Tips to Travel Safe During Coronavirus PandemicOctober 27, 2020
Mumbai: People locked down for months are now craving some fresh air and a change in their lifestyle. With many restrictions still in place, airports and railways have started opening up. As the Coronavirus cases continue to rise throughout the world, anyone traveling abroad may have concerns about their safety.
Coronavirus has impacted our way of traveling to a great extent. People are now being forced to reconsider and rethink where to go, how to get there, and the safety measures they are supposed to follow.
To make your travel comfortable, you should opt for travel insurance that will take care of your health and cover for travel inconveniences like baggage or passport loss, flight delays, and cancellations.
Listed below are some of the travel tips to be followed for a safe trip during this pandemic:
- Get Yourself Tested
The first and foremost thing you must do before you travel is to get yourself tested for the novel Coronavirus infection. Anyone who shows mild symptoms of the illness and cannot show the report is restricted from traveling. Hence, it is crucial to seek guidance from your insurance agent, get the COVID test done, and opt for a travel insurance policy to travel safely.
- Carry Your Medical History
In situations like these, your medical history acts as your best friend. Ensure that you have all the required documents to prove that you haven’t faced the illness or were the virus carrier. Keep your records up to date that will help you get through the security checks smoothly.
The records will also help you in case you meet with a medical emergency in a non-native place.
- Sanitize or Wash Your Hands Frequently
One of the most crucial safety tips that is not only applicable to traveling, but it is valid everywhere, be it at your home or if you are in public. By washing your hands, you minimize the risk of contracting Coronavirus infection.
You are required to wash your hands with soap for 20-30 seconds, especially after using public transport while traveling. If you are traveling by airplane, wash your hands after leaving the airport. Always carry an alcohol-based sanitizer in your pocket and rub it on your hands and wrists frequently.
- Maintain Social Distancing
If you find people around you who are coughing or sneezing or showing symptoms similar to the flu, make sure you maintain an approximate distance of 1 meter from that person. It will protect you from the possibility of getting infected.
- Do Not Touch Your Face with Unwashed Hands
If you have been in a public place, do not touch your face unless you wash your hands. The novel coronavirus can live on the surface for up to hours after an infected person has touched it, and in turn, it can infect you if you touch your mouth, nose, and eyes.
Make use of your travel insurance policy in case you face critical health issues while traveling.
- Avoid Crowded Spaces
If you are traveling to another nation where the Coronavirus infection rate is high, make sure you stay cautious about the visit.
You do your research concerning the total number of cases that are being reported from different countries before visiting. Keep yourself updated by following the medical guidelines laid down by the government officials in that country and follow the rules.
If they advise you to stay away from a crowded region, then you should do the same. In case you suffer from a severe illness in a foreign land, get the best medical care that is covered under your travel insurance policy
- Wear a Mask
Whether or not it is always better to wear a mask while you are traveling. It will minimize the chances of you getting infected. In fact, in the majority of countries wearing masks has been made compulsory.
- Carry-All the Essentials
It is advisable to make a checklist while traveling as it helps you to keep track of what you are carrying with you. Carry all the necessary things that will be needed by you to maintain your hygiene. These include gloves, alcohol-based sanitizer or wipes, masks, and your medicines.
Follow the Necessary Travel Tips During the Covid Pandemic
For all the essential traveling, make sure that you follow all the advisory issued by the government and health authorities. Secure your trip with travel insurance from renowned insurers like Tata AIG for complete coverage.
In case you are not feeling well, reach out to the concerned medical team, and seek immediate assistance. Even if you don’t show any symptoms, you can still be at risk and be a potential carrier of the virus. So, be careful and stay safe!
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