The Coronavirus disrupts the regular operations of the aviation industry, to say the least, but at this time airlines continue to operate most of their lines and most destinations in the world are still considered “safe”. Of course, it is important to keep precautionary rules during this period – but it is possible and even worthwhile to take advantage of low demand to fly overseas at low prices and enjoy significantly less busy destinations than usual. Have you decided to go on vacation? Get some tips to help them travel safely.
The WHO website is regularly updated with each new provision in light of developments. It is strongly advised not to ignore these instructions, and some of them also have a criminal meaning, which is true both before and during travel. Remember that travel plans can usually be changed, at no cost or with any fees, and peace of mind is worth a lot.
Make sure hygiene is higher than usual
During this time, it is very important to entrust the cleaning of hands and the cleaning of objects that others come in contact with (passport, handbag, mobile device, etc.). It is therefore advisable to avoid direct contact with foreign persons, including aircrews during the flight, and endeavor to wash hands whenever possible, especially before and after eating. You can use disinfectants, such as alcohol, but wash your hands with soap and water. You should also prefer packaged food.
Keep your distance!
According to the World Health Organization and many other investigations, it is advisable to keep at least one meter between people and people when the common recommendation is even two meters. Two meters away from people close to you can prevent a possible infection.
Prefer direct flights
During Connections, however short, travelers often find themselves spending extra hours in close proximity to other passengers. Advanced aircraft are equipped with an air purification system that is similar in quality to those in the labs, so the risk is relatively low, but during Connecticut passengers are crowded into buses, standing in queues, getting into passenger lounges and more – so it’s better to pay a little more and choose a direct flight.
Don’t chase after face masks
There is no concrete evidence that ‘regular’ face masks reduce the risk of contracting a virus. It’s just a myth that will spread momentum. Masks with filters, of the N95 type, are more effective and reduce the risk, but are not recommended by medical bodies like the US CDC. These masks are especially good for those who are already infected with the virus and want to reduce the chance of infecting others in their environment. If you have a mask available of course it is possible and even recommended to use it, but the whole pursuit of face masks is completely unnecessary and lost all proportion.
Avoid particularly busy places
This is common sense. The more people are in one place, the more likely one of them is or at least carries the virus. Strolling down the street or sitting in a nice restaurant is significantly safer than going into the city’s busiest museum or taking a two-hour round bus ride with tourists from around the world.
Be careful, but also proportionate
There is no doubt that the Coronavirus is highly contagious. His rapid expansion in the world proves that. But for most people, especially those under 50 who do not have background diseases that weaken the immune system, the coronavirus is not very dangerous. It mainly causes discomfort, and most patients heal soon. At present, less than 3% of all virus deaths have been recorded among those aged 40 and under (and a few of them outside of China…).
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