When we only remember the period from two years ago, when we search the Web for fabulous destinations from the comfort of our armchairs and think about where we will travel. And then it all turned upside down overnight. The horrible terror of the pandemic has taken over our lives, making them very difficult and uncertain. Yet the end seems to be in sight as the long-awaited return to regular life. In our new blog find out travel tips in COVID conditions to keep you safe and protected during your travel.
Travel tips in COVID conditions
Omicron brought with it new fears, but also an encouragement. The encouragement that this might be the step towards the transition of the coronavirus into a standard seasonal illness that is not life-threatening. It is now obvious that new coronavirus varieties will emerge from time to time.
Governments and even scientists have little control over the impact coronavirus will have, and it is apparent that it will stay for a long time. Because the pandemic is unlikely to go away and life must go on, it may still be worthwhile to go forward with personal travel plans while using all possible preventive precautions.
Learn to live with the virus
It’s critical to get COVID-specific travel insurance and to ensure that your reservations are refundable if the scenario changes. That way, you won’t lose money if you have to cancel. Most conventional travel insurance policies do not cover COVID-related closures and cancellations, so make sure you get a “cancel for any reason” or “modify for any reason” coverage when you buy your policy. These plans are more expensive (travel insurance premiums are determined by the safeguards you select), but paying more upfront might spare you from having to fight for your money later.
We recommend using high-quality masks while traveling and remaining as far away from people as possible within airports. We also recommend testing before travel to ensure that you are not exposing others. Ideally, a PCR test would be performed just before the trip, but practically, due to testing turnaround times, this is becoming increasingly difficult. Another option would be to do rapid testing.
Flying is the safest though
During the epidemic, road trips have become increasingly popular and driving to your holiday destination—while avoiding contact with others—means spending less time indoors with strangers than flying. However, many experts believe that airplanes are safer than you may imagine. Flying is safer because of high-tech filtration and low-tech masks. The air you breathe on a plane is significantly cleaner than the air you inhale in restaurants, pubs, supermarkets, and most homes, even if it isn’t fully virus-free.
COVID-19 is most often spreads when people come into close contact, increasing their exposure to large respiratory droplets or smaller particles known as aerosols that remain in the air for a few feet. Airplane ventilation systems filter out 99 percent of those particles.
In the desire to be healthy and safe, Poente wishes you a joyful journey and a good time