It is rather tricky to decide which type of travel is safe than others. Each of them has its own risks of contacting and spreading virus. However, you can always take precautions to minimize the risk. Travelling in some places are already allowed with stay-at home orders are gradually lifted. However, travelling safely is now a priority you cannot just ignore. It is not only to protect yourself but also the others. Thus, taking proper measurement before travel is always necessary to do.
Have a safe air travel in the mids of pandemic
Air travel is often choose because it is one of the safest modes for travelling. Airplane itself is considered a relatively safe place because of the air circulation and filter. Thus, viruses don’t easily spread on the flights. However, the risk is still there especially when the flight is crowded. It makes it more difficult for travelers to maintain social distancing rules. Here are some considerations for safe air travel:
Airplane can potentially spread the virus
Remember that even though the airplane itself is relatively safe, it still a potential place for spreading virus between travelers. Thus, always be cautious when you have to take flight. Also, you will be spending time in the airport following security check and all. Getting in lines in inevitable and it can be worse if it is crowded. It can bring you to be in close contact with others. And that can be the beginning of virus spreading.
Look at new regulations
Due to the current situation, there are new regulations and procedures every government of a country in the world implemented. Such as, every airport staffs wear a mask and protective gears to minimize physical contacts with travelers. However, it is not only applied to the staffs but also to the travelers. Thus, always remember to wear a mask or cloth covering.
Prepare for strict health protocols
The TSA also has increased the standard of cleaning and disinfecting the areas of the airports especially at screening checkpoints. You may also notice some changes during the screening process. You are required to wear a mask while you are in the airport. However, TSA staff may ask you to adjust your masks for identification purpose. Also, you won’t have to hand your boarding pass to the staff but you have to place it directly on the scanner yourself. Then, you must hold it up for inspection.
Carry a travel-friendly hand sanitisers
In the past, travelers are limited to bring any liquid. However, today the regulation has changed in which travelers can bring one container of hand sanitizer up to 12 ounces or about 350 ml in a carry-on. Of course, this hand sanitizer will have to be screened as well.
Put your foods in plastic bags
It is highly advised to put your foods in a plastic bags instead of carry-on so it is easy to be placed in a bin for screening. As for personal items such as wallets, keys, phone, etc, it is best to place them in your carry-on to reduce the handling during the screening process. Also, make sure to wash your hands with soap before and after going through the screening.