Tips for Healthier Travel Post-Covid

Sunday, 5 December 2021

The way in which you travel since Covid is something that you should think carefully about. As the world starts opening up a little, you might be thinking about starting to travel a little more, but how can you do that in a way that’s safe? And what’s different about traveling now in the post-Covid world? Those are the questions we’re going to try to answer today, so read on and find out more.

Take the Time to Understand Rules and Expectations of the Destination You’re Heading To

There are a lot of different rules that need to be followed since Covid became a thing, and that’s certainly still true when it comes to travel. The bad news is that every country in the world has its own set of rules that will depend on where you’re traveling from. So you’ll need to research the rules that’ll apply to you and the expectation in terms of distancing and mask wearing before you travel.

Pay Attention to Your Symptoms

It’s important that you do your best to stay healthy in the lead up to you traveling to your destination. You don’t want to get sick when you’ve booked a trip and then have to self isolate as a result. But if you do develop symptoms, be sure to take a Covid test and don’t assume that it's just a cold because that might not be the case.

Be Respectful of Other People’s Concerns

You definitely need to think about other people and the things that matter to them when they’re traveling. So even if you feel safe, you can’t assume that everyone you come into contact with will feel the same way as you. So try to be respectful of how other people are feeling and respect those concerns in whatever way you can.

It’s Best to Get Vaccinated

If you want to stay safe while you travel, it makes sense to get the covid vaccine and protect yourself, as well as those around you. Traveling means you’ll probably be mixing with more people, putting you at an increased risk of getting sick. And you’ll also find that things like quarantine rules are much more relaxed in most countries for people who have been vaccinated.

Depending on where you're travelling, certain countries require you to be vaccinated to be able to travel by plane. So make sure you plan accordingly.

Wear a Mask in Busier Indoor Locations

If you want to stay safe and avoid the spread of the disease, you definitely need to be wearing a mask in busier places, especially indoor locations. This is where the virus spreads most and in many places around the world, it’s still mandated or accepted that it’s best to wear a mask in those kinds of locations. If other people are doing it, you probably should too.

So if you’re going to be traveling for the first time in a longtime somewhere soon, you definitely need to consider each of the points above. Traveling still carries some risks, and there’s more effort and admin that has to go into the whole process compared to the pre-Covid world.

Have you travelled yet since the pandemic hit? What did you do to keep yourself safe?

And until next time...

Stay Curious!

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