As summer season is at its peak, you may be planning of flying to your destination vacation. But unfortunately not all flights are operating amid the coronavirus outbreak. That means road trips will be back once again. So, if you are still considering going on vacation, you must take important safety measures before hitting the road.
In this article, we will provide a checklist that will help you safely plan your trip and lower the risk of getting sick with Coronavirus.
Plan Your Route and Location
Though many destination places have opened back up, it doesn’t mean COVID-19 is gone. There are chances you may get the virus so it’s important you plan your route and location. While choosing your destination and route, check out for total reported Coronavirus cases in that area. You can also get in touch with the local travel guide and get relevant information before heading there. Also check the local hotel reservations and make sure to avoid it if its crowded and already met the capacity.
Again, despite many places opening back up for business in the US, this does not signal an end to the pandemic. You can still contract the virus, which is why it’s especially important to plan ahead.
Sanitize While Packing
Now this is extremely important to place all sanitizing things in your luggage. You should have the following hygiene products:
- Hand wash
- Hand sanitizer
- Disinfecting wipes
- Face mask
- Disposable gloves
- Sealable disposable plastic bags
Wearing a face mask in all public places is must-to-follow precaution and you need to maintain a 6-foot distance from other people. With this, you should try to keep a stock of water and snacks so you can avoid visiting shops again and again.
Remember that good hygiene on a road trip is vital so frequently wash and sanitize your hands before eating and keeping your mask on when you’re in a public restroom. When you stop at fuel station, wear gloves while pumping gas and paying toll fee.
Dining and Sleeping
When you choose a restaurant, choose outdoor dining vs. indoor. Either way, inquire about their safety measures and precautions. It may be the case; they have limited the number of guests or are maintaining extra space between tables. So, you might look for nearby food chains offering takeout or drive-thru services.
Next if you plan to stay long in a hotel, confirm your reservation early as hotel may limit the number of guests for staying during the Pandemic. Also inquire about housekeeping services so you know their sanitization process.
If your state has lifted lockdown and Coronavirus-linked restrictions, and you are planning a long driving trip, you must follow these tips to stay safe and lower the risk of getting sick. Also, you should understand that taking a road trip this summer might not be feasible for you so consider the health of every family member because during travel, your exposure to the virus may increase. Therefore, health and safety come first.