Who would have thought that the year 2020 will turn out to be a complete nightmare for everyone and will be turned into a national emergency overnight with more than half of the countries being put on a complete lockdown? Nobody saw this coming, but now that we are seeing the after-effects, the deadly coronavirus has made worldwide destruction and is still continuing to spread like a wildfire. While every other country is trying its best to control the spread and prevent it from taking more lives, this pandemic is possibly the worst thing that has happened in a long time which has shaken the whole world to its core. The after-effects of this virus are even worst; people are losing their lives, jobs, means of food, and whatnot. And after the pandemic is over, tourism will be one of the most affected things. With nationwide lockdowns, attractions shut, and, flights and holidays canceled as per the guidelines regulated by the government for their designated countries, tourism seems to have greatly impacted and it may still continue to be for some time.
The whole world together will be able to overcome this pandemic and the catastrophic situation soon hopefully but in the meantime, all we can do is keep ourselves and other people safe by following the guidelines which include social distancing, self-isolation and other crucial advice. In no time, things will go back to normal, and traveling will become easy and possible again after the pandemic is over but that doesn’t mean you will take your and other’s safety for granted.
As you prepare to travel again when the pandemic is over, it’s important to prepare yourself for your trips in order to keep yourself as well as others safe.
Check the official government guidelines of the country
First things first, before you finalize the destination, make sure to go through the country’s official government guidelines. The guidelines will provide you with all the information that you need to know or gather before you travel. All the important information about every other destination, entry requirements, and safety measure will be provided in the guidelines. Also, it’s not necessary that every country is following the same guidelines, some may have different sets of rules as well. If the official website has stated that you shouldn’t visit the destination at the moment then you will have to abide by it as it is for your own safety. Make sure to check your country’s website as well.
Go on small group tours
Even after the pandemic is over, social distancing will be a part of our lives for quite some time now and you better get used to the idea. Large groups will now be less common and small group tours will be the most preferred way of doing it. There are several sites on the internet that provide various small group tour options; you can choose the best one for you. Small group tours may prove to be a little expensive but they definitely are more fun and enriching and also feel more personal.
Use credit/debit card to make payment
Even before the pandemic, the countries used to prompt their people to use cards instead of cash as it is a more convenient way of making payments. And today it has become even more important that you use cards instead of cash as it slightly minimizes the chances of spreading the virus. After the coronavirus pandemic is over, the world will be a completely different place. Things might slowly get back to normal but people will still be asked to stay careful and avoid physical contact as much as possible.
Pay extra attention to your general hygiene
One thing that the pandemic has taught us is that it’s extremely important to keep everything around you and yourself hygienic. Taking precautionary measures while you travel is one of the main keys to keeping yourself safe. And it involves, washing and sanitizing your hands, wearing a mask, and carrying a sanitizer with you all the time.
Choose a destination that’s nearby your home
As soon as the pandemic is over, traveling shortly after may not be the wisest thing to do but in case if you feel that the situation is now under control and you’re motivated to travel then try to choose a destination that’s nearby your home no matter if it’s within your country or internationally. This will make it easier for you to return home if the lockdown is again imposed in that particular place due to the coronavirus pandemic or any other national emergency.