It’s been a hard year, our psyches have taken a battering and prolonged seclusion has left many of us the victims of a sort of urban cabin fever. We have been exposed to the news (or the reality) of man-made and natural disasters, political uncertainty, financial pressures – and of course those ongoing stresses related to COVID-19.
It’s time to take a break and recharge battered bodies and drained psychic batteries, but the reality is that we still have to take some precautions to ensure that we – and our families stay safe in the age of the Coronavirus. And if you are short on funds for your much-needed holiday trip, search a payday loan lender to get fast, hassle-free and discreet loans 24/7.
If you will be taking a holiday and travelling here are some common-sense precautions to take to stay healthy and really get the most out of your time off.
When you’re planning to travel remember there are still widespread restrictions on where you can visit. For instance, much of the European Union remains out of bounds. Plan accordingly to avoid disappointment. It might be better to travel to domestic destinations – however, there are still precautions that you and your family should take and restrictions that do apply – especially when travelling by air. Places such as New York require that visitors fill out detailed contact forms upon landing – and penalties for non-compliance can be steep.
Hawaii is an option for U.S. mainland travellers – if they can supply proof of a recent Covid-19 test with negative results – otherwise, you will face a two-week quarantine. Alaska also requires negative test results – or the payment of $250 for a test on arrival. Vermont and Maine also require test results. The key is doing some research before embarking on your travels. It is worth noting that road trips can be less stressful – but, of course, you’ll be spending some of your precious time on the highways and byways of America. It’s also worth noting that hotels are slowly lifting their restrictions on accepting guests – but again – research and calling ahead are vital. Holiday rentals are returning as an option (think Airbnb) but some states still require that proof of testing.
Remember – if you are going to be flying you will need to be wearing a mask – non-compliance or causing a fuss once on board is going to lead to a very unpleasant experience.
Also, most airlines will be testing passenger temperatures prior to boarding – if you are running a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher you will not be allowed to board – if you are feeling ill or running a temperature err on the side of caution and if possible change your booking date.
We know what a great time of year this is for eating out – but if you’re going to be spending time in restaurants try not to be too close to others. The same applies to bars, clubs and shopping centers. COVID-19 is airborne and will spread quite rapidly.
Do your research and apply common sense. The precautions are as much for your protection as they are for the protection of others. We can only hope that you start your holidays hale and healthy and return home not only feeling great – but also ready to take on a new year full of new possibilities.