6 Tips for Traveling During the COVID-19 PandemicInsured by Carver
6 Tips for Traveling During the COVID-19 Pandemic
With the novel COVID-19 pandemic raising restrictions on travel and closing borders around the world, a lot of globetrotting has slowed down significantly. But don’t worry. Just because things are a bit different does not mean that it is impossible to travel during the pandemic. You simply need to take the necessary precautions and do your homework.
Following are 6 tips for traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic:
1. Plan Ahead
Being aware of the general Coronavirus safety protocols is a great way to keep yourself and others safe while traveling. These include:
• Frequently using hand sanitizer or washing your hands.
• Maintaining at least 6 feet of distance from those other than your family.
• Wearing a surgical mask or other face covering in public.
• Regularly disinfecting frequently touched areas.
• Avoiding contact with those who are sick.
• Avoiding touching your mouth, nose, and eyes.
• Covering your mouth when sneezing and coughing.
2. Do Your Homework
Carefully research the destination that you want to travel to. Make sure to do proper homework on regular basis leading up to your schedule trip. This is because different cities and states have different regulations. It is also recommended that you keep a close eye on local and state quarantine rules because they can vary from day to day.
3. Review Testing Guidelines
If you are planning to travel overseas, look for a destination that requires COVID-19 testing either upon arrival or before departure, e.g. Iceland or Croatia. It would also be a good idea to look for medical health authority reports for the destination that you wish to travel to.
4. Communicate with Those You Will Be Spending Time With
Think about who you will be spending time with. Talk to them and discuss how you will each prepare for the trip. Call them a couple of weeks before and ask what they are comfortable with and what they have been doing. This is particularly important if you are including older family members as they should always check with a doctor to get their recommendation before traveling.
5. Research Airlines
If you plan to travel by air, then it is highly recommended that you carefully review airlines’ policies, as they are all doing different things to ensure safety. Expect some flights to be emptier than others. Also read the latest news stories mentioning airline carriers so that you can learn how strict they have been about wearing masks.
6. Get Travel Insurance
Getting travel insurance is now more important than ever. While doing that, make sure to read the fine print as many travel insurance providers now have disclaimers that they won’t cover cancellations or changes because of the pandemic. It would be a good idea to work with a professional travel advisor who can make sure that travel plans are flexible in terms of both refunds and schedule changes.
Traveling as the world deals with the Coronavirus pandemic may be stressful but there are ways to stay safe. It might seem a little overwhelming at first to travel during the current pandemic, but once you complete a trip safely and successfully, it will give you more confidence for the next.
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