If you missed part 1 of my series where I discuss staying safe and healthy while traveling amid COVID-19, please click here and check that out first. In part 2 of this series, we’ll be discussing other forms of travel and how you can stay safe while traveling amid COVID-19.
Hotels and Airbnbs:
Hotels and Airbnbs are the perfect breeding ground for coronavirus. If surfaces are not clean regularly, the virus can cling onto objects and pass onto humans through touching said surfaces. Most of the time, these accommodations are better than staying with family or friends. Social distancing is practiced in these places and the position of housekeepers is on the rise to disinfect all rooms in a timely manner. However, don’t trust the housekeepers to disinfect all surfaces in your room. Bring a set of disinfectant wipes with you. Be sure to bring a mask and plenty of hand sanitizer. Avoid crowded indoor spaces such as pools and dining areas. If you’re renting an Airbnb, ask the host about the space between you and the previous guest. If there is not enough space between when the last guest checked out and you arriving to disinfect the space, you may want to consider other options.
Beaches are one of the most popular places to visit in the summer. Pre-coronavirus, I’m sure most of us had plans to visit the beach at one point. Now with states reopening beaches at the time of writing, travelers are booking trips to beaches once again. Before you grab your beach towel and sunscreen, there are some things you should know. Beaches are safer to visit since they are outdoor, but they are not invulnerable to the virus. Avoid crowds as much as possible. Be sure to bring hand sanitizer and a mask. Use the mask when you’re interacting with other people or in indoor places.
A general wrap-up:
Quarantine has taught us all a valuable lesson. Appreciate every moment in life and travel often. If you are going to travel, be safe! Practice social distancing, wear a mask, disinfect everything you come into contact with, and use hand sanitizer often!