As COVID-19 spreads without any important sign of slowing down, we are wondering about those who must travel for any important reason. If you are someone who must urgently travel abroad or within your country, there are certain precautions that you have to follow. Firstly, the most important thing is to understand the situation and try to avoid travelling. But if you have an absolute reason for travelling, there are some ways you can ensure your safety and the safety of those travelling with you.
Before you get on a flight, train, or bus make sure that you get yourself checked properly. It is important to find out whether you have been infected or you have a fever or not so that you do not spread it to others. So get yourself checked and other vitals checked, and know that you are perfectly fit for travelling.
Before you plan for travelling, yet another thing make sure that you check your destination country or state (if you are travelling within your country). Go through the day’s latest news, and find out what is the update on health for your destination. You do not want to go to a high-risk country and get affected.
There is always a high possibility that you might touch someone who is infected, and this is why shaking hands is also highly prohibited during this pandemic period. In addition, touching frequently touched doorknobs, elevator buttons and other surfaces can also cause trouble.
Hence one should try and avoid touching them as much as possible. Always, wash your hands at every chance you get, and keep an alcohol-based hand sanitizer just in case.
If you are travelling with a companion, do not touch each other as much as possible and try to maintain social distancing.
On arrival at your destination, you will get checked for fever. Do not lie to the authorities or do not panic. Tell the authorities about the country you are from and for what reason you are coming, and if they detect a slight temperature, cooperate with them. In quarantine, you will be fine and safe, and they will test you for COVID-19. It is best to get the virus detected early stage, and get help.
Do not travel to those places undergoing major outbreaks of COVID-19.
Avoid visiting crowded public areas as much as possible.
Do not touch your face.
Avoid stockpile on masks.
Do not take any antibiotics.
Avoid planes, trains, buses, ships, and any other public transports, that originate from places with outbreaks of COVID-19.
It is a difficult time for us! it is not the correct time to travel! Still, if you individually are not in a high-risk level, and thus are expected to recover from the virus if infected, you have the potential to affect others. Airports and flights and public gathering spaces are highly prone that you are most likely to catch an infection. It is best not to fly unless it is absolutely needed. When you are flying, you will take the appropriate precautions and be checked for landing. It is critical that you tell the airport and airline staff that you start to feel sick as you travel. If your hotel apartment, cabin, cubicle, or assigned seating has a remote-control machine, put it in a plastic bag – it will still operate fine, and you don’t require to worry about whoever used it before.
Take your personal cutlery and try to drink out of your own reusable water bottle rather of using pieces of equipment given. Clean the trays, armrests, and counter covers.
The WHO has confirmed that masks are not the most effective way to avoid the spread of the virus. These can only be worn by those who have been affected by COVID-19, those who are taking care of patients. Wearing masks if you're safe doesn't give you any additional protection from the virus. With everyone on masks, the marketplace faces a big squeeze, which means that fewer masks are available to people who really need them. It's best to avoid using masks and storing them if you're not sick.
Public transport, subway, gyms and any other crowded area should be avoided. The more people, the more probable the virus could spread. If you have symptoms, put yourself in self-quarantine other than visiting your doctor.
Panic also causes people to make misguided and ill-informed decisions. When you practice proper personal hygiene along with other precautions, contracting the disease is very much less likely. It is important to keep the correct information up-to-date.
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