4 Simple Post-Pandemic Travel Tips
People around the world are getting vaccinated to protect themselves against COVID-19 and cities are slowly trying to return to some extent of normalcy. This means traveling is a thought on a lot of people’s minds! It’s been over a year since the pandemic changed all of our lives. Many people have not left their homes or seen family and friends due to travel restrictions and international travel bans. Thankfully, things seem to be looking up; there is a lot to look forward to! If there are travel plans in your future, we want to help you accomplish them safely, simply, and in an organized manner! Here’s how:
- Decide if flying or driving is the better option for you.
Depending on where you’re going, who you’re traveling with, and how long you plan to be gone, you may want to consider both flying and driving to your destination. Driving can be the simpler and safer option in regards to coming into contact with people, however, flying may be more efficient in your circumstances. After taking into consideration all your travel aspects, pick the option that feels safest and more comfortable for you.
- Read up on the restrictions and rules of your destination.
Whether you’re traveling abroad or within your country, it is important to know all the COVID-19 restrictions. Knowing where you’re allowed to travel and what you need in order to do so is key for a successful trip. In the US, different states even have different rules so make sure you’re prepared. By researching in advance, you’ll have no surprises and hopefully no stressors.
- Follow travel safety guidelines.
No matter where you’re going, the most important thing is that you’re keeping yourself and others safe. Besides wearing a mask and washing your hands often, try to limit exposure to big groups and get tested for COVID-19 before and after travel.
- Enjoy your trip by embracing simplicity.
This is the time to live simply. By not being able to do all the things that you would typically do on a trip, you will find yourself enjoying the little things more. Also, now that you know what it’s like to not be able to travel, take in every moment. Instead of going to crowded shopping malls, enjoy something in nature instead. Since your activities will be limited, you can pack more realistically and compactly. Who knows, maybe you’ll come to realize you’ve been doing travel all wrong!
For more tips on how to stay organized and safe while traveling during the pandemic, check out our 3 part Pandemic Travel Series!