Given the proximity of holidays and with the covid-19 pandemic regressing, many people have started planning getaways or travels. After many months of confinement and limitations to mobility, we all want to change of scene and see new landscapes.
However, we must not lower our guard. Although lower, the risk of catching the coronavirus it still remains. Therefore, it is important to take some precautions to travel safer. It is especially important to take these measures if we are not yet vaccinated or are traveling with children or adolescents.
The main advice in this case would be to delay the trip until we are fully vaccinated. If this is not possible, you have to follow the recommendations for unvaccinated people and choose safer travel options. These are the ones published by the United States Center for Disease Control.
Mask, distance and gel
First of all, you have to keep using the face mask in public places or with a lot of people. This system has been shown to be one of the most effective in reducing the risk of contagion, so we must not forget the use of the mask in any case. Especially recommended on airplanes, buses, trains and other means of public transport, where we may not be able to maintain a safe distance.
Keep a distance of about two meters With people who are not part of our bubble of coexistence it can also avoid us many troubles. Also, we must not forget wash our hands frequently or use a hydroalcoholic gel often.
Travel with our conviviality bubble
Ideally, the best way to travel this summer if we are not vaccinated is to do it only with members of our bubble or contact only with people who have been vaccinated.
The air travel They require spending time in queues and airport terminals, which can put us in contact with other people and surfaces that are frequently touched. Most viruses and other germs are not easily spread on flights because of the way the air circulates and leaks on planes. However, keep distance It is difficult on crowded flights, and sitting within 2 meters of others, sometimes for hours, can increase the likelihood of contracting the virus.
Travel by car or mobile home It is a much safer alternative option, since we avoid being in contact with other passengers. But we must be vigilant in the stops we make to refuel or rest, as we can come into contact with other people at risk. The ideal would be to choose nearby destinations that we can do by car with few stops.
If we are going to stay in a place that is not a second residence, it is better rent an apartment or a tent for our coexistence bubble or staying at the home of a fully vaccinated family member or friend.
The hotels and pensions they can have many common areas, such as the breakfast room, where we could come into contact with people at risk. The same is applicable for restaurants, so it is advisable to consult the prevention measures of the establishments and check if they have ventilation or terraces.