The entire world has been affected by the novel coronavirus. Many industries, including the hospitality and tourism sectors, have been affected by travel restrictions. However, most countries have eased their travel restrictions. And, people can now travel. Nevertheless, you still need to take precautions when traveling to avoid contracting the virus. Here are some of the things that you should do to ensure your safety when traveling during coronavirus.
Wash Your Hands Regularly
Washing hands with plenty of water and soap can help you avoid contracting COVID-19. If you can’t find water and soap when traveling, use hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol content.
Practice Personal Hygiene
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that spreads via droplets of mucus or saliva. This happens when a person sneezes or coughs and other people get into contact with these droplets. Therefore, you can avoid contracting the disease by avoiding touching your nose, mouth, and eyes with unwashed hands.
Don’t Travel if Unwell
COVID-19 has an incubation period of 14 days. Most airports are testing the temperature of passengers upon arrival. They are also testing passengers during departure. That means you won’t be allowed to travel via an airport if you show symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever. To protect yourself, avoid flying if you feel sick.
Wear a Face Mask
Wearing a face mask helps in protecting yourself and other travelers. That’s because it enables you to avoid inhaling droplets of other people when they sneeze or cough. It also enables you to avoid spreading the virus if you have it to other travelers if you sneeze or cough.
Maintain Social Distance
Keep a social distance of at least 2 meters when traveling and in public places. Social distancing has been proven as one of the most effective ways of preventing the spread of coronavirus. Therefore, avoid getting close to other people when traveling by any means.
In addition to these tips, stay updated on the latest travel advice. Also, get travel insurance that covers medical evacuation just in case you fall sick away from home and need to be evacuated.