How to Travel Post Lockdown?
The travel industry has taken a hefty toll due to the COVID-19 pandemic - airlines have gone out of business, countries have closed borders, and many companies in travel and hospitality have seen a major decline in sales or bankruptcy. However, travel is slowly gaining momentum in different parts of the world and in India through infrared thermometer screenings and stringent TSA procedures, providing sanitization and PPE kits are becoming the new normal, air travel is quickly adapting for the increased safety of travellers. The air travel industry was the biggest gateways for the worldwide outbreak, so it is only normal that health officials are grappling with new ways to ensure safety protocols and quarantine regulations, or verify health records before and after stepping into a plane.
Coronavirus Travel Restrictions -
While some countries have eased their restrictions and are welcoming back tourists with a COVID-19 negative certificate and mandatory health insurance, such as Dubai, Maldives, Mauritius, Kenya, Tanzania, and Sri Lanka, there are others that still don’t have India on their list.
In a recent move, India has started air bubbles with UAE and Indian residents with any kind of valid visa can travel to these destinations and foreigners can also visit India for business, work and leisure keeping in mind all the government rules for inbound passengers. Even within India, a number of states are welcoming tourists, such as Uttarakhand, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir. These places have lifted their borders and welcoming tourists with safety measures. You can enjoy staycations in India just a drive away where you can indulge in luxury stays, resorts, and more.
Staycations are perfect stress-free getaways close to home. This reopening is a much-needed hope for travellers.
When will it be safe to travel again?
Keeping in mind the positive news of air travel slowly resuming, you can now plan your travel to a few destinations and refresh your mind from the pandemic lockdown phase. And when there are great travel deals in place, you can save for your next holiday. Many international hotels and resorts are offering long stay packages where people can stay for a month and work from a new environment altogether.
What measures can we take to travel safer?
Here are some of the travel tips to keep in mind while travelling this year or next year.
Wearing masks is a must while travelling. So, if you are planning to travel now or later in the future, you are going to want a good face mask to travel. Travellers are asked to follow the stringent precautions and using face masks/ face shields are mandatory.
The COVID 19 pandemic has changed the way we travel. You must practice social distancing while flying and sanitisers have been made a must as well.
Avoid touching frequently touched surfaces like doors, knobs, or tray tables
Wash your hands frequently.
Book well-known hotels that ensure hygiene and safety measures in their premises.
Therefore, these are some things you must keep in mind for your next travel experience to make it safer.