Ensure that you follow country, state, and local government’s travel guidelines
Carry your vaccine certificate and test report with other travel documents
Get treatment for any coronavirus anxiety before you travel to be stress-free
The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down travel, affecting essential trips and vacations. As such, it is better to move out only if necessary. COVID-19 will not go away overnight , and so it is better to take precautions.
If you do need to travel, get vaccinated before you pack your bag. You should also carry the certificate when traveling. If you are not vaccinated, get tested 1 to 3 days before your trip. Ensure to take the test report along with you when you travel.
However, it would be best if you traveled after taking all the vaccine doses. Go through the list of COVID-19 travel advice below.
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You should know the different COVID-19 symptoms and what to look for. Avoid traveling if you present with early signs. Get yourself tested. Take the next steps based on your results. Once your symptoms fade, retake a viral test before traveling.
Coronavirus anxiety is linked to the fear of coronavirus transmission or infection. As such, many people are unsure about traveling due to COVID-19. With exposure therapy, you can address this anxiety and enjoy relief . Alternatively, plan trips to known destinations to feel at ease.
The face mask is your first step of protection against coronavirus . It is recommended to use the N95 masks  as they filter out 95% of particles from the air you breathe in. The CDC states that cloth and disposable masks are also effective at filtering out particles. In fact, surgical masks can filter out about 60% of inhaled particles. Be sure to wear a mask at all times during your trip.
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Wash your hands with soap often. When you can’t use soap, use a hand sanitizer. Your hand sanitizer should have at least 60% of alcohol content. Carry disinfectant with you and spray it before you touch any public places. Disinfect the handles in transport or doorknobs and tables in the hotel you stay in.
Avoid eating on the plane or the road. If possible, carry food that won’t perish while traveling. If you have to buy food, consider fresh food or eat at a sanitized restaurant.
Travel insurance is critical in a time like this. Take travel insurance in case there is a change in plans. It will be useful if you have to cancel trips or accommodation. It also covers any loss or unpredicted medical bills on your trip.
Know the travel restrictions for the place you plan to visit. You may have to follow compulsory quarantine, test on arrival, or lockdown rules. Authorities may have different rules for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. It is a good idea to check these rules before you travel.
Take precautions after you come back from the trip. If vaccinated, isolate yourself in case you show any symptoms. If you haven’t taken the vaccine, get a test. Quarantine yourself for 7 days. If found positive, stay quarantined to protect others from getting infected. Avoid meeting people who are at increased risk of illness for 14 days in both cases. Follow all state and local guidelines.
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Get vaccinated, take the requisite number of doses to ensure you do not spread the infection to others. Check when you can get COVID-19 vaccines in India with the Bajaj Finserv COVID-19 vaccination tracker. To book an appointment with a doctor of your choice, check Bajaj Finserv Health online.