Without a doubt the Covid 19 pandemic has had a damaging impact on tourism both domestically and internationally. As an industry tourism thrives when tourists and travellers are able to travel and go on vacations safely. However if holiday makers and travellers follow these 5 tips there are still grounds for optmism that they can holiday and travel before the virus has gone.
These tips will assist tourists and travellers to travel home or abroard:
1 Keep yourself informed about Covid 19
A worrying factor about Covid 19 is how quickly it can spread in a city, country, state or nation. In less than a month a place can go from having a handful of cases to causing hundreds of deaths daily. People hoping to be tourists and travellers need to stay fully informed of Covid 19 both where they are currently and any of the places they are planning to visit. It pays to understand how widespread the virus is at the starting point and the destination of all proposed trips and vacations. Remember that lockdowns will often go hand in hand with travel restrictions so check what restrictions are in place, and consider the possibility that restrictions could be changed after the outward journey has taken place, with the possibility that returns could be delayed.
2 Get insurance and look at healthcare cover
Before going on a trip or vacation tourists and travellers need to look at travel and holiday insurance as Covid 19 increases the risks of journeys and vactions being cancelled or delayed. Different insurance policies need to be compared to work out the one that offers the best cover for any particular trip. Whether going somewhere domestically or internationally tourists and travellers need to consider healthcare costs and provision in the place they are going to. Find out of healthcare is provided free at the point of delivery of if it has to be paid for through health insurance. It is also essential to know if there are circumstances in, which health insurance policies will not pay for treatment.
3 Recommended or Compulsory steps to restrict the spread of Covid 19
Before setting out on a trip or vacation get to know the recommended and compulsory steps, which have been put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. Depending on the final destination and the mode of transport the restrictions that need to be taken can change. Some districts, states and nations for example will make the wearing of face masks compulsory, others will advise that these should be used, and other places will have no restrictionw. Particular modes of transport will expect masks to be worn, especially planes, trains and buses. Whatever personal preferences are with regards to masks it is better to wear these when it is compulsory instead of being removed from flights or bus journeys.
4 Stick to social distancing
Social distancing is one of the best ways to slow down the spread of Covid 19. As with wearing face masks there are different guidelines regarding social distancing. In imperial and metric measures these are the most common social distances, 1 meter / 3 ft 3 inches, 1.5 meters / 4 ft 9 inches and 2 meters / 6 ft 6 inches. Wherever possible keep to social distancing rules and if that is not possible use a face mask. Always wash hands before and after getting on a plane, train or bus. Take hand sanitizer on the trip or vacation. If sanitizer is not allowed them take wipes to clean hands.
5 Is it vital to go on the trip or vacation?
Whilse some tourist destinations are reopening from lockdown tourists and travellers should seriously consider whether or not it is vital to travel. Globally the tourism industry has been hit very hard by the pandemic yet safety should be the most important factor currently before deciding to go on a trip or a vacation. Consider how widespread Covod 19 is at the departure point, the risk of getting infected while travelling and how widespread the virus is at the final destination. Those that decide it is safe to go should stick to guidance regarding masks and social distancing. Remember that there is no need to travel and to on holiday this year and if the risks seem too high then stay at home and keep safe.