With the recent Global Pandemic COVID 19 putting a stop to all global activities including travelling.There is doubt in the minds of people as to how can we feel comfortable to travel safely.Here are few tips on how to travel safely during Novel Coronavirus.This is for travellers who want to get away on a trip at this current time, including where to go, what kind of transportations to take, where to take safe accommodations,where to eat and many more questions.
This Pandemic has affected everyone in many different ways.People globally are fighting health battle, some may be grieving for their loved ones, while others still under the shadow of lockdown.You must be wondering about what safety guidelines to follow before and during your trip, including packing essentials, visa and passport essentials, travel insurance, health insurance.
PACKING ESSENTIALS:This is the utmost essentials of the hour when it comes to hygiene and safety of the people planning for a trip.
1.HAND SANITISER:It is beneficial to carry your hand sanitiser during your journey incase you run into an emergency.It is very important that a good sanitiser should typically have an alcohol concentration of around 60% as it works effectively and can inactive the Novel Coronavirus.
2.N95 MASKS:N95 Masks is a global standard respirator mask that is made from Polyprophylene and can filter out at least 95% of very small(0.3 micron)particles.These masks are capable of filtering out all types of pathogens, including bacteria and viruses.With mandatory use of N95 masks across airports, and all forms of social interactions.
3.GLOVES:Non-sterile patient examination gloves which are used in healthcare settings and are disposable are appropriate for keeping your hands from getting contaminated.
4.DIGITAL THERMOMETER AND FIRST AID KIT:Always keep a durable digital thermometer for regular checkup of your body temperature and First Aid kit with all the necessary medications required incase you run into an emergency.
5.ZIPLOCK BAGS:To ensure cross contamination and to isolate used items including clothing ensure you use a ziplock bags for separate items that will not be reused and can be trashed.
HEALTH AND HYGIENE MEASURES TO BE STRICTLY FOLLOWED BEFORE AND DURING YOUR LONG JOURNEY ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU REACH YOUR DESTINATION:
1.Wash your hands with soap often and thoroughly to remove pathogens.Advised to use an alcohol based sanitiser which kills bacteria and virus.
2.Social Distancing to avoid contact and maintain atleast 6ft distance between yourself and others.Because when someone coughs, sneeze or speaks small liquid droplets are sprayed from their nose or mouth which may contain virus.
3.Clean and Disinfect Surfaces using soap and water, then use disinfectant.Cleaning with soap and water reduces the number of germs dirt and impurities on the surface.Good Disinfectants kills germs and bacteria.
TRAVEL INSURANCE AND HEALTH INSURANCE:
1.Trip Cancellation:These insurance is now going to become even more important than it was.These insurance cover you if you were to cancel your trip due to unforeseen events such as illness, injury or death suffered by the insured or a member of the insured’s immediate family.Some policies however exclude trip cancellation in the event of civil disturbance.
2.Flight Delay/Cancellation:The Insurance pays for new travel arrangements/flight tickets and in some cases accommodation and meals.This is purely depends on your providers so read your policy documents carefully.
3.Medical Insurance:Medical Insurance covers the cost of transportation incase of emergency medical evacuation, due to injury or sickness.Some medical insurances also cover COVID 19 infections should you get infected after the effective policy date.
4.Baggage Lost:Baggage lost insures you incase your luggage is lost, delayed,or stolen.It sometimes includes a cash payment if your bags are delayed for more than 12/24 hours after you arrive at your destination.
5.Travel Document Protection:Travel Document Protection insurance covers you so that you can replace a lost passport or other travel document during travel.
6.Seeking Medical Attention:If symptoms persists seek immediate medical attention during emergency.
1.Persistent pain or pressure in chest.
3.Inability to wake or stay awake.
4.Bluish Lips or Face.