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Is It Safe to Travel? 

In February 2020, we started witnessing the world shutting down; people are at home, vacations were canceled, and establishments were closed. A lot of flights were canceled and travels were on hold. It has been two years since the pandemic, and now we are seeing the world recover. Now, we ponder, is it now safe to travel? 

In the few months, there is an increased count of passengers in different airlines and ships and this reflects positive news when it comes to traveling. Hotels, airlines, cruise lines, and transportation have made strides in assuring that their sanitizing and cleaning protocols ensure a safer and healthier trip for passengers.  

That being said, it is relatively safe now travel, but only keep these in mind: 

1. Use private services as much as possible. Private Services assure safer travels and transportation. For instance, when private Hawaii car service is encouraged when you go visit Hawaii since it is one of the topmost visited countries and public transportations are expected to be crowded. No matter how well protected are you with face masks and hand sanitizer, too much exposure to humans still poses danger.  

2. Wash hands, bring wipes, disinfectant, gloves, etc. Without a doubt, washing hands is the most advised preventative method of international organizations including WHO and CDC. However, it can be quite impractical in the context of traveling so we resort to alternatives: hand sanitizer, wipe, gloves, and mask. The TSA allows one container for hand sanitizer per passenger onboard flights to allow passengers to be protected all the time while on a flight. All other policies and restrictions remain the same. Disposable gloves can also be very handy and safe when traveling, although this is not highly encouraged since it contributes to waste. Choose a material that is biodegradable as possible.  

3. Choose airlines. Not all airline services are the same. Some airlines provide strict and safer preventative measures that suit your preferences, while others don’t. Also, not all block the center seat. It is better that you call your airlines directly and book your flight as early as possible to have ample time to adjust if there are changes to the flight, policies, and schedules. Moreover, make sure that you are familiar with their cancellation process and current policy changes.  

4. Scan the boarding pass. Boarding passes were always printed but since physical contact is discouraged, you can always alleviate the need for contact when you scan your boarding pass. Download the airline’s app and make transactions beforehand for anything that can be made online to avoid delays and the need for negotiations in person. Always prepare for a contact-free transaction. 

5. Be healthy. Practice making your body healthy to avoid weakening your immune system. In this way, you will not be susceptible to illnesses and viruses. Healthy practices include sleeping early and sleeping good hours time, drinking lots of water, eating healthy, organic food, and doing physical exercise as many times as possible. This alone is an effective preventative measure.  

While travels are now less restrictive, let us still practice to remain vigilant and avoid not following policies and regulations.