The outbreak of Coronavirus continues to spread the planet everywhere. The travelers have questions regarding their travel plans and, therefore, the best thanks for preparing and protect themselves from exposure to the new virus.
You would have observed that traveling has become a main concerning action in the last few months with the spread of the COVID-19. People are canceling booked tickets and have been informed by health officials to minimize contact with already affected countries and cities.
But you have booked an international trip like Fiji holidays months ago and have been waiting for this from ages. If you have decided to travel for whatever the reason is, how you can protect yourself from this new virus? We will help you with how to be safe during coronavirus outbreak.
Below are some points which will help you to protect yourself from this virus.
Necessary Travel Tips to follow During Coronavirus Outbreak
Is it safe for you to travel during the coronavirus outbreak?
Sad to say, no one can tell you that traveling during the COVID-19 outbreak is entirely risk-free, in case of your age, health, or landing place. The casualty rate is relatively low, and you may even return from your trip safely and in excellent health.
The older persons who over the age of 80 have more risk for complications of the coronavirus disease, while ages 10 – 39 have shown relatively low fatality rates. That does not mean you can’t get infected if you are younger, only that you have a minimum chance of the disease becoming fatal.
People with pre-existing health issues are also more susceptible to become seriously sick by the Coronavirus than those who are healthy. If you have any respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, etc., you should reconsider traveling.
More than 199,002 cases have been reported of the Coronavirus worldwide, and the number is continuously increasing. The majority of the cases are in China, where the virus first originated, but there are other “red areas” with thousands of reported cases as well. The well known are Italy, Iran, and South Korea. So, as a precaution, do not travel to these countries, unless it is necessary. This is not to say that visiting countries with a minimum number of reported cases is entirely risk-free as well.
Limit exposure to sick people
Limiting direct or close exposure with people who are sick can help lower your risk for infection, such as COVID-19 or other flu.
But it will be hard to do when you’re traveling on a plane, cruise ship, or other mass conveyance. The people who are sitting close to you and are coughing or sneezing, wearing a face mask may help lower the risk.
Face masks can be used by sick travelers to help reduce the spread of respiratory germs for other people sitting near ill travelers.
Wash your hands regularly
Washing your hands, without a doubt, the foremost crucial thing you’ll do to limit your risk of the coronavirus disease. This is not just a fast splash– wash your hands with soap thoroughly for a minimum of 20 to 30 seconds at any chance you get, particularly after being at public places or traveling via public transport.
If you are traveling by air, wash your hands after checking out the airport. If you don’t have access to soap and water, then use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content on your hands and wrists. But remember that hand sanitizer is not as functional as a thorough wash with soap.
Do not touch your face by hands continuously
Avoid touching your face unnecessarily with your hands, mostly by unwashed hands.
If you were in a public place, don’t touch your face unless you have thoroughly washed your hands.
The novel COVID-19 can live on surfaces for hours after it has been touched by an infected person, and can infect you if you access your mouth, nose, and eyes.
Be attentive, if someone is coughing, sneezing, or showing symptoms similar to that of the flu or a cold. Make sure to stay at least 2 meters (6 feet) away from them. You may be infected by their flying respiratory (cough or sneeze) droplets.
Clean regularly used objects
If you are staying in a guest house or hotel while you are overseas, make sure you book someplace where you know it will be healthy. It does not hurt, take time to check-in, inquire that staff and management have cleaned your room thoroughly.
Maybe they will give you frequently used objects, clean them with a disinfectant. While you are staying there, always spray or wipe the regularly touched objects.
If you are flying to a country with a large number of COVID-19 cases, it is good if you stay away from any place where there is a significant number of people.
Analyze the spread of the coronavirus in the country you are traveling to. Check what the health and government administrator are advising in that country and purse the same rules. It is better to remain away from crowd places or any region that is infected.
Put on a mask and go for a medical check-up if any symptom develop
If you got sick and develop coronavirus symptoms, such as fever, coughing, or difficulty breathing, wear a mask so that you cannot infect other people. Visit immediately to a nearby health center for a health check-up to avoid the further effect of the virus.
We hope that the points, as mentioned above, will help to be safe and risk-free while traveling during coronavirus outbreak. Traveling should be an enjoyable and cheerful practice, in these situations, it’s our duty to protect ourselves and other travelers form this virus.
When you return to home if you feel unwell with either high temperature or continuous cough, you need a self-isolation for 14 days. Seek medical help and stay at home isolation. If your condition is getting worse during home isolation or not better after seven days, immediately visit the health center for further treatment.
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