Starting in 2020, vacation planning has never been easier. According to Johns Hopkins University, coronavirus infection is spreading faster and faster around the planet. The risk of contracting COVID-19 arises every time you leave your home and come into contact with other people. But this is not a reason to refuse to reboot. We will tell you how to quench the thirst for travel and travel safely.
Book your entire accommodation
COVID-19 is not a reason to cancel your trips to countries that successfully resist the pandemic and are open to tourists. But precautions are still necessary. Booking the whole house or staying in the glamping is much safer than renting a hotel room with many neighbors. Do not forget to study the rules of the region to which you are heading. A two-week observation is possible (when all arrivals from other cities are sent to quarantine). Instead of asking your landlord if previous tenants had symptoms of illness, act as if they had the coronavirus:
- clean the room yourself;
- disinfect all surfaces that you touch – tables, doorknobs, switches, and do not disregard the bathroom.
Avoid public places
In many countries, such as the UK, travelers should refrain from traveling by public transport, especially during rush hour, to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection. It makes more sense to rent a car during a pandemic. To do this, you need to obtain an international driving permit. And to minimize possible contact, choose places where there are few vacationers, do not contact other tourist groups, and avoid public toilets and showers – there may be a virus.
Spend the day at the beach
The beach is the best of all places to spend time in summer. As with the hike, you will be outdoors, and you will be able to swim and sunbathe while maintaining a social distance.
Learn the rules of the beach you are heading to. Put on masks on the way from the parking lot to the resting place. Prepare snacks at home so as not to contact sellers once again. Use an antiseptic before a picnic. And of course, if you need help applying sunscreen, don’t ask a stranger to do so – only trust someone who accompanies you on your travels.
Have lunch outside
Verandas and restaurants have opened in many cities, but visiting them is pretty risky. It is much safer to take away food and have lunch somewhere away from crowded places. If you miss the restaurant service, make sure that the place you are heading to takes care of visitors’ health, that tables are located at a sufficient distance, and that the waiters wear masks.
At the same time, take action yourself. For example, bring your appliances. Restaurants should disinfect tables after each customer, but it won’t worsen if you also wipe the surfaces with alcohol wipes.
After returning home, follow the recommendations or requirements of the national or local authorities and continue to follow all essential safety precautions. Seek medical attention immediately if you develop symptoms similar to those of COVID-19.
Travel your country
If the hunger for travel is so intense and all borders are closed, make a list of places in your country that are worth visiting. The main advantage of traveling in your own country is the absence of linguistic barriers, as a result of which we can perfectly understand each other. At the same time, those who want to know their own country do not need to do tests for COVID-19, issue foreign passports and obtain entry visas.
To travel around your country, you do not need anything extra, which will allow you to jump off your seat at any convenient moment and go on enchanting excursions or break away from civilization by taking a walk in nature. Domestic tourism is always cheaper than a trip abroad since you do not have to overpay for air tickets. You can rent a car to organize your trip. Besides, while wandering through their native spaces, the tourist will not suffer from acclimatization.
By self-seeking a place to stay temporarily, travelers can significantly reduce their costs. Using the information posted on thematic sites, tourists can choose housing at prices that are completely satisfied with them.