your hands or at the very least use hand sanitizer.
Before settling into your train or flight seat, bring some antibacterial wipes with you and clean off all surfaces around you. Although trains and airlines have been given the mandate of stepping up disinfecting all trains and planes between flights, it does not hurt to be prudent and but still do that little extra yourself. (Travelling During Covid-19)
If your train or flight ride is short, try your best to avoid using the washrooms on board. The COVID-19, like other bacteria, can survive on hard surfaces for several days so avoidance is best to keep yourself safe. If it cannot be avoided, wash your hands before and after using the washroom and use a paper tissue or towel to open and close the washroom door and immediately dispose of it afterward.
As workplaces continue to open, guidelines might change. Stay informed and don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you’re not feeling confident about safety practices, postpone your visit.