The COVID-19 pandemic is well under way in 2020, and people are beginning to consider traveling again as pandemic restrictions begin to loosen up. Traveling by airplane has become a different experience altogether in an attempt to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus in airports and through travelers. Here are 5 tips for if you want to travel during the pandemic.
Tip #1: Do your research
Certain countries and states are doing better than others in preventing the spread of Coronavirus. Make sure you are traveling somewhere relatively safe so you can ensure you don’t contribute to spreading the virus to you, your family, and others who may come in contact with you.
Tip #2: Be aware of a potential quarantine period
Some areas around the world are requiring a quarantine period after landing in their state/country, with the general time period being a two week isolation. Be aware of any possible isolation period you may have to endure when you arrive at your destination.
Tip #3: Pack masks and gloves with you
Wearing a mask is a crucial step in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Make sure that you pack a box of masks in your luggage and bring gloves and a mask with you for when moving through the airport.
Tip #4: Be aware of any airline restrictions
Besides for airport and country policies, each individual airline has their own rules and policies regarding COVID-19. Be aware of any airline restrictions you may have to follow, such as wearing a mask throughout your entire inflight experience, as well as any changes to those policies. Stay up to date!
Tip #5: Consider making your vacation a quick one
Taking a long and extended vacation may not be the smartest decision during the pandemic. It is better to travel only when completely necessary, and to make any trips for pleasure rather than business as brief as possible, to avoid bringing home the virus with you upon your return. Do the smartest and most reasonable thing for you, and be mindful of the health of others.