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Safe ways to travel during the pandemic


Staying home is the best way to protect yourself from the said COVID-19. But the pandemic is not stopping people from doing what they want, especially going out and traveling. 

Travel and encounter with many people increase the chances of getting and spreading the coronavirus disease. Many places around the world were locked down for months because of the pandemic happening. Although there are still a lot of restrictions when it comes to traveling, it is slowly starting up again. Some of the malls, restaurants, and tourist attractions are now back and opened for local and domestic travel, while few countries are starting to accept international travelers.

Staying home is the best way to protect yourself from the said COVID-19. But the pandemic is not stopping people from doing what they want, especially going out and traveling. How can you safely travel the world that is full of potentially exposed people from viruses who might infect you? Airports, train and bus stations are all places for travelers where it can be hard to social distance and can be exposed to the virus in the air and on surfaces.

Here are some safe ways you may consider if you want to travel during this pandemic.

Car travel
Driving your car for a long drive somewhere gives you more control over your environment and the people you encounter outside. Doing that, you still have to consider a lot of things before you hit the road. You have to plan for your few stops and minimize as much as possible your contact with other people. Ensure to pack the necessary gears such as face masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes and use them during the whole trip as necessary. Prepare food and water to take on your trip or buy at restaurants that offer drive-thru service. Include some non-perishable items to bring with you just in case you’ll have limited access to grocery stores or restaurants. Make sure to sanitize everything you hold or bought and wash your hands from time to time.

Air travel
Although it is said that viruses don’t spread easily on flights because the air circulation is safe and filtered inside the planes, crowded flights make social distancing difficult which makes more people exposed to viruses. In the US, they have the highest number of active cases worldwide that is why they are stricter in travel policy and physical distancing. 

Since air travel involves spending time in various security checks which can bring you in close contact with other people, other chartered flights can be used to ease other people’s dilemmas with the virus. According to, their main goal is to become more than a resource for private jet charters. They facilitate the use of jets all over the globe whenever and wherever they require using the safest standards and highest ethics. In this way, you can safely travel wherever you want without agonizing how you will maintain social distancing and prevent close contact with many people during your flight.

Hotels and accommodation
Since the pandemic began, the hotel industry acknowledged that travelers are concerned about the coronavirus and their safety. In choosing and booking your accommodation for a weekend trip, make sure that you choose a place that is not overcrowded. You can check if they practice the safety protocols for the guests in every area of the hotel. As a guest, follow the guidelines especially the social distancing measures at the lobby and front desk. 

Using a mask is important upon entering any premises and make sure to always bring in your pocket enough sanitizer to use when necessary. If you can bring gloves to use it is also good to prevent touching any surface that is possible for any virus. Disinfect everything that you’re going to use and touch such as knobs, switches and use disposable items as much as possible to make sure that no one reuses anything other than you.

As the number of affected cases increases, it is still better to stay at home if you have nothing important to do outside. Anyone can get and spread the virus, even a healthy person. Always remember that prevention is better than cure. 

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