Travel increases your chances of getting and promoting COVID-19. Being at home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
You can get COVID-19 during the trip. You may feel well and have no symptoms, but you can still spread COVID-19 to other people. You and your travel companions (including children) can spread COVID-19 to others, including your family, friends, and community for 14 days after being exposed to the virus.
Do not travel if you are ill or have been near a person with COVID-19 within the last 14 days. Do not travel with a sick person.
Things You Must Do Before You Go on Travel
Consider the following before traveling or traveling
Is COVID-19 spreading to its destination?
The more cases that reach your destination, the more likely you are to become infected while traveling and spreading the virus to others when you return.
Do you live with someone who may have a higher risk of serious illness due to COVID-19?
If you become infected during the journey, you can spread the virus to loved ones when you return, even if you have no symptoms.
Do you have a higher risk of getting serious illnesses due to COVID-19?
Anyone can become very ill from the virus that causes COVID-19, but older adults and people of all ages with certain underlying medical conditions have an increased risk of serious illness with COVID-19.
Does your Travel destination have certain Travel restrictions and rules for new travelers?
Some state governments have restricted, such as requiring people to wear masks and those who have recently traveled to home quarantine for up to 14 days. Check state, territorial, tribal, and public health locations for information before traveling. If you are traveling internationally, check the destination State Department or the Department of Health or the US State Department, Bureau of Consular Affairs, the country’s external icon information page for details on entry requirements and restrictions for incoming travelers, such as mandatory testing or quarantine.
Safe Travel Tips During COVID-19 Pandemic
If you are traveling, take the following steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:
- Always wear a mask when in public places that cover your nose and mouth.
- Avoid close contact by staying at least 6 meters away (about 2 arms in length) from anyone other than your home.
- Wash your hands frequently or use a hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
- Avoid contact with any sick person.
- Avoid frequently touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Travel Safety Tips Take Into Considerations for Various Types of Travel
Travel increases your chances of getting and promoting COVID-19. Your chances of getting COVID-19 during the trip are also up to you and the people around you to take steps to protect yourself and others, such as wearing masks and staying 1.8 m away from people outside your home (distance ) Social). Airports, bus stations, train stations, and resting places are all places where travelers can be exposed to the virus in the air and on surfaces. These are also places where it can be difficult to distance oneself socially. In general, the more time you spend on someone with COVID-19, the more likely you are to become infected.
Flights require time in security lines and airport terminals, which can bring you into close contact with other people and often affected surfaces. Most viruses and other bacteria do not spread easily on flights due to the way air circulates and is filtered on aircraft. However, the social release is difficult on crowded flights, and sitting less than 2 meters from other people, sometimes for hours, can increase the risk of contracting COVID-19.
Also consider how to get to and from the airport, as public transportation and a shared ride can increase your chances of exposure to the virus.
Train and Buses (Public Transportation)
Traveling by bus and train at any time may involve sitting or standing less than 2 meters from other people, which may increase the risk of catching COVID-19. If you choose to travel by bus or train, you can find out what you can do to protect yourself in public transportation.
Car or Taxi
Stopping along the way for the fresh air, food, or going to the bathroom can put you and your fellow travelers in close contact with other people and often affected surfaces.
Travel Safety Tips in COVID-19 Pandemic: After Your Travel
There is a rapid and continuous transmission of new coronaviruses in India and other tourist destinations across the globe.
You may have been exposed to COVID-19 on your travels (nationally and/or internationally). You may feel well and have no symptoms, but it can be contagious with no symptoms and spread the virus to others. You and your travel companions (including children) pose a risk to your family, friends, and community for 14 days after being exposed to the virus. No matter where you traveled or what you did during the trip, take these steps to prevent others from getting sick:
When you are near other people, live at least 6 meters (about 2 arms in length) from people other than your home. It is important to follow these safety tips everywhere, both indoors and outdoors.
- Always wear a mask to cover your mouth and nose.
- Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.
- Take care of your health: observe the symptoms of COVID-19 and take the temperature if you feel sick.
- Follow state government traveling rules and recommendations or requirements after the trip.
What activities are considered to be the greatest risk in this pandemic?
Here are some examples of activities and situations that may increase the risk of exposure to COVID-19:
- Being in an area with high levels of COVID-19 spread. You can check the levels of places you have traveled, including other Indian states and territories and cities.
- Attend a large social gathering such as a wedding, a funeral, or a party.
- Attend a mass meeting, such as a sporting event, concert, or parade.
- Being in the middle of crowds – for example in restaurants, bars, airports, bus and train stations, or cinemas.
- Travel on a cruise ship or riverboat.
If you know you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, postpone the trip. Even without symptoms, you can spread COVID-19 to others on your journey.
Note: Patna Local Guide recommends you all to keep yourself Stay Home | Stay Safe. Travel only if you have any emergency. We wish you all a very happy and safe travel journey.