Travelling Safely During COVID-19: A Convenient Guide

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.


  1. JamieAdStories says:

    These are useful tips. I agree it is best not to disappoint. I would also say travel in an ecofriendly way, eg. By rail or bus.

    1. alittlebitsocial2 says:

      Thank you Jamie. We are looking at a post covid trip and considering either a train or driving. Still working out the details but can’t wait.

  2. Very useful tips! I can’t wait to get out there are start traveling again, but in Australia we’ve just gone into lockdown again, and our borders our closed. One things for sure, travel is going to be very different in the future. I’m counting down the days until I can get on a plane! 🙂

    1. alittlebitsocial2 says:

      I feel so bad for Australia. Lockdown five, I read. Some kind of normal needs to return at some point. Travel is going to be very different for many years to come. Stay safe

      1. I know! In Victoria they are in lockdown 6! But I’m in regional NSW and there’s been no cases here for over a year. Sigh!

  3. Great tips! Definitely need to be careful even when it resumes. You mentioned just the things we need to do. Thank you for sharing!

    1. alittlebitsocial2 says:

      Thank you for taking the time to read

  4. People are definitely traveling more and more, so I love that this guide highlights some more responsible ways to make the most out of a safe trip! <3

    1. alittlebitsocial2 says:

      Thank you jaya. More and more we all will become more confident with returning to travel.

  5. I hope people really do take care when they are travelling, for their own and other’s sake. I love the tips you’ve provided as I think if people do all of these and are as conscious of all restrictions, etc then it can be safe to get out and about for most people. Thanks for sharing!

    1. alittlebitsocial2 says:

      Thank you, Molly. I agree. Sadly covid isn’t over yet and while travel is opening up again we need to consider out own safety as well as others.

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