People coming in from out of state to California and those travelling to other states might have some worries about the safety of their trip. There are a few things that travellers might consider, like renting a car instead of relying on public transportation or finding a tour guide with local knowledge. You can always take precautions to stay safe if you want to make sure you’re prepared for anything.
A guide to travel during covid
See if you’re going to be travelling outside of California, or even on a plane. Air travel is the most common way for people to leave and enter the state, so it’s important to take precautions. Some state, local, and territorial governments have policies regulating people to wear masks or get tested, as well as requiring those who have recently travelled to stay at home for up to 14 days. Get tested for COVID-19 if you think you’ve been exposed to it. Everyone in California can use it for free and it’s confidential. Check for rules at your destination and any possible stops along the road to minimize unpleasant surprises and delays.
Keep in mind that, depending on local conditions, rules can change rapidly. It’s also vital to remember that the COVID-19 situation differs per country, including the extent of distribution and presence of variants. As your vacation approaches, check back for updates.
Tips to stay safe while travelling
It’s important to follow basic safety precautions like washing your hands frequently, wearing gloves, covering your mouth when you cough and using a hand sanitiser. It’s also important to avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth if you have just been in contact with someone who has symptoms. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), coronavirus is spread through close personal contact, respiratory droplets, contaminated surfaces or objects that have had direct contact with infected individuals.
The most important thing to remember while travelling is to take precautionary measures. For example, if you are visiting a country with a high risk of infection, always wash your hands often and keep them as dry as possible at all times. Use hand sanitiser liberally. If you notice any flu-like symptoms or respiratory problems, immediately get medical attention. Other simple things to do are to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids and taking your prescribed medications on schedule.