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Wherever you are traveling or intended to travel in the future, read the article, it would help you to avoid coronavirus and other major diseases while traveling. The travelling and tourism industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors, and it is the most flourishing as well. And rightfully so, since humans cannot be confined. We have to be out and about. For us, travelling is not just a hobby, but a passion and a necessity.

Do you know why? It is because when we travel, even if it is not to a different country, we feel exhilarated. Our batteries are replenished to one hundred per cent. We become so enriched with energy and euphoria that taking on the world seems too easy.

Think about it, if we keep on having the same monotonous routine week after week and month after month, our performance and efficiency will become half of what it was at the beginning. Why else do you think we have to go out with our friends or colleagues at least once a week to drink that pint of beer? Why else do you think that the weekends are never spent at home, with shopping and partying on the top of our to-do lists?

If you think these things help you get on track, travelling is twenty times more effective or maybe even more.

I know the present time is beyond difficult, with death looming on our heads. The COVID-19 has brought our world to a standstill, but it cannot do the same with our minds. Try to combat the doom with a belief of a better and more prosperous future. You have time on your hands, plan your next trip.

Today we will provide some travel safety tips for you following the Coronavirus outbreak. In the last few weeks we have seen a lot of global developments which have directly or indirectly impacted you. The spread of the COVID-19 virus has impacted lives and economies around the world and is continuing to cause disruption in our lives. There is a concern all around as to how productive is work from home gonna be.

I was looking up to book for my holidays but due to the great panic of the coronavirus outbreak, I have to delay it. I now will book my trip for September and October. Some safety tips are there which everyone should be aware of regarding coronavirus. In this regard, here’s how you can recreate the magic of human connection even though we are miles apart during the lockdown.

Travel Safety Tips for Corona

Here are some useful tips to avoid the coronavirus if you intend to travel somewhere.

1. Keep up to date about the CoronaVirus Situation


It is most important to keep yourself up to date about the situation occurring minute to minute following coronavirus widespread. WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic and a challenge for the worldly nations. The situation in most of the countries is going worse and it is alarming. Growing economies and developed countries are both at stake because of this virus.

Domestic and local travel is highly likely to take prominence over travelling internationally. Offbeat travel is going to be more popular. Travellers will prefer places that are relatively less travelled and frequented. It’s going to be a while for large crowd gathering events such as music festivals to become popular again.

Road Trips are going to become common as they incorporate the basic tenets of social distancing. Staycations could see a rise. That means people would rather go on day trips from their home to places that do not need a night stay. Hygiene is going to be a deciding factor when looking for a new travel destination. Large Group Tours might not do as well now.

2. Where You Should not Fly?


Most of the countries in the world are affected by the coronavirus outbreak. There are a total of 195 countries in the world out of them, 140 countries are affected and it is not a small number. Wuhan, China’s province is the center of the virus and it has a large number of affectees. So it is not suggested to visit China in this situation.

The neighboring countries of China are also not recommended to visit in the corona situation. It doesn’t mean to develop a stereotype against the countries I’m naming. The virus is a thing that could be broken out from anywhere in the world. So there is no specific blame on anyone in this situation.

Mexico closed its borders for Americans, Africa is not allowing the European citizens to enter the region because it is a risk of coronavirus spread. Africa is safe from coronavirus yet.

Italy is badly affected by coronavirus as the death toll there due to coronavirus has raised more than 1 thousand as per reports. In Germany, cases are increasing day by day. Same as with the middle east and Saudi Arabia. Muslims' sacred places in Saudi Arabia are also closed and people are not allowed to make a rush on the places.

In France, people are at home for at least a week and further for two weeks. You also should avoid Asian countries like Thailand, Japan, Pakistan, and India. Other countries are in the red zone of the corona. So now decide, whether are you traveling or not? If so, where to?

3. What is needed to do during a flight to Avoid Corona?


You might have searched the right place and booked the flight with the best facilities. But you need to take account of some more things to keep yourself safe. As the virus can be found in the handles, and the movable, static things in the flight, so don’t touch things that much. Wear a mask and gloves. Use the sanitizer which will be provided to you by the air staff.

Don’t panic, but keep the distance from the other passengers. Don’t sit with the passenger who is ill or is a patient.

If you are using the blankets of the airline, don’t use it if that is not an emergency. You are advised to keep your towel, blankets, handkerchief and mask with you. Pack all the important things with you so it would not be any mishappening in the travel and it will get trouble. Prepare everything on time before the flight.

4. Don’t Shake Hand – Use Expressions


It is to know that coronavirus spreads by breathing and skin to skin contact. Don’t be physical with other human beings during the flight as it is not safe at all. You should be using expressions to talk to other people if it is that necessary. Use earphones, listen to the songs and things of your choice to avoid interaction with other passengers.

It is not awkward, because you are taking safety measures. People are taking quarantine in the homes and the places they feel safe from the virus. You are on travel so at least take measures to avoid the deadly virus.

5. Wash Your Hands frequently and Use Sanitizer


Coronavirus can be removed from your body if it is there, by using soap and sanitizers. So keep your soap with you and also sanitizers to make yourself clean. If the flight’s washroom is not clean, ask the flight attendants to make it clean. Make it sure to sit on the clean seat. Clean covers and pillows should be there.

6. A virtual happy hour


Humans thrive on social interactions - any communication - even from distance can help fight fear, anxiety, panic and depression. And even though you can’t go to your favourite bar, it doesn’t mean that you cannot have drinks over FaceTime or Hangout. Essentially, find such points of (virtual) connection that can help calm one down in these testing times.

Life has dramatically changed for many people around the world over the last few weeks and months. In the face of mass gig cancellations however, bands, musicians and recording artists are getting inventive by streaming directly to fans around the world.

Start with a routine that will help you drive immediate impact in your daily life. By focusing on a single goal, you'll allow your self the time to develop the habit seamlessly without spreading yourself to thin! Starting to hit your routine stride? Figure out good-for-you rewards that are a treat but still keep you on your self-care journey. No turning back now! Remember: Reward not rewind!

7. A digital movie night


Watch a movie together with your bubs! Get whole of your gang to dial in at the same time and put stories on Instagram or live tweet it. Make those after office hours, more fun.

8. Stand for others


A simple, ‘how are you’ or a ‘take care’ will just do here. These small texts, full of care and kindness can go a long way and make the other person feel connected and emotionally balanced.

9. Improve your existing relationships


Now that you have to be home, why not make the best use of this time by connecting with people you share your home with. Cook a meal for your family, plan a movie night. Just be there for each other. There's power in numbers. Reach out to those who motivate you to keep them up-to-date on your progress and tap into them when you need a little extra motivation.

10. Use more of technology


While video calls foster real time closeness, so can other mode of media like WhatsApp and Telegram that have beautiful emojis and hilarious stickers. Trust me when I say that those ‘pings’ matter.

You are important. Care your life and also be a socially responsible traveler. Keep all these safety measures to take great care of yourself and society.

So, wait for the pandemic to end, go over all the details and research some more and then once, the coronavirus is finally defeated, make that trip a lasting memory.
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