With a huge chuck of the American population already vaccinated, and several countries across Europe also making the same accomplishments, is it safe to travel again?
Since the pandemic started, tourism was essentially dead. People feared flying, and there were tons of restrictions. They made traveling virtually impossible. However, after the vaccine rollout, many people are finally going out of their houses. Even the CDC already changed its guidelines on wearing mask and social distancing, especially in outdoor locations. If you’ve longed to travel again, is it safe to do so?
Vaccinated people can feel a bit complacent
When you’ve already been fully vaccinated, you can think about traveling again. You have a significant amount of protection, regardless of the location. Figures revealed that most vaccines are effective in preventing people from getting infected. While others still contracted the virus, the impact was mild, and death was prevented. The only issue is you might be a possible carrier, and you don’t even know about it. Therefore, you have a chance of infecting others.
Try to maintain social distancing, if possible. When you know people in an indoor location who are yet to be vaccinated, wear your mask and maintain your distance. However, if you’re visiting loved ones who have already been fully vaccinated, you can finally give them a hug.
Airplanes are no longer a threat
People also avoided flying because planes weren’t safe. It’s easier for the virus to circulate due to poor ventilation. Given the vaccine protection, being inside the plane shouldn’t make you worry anymore. Of course, there are still safety issues to think about, but that’s for another day. Before you fly, though, consider the airline regulations. You might still have to wear a mask throughout the trip. If you don’t mind doing it, you can pursue your plans.
Try to stay local first
If you live in a place where most people have already been vaccinated, you’re lucky. Try to give back by helping local tourism. Consider visiting places in the area. After months of not going on a trip, you already missed these locations. Avoid international trips for a while. Although the crisis is finally over in most Western countries, it’s still roaring across several Asian and African countries. There are still restrictions in most places, and others have even returned to a lockdown again. Worse, the vaccine rollout is really slow. Therefore, you’re still placing yourself at risk by visiting those places. You won’t enjoy it, either. You can’t take a selfie and post it online when you know that the country is still fighting a crisis.
We’re almost towards the end
With the successful vaccine rollout and cooperation from millions of people, we’re finally seeing the end of this pandemic. You can safely travel now if you want to. If you wish to wait for a few more months, it’s your choice. You can also start planning your trip now and include all the places you longed to see.
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