The outbreak of coronavirus has affected the globe and countries have put travel restrictions to curb the spread of the virus. A lot of people are tired of staying at home, they want to return to their normal life and want to plan their safe-cation. They want to visit new places, relax and get over the chaos going on around the world. Although many countries have broken free from total lockdown and people are now allowed to go about their daily business while taking necessary precautions, a lot of people are still scared and not sure about planning a Safe-cation in the season. The good news is that you can travel to some specific places as there are still restrictions on some countries because of the increase in coronavirus cases. While it is okay to travel and have fun, it is also important to consider your safety.
Here in this article, we take you through the important tips to look at while planning for a safe-cation.
Research about your destination
The type of destination you choose will determine your precautionary measures. While choosing a destination for your Safe -cation, it is important to know everything about the place. Here are some of the questions you should ask. Is it safe? How many days can you spend in the country? Do you need a coronavirus test upon arrival? Does the country allow visitors now? Research about the number of coronavirus cases in the country. Know their policy and quarantine rules.
Your flying options
As many airlines start operations, you might want to rush and go to your favorite destination. Although it is tempting, you have to consider your safety first. Research about the flight that has the best safety precautions. Read their policies and if you have any questions you can contact the airline directly for answers. Consider booking a first-class if you are more financially buoyant as it is more spaced and makes social distance easier. Wear your mask the entire flight except when you want to eat. More so, go with your own disinfectant and disinfect every surface you come in contact with. Limit your visit to the washroom and avoid food handling except it is a long flight.
Going on a road trip
Although, traveling by road is safer in this period as you have more control of your own personal space. However, you still need to take the necessary precaution. Make sure you carry sufficient disinfectants, masks, and hand sanitizers to avoid purchasing them on the road. Always buy a takeout, eat inside your car with your own utensils and sanitizer and disinfect your hands and car after eating. Also, avoid crowded environments.
Staying in a hotel
During your vacation, you might decide to stay in a hotel for a few days or weeks. When you get to your hotel room, don’t assume it is clean. Disinfect the entire room and sanitize every object you come in contact with such as keys, door hands, and many more. Ask the hotel attendant for a new bedsheet and disinfect it before usage. Also, make use of their pools and gyms when there are few people around and sanitize every object you use. If you are staying in the hotel with your kids, make sure you educate them on the importance of using their masks and sanitizing their hands once they come in contact with any object or human.
Visiting the beach
You might want to visit the beach to relax, enjoy yourself, and while soak in the nature around you. Although, going to a beach is an outdoor activity but, it is safe provided it is less crowded. But you should also take precautions such as maintaining such distance while on the beach, wear your mask and use your hand sanitizer every time. Also, disinfect every piece of equipment before using it.