The continuous spread of COVID-19 worldwide has dramatically left a negative impact on the different sectors of the industry. The uncertainty of when will the pandemic disease vanish alarms entirely the sectors of economy, and one of the most affected sectors is the tourism industry.
According to WHO, all individuals planning travel should seek advice on the potential hazards in their chosen destinations and understand how best to protect their health and minimize the risk of acquiring disease.
Below are the precautionary measures that visitors need to know to make sure their safety throughout the travel:
1. Assess yourself if you are fit to travel
If you are experiencing Respiratory Infection symptoms, seek medical attention and request a health care by contacting the health service in your home country.
2. Check Flight Updates and Cancellations
As most of the airlines were gradually resume its flight operations, kindly assure that flights you are taking has started it operations. However, expect that there will be in-flight experience changes for the safety of all passengers. To check all the major International Airlines regarding the flight changes and cancellation policies updates, Forbes consolidates information with regards to the cancellation updates from the list of the various major carriers.
3. Check latest health and aviation guidelines
It is necessary that we take into consideration all the initiatives implemented by Health Authority prior to making a travel arrangement. Get the latest updates from the airport, airlines and health authorities from your home country and to your point of destination.
4. Seek consultation to a Travel Medicine Clinic or Medical practitioners before you travel
Travellers planning to go to a destination in a developing country must consult a travel medicine clinic or medical practitioner before the trip. The consultation must be at least 4–8 weeks before your trip and if possible, earlier for a long-term travel or overseas work is intended.
5 . 14-day Quarantine for the arrival passengers
Returning residents may be tested at the airport and – depending on their travel history and be placed in 14-day quarantine. This procedure is done to prevent the spread of the virus and at the same time, to ensure that individuals are COVID-free.
6. Travelers with suspected COVID-19 infection at points of entry from airports
Passengers with suspected infection must be isolated while waiting for a secured transfer to a healthcare facility for additional evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Procedures and full information can be check at WHO advice for the management of travellers at points of entry.
7. Practice good personal hygiene
Do not forget to wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds, or to use an alcohol-based sanitizer. Avoid touching your face, eyes or nose. Educate yourself of the cough etiquette by using flexed elbows when coughing and sneezing. Prepare also a spare face mask to carry with you all the time. By simply doing this, you are helping to eradicate the spread of the virus.
Despite the fact that the health professionals and the travel industry can extend huge assistance and comprehensive management, let us not neglect our responsibility as a traveller to obtain information, to understand the risks involved and to take the necessary precautions to safeguard his/her own health while travelling. We at Luxury Explorers wanted to extend our very best wishes to all of our friends, business partners, clients and your families in these trying times.