How to travel responsibly in the remaining months of 2020.

Goa, India

Thousands of people, couples and families put travel plans on pause because of the novel virus COVID-19. As the travel industry in some countries is reopening and favorite tourist spots are welcoming guests, people are making vacation plans that keep safety and responsibility top of mind. If you’re ready to travel again, it’s important to remain diligent so you can enjoy favorite destinations. This not only protects you and the people you love but also the people in the places you go to like the workers, fellow travelers and residents. Below are some tips for you to focus on:

Wear a mask in public

This obviously comes as number one as its the easiest way to control the virus spread. Avoid touching the exterior part of the mask as it usually harbors germs. Carry more than one mask for the trip or a box of disposable masks. For a family trip, you can make this special by getting everyone custom made masks for the trip.

Wash your hands frequently.

This removes and helps in preventing the spread of the germs. While on a trip, ensure to wash your hands as much as possible especially after touching public surfaces. Wash with water and soap for at least 20 seconds covering all parts of your hands. Wash up before eating. In addition to that, carry plenty of hand sanitizer.

Continuously practice social distancing.

If someone is not in your travel group, ensure that you are standing at least 6 feet away from them. Most public spots have now put markings to show you where to stand just in case. Please pay attention to these and follow the guidelines.

Keep your group small.

In these tough times, it is safer to travel in a smaller group thus minimising the risk of spreading the virus. Either travel as an individual or a couple or a group of utmost 4, just to be safe.

Visit outdoor places.

Outdoor spaces are easier to not only social distance in but also move freely especially if they are expansive. It is a better option to add more of these open places to your itinerary.

Respect and follow all Government restrictions and guidelines.

Some of you may be planning a trip to a totally different country. Now it is important to follow all the guidelines as provided by that country to ensure that you do not get into any kind of trouble on your trip.

Stay safe!

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