Traveling During Corona

On 16 July 2020 by Droobi

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When you travel, you are at a higher risk of getting infected and spreading COVID-19 so staying home is the ultimate best way to protect yourself and others.

However, if you already took the decision to travel, you can do your best to have a safe flight by applying the following tips: 

  • Wear a face mask.

  • Wash your hands often especially: 

  1. After touching things previously touched by other people like surfaces, your passport, money…

  2. After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

  3. Before touching your face or eating

The most effective way of washing is indicated in the following picture, it involves using soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds durations and remember to close the tap using a paper towel and not your bare hands! 

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  • If soap and water were not available, use a hand sanitizer. You will need to cover all surfaces of your hands with sanitizer, like you would do with soap. But remember, sanitizers do not kill all types of germs like washing.

  • It is better to avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth at all. It is a tricky habit, yet we can get used to it.

  • Aim to keep a distance of 6 feet between yourself and others at all times.

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes, preferably with your elbows.

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(Photo from Freepik.com)

  • Make sure to pack enough alcohol-based hand sanitizer of a 60% concentration at least and most importantly keep it within easy reach such as hanged on the outside of your bag.

  • Pack your own food and water for your trip and pack non-perishable food items like nuts for example in case restaurants are closed in the destination location.

  • Consider disinfecting your travel bags

  • Use available options for online reservation and check-in and contactless payments.

  • Consider taking the stairs instead of the elevator until you can ride the elevator alone or only with people from your household.

  • The takeaway message here is that you have got to be super careful when traveling. If you live with someone who is more likely to get ill from covid-19, if covid-19 is still widely spread in your community or the community you are traveling to , it is preferable that you seriously reconsider your traveling decision.