Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, traveling around the world is resuming. Many countries have already opened their borders and are ready to welcome tourists.
In countries where the situation with the coronavirus is tenser, there are special measures to regulate migration and human flows. Special restrictions are in Finland, Spain, Italy, and France. Countries just must take care of the health of not only their citizens but also travelers.
If you decide to go on vacation and take a break from routine and quarantine, then think about it seriously. If you are traveling during a pandemic, it is important to be aware of the entry requirements so that there will be no problems upon arrival.
Coronavirus is a new infectious disease that affects the respiratory system.
Commonly observed symptoms are:
- increased body temperature;
- dry cough;
With Sore Throat, Coronavirus is also often accompanied by shortness of breath and chest pain. Some infected people also have these symptoms:
- loss of smell and taste;
- rash on the skin or depigmentation of nails on the hands and feet.
There is a special form of Coronavirus – Pneumonia Without Symptoms. Therefore, upon contact with an infected person or upon returning from another country, it is recommended to take a COVID-19 test. If it’s necessary, consult a doctor.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, about 23 million people have been infected with coronavirus. Nowadays many countries are under the threat of a second wave. Recently, Italy, France, and Spain have set anti-records for new coronavirus cases. Remember our travel warning and try to avoid these countries now.
There are some important travel advice to help you travel safely.
Preparing for a trip is a delicate thing. Wherever you travel, coronavirus restrictions and policies of countries regarding the pandemic are different.
Some countries, for example, Brazil, check every traveler for special travel insurance with full coverage. Other countries, including Egypt, don’t let in foreigners without a negative COVID-19 test. Many countries check the temperature upon arrival.
To be aware of special requirements of a particular country for not to be unexpectedly surprised, you’d better keep the track of events. For that firstly check the official websites of each country from your travel plan.
One of the most important ways to insure yourself before traveling is to make multi-country travel insurance. Such insurance covers the risks and treatment of COVID-19. That’s the second step.
In addition to an informative base, pay attention to the organization of your trip. If you are going to visit several countries, make a clear plan.
Consider alternative routes if any country in your plan enters quarantine while you are on the road.
And one more essential advice that is always relevant: double-check all your documents before you travel. Be aware that if you have to change plans at the last minute due to COVID-19, there may be additional travel requirements and documents.
Save these tips as travel guidelines during a coronavirus pandemic. This will help you to avoid unexpected and unpleasant surprises.
When you are abroad
When you are abroad, remember that you are in foreign territory. And only you can take care of yourself here.
First of all, it is recommended to be in touch with the tour operator and the airline. The situation with the coronavirus in countries is changing every minute, and it may change the rules and requirements too.
Make sure you have additional funds in advance for emergency cases. For example, you may need to purchase new tickets if some flights have been cancelled. Or you are going to stay in the country longer than you planned.
Do not forget to take various means of payment with you: both cards and cash. During a pandemic, it is safer to use credit cards. This way you have less contact with paper money or coins. Infected people could use them before you.
Observe safety precautions and quarantine rules in a foreign country. Always take care of your health, no matter where you are.
When you return from abroad
Many are concerned about the question of whether they will have to isolate themselves upon arrival from the country. There is no single answer; it all depends on the country. For example, those who travel from the UK to Germany do not need a self-isolation. But if you return through France, upon arrival you will have to take a 14-day quarantine.
In any case, to play it safe, do a virus test upon arrival home. You also need to refrain from unnecessary contacts. Thus, you will be calm about your health and will not endanger your loved ones.
Some Health Tips
Whether you are at home, or you travel around the world, do not forget about your health. There are simple preventive measures that are easy to follow.
- wash your hands regularly (use soap or alcohol-based hand sanitizer);
- do not touch your face;
- maintain social distance;
- follow the rules of respiratory hygiene;
- if you notice First Signs Coronavirus, consult a doctor immediately;
- strengthen the immune system: eat fresh fruits and vegetables, reduce the intake of salts and fatty foods;
- do sports whenever it’s possible.
If you follow our travel advisory, covid and other troubles will pass you by. Take care of yourself!