Travelling During The Pandemic? Here’s How To Do It Successfully

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Traveling during the pandemic requires not just planning and thinking about logistics but being emotionally prepared for the unexpected as well, even if it means canceling plans at the last minute. Whether you’re planning a short trip or a long-term stay, it’s important to know that the pandemic won’t affect you if you figure out ways to stay safe. The security protocols around the world are changing rapidly, so there’s never been a better time to learn how to stay safe and healthy when traveling for business or leisure. Today we’ll talk about planning for pandemic travel, including what to do if you’re already planning a trip but feel unsure of how it will turn out.

Research ahead

Before planning your trip, do some research to gain an understanding of the current virus level in the area and the safety boundaries you want to set for yourself. This can help you pick the best area to visit (if that’s flexible), avoid areas that are too popular with the virus, and plan a course of action should the local virus levels rise above safety boundaries.

Stay grounded

The best thing to do if you’re stressed while travelling is to stay present. Stay focused on what’s important. Stay grounded. Try these techniques to help keep your thoughts in check and help you stay sane: Breathe through your nose slowly. Focus on the smells and sounds in your environment instead of on the thoughts that are racing through your head.

Be aware of the risks

For people with certain risk factors, such as advanced age, having diabetes, or a history of heart disease, traveling in areas with increased COVID-19 is medically inadvisable. Make sure you are aware of the risks and plan accordingly. Pandemic travel has taught us that safety comes first after all.

Susan Kowal
Susan Kowal is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor/advisor, and health enthusiast.