As you know, the COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) epidemic are currently sweeping across the globe and affecting our daily lives in so many ways. Many countries have implemented preventative measures to help prevent or lower the spread of the disease. As a result, many people’s travel plans have changed. Hopefully, if we all take cautionary measures, we will stay safe and be able to travel again soon. Meanwhile, protect yourself and those you love by staying home to stay safe. Before you know it, you will be able to vacation again.
How to Travel in 2020:
- Tip 1) Pack Light – Use Small Suitcase/Backpack
Travel in 2020 will never be the same again. Once the coronavirus situation is under control and people are able to travel again, packing light is our first tip. By using a small suitcase or backpack instead of a large suitcase, travel will be easier. A lighter and smaller suitcase allows for ease of mobility if a traveler has to get somewhere in a hurry or move quickly to avoid a crowded space. It makes good sense to pack and travel light in 2020.
- Tip 2) Avoid Large Crowds
Secondly, one lesson learned from the COVID-19 epidemic is that the importance of avoiding crowded spaces cannot be overlooked. Popular tourist attractions typically attract large crowds. However, when travel is allowed even after the coronavirus situation calms, avoiding crowded spaces is always a good idea. When traveling, try to avoid large crowds and busy locations. In order to sightsee, visit popular landmarks early in the morning when less people are around. Next, avoid public transportation where germs and diseases can be passed between travelers. Instead, walk or ride bikes so you can benefit from fresh air as you explore new destinations.
- Tip 3) Utilize Good Hygiene
In addition, travelers should keep their distance from others and also practice good hygiene habits. Whether you are at home or on vacation, regularly wash your hands and avoid sick people. Do not touch your hands, face or eyes. If you need to cough or sneeze, cover your face with a cloth or use the inside of your elbow. Also, carry and use disinfecting wipes to clean off any surfaces that you come into contact with. Warm water and soap are highly effective in keeping hands clean. When a sink and soap are not available, use hand sanitizer or gel instead. Lastly, although shaking hands, hugging and cheek kisses used to be common practice when greeting others, it is now more important to keep your distance to stay safe. Here is a short video to watch:
- Tip 4) Access to Bank Accounts
Lastly, when the time comes and travel is once again safe, it is important to ensure you have access to your bank accounts while on vacation. Taking an extra bank card with you on your trip is a good idea. Some ATM’s charge fees to withdraw money, although some cards now allow for purchases without added fees. Check with your specific credit card company to verify the rules and regulations for your bank card before your vacation. If you happen to lose your card or have it stolen while traveling, an extra bank card will be a life saver. Nothing will disrupt your vacation more quickly than running out of money.
- Tip 5) Maps
Getting to know a new town without a set plan is always fun, but using a map can help you identify locations you should avoid. There are plenty of online map applications that you can access from your phone. If you prefer to use an old fashioned paper map, make sure you clean the map carefully first and wash hands afterwards. When possible, a digital map is the best choice. Check out these top 10 navigation apps for traveling abroad.
How to travel in 2020? We hope these tips will be useful when the time comes. Meanwhile, stay at home and stay safe. Soon, we all hope to be able to enjoy vacations once again. Daydreaming about where you can vacation to? Check out the top destinations in Mexico such as Cabo, Cancun, Riviera Nayarit, Islands of Loreto and Puerto Vallarta. Although their resorts are currently closed right now in response to the coronavirus epidemic, they are anxiously waiting to welcome guests in the future. Remember, take care of yourself and your loved ones right now, and before you know it, you will be ready to enjoy a vacation to Mexico yet again.