Traveling these days has become way more difficult. Airports are mostly
closed and a lot of airlines have canceled flights. Even if there are flights
available, the requirements to board and land at your destination are way too
difficult. If you still need to travel at this time, you might go through a lot
to get it done.
Cancel this trip if you can
The first thing you need to do is to find a way to cancel
this trip. If you can achieve the same objective without leaving your home,
you have to take that route. For instance, if you have to meet with potential
clients are investors, you can talk to them via online conferencing. If your
plan is to visit tourist destinations, you have to shelf that plan. There’s no
point in going to different places as a tourist since most of these
destinations aren’t in full operation anyway. These are extraordinary times, and
you don’t need to leave your house if there are other options available.
Arrange your travel details before you leave home
You have to make sure that you already called your travel agency and
ensure that you can go on a trip. The flights have to be confirmed, in your
accommodation in the destination is available. Take note that several hotels
and other forms of accommodations are closed right now due to the pandemic.
Some of them also strict policies in excepting people traveling from other
places, especially in hot spots. If you’re traveling for an official business
that will benefit the country, you have to coordinate with your embassy. You
don’t want to get caught in the middle of another country with no way out.
Purchase your protective equipment
Most of the coronavirus cases have been recorded from travelers. The
movement of people from Wuhan, China which was the center of these pandemic was
the reason why it’s spread rapidly around the world. Therefore, if you want to avoid
getting the virus was traveling, you have to prepare your protective
equipment. You need a mask that you can wear all the time. You also need to
bring a hand sanitizer and a liquid hand soap. If you have protective gloves,
you also need to bring them. Don’t expect that you can still purchase them
right now, so you need to gather whatever you have.
Rethink your plan
The point is that traveling at this time isn’t that easy. You have to
make sure that you make
the right decision before you regret it. Unless you’re doing something that
will help your country, or save lives, it’s best if you stay home. If you’re
traveling for business purposes, it can wait. You don’t want to be infected
while you travel, and you also don’t want to bring it back home. Regardless of
the plan that you have in mind, you will make them happen once this crisis is
over. For now, you have to stay home and stay safe.
1st and featured image from https://www.wlns.com/news/health/coronavirus/travel-bans-grow-amid-warnings-viral-pandemic-will-worsen/
2nd image from https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/18/how-the-coronavirus-could-impact-women-in-health-care.html