The pandemic caused a huge wave of difficulty for the entire world, but the travel industry has been torn apart by it. People are grounded where they are unless it’s for essential travel, and families are split at opposite sides of the world because they can’t fly home to see their loved ones. It’s been scary to watch it all unfold in the news and if you have to get on a plane to travel somewhere else for work, you’re going to be met with rules to follow and restrictions to manage.
While the world seems to have calmed down a little, the threat of Coronavirus is still looming. Along with this, you have the threat of restricted travel because of Brexit. If you’re trying to fly into Europe, you may find that the aerospace industry can fly post-Brexit but you could need a visa. Either way, you need to know how to travel safely post-pandemic, and with the tips below, you can get where you need to go in one piece.
- Pack the essentials. You’re traveling, which means that you need a mask on hand at all times, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Keep these in your carry on, and make sure that you have extras in your luggage, too. You may not be traveling far, but you need to think about keeping yourself and others protected on your journey.
- Call ahead. If you’re going to do any activities or you’re going to be staying in any hotels, calling ahead to ensure that you are able to participate in any activities and even eating a meal in a hotel restaurant is a good idea. You need to know that you won’t be wasting your time when you head over to a new location, and when you do, you need to consider avoiding crowded places. You also should not be anywhere near anyone that has the virus or has been in any virus hotspots – it’s just good sense!
- Consider how you will travel. Are you flying? Are you driving? If you can drive where you need to go, the safest thing to do is this! You won’t have to wear a mask in your car, and you won’t have to worry about anyone else around you. Cut down the number of stops you are going to be doing and fly or drive as directly as possible to your new location. If you do have to go for more than one stop, make sure that you are using wipes to wipe down any handles, tables and buttons before you touch them. Keep masks in the car as well as the baggage, too, as you want to make sure that you have one handy at all times.
- Keep up to date with the news. Whether it’s pandemic related or Brexit related, you need to be aware of what’s going on in the world. Keep up to date with any changes, too, as things can change overnight with a pandemic hanging around!