The Coronavirus crisis will probably changethe way we travel.
If you’re wondering what your vacation might look like after all this is over, here's our seven short tips on how to planfor your trip during the quarantine.
NUMBER 7: Prepare multiple destination options for your next trip Start with creating a travel bucket list and choose multiple destinationsbased on your preferences.
Watch YouTube videos, read blogs, watch documentaries on the possible destinations you want to visit, etc.
When you’re making the list, make them based on the factors such as how healthy or risky the countryyou are planning to visit is.
Keep on checking the WHO website, the coronavirus tracker and life updates, see which countries have the bestpreventive measures, etc.
If you are unsure, explore destinationsthat are less crowded: places such as nature, less crowdedtowns, and cities.
A visit to a National Park would be such example.
Check if there is enough medical infrastructurein place in the region you are traveling to in case you get sick while you’re there.
NUMBER 6: Book your tripwith possible cancellation options Book your accommodation so that you can easilycancel, to eliminate unnecessary cancellation fees.
Always look at what the cancellation policyfor your accommodation, ride, or flight is.
It might not always be easy to find the informationabout cancellation conditions, so take some time and read the fine print.
You can even consider purchasingtrip cancellation insurance.
You might want to watch for the best valueand not necessarily the lowest prices.
After the past crises, many hotels offereda great price-quality ratio and packages for tourists to get them traveling again.
But be careful when booking, especiallywith unknown operators.
Watch for scams.
If you choose a with well-known brands suchas hotels, booking providers, or airlines, chances for them to go bankrupt are lower.
Also, don't forget to get the right travelhealth insurance.
NUMBER 5: Plan to travel closer to your home Plan shorter trips so you caneasily get back home.
You can even take several shorter trips moreoften instead of making one big trip.
Take advantage of long weekends and holidays.
Plan to travel to neighboring states or countriesonly so you’re always able to come home fast by car or a short flight at most.
NUMBER 4: Don’t plan way ahead Why is it not so good to plan that far ahead? Well, maybe in the summer, the coronavirus situationimproves, but then in might hit hard again as SARS did.
Nobody really knows what will happen.
That’s why it’s great to have several optionsready, including several possible dates.
NUMBER 3: Stay healthy You need to be strong and healthyfor your next travel.
Eat healthily, take vitamins, drink enough, sleep well, exercise, and practice mental strength.
Check out our video on how to make yourquarantine fun and productive.
The link is in the description.
NUMBER 2: Take precautions while traveling After this is over, here’s what you cando to stay safe and healthy during your travels: Always wash your hands properly every timeyou have a chance to, for example, after using a toilet.
But be careful not to touch thedoors after you leave the restroom, .
Bring hand sanitizers and wipes.
Use them every time you touch something, for example, right after touching handrails, doors, surfaceson the metro, elevator buttons, before you eat outside, etc.
Remember that a lot of people have just touchedthat elevator button right before you and viruses can stay on the surface for days.
Use wipes to sanitize surfacesyou are about to use.
Don’t touch your face.
One of the main ways the virus spreads iswhen you touch your nose, eyes, or mouth.
Use tissues or your sleeve when cough andwear a mask, especially indoors, and when you're close to other people.
Don’t sit down while using the metro andtry to use the metro without holding at all – as some locals do.
But be careful – we don’t want you tofall.
Eat at the restaurants, fast food joints, and food centers that have good reviews.
Chances are they will be cleaner.
Stay healthy: Eat well, drink enough water, take vitamins also during travel, get enough sleep, etc.
Know what the emergency number is for yourdestination.
NUMBER 1: Don’t rush into taking your firstvacation Wait until the authorities say it’s safeto go and then revisit your travel plan.
If you’ve made a long enough list, withmany options, you’ll probably find a great place to visit.