How To Travel More Safely In A Time Of Covid-19
- April 12, 2021
- 5 minutes read
Travel had become so daunting and seemingly impossible to do due to Covid-19. The fear of catching the virus or spreading it yourself is very real. But you cannot be a hermit forever. There are ways to travel safely during this time. You can start locally within the country before venturing internationally. A road trip, too, is just an excellent way to get started.
Let’s have a look at how you can travel safely during this Covid-19 pandemic:
Do your research
Information is always key. Keeping up to date with the statistics and numbers on the pandemic will help you make a more informed decision. Try to avoid areas that have high Covid-19 cases and which are increasing. Your chances of exposure are higher, as well as the chances of bringing it back to your community.
The pandemic numbers and statistics can be found almost every minute on different websites, so the information is there. There are apps now that can show you the number of cases in specific areas helping you decide.
Consider a road trip
We have been indoors for so long, and all we want is a change of scene and fresh air. There is no need to make your travel plans complicated. Go for a road trip. With road trips, you are in control of your environment, and it helps with social distancing. Avoid traveling at peak times where you may end up at a crowded rest stop.
When you travel in your car you do not need public transport; you can drive to the local sites.
Know the Covid Protocols for your destination
Each place now has its regulations and protocols where Covid-19 is concerned. These are there to keep you safe. If you are traveling to a resort, make sure you follow all safety protocols.
Choose social distancing friendly places
The term social distancing has become part of our daily lives. This is one primary precaution when it comes to staying safe during the pandemic. So when you decide you want a break, pick a place and activities that allow you to social distance. Visit a national park, where you can bike, or hike or be one with nature. You can also rent a place, but ensure you can still be 6 feet apart from people.
If you must fly
Studies have shown that the air on the plane is relatively safe. This is due to the circulation of air in the cabin filtering through a HEPA filter. You are still required to wear a mask and sanitize on the plane. You are also urged not to touch too many surfaces even though the plane is disinfected regularly.
The concern with flying is in airports where you stand in long lines, and there is less air circulation. Make sure your mask covers completely, that you avoid touching too many things and that you social distance.
Have your essentials
This one is good for everyday life; make sure you have your sanitizer and maybe even spares. Always keep at least three masks with you just if you need to change the one you have on.
This truly is a scary time. There is no right or wrong way to travel because we are still learning every day about Covid-19. Traveling and getting out is good for your mental health. Go out, have fun and be safe.