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Staying safe on your post-pandemic trip: Follow these simple steps

by Madly Maldives | 5 months, 2 weeks ago

The global coronavirus pandemic has left several of us distressed as we are forced to hit pause on our travel plans and stay home. But there might be a surge in traveling once countries around the world reopen their borders.

If you are making travel plans, make sure you are in line with the safety guidelines issued by both international and local authorities. You can also follow these helpful tips if you want to avoid contracting Covid-19 on your trip.

Test yourself: If you are showing signs of the virus, get yourself tested. If you are waiting for your test results, the best thing to do is postpone your trip.

Have your medical and travel history ready: This might come in handy as destinations are expected to check your medical and travel history to make sure you and others around you are safe, and to ensure that the chances of you catching the virus are slim to none.

Carry all essentials: Get yourself a couple of face masks and gloves. Carry hand sanitizers and wet tissues with you at all times.

Practice social distancing: Don’t stand too close to people or linger in areas that are busy; keep a distance of six feet (two meters) at all times, if possible.

Avoid touching stairs, buttons, and similar things with your bare hands: Always wear gloves when you are opening doors, handling luggage, or even operating lifts.

Avoid sneezing in your hands: Sneeze into a tissue (and later dispose of it safely) or into your elbows.

Be informed: Keep up with statistics, check the World Health Organisation guidelines, and check the safety requirements put in place by the country you are traveling to.

If you are making travel plans, make sure you are in line with the safety guidelines issued by both international and local authorities. You can also follow these helpful tips if you want to avoid contracting Covid-19 on your trip.

The Maldives reopened to international visitors on July 15, with travelers being offered free 30-day tourist visas upon arrival in the country. Many airlines have now resumed or will restart flights to Male, offering connections to and from destinations such as Doha, Dubai, Colombo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mumbai, Istanbul, and Zurich. To book your holiday in paradise directly with the resort of your choice, visit www.madlymaldives.com.