is one of the most uncertain times of the year. The virus outbreak
has locked everything down. The travelers are scared to plan their
next trips, and most airlines are experiencing choppy waters. But
there can be times when you cannot avoid flying. And flying during
such an epidemic disease is truly a matter of concern. So, what
should you do to avoid contracting the disease? This article contains
all the precautions that travelers need to take while in flight.
to Keep in Mind Before You Jet Out
1. Do a thorough Research
sure to check the health notices before you plan your itinerary to
another country. Read the travel advisories and notices and stay
updated. Research thoroughly where to fly, and where not to. So many
airlines and cruise lines have suspended or routed their services to
other airports and cruise ports. Hence, make sure to consult your
travel agents before you set out for a journey. Or you can simply
visit Travel.State.Gov and type the destination you are flying to;
you’ll get the better idea about the current scenarios there.
the Things You Must Pack
your other belongings, you must carry travel
other essential travel documents along. Plan and pack for the
unforeseen, such as pack the additional doses for your medication and
an extra pair of clothes in case the airline announces a flight delay
due to the outbreak.
3. Sanitize Your Seat
need to be extra cautious when you are in a war against a contagious
disease. And for that, sanitize your plane seat using antibacterial
wipes with alcohol. Clean every corner of your area such as armrests,
seat belt handle, tray table, call button, air vents and if possible,
seat’s headrests. These are the most touched areas and disinfecting
them is an effective way to wipe off the germs. You must also apply
the same practice while traveling on train or bus.
Cautious about what you touch
ailments transmit to others when they come in contact with the saliva
or mucus of an infected person. First, wear a mask while traveling
and secondly be cautious about the surfaces that you touch. Since the
droplets from the cough and sneeze reach the nearby surfaces, which
further can affect the other passengers.
case you happen to sit with a person who is sneezing and coughing, do
not touch any surface in the area. Also, wash your hands for at least
20 seconds and don’t touch your face with unclean hands. Always
travel with an alcohol-based sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.
aware of the signs
may fall sick during the flight journey; hence you must know the
signs of contagious diseases like COVID-19. If you feel that you have
contracted the virus seek medical attention immediately. DO NOT TRY
TO HIDE THE SITUATION AT ALL.
common symptoms for the disease include shortening of breath, cough,
and fever. However, the symptoms do not particularly point to
coronavirus, it can be a common flu too. But it’s better to take
help instantly. Also, make sure to buy
insurance that covers Coronavirus.