Times have changed quite drastically and our travel cravings have gone through a revolution in itself. Many of us are longing to step out and explore while we can - and why wouldn’t we, after having stayed indoors all this while? That claustrophobic feeling is magnified for the lot of us who work from home and have the flexibility of working on the go. However, keeping in mind the situation at hand, the increasing number of tourists flooding to popular destinations has turned comparatively safe zones into red zones. That has made it all the more harder to find a destination and seclude oneself from the mayhem, or at least until we ride out the storm.
While many of us would discourage traveling at this precarious time, there still are ways we can make the best of the situation. Be it a weekend drive within the outskirts of the city you are in, or a short trip to offbeat places that might not find too many tourists at this time. So if you (like the most of us) are about to make that big decision of stepping out for a short trip to catch a breather, there are a few destinations that you can still venture to, as long as you’re strict about covid etiquette for yourself and those around you.
Travel bans are being lifted around the world, and there’s been an ease on the travel restrictions imposed on several states across India.
It’s worth noting that any kind of travel that puts you in contact with other people from different communities is not completely safe even if you have been fully vaccinated. However, that hasn’t stopped many people from travelling, albeit with safety precautions.
Here are a few tips, suggestions and ideas on how you can keep your post covid travel stress free, safe and enjoyable at the same time.
To protect yourself and others, get yourself and your loved ones vaccinated before deciding to head on that vacation. Vaccines are a preventive measure, and might be a little too late if taken after you or someone you know is already infected. Collectively, we can reduce the transmission of the virus greatly through vaccines. Not just that, vaccinations should be considered all the more before travelling in order to put yourself as well as others out of harm’s way.
Your body takes time with the vaccine and protection reaches its peak only a few weeks after your final dose. So it’s best to make travel plans after giving your body enough time to boost its immunity post the vaccination.
The vaccine you take is also heavily dependent on the place you’re travelling to. It matters where you plan to travel, whether you have any prior health conditions, as well as the vaccine you have already taken.
If you’ve been vaccinated, letting others know that you have, may also ease their stress of having you around their community. A great way to do that is through our quirky “I got vaccinated” t-shirt range.
For more details on location-specific vaccinations, visit the CDC’s travel website to find the right vaccine for your travel.
Check for covid +ve cases
Travelling on a whim without doing a background check on the number of cases in that particular region could come at a heavy cost. For starters, it matters how many people have been vaccinated in the area you’re travelling to, the rate of spread, as well as the number of people being infected on a daily or weekly basis. Having these numbers will help you eliminate places that may be too crowded and are at a higher risk of infections.
Choose the right destination
Finding the right destination for your travel plans can be tricky, but it isn’t impossible. For those who have been vaccinated, international travel would instantly become easier, keeping all the necessary precautions in mind of course. But for those who haven’t been vaccinated yet and are still looking to travel, we say, first get vaccinated. And once you have, start your travel plans with local destinations like a drive to a hill station or beach zones.
One thing to keep in mind is that since a lot more people are travelling post-vaccination, it’s important to settle for places that don’t have an onslaught of tourists. If you want to step out, the closer you go the better - both for your safety and the safety of other communities.
Travel consciously and mindfully
Lastly, one of the most important things to keep in mind while travelling is mindfulness. Every little thing counts, and if you’re aware and mindful of your surroundings, you help put others at ease with your travel. As far as possible, keep a distance from people and shared spaces. Follow basic hygiene practices, and don’t carry anything that would cause you to leave it behind. In times like these, it’s important to be sensitive to our surroundings and minimise any chances of spread or risk of infections.
Pack light, and travel light
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