If you have your mind set that you’d like to start traveling again and are curious about how you can take precautions to safely travel during Covid, you’ve come to the right place. Simply continue reading to discover a few invaluable Covid travel tips.
Don’t travel without comprehensive travel insurance:
Don’t make the mistake of being too cheap to fork out for travel insurance. Also don’t assume that all travel insurance plans allow travelers to claim for Covid related costs such as overseas hospitalization for Covid or extra nights in a hotel, if you find yourself locked down in a foreign city or state. Instead make sure to read through all of the clauses for each insurance policy that you’re interested in booking and don’t be afraid to ask your chosen insurance company thorough questions about their Covid related insurance plans.
Make sure that you have plenty of extra money put aside:
Ideally you should put off travel until you have a rainy day fund that has enough extra money to fund your lifestyle if you get stuck in a destination for longer than you plan. For example, you should always have enough money to book an extra week in a hotel and to feed yourself for at least an extra week, before you attempt to try and travel during the pandemic. It’s also a wise idea to have enough money in a easily accessible bank account or on a credit card or debit card, in order to purchase another flight back home, in case your initial attempts to get home are thwarted due to the ever changing international travel restrictions that have been put in place during Covid.
Consider traveling to locations where you have family members or friends:
One way to ensure that you’re well taken care of if the pandemic picks up pace again is to consider traveling to locations where you have family members or friends that you are close with and will put you up in your homes, if you were unable to leave the country for any reason. As it would be much less stressful staying with friends or family members in such a situation that wondering how you will pay hundreds of dollars or thousands of dollars on last minute hotel accommodation.
See if you can work or conduct business online:
If you don’t want to worry about losing your means of income if you were locked down in a foreign destination, it’s a great idea to see if you can work online or conduct business online. That way, you’ll be confident that no matter what eventuates on your trip, that you’ll still have enough money coming in to meet all of your day to day expenses. Particularly if you are planning on visiting expensive locations like Paris, Hong Kong or Sydney.
So if you want to start traveling again and have itchy feet, you can still pack your suitcase for an overseas adventure as long as you keep all of the Covid travel tips that are listed in mind.