It might be an understatement to say that travel has really changed this year. In almost every way,the way in which we are used to traveling has been flipped upside down.
No longer do we only have to worry about whether our plane will experience turbulence, or land at all, whether the latest perfume will still be available in duty-free or if our plane dinners will be edible. Now we have to worry about our health, our loved one’s health, everyone else’s health, and if anything will even be open by the time we get to our destination.
Traveling during the COVID pandemic has been akin to a freaky film where everyone is waiting for something to go wrong, apart from it already has gone wrong, and this is real life.
So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at some tips for travelers during the pandemic.
Check When and Where You Need to Wear a Mask
There are different rules all around the globe when it comes to masks and other safety precautions so it is vital that you check when and where you will need to wear a face covering. The places in which face coverings will be mandatory can vary, from coverings when outside to only needing to use them while on public transport. Carry one around with you at all times and if you are not sure of the rules, you can always wear your mask just in case until it is obvious you can take it off.
Collect Hand Sanitizers
2020 is the year of the hand sanitizer, and for those of us who already did not like the thought of germs on our hands after touching anything on the outside, the new ingredients, scents, and formulas have become somewhat of a fun accessory for our daily outings. The great thing about hand sanitizers is they can be used for lots of different things, such as wiping down surfaces or anything you are going to touch, as well as being used on our hands.
This year, everyone and their cousins made the transition online to stay in touch with each other and adapt to the times we are facing. The pros of going online when it comes to travel are that it is much easier to find deals and book anything you need, at any time of the day. Parkon.com offers a simple system that allows you to pre-plan your airport parking from the comfort of your own home, which is just one more thing ticked off your list.
Get Travel Insurance
The weather has been crazy enough this year to catch us off guard, with both snowstorms and heatwaves in April, meaning plans have been canceled last minute, but climate change aside, the current pandemic we are facing is very much changing plans a mile a minute. This means we could lose our deposit or even our whole holiday’s cost, which really would just be the icing on the cake of not being able to go away as planned.
There are now plenty of travel insurance options which will include pandemic protection, so be sure to shop around for the best deal.