Traveling is very important for our whole being, especially for our mental health. The change of scenery helps us clear our minds and widen our perspective too. However, we can not do much of it while in the middle of continuous quarantine in our country. But if it’s permitted, you can not go out there not equipped with tips and recommendations for your safety while traveling in the middle of a pandemic. Whether it may be a group or solo travel, these are the things that you must keep in mind.
Wear your face mask.
The first and most important thing about this pandemic is wearing your face mask. Wearing your face mask protects you from viruses, besides COVID-19, and risks of infections. It also keeps other people from contracting the disease, if you have any. Face masks protect you and the people around you as well. So do the world a favor and always wear one.
Check the travel guidelines and restrictions in the place you are planning to visit.
Whether we like it or not, some of the protocols in the Philippines during this pandemic are sort of alike but not really. Some places will require some kind of pass while others won’t. Some require you to be quarantined for 14 days after your arrival. While others just need a negative RT-PCR test result. Though wearing a mask and a face shield is a must everywhere, make sure you check LGU websites of the place you are planning to visit and IATF protocols to avoid hassle or worse, being ushered to go back home.
Make it a habit to listen to the news while on the road.
In a blink of an eye, there’ll be a new COVID-19 variant. Before you know it, rules have changed, and protocols have been updated. You should always stay tuned while on your travels to news and relevant information, especially if you are on solo travel. Make it a point to always plug in your AirPods Pro while you’re on the go. This device helps you stay tuned with current happenings without the hassle of wires tangling during your travel. Unlike your ordinary earplugs, it helps you listen and relax as well with its noise-canceling feature.
The best way to travel safely in the Philippines and for the safety of everyone around us is to get vaccinated. That way, we will be worry-free that we might catch the virus or get sick. Some places also give more “benefits” to fully vaccinated people such as not requiring them to undergo self-quarantine after arrival or negative swab test results.
Sanitize as often as possible.
While traveling, it is unavoidable to touch surfaces that may be contaminated with the virus. And if water and soap are not within reach, your alcohol and hand sanitizer should always come in handy. Double-check your sanitization supply before leaving for your journey to make sure that you are always protected against any kind of virus and infection.