Traveling During COVID-19 Pandemic: Safety Tips & Tricks

Traveling During COVID-19 Pandemic: Safety Tips & Tricks

Covid-19 2020-08-18
The severe COVID-19 outbreak has left many people in a distressing state. Socializing in public places is prohibited - even traveling activities became limited. The virus spreads easily and can affect a lot of people in a single area. That's why applying safety precautions when going out or traveling is very important. Here are a few safety tips and tricks to keep in mind:

Check yourself

  • If you're not feeling well, it's better to adjust your flight details until you get better.  COVID-19 has a 14-day incubation period, so do self-quarantine and get yourself tested if you're experiencing Coronavirus symptoms.
  • International airports also need proof that you're negative from the virus. They enforce temperature screenings inside the terminal and look for COVID-19 test results to make sure no one is infected.
  • In other words, there's a big possibility that you will be denied to board the flight if you don't have the necessary documents.
  • So, stay home and don't fly if you're sick. You should also call your health care provider and let them know your condition. Don't panic and just monitor your health until you get better.

Bring the essentials

Make sure to bring the following necessities when traveling:
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Gloves and face masks
  • Thermometer
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • ID and emergency contact information
  • Bottled water and emergency food
  • Prescription medicines
These things are very important because they will keep your body protected against the virus. It's also a great idea to bring a bunch of toothpicks. You can use them when withdrawing at ATM machines and pressing buttons on elevators.

Wear face masks

Always wear a face mask wherever you go. This will not just protect you against the virus, it will also protect the people around you. Wearing face masks is also mandatory in any airport, so you really need to get used to it. Make sure to cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, too. If you don't have a mask or handkerchief, use your elbow to cover them. This can prevent your hands from getting the droplets and spreading them to other surfaces.

Practice good hygiene

You should always practice good hygiene when traveling, especially nowadays. We need to be more cautious and clean to protect ourselves from COVID-19. Here are some good hygiene tips for you:
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean the seat armrest, headrest, window blinds, seat back-pocket, tray table, and air vent using anti-bacterial wipes.
  • Sanitize hotel television remote controls, doorknobs, and other surfaces using anti-bacterial wipes.
  • Always wash your hands.
  • Use alcohol and hand sanitizer when touching surfaces.
  • Choose a window seat to get more protection.
  • Avoid traffic or crowded places inside the airport. Make sure to practice social distancing.
  • Drink a lot of water.
  • Use nasal sprays to moisturize and clean out the nose.
  • Avoid riding shuttles and taxis.

Upgrade your flight

This is a good time to upgrade to first or business class flights, especially if the airline's travel policy allows. You will get a bigger personal space and lesser contact with other passengers.

Stay updated with travel advice

Make sure to check the latest Coronavirus news and information, especially if you have international travel. You can also visit our page for more travel updates and advice.


Follow these safety tips to protect yourself against the virus. COVID-19 is invisible - we don't know who among us have it until the symptoms appear. It may be you or the passenger beside you. That is why you should always practice proper hygiene, wear face masks, and bring the necessities that can keep you and other passengers safe while flying. Stay safe!