Need to travel during Covid-19? Here, is what will keep you safe. The sudden outbreak of the Coronavirus has halted travel but with the world’s door re-opening for the world’s travelers, it’s the time when we can finally accomplish our 2020 travel goals. But, since we have not completely won the battle yet, traveling with following certain safety norms is a must!
If you’re planning to travel overseas or domestically you need to follow certain tips that will prevent you from catching this virus. We’ve gathered all the necessary safety tips you need to know while traveling. If you want to know what all things will keep you safe, read till the end!
Get Yourself Checked
The foremost safety precaution you should follow for yourself and others during this Covid-19 outbreak is to get yourself checked before boarding the flights or picking any other means of public transportations. Of course, public areas have screening but as a safety measure from your side testing is really crucial. Thus, make sure you get all your tests done.
And, if possible the tests should be done nearer to the travel dates. Also, make sure you’re getting yourself tested through designated establishments only.
Sometimes, the tests don’t show the virus as it takes time for the infection to show, and even if your reports are normal, precautions must be followed.
Self-Print Your Boarding Pass
Another great advice for all the international and domestic traffic is to minimize exposure and to minimize exposure while taking flights you can self-print your boarding pass. You can print your boarding pass from your home and in that way you can ensure you’ve minimum contact at the airports.
It’s a great thing you can do from your side, to ensure your safety as well as the safety of others.
Follow Proper Food Hygiene Practices
Travelers should follow proper food hygiene while traveling. As per the guidelines issued by WHO, all travelers must follow five keys for food safety.
No.1- Maintain Cleanliness
You should wash your hands more frequently. Also, before preparing a meal, wash your hands with soap. Also, sanitize your kitchen surface and equipment that is used for preparing food.
No.2- Separate Uncooked and Cooked Food
Uncooked food such as meat, seafood can contain harmful microorganisms which when mixed with cooked food can be dangerous. Make sure you store both in separate air-tight containers.
No.3- Cook Carefully
Proper cooking can kill all the harmful microorganisms thus make sure you cook thoroughly.
Storing food at safe temperatures is really crucial. Keep in mind that you don’t have to store food at the room temperature for more than two hours and refrigerate your food below 5o C.
No.5- Clean Water and Raw Materials
While preparing your food make sure you’re using clean water and raw materials.
Other Safety Measures
If you’re traveling you ought to follow certain safety measures strictly. Some of the important ones are mentioned below-
Wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer more frequently.
While coughing or sneezing cover your nose with the flexed elbow.
Avoid touching your face, nose, and mouth.
Wear a medical mask and maintain a distance of about 1-meter if you find any person sneezing or coughing.
After you return from your voyage, self-quarantine for about 14 days is really very important. You should monitor the symptoms for at least 14 days and if symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, or fever occur contact your local doctor and tell them about all your symptoms and travel history.
So, we hope the feed turns out to be a great help.