Although Covid-19 has changed everything, travelling has suffered the most. The tourism has disappeared and we as individuals have been living within the four walls of the house. But, is it possible to stay in until we get a vaccine? Is it possible to not visit anywhere till then? Obviously not! So how can we travel safely during this pandemic?
While no one can guarantee that you will be safe while travelling with precautions, but taking precautions can definitely lower the risk of getting infected.
So, here’s what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends to keep yourself and others protected when you travel:
1-Maintain a distance of 6 feet (2 meters) between you and others as much as possible.
2-Avoid contact with anyone who is sick
3-Limit contact with frequently touched surfaces, such as handrails, elevator buttons and kiosks. If you must touch these surfaces, use hand sanitizer or wash your hands afterward.
4-Wear a cloth face mask.
5-Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
6-Cover coughs and sneezes.
7-Clean your hands often. It’s especially important after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
8-Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
9-If soap and water aren’t available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub your hands together until they feel dry.
And most importantly, limit your travel. Do not travel unnecessarily.