Travelling in a Pandemic: How to keep safe

David Banks
Authored by David Banks
Posted Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 1:38am

Making sure that you remain safe and well when you are travelling is always important. However, following the pandemic, it is more important than ever before. With so much to consider as well as the risk of spreading the disease, it Is important to make sure you are doing everything you can to remain safe. To help you out, we will be providing you with some of the ways that you can stay safe when you are travelling.

Make Sure You Have Masks And Hand Sanitizer

When you are travelling, it is important to make sure that you are doing everything you can to keep yourself and those you are travelling with safe. One of the ways that you can do this following the pandemic is ensuring that you have a mask and hand sanitiser on hand to make sure that you have everything you need to travel safely whether around the UK or abroad.

Ensure You Have Travel Insurance

In addition to making sure you have a mask and hand sanitiser, it is crucial to make sure that you have travel insurances. Not only should these cover you for the potential risk of Covid, but they should also cover you for any existing illnesses that you have. Should you be travelling to Europe it is also important to make sure that you have a GHIC in order to access healthcare as a result. By making sure you have organised your GHIC application a minimum of 2 weeks before you travel, you can make sure you are covered should you fall ill.

Ensure you are vaccinated

With many suggesting that vaccine passports will be needed to travel abroad, it is important to make sure that you have the relevant vaccines before you travel. With the vaccines slowly being rolled out throughout the UK, it is only a short wait for many people to have the vaccine and begin to travel with fewer restrictions. It is important to make sure, however, that even though you have had the vaccine you are still travelling securely.

Maintain Social Distancing Where You Can

Though it is important to make sure that you are putting plans in place to travel safely, it is also important to make sure that you are still following the rules. Whether this is following the quarantine rules when you enter the country or you are maintaining social distancing measures when you are on busses, planes or other forms of public transport, making sure that you are maintaining social distancing where you can help to keep you safe when you are travelling. Though this can be difficult in some crowded spaces, using both social distancing measures and a mask can benefit you.

Regardless of whether you are looking to travel in the height of the summer or looking to travel in the next few months, there are several ways that you can begin to travel as you once would whilst remaining safe. Which of these tips and tricks will you be using?

 

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