With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, international travel seems a bit out of reach, making domestic travel the preferred option by many. While it is an amazing experience to travel, discover and explore our beautiful island, we must all take precaution to ensure the safety of ourselves, our families and loved ones.
Here we have outlined a few easy to follow guidelines and tips to help you enjoy a stress-free vacation with maximum protection and safety.
- Pack smart. Gone are the days where you can just throw a few items in your suitcase and head off! To keep yourself protected against Covid-19, it is important to pack your bag with all the essentials such as hand sanitizer, gloves, masks, disinfectants, tissues etc. Use a hand sanitizer with at least60% alcohol content to get rid of bacteria and germs. We recommend using the Safeguard Neem and Curcumin Herbal Hand Sanitizer.
- Find hotels and villas that are flexible with their terms and conditions. With constant lockdowns, curfew and restrictions, it is best to find a hotel that allows date changes, refunds and cancellations.
- Minimize the number of breaks on your journey. If possible, try to reach your final destination without stopping for tea, lunch, snacks etc. Multiple stops can increase the risk of catching harmful germs and bacteria.
- Always book hotels and villas that adhere to government and medical health and safety protocols.
- Wash your hands as often as possible using an effective hand wash such as Safeguard Citrus Splash Hand wash that is proven to effectively remove bacteria and germs.
- If you must stop for a break, be sure to disinfect your hands with sanitizer each time you touch a surface.
- Always wear a mask over your mouth and nose when visiting public places.
- Carry your own cutlery and straws. There are many eco-friendly and affordable cutlery travel kits for purchase that includes a fork, spoon, knife and straw in an easy to carry case.
- If you are using public transport to reach your destination, ensure that you sanitize your seat and wear a mask at all times.
- Avoid crowded spaces and try to stay at least 6meters away from people who are not in your travel party.
- After travel, try to isolate for a few days to see if you develop any symptoms of Covid.
- Read up on state and district travel laws and regulations. Stay up to date on local travel requirements before embarking on your journey. With the unpredictability of Covid cases, travel rules and restrictions are constantly changing.
- Once you are back from your trip, if you have any symptoms for COVID-19, monitor yourself, seek medical advice and get a PCR test done.
- Do not travel if you were in contact with a person who tested positive if you are sick or while waiting for your PCR test results.