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Travelling Safely During COVID-19: A Convenient Guide

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The COVID-19 pandemic temporarily put a pause on leisure travel. Thankfully, that time has passed, and travelling may resume. That doesn’t mean, however, that danger no longer exists in the world; recommended choices and practices can keep your trips virus-free. Here are a few tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe.

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Dream Big

Depending on the current rules, there are many destinations to which you can travel. Have a family meeting to discuss where you most want to go. Before making a final decision, check current statistics on where the virus is spreading fastest. Also, use a travel agent, as this person can help you decide where to visit, help you save some money, and secure travel insurance. Consider going places where crowds are absent or travelling during a region’s “off-season.” A lodge high in the mountains or a private beach could be an ideal getaway.

Research Restrictions

Avoid disappointment by finding out what restrictions are in effect where you’re headed. Tantrums lie ahead if you promise little ones that they’ll be able to do something exciting and then discover that they can’t when you arrive. Different countries have unique demands regarding how long you must quarantine if you begin showing symptoms. Work this possibility into your plans so that you don’t miss important events back home. Prices and quality of testing kits differ from region to region; pack a couple of reliable off-the-shelf testers you can afford.

Get Vaccinated

It is recommended that you delay travel until you are fully vaccinated. Check your government’s website to find out where you can get vaccinated or see if your local pharmacy is offering immunisations. COVID-19 vaccinations require either one or two jabs, depending on the manufacturer. It takes two weeks for the vaccination to become totally effective after your final dose, so schedule your vacation accordingly.

Be Safe

Even having gotten the vaccine, you are still susceptible to receiving the virus. Follow all laws and self-isolate if you or a family member develop symptoms. There’s also the possibility that you could spread the virus. Wear masks in all public areas, including airports and taxis. Purchase masks that appeal to kids to help take the sting out of wearing them for long periods: pack sanitation wipes and a portable thermometer to track temperatures.

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Use Technology

Modern science makes travelling under difficult conditions much easier, so bring your phone with you everywhere. You’ll be thankful for the ability to access information whenever and wherever it’s needed. Phone GPS services are lifesavers when you get lost, and kids are cranky or not feeling well. Choose a phone plan that’s good for travellers and use a strong carrying case. And if your child uses your phone for music or gaming during your travels, a sturdy and reliable pair of headphones may come in handy when you need a break from the noise.

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Act Wisely

When booking hotels, please find out about their room sanitation policies. Choose another if you decide their safety measures are insufficient. Instead of taking cabs, walk to destinations. You’ll get fresh air, take in the views, and have the opportunity to wander. Avoid busy restaurants by picnicking outdoors. Instead of taking group tours, book a private guide. It’s more expensive, but you’ll see exactly what you want, and your odds of getting infected will be much lower.

Pandemics may be scary, but living in fear is never an option. There are plenty of ways of relaxing and seeing the world even when there’s a risk of infection. Follow these tips, and your family trip can be every bit as safe as it is pleasurable.

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Guest Post Disclaimer: The views, opinions and positions expressed within these guest posts are those of the author and may not represent A Little Bit Social. The accuracy, completeness and validity of any statements made within this article are not guaranteed.

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