COVID-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus, is a disease that has turned many industries upside-down. However, with many countries moving to reopen shops and begin working their way back to normal life, travel is certainly going to pick up again. There are a few things you should keep in mind when planning to travel once COVID restrictions are eased.
Regardless of whether you take a trip to the grocery store or take an international flight, you need to be mindful of your health and safety while out and about. Just because restrictions are eased, that does not mean that COVID is entirely gone. If you are immunocompromised or have another severe illness or condition, you should reconsider and perhaps stay home. Going on a trip a few weeks too soon could have major consequences, so keep that in mind.
If you are regularly exposed to a lot of people, you should consider that you could transmit COVID to someone without even knowing it. This means you should be cautious about travelling, as other people could get sick by coming into contact with you. It may be safer to drive to your destination rather than flying, for example, as you are not coming into contact with as many people. Likewise, you should still try to keep a minimum of 6 feet of distance between you and other travellers.
Some countries may not allow international travellers to arrive for some time. There may even be restrictions against specific countries’ citizens, particularly when that country is a hotspot. Domestic travel could be a better option for people who are looking to travel soon. This could be a great opportunity for you to explore parts of your country that you may not have considered before.
Finally, when you are travelling, you should keep in mind the general guidelines to prevent COVID. Wash your hands thoroughly. Wear face masks when possible, and particularly where it is required by law. Keep a safe distance from others. Also, if you begin to feel unwell while travelling, you may want to rest up for a day to see whether you feel better or if you should remain in your room for everyone’s safety.
Travelling after COVID-19 may not look the same as it did a few months ago. People who plan to travel should keep all legal rules in mind and follow all guidelines. When in doubt, reschedule your trip for a later date to make sure you are as safe as possible.