As stay-at home orders have been gradually lifted in many places around the world, people start planning their travel either for business or leisure purpose. Today, we plan the trip quite differently from the past. The precautions we take are majorly about how to stay safe and minimize the risks of coronavirus spread. It is necessary to keep ourselves and other people safe. There are many alternatives you can take your trip. A road trip is one of the safest since you drive your own car without having to be in a public transport and dealing with crowds.
Safety tips for a road trip during pandemic
Planning a long driving trip can be a good alternative. You may not entirely free-contact with others since you have to stop at the gas station or have toilet break. However, the contact can be minimized compared to when you take public transport. Here are some things to consider if you are planning to have a road trip:
Carefully plan a safe route
Plan your route thoroughly so you will be more informed about what to prepare and expect. Also, there are things you should consider such as the situation regarding to your destination. They may require visitor to follow self-quarantine order. You also need to implement social distancing rules throughout your trip especially when you arrive at your destination. Always prepare your car to be in good condition and shape. It is highly recommended to service your car prior the trip.
Get your supplies ready
Your supplies include anything you pack such as foods, drinks, and things you need for sanitation such as hand-sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, disposable gloves, etc. It is safer to pack your own foods and drinks so you don’t have to stop by any restaurant to eat. Always pack enough of water to stay hydrated as well. Good hygiene on the road is necessary and if you have to stop for a toilet break, make sure to practice it diligently. Even if you are running out supplies such as foods or drinks, it is safe to choose a place that apply good hygiene and strict procedures.
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Book safe accommodation
Accommodation is also something you need to plan prior to your trip. Booking a place to stay during your trip is necessary. Do your research so you know which place is safe and maintain good hygiene. Most hotels are now open for business and they apply new procedures and rules to implement good sanitation and minimize the risks of coronavirus spread. However, it is recommended to still use your own supplies to clean the surface in your hotel room for precautions.
Gather all information you need to know
Lots of people are both panicking and being excited about being able to travel again. The important thing is that always look for as much information as possible before you go. Being prepared is necessary so you know exactly what to do for a safe travel. A road trip is safe alternative during pandemic. You may consider this option and start your preparations whether it is for a long or short drive.