A lot of us have assumed that this isn’t going to be the year that we add a lot of new destinations to our ‘places we’ve visited’ list. And that may well be true. It seems unlikely that there’s anyone who’s embarking on an around the world trip at the moment, in large part because a big chunk of the countries of the world would not let them into the country.
Still, though there may be a little less by way of options when it comes to traveling, it’s not as if you necessarily have to stay at home. It is still possible to travel, even during a global pandemic. But if you’re going to do this, then it’s important that you’re staying safe. In this blog, we’ll take a look at a few useful tips that’ll ensure that’s the case.
Pick the Right Place
As we said, it’s not as if you’ll be able to simply swan off to wherever you want. There are a lot of restrictions. And even in the places where there aren’t any actual restrictions, you may decide that it’s not the right place to go, because of the number of people with the infection. So if you’re going to travel, look at going to the right place. Where that is will depend on numerous factors, including the type of environment you want to be in. The questions to ask yourself beyond that are: is it advisable to visit this place? Do they have precautions in place? Will I be able to get back OK, if cases rise? A last-minute flight from, say, Europe, is different from a last-minute flight from Canada.
Stay at the Right Place
You’ll have a lot of say over where you visit when you’ve arrived at your destination. If a restaurant doesn’t look like it has safety precautions in place, then OK, don’t go in there. But your accommodation is different. You’re going to be spending a lot of time there. If they’re not taking the threat of coronavirus seriously, then you’ll be at risk. So before you book a place, ask what they’re doing to minimize the risk to their guests. If they’ve got no good answers, then you’ll know you need to book elsewhere.
There are plenty of things that you can do by yourself, too. It’s not as if you have to rely on other people to keep you safe. You have a say too. It’s a good idea to carry a high-quality mask and disinfectants with you at all times. Before you trip, order a medically approved mask, and visit a website that has disinfectant wipes in stock. If you’re using wipes and gels as you travel, then you’ll be greatly reducing the chance of contracting the virus.
Follow the Rules
Finally, remember to follow the rules that have been set by the country that you’re visiting. They will have made those rules for a reason. As a guest, it’s important that you respect them!