Travelling tends to be risky nowadays because of COVID-19 pandemic which spreads all over the world. Anyway, if you are insistent or obliged to travel, it's necessary to take precautions to protect yourself and other from catching the infection. So, through this topic we will highlight some significant tips that should be considered in your mind to protect yourself against COVID-19 while travelling.
1- It's advised to get vaccinated when it's possible. Vaccination is the only method that will decrease the risk of infection to the minimum, but it should be noted that you will wait 2 weeks after getting the 2nd dose of vaccine to be fully protected.
2- If you have a medical condition that may increase the incidence of COVID-19 (chronic diseases, such as diabetes or hypertension as well as autoimmune disorders like systemic lupus), it's important to visit you doctor for proper assessment concerning your medications and general health.
3- Your travelling bag should contain the following:
Hand sanitizer (at least, 60% alcohol based).
Disinfectant wipes (at least, 70% alcohol based).
Thermometer for temperature follow-up.
4- If available, travelling by air planes seems to be the safest option concerning protection against COVID-19, but also don't forget to wear face mask in the plane.
5- As possible, it's important to keep social distancing (about 6 feet or 2 meters) with others. Also, wearing protective face mask will promote your protection.
6- It's strongly recommended to limit touching of frequently touched objects and surfaces, such as elevator buttons and door handles. If you had to touch these things, you should sanitize your hands immediately.
7- You must pay close attention to eating and drinking times; this is because when you eat or drink, you don't have a protective mask on your face, which means that you are more liable to get infection. Therefore, it's advised to avoid eating in crowded places.