Travel plans were all but off the cards for a while at the height of the pandemic, but things are slowly getting back to normal, and that means you might actually be able to get on a plane and start exploring those far-flung destinations again.
Of course, you will also want to stay safe as you explore, and although this is getting easier, the covid pandemic is by no means over yet. So, you are going to want to be extra cautious when traveling right now. Below you will find a few things that will help you with that.
Depending on where you are traveling to and firm, you may need to take a coronavirus test before you are admitted onto your flight/ into the country. Even if that is not the case, it is a good idea to make use of the COVID-19 testing services provided by companies like Swift Clinics. By doing so, you can quickly ensure that you are not infected before flying which will keep those around you safe and prevent you from being turned away or quarantined during your trip.
Travel during shoulder season
Shoulder season is that period of time between busy seasons, but when the weather is doing all of the right things. Traveling during this time is a great way to avoid the crowds, which means you are far less likely to come down with COVID. It also tends to be much cheaper to travel during this time, so you can save money and keep safe by booking during shoulder season.
Ensure you have insurance
Traveling without insurance right now is a real risk. COVID may not be killing as many people thanks to the timely advent of vaccines, but it can still make some people very unwell, and should you need hospital treatment, you will find it much easier if you have a decent insurance policy to pay for it all.
Consider a road trip
Right now, going on a road trip could be the best way to dee the world. Why? Because you will be in your own little bubble. You won’t have to spend lots of time on crowded planes, or trains, which means you can maintain a safe distance and limit the number of people you are in close contact with. Road trips are also extremely freeing because you can be in complete control of your itinerary all day every day.
Embrace the beauty of nature
Indoor attractions like museums and art galleries are always interesting to spend time in, learning about new cultures and ways of life. However, they are also inherently riskier than outdoor attractions like rivers lakes, and markets because more people are crammed in close contact and there is not always a lo9t of fresh air.
So, when planning your itinerary in 2022, why not look at the natural wonders your destination has to offer and make them the bulk of the things you do on your trip?