Daily life can be challenging during these uncertain times. Especially for the travel industry and those affected by it. However, nothing can ground an avid globetrotter or essential business traveler. Amid a global pandemic, many travelers have continued their adventures safely and smartly. Here are some COVID-19 travel tips the Skycap News™ team recommends for safer Coronavirus Travels.
COVID-19 Travel Tips
Check Out Local Ordinances
Perhaps, the most important step to take before planning your vacation is to research the COVID-19 policies in the city or town you’re traveling to. Each state (or country) has different levels of restrictions. Make sure to do plenty of research to confirm your favorite businesses/restaurants are open and allowing visitors.
This is especially challenging if you are traveling to heavily populated or “touristy” destinations. It may prove rather difficult to remain at the recommended 6-feet of distance. During travels, you will encounter far more people from all walks of life than you are usually surrounded by. Be sure to remain vigilant and distanced.
Pack a Mask
Even if local ordinances are not requiring masks, it’s important to pack one. Coronavirus procedures are always evolving and you never know when things could change. The CDC recommends washing your mask after each wear so it is recommended to bring an extra mask or two to make sure you have extras.
Wash Hands & Pack Hand Sanitizer
Personal hygiene and cleanliness are important at all times but critical to public safety now. Practice these five steps whenever possible when hand washing.
- Wet hands
- Apply soap
- Scrub (20 seconds)
If soap and water are not available, do the next best thing, use hand sanitizer. During Coronavirus, there is no such thing as too much hand sanitizer. If you are unable to get your hands on some pre-made sanitizers, be sure to check out how to make your own at home!
Safe Lodging Precautions
Make sure wherever you’re staying is taking extra precautions. In times like these, general housekeeping isn’t enough. When choosing your lodging, be sure they are taking all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Recently, Hilton partnered with the makers of Lysol® to help deliver an even cleaner stay for their guests with the establishment of the Hilton CleanStay program.
Bleach is Your Best Friend
Even though many places are promoting advanced cleaning measures, it is strongly recommended to re-clean everything. A simple but effective COVID-proof cleaning solution is rubbing alcohol, Dawn® dish soap, and warm water. Find an empty spray bottle, fill it ¼ of the way with rubbing alcohol, add 10 drops of dawn dish soap, and will it up the rest of the way with warm water. This solution sanitizes and cleans simultaneously so its use is strongly recommended for protecting against Coronavirus.
Travel-Size Cleaning Supplies
If you’re traveling by air, be sure to pick up some TSA approved cleaning supplies. These mini-cleaning supplies can also be used while traveling on the bus, train, or any other means of public transportation. Regularly check the TSA website for updated size allowances or directly with your airline.
Take Daily Vitamins
If you’re like most people, your immune system is likely to take a bit of a beating while you’re traveling. At a time like this, it is imperative to keep your immune system strong. Some vitamins that are sure to keep your immune system strong are Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Zinc, Elderberry, or a good multi-vitamin that contains a high daily allowance percentage.
In addition to daily vitamins, Emergen-C is probably the best way to keep your immune system in tip-top shape. Some users comment that Emergen-C may not have the best taste. However, what it lacks in taste, it makes up for in power. The Skycap News™ team has made Emergen-C an important part of their travel preparations since its launch.
After your travels, it is best to get tested for COVID-19. However, you may not have that option. If you are unable to be tested for the virus, the CDC strongly recommends self-quarantining for fourteen (14) days. Though this may seem like a lifetime, it is the best way to prevent the unknown transmission of the virus.
COVID-19 Travel Tips: Final Recommendations
Although the CDC recommends staying home, that is an unlikely scenario for those who travel. With this in mind, they have devoted an entire section to travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In these unusual times, normal travel precautions are simply not enough. Make sure to follow these COVID-19 travel tips guidelines to help you feel more safe and secure during your travels.