The coronavirus is wreaking havoc and the travel industry is caught in the middle of it as travel companies and advisors deal with questions and cancellations that are difficult to answer. Amongst all, the uncertainty about what lies ahead is most disturbing and so are these unanswered questions
How long more will the COVID-19 crisis drag on?
Will it derail the global economy?
Will COVID-19 spread to more communities and destinations?
We too cannot help you with the right answers, but what we can help you with is what to do and what not to do while you travel.
Travellers across the globe should be aware of the virus, steer clear of heavily impacted areas and exercise preventive measures. There are some countries and areas where there's a higher chance of coming into contact with someone with coronavirus.
Before you leave, check with the airlines and look for advisories posted on carriers' websites, also, check the following destinations that have travel health notices for COVID-19:
Major airports have begun screening passengers for the coronavirus, and more than three dozen airline have cut their flights to mainland China. You can continue your travel to level 1 travel notices as the risk of COVID-19 is thought to be low. But if these measures do not provide much solace to you as you board your flight do take these precautions to stay safe:
Avoid contact with sick people
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
Clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water
Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Clean hands after going to the bathroom; before eating; after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose
Be aware of the local situation
Follow local public health advice
Because of how air circulates and is filtered on airplanes, most viruses and other germs do not spread easily.
Passengers in window seats have the lowest likelihood of coming in contact with an infected person.
Amidst the scare, we continue to extend complete support and comfort to our travellers. Like you, we too are praying for the affected people and hoping for the crisis to get over soon.
C- Cover it
O-Open that sanitizer bottle & wash your hands
R- Rays help, seek the sunlight!
O- Obey all health ministry orders
N- No to handshakes & too much proximity with people with infected people or people with cold/cough
A- Avoid public gatherings if you feel unwell
Here is all you need to know