World Tourism Day 2020 is the perfect time to look at the future of travel during Covid-19. It’s been a tough year for avid travellers with the Covid-19 pandemic bringing all travel plans to a halt. However, with the decreasing number of cases, it’s time to feed your wanderlust once again – it’s time to stop dreaming and start doing!
Where Can We Travel During Covid-19?
Depending on where you’re from, you may have a few borders open to you but even then, options will still be limited. Experts are predicting that the fourth quarter of 2020 will see more domestic and regional travel as things slowly return to normal. We are constantly updating our Travel Blog for the latest news and tips, so do keep checking it out!
Many of us focus on travelling abroad, caught up with online trends as we are. So much so that we tend to overlook our domestic wonders. When was the last time you explored within your borders? Whenever that was, this is the perfect time to catch up on everything that you’ve missed.
NOTE: If you find yourself experiencing any symptoms associated with the virus, avoid crowded areas, notify the relevant authorities, and make your way to a hospital. It’s best to be cautious and remember that there’s more at stake than only enjoying a holiday.
Travel Essentials for the New Normal
Whether your travel during Covid-19 is domestic or international, it pays to be prepared. Here are some must-haves for your packing list:
1. Travel Insurance
Ensure that you are protected against the unexpected such as weather emergencies, medical situations, and even, cancelled flights. If you’re planning an expensive trip, consider purchasing a travel insurance policy at least 15 days before your travel date. The longer you wait to purchase a policy, the more limited your options so try to start looking for one early on.
2. Face Masks
From daily disposable masks and N-95 masks to reusable cloth masks and sturdy face shields, masks have become an essential item in our lives. Airports, planes, and most tourist attractions now require that you wear one before entering the premises so be sure to carry enough masks for your entire trip.
3. Hand Sanitiser
It’s always smart to carry hand sanitiser. Germs linger on surfaces such as railings, tables, and more, so avoid touching your face after placing your hand on such surfaces. Make sure that your sanitiser has at least a 70% alcohol content for it to be effective against viruses and bacteria. In addition to that, carry antibacterial wipes to wipe down sitting areas and shared equipment.
Read the full version of The Future Of Travel On Aspire Issue 28 on page 18-19.
We hope you feel more prepared for travel during Covid-19 after reading this handy guideline. This World Tourism Day 2020, let’s not despair if we can’t make it to our dream destinations. Instead, let’s focus on making travel plans that are #goals!
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