Things To Remember While Travelling During Covid-19

A year has gone by and stretched indefinitely. The holiday season will be here before we know it, which means it is time to start thinking about your plans this year. If you plan a smaller holiday at home, you will want to maintain social distance and wear a mask for people who are not relatives, but we hope you will take extra precautions for those who plan to fly.

Check travel restrictions

Some state and local governments impose various travel restrictions, such as quarantine conditions or the need to produce a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival, as well as stay-at-home orders. What’s open and what activities, if any, are held at each location varies as well. If you visit family in another state or region, make sure to consult with the local government to see what rules and regulations apply.

Precautions for safe travel   

The Coronavirus guidelines would differ depending on where you live and where you are going. Masks and limited movement are required in some places but not in others. All travellers should take the following precautions, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • When you are out in public, wear a mask to keep your nose and mouth covered.
  • Keep at least 6 feet (about two arms’ length) between you and someone who is not a member of your family.
  • Avoid meeting someone who is ill.
  • Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Wash your hands often or use a hand sanitiser that contains at least 60 per cent alcohol.

Keeping car trips safe

Ensure your car is ready for a holiday road trip if you are considering one. If it has not got used as much as usual, it might be due for an oil change or a service check. Since some repair shops may have decreased staffing to allow for social distance, getting support for unexpected car problems when on the road may take longer than expected. It is better to call ahead to double-check the hours.

When you have begun your journey, try to restrict the number of stops you make along the way to avoid meeting someone who might be sick and spreading germs to you and your family. Packing food and water in a cooler helps your family eat when they are hungry while also minimising the amount of time you spend with other customers in a restaurant or shop.

Most places will ask you to get a test done using their rapid test kits to know if you and your family have the virus.

After you travel

I hope you and your loved ones have a healthy and enjoyable holiday season. Even if you feel good, note that you might have got exposed to COVID-19 during your travels. You can be infectious and transmit the infection to others even though you do not show any symptoms. On arrival, the authorities will ask you to go for a test using the testing kit.

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