Though the borders are opening up and a lot of travel destinations are now welcoming tourists the virus has not gone away. Any travel is a chance that you will be taking. It goes without saying that masks, sanitisers and visors where necessary are now a constant obvious precaution. But here are a few risks to consider and questions to ask yourself before you travel that go beyond that you need to consider before you book your tickets.
Is COVID-19 spreading at your destination of travel
Check Each State’s Cases in the Last 7 Days before you make a decision. The more cases at your destination, the more likely you are to get infected during travel and spread the virus to others when you return. Are you or the person you are travelling with someone who might be at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19? Also the people you might go back home to.
planning IS KEY
No matter which part of the world you may be headed, adequate research is crucial. Make an effort to learn about the country, the political situation, cultural norms, look up safety information, emergency service numbers and areas that are best avoided. Research reliable modes
of transport to move around the city and try to stick to those.
Take a travel insurance
Travel insurance is
being recommended now more than ever. Travel insurance vary but most will cover overseas emergency medical and hospital costs and unforeseen additional accommodation and travel costs caused due to health emergency. In addition it can also protect you from theft or loss of personal belongings. Now a few insurance are also providing the benefit of postponing your travel dates due to emergency.
protect your valuables
Never keep all of your money in one place. Make use of locker facilities in your hotel to store cash and other valuables. Use sturdy cross-body bags withpt with zip closures to carry your wallet, camera and cash in contrast to open shoulder bags (that can easily grabbed and stolen). Invest in travel locks and wallet trackers to keep your personal belongings safe and tracked at all times.
Keep track of your health
Consult your doctor and keep handy your supply of over-the-counter essentials for any first aid you might require, pain-killers, prescription pills and bug repellants.
Keep digital copies
When traveling, your passport may be the most valuable thing you carry. In the event of a stolen passport, having a digital copy will help make the process of getting a replacement easier.
Know how to communicate
If language proves to be a barrier, install voice translator apps on your mobile devices for easier and better understanding.
While exploring the local nightlife is as fun as it sounds, always keep in mind that it is important than ever to drink responsibly when you’re traveling. Don’t hesitate to say ‘no’ to invitations from locals if you don’t feel comfortable.