5 Things That Should Be Known for Our Passionate Travellers who plan a trip during the Covid-19 outbreak
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Hello Sitorbis readers,
Many countries apply travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, and we need to know that new measures to be added to them are at the door. In this article, you will find information about the laws, rules, and restrictions that must be followed on a national and regional basis.
Warning!: You should spend this time at home if your journey is not that important, and if you are in the risk group, you should maintain the social distance, and if you are sick or you are traveling with someone who is sick, you should stop and not travel.
1. Arrival Destination: Travel Restrictions, Controls and Quarantine
First of all, when you decide on your arrival destination, you should check up on the travel restrictions. These restrictions may vary in the region to region or country to country… For example, if you want to go to the Schengen area, you need to know that there is no entrance to this area at the moment. According to the travel restrictions report, which was published on the 8th of March by the EU, reported that the Schengen area has entry restrictions for non-EU citizens and travelers from regions other than Schengen. Moreover, there is no given explanation as to when this statement will expire.
Note: For the list of regions/countries applying travel restrictions;
2. Transportation: Air, Land and Maritime Transportation
While traveling by some types of transportation (bus, plane, train), you might be sitting next to others for a while. Depending on your travel preference, the number of people you travel with and how long you will travel is very important. Getting infected on your journey means to jeopardize not only you but also your family and friends when you return home.
Air Transportation: Advanced filtering and air circulation system in aircraft prevent the spread of most viruses and microbes. But crowded flights are quite risky; it may cause you to come in contact with a sick or carrier person and inhale the same air.
Bus or Train Transportation: Prolonged crowded trips pose a risk as they violate social distances.
Car Journey: People or objects you come in contact with at the stops along the way can bring you to the disease.
Caravan Travels: Traveling with caravan means having fewer stops for food or bathroom etc. But travelers usually stop at caravan parks, gas stations, and public spaces to buy supplies. These stops can put you in close contact with people who can infect you.
3. While Traveling and After It: Hygiene Rules
We need to follow some rules to protect ourselves and others while traveling.
• After coughing or sneezing in public places, you should wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap is not available, you can also use a disinfectant with at least 60% alcohol.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
• Do not forget your social distance with others
• While satisfying your needs, you should prefer a convenience store where you can shop fast and a restaurant where you can get takeaway if possible.
4. International Travel: Transit Transitions, Transfers
You choose a country without restrictions for your trip, but you may need to transit pass through some countries when you arrive in that country. Or your ticket may be transferred on your way home. Considering that when dealing with Covid-19, situations and restrictions change very quickly; we recommend that you should contact the consulate or embassy of the country or destination where you will travel. Bear in your mind that, current announcements for travelers are made on the websites of the relevant ministries.
5. Follow the World Health Organization Statements: Comply with Warnings and Restrictions
The world health organization is one of the institutions that we need to follow in order to make the analysis of the current situation we are in more efficient. You have to consider these warnings. Otherwise, your travel may leave you in an undesirable situation. If we give a few examples of these; worldwide entry restrictions may leave you in an unwanted situation, you may experience severe public restrictions in many countries, or you may experience events that will negatively affect your travel, such as finding yourself in quarantine processes.
Note: To follow the World Health Organization Covid-19 announcements and announcements
Our dear explorers let's avoid traveling unless your trips are compulsory, and let science guide us and let's proceed by taking into account their warnings.
Graphic: The ozone hole in the North Pole is getting smaller (atmosphere.copernicus.eu)
* Cover image by Bruno Depetris
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