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5 Tips to Avoid Coronavirus at the AirportPosted On: 09/15/2020
Initially, the threat of Coronavirus had airports’ screening passengers to ensure safe travel. Eventually, it led to a complete global shut down of international travel. Be it for recreational purposes or business. Even national and international trade came to a halt.
But now, with some stability and even decrease in some countries, travel and major economic activities have resumed again. But of course, the fear of contracting the virus accompanies.
People have already witnessed the heights of damage that this virus can cause. And they are not willing to go through it all again. On the other hand, travel cannot wait, either. And so, we’re at a point where reaching a pact between the two activities is important. It’s become essential to find a way to execute both without risking human life.
Needless to say, precaution is the only point of intersection between these entities. With the right precautionary approach, we can travel without exposing ourselves to harmful coronavirus.
Below, you will find the top 5 effective ways of avoiding COVID germs at the airport. It’s a must-read, especially if you’re headed to the
airport anytime soon!
1. Pack Essentials
During the pandemic, almost every object you touch poses a threat, especially if it is present in a public place. You can simply be not sure about the virus particle residing on it. And, so the health warning sirens keep on screeching in our heads.
However, in the present times, when the humans are so heavily reliant on processed and commercially sold products, how can we quit its usage? How can travelers stop using items that facilitate and ease their journey? These can be anything from water bottles to wet towels. Well, there is an effective solution available!
Certainly, being a traveler, you cannot quit using commercially manufactured products. But, to prevent interaction with germs, you can order these items a few days before they travel. Once you have these items, you can purify them from potential viruses using alcoholic wipes or any other recommended disinfectant.
Pack these essentials in your bags before the traveling day so that you can avoid interaction with your surroundings as little as possible.
2. Wear a Mask
Ever since the coronavirus outbreak, authorities have been laying stress one thing; wear a mask! Whether it’s the specialized N95 mask or a surgical one, it serves as a protective armor against COVID-19 both for the user and others.
At times, infected people may have no idea that they carry the coronavirus, which could prove to be fatal for healthy people. For this very reason, all of us need to wear a mask. Note that the use of the mask should not be limited to the airport premises only. Rather, one should wear it on the plane two. Regardless of how private your seat feels to you on the plane, do not forget that it still is a public place. Hence, wear a mask throughout the journey.
3. Sanitize Your Hands
Always carry hand sanitizer with you on traveling journeys. There is a diversity of brands offering it, so only choose the authentic ones for the most effective use. Most airlines are allowing these liquids as carry ons.
Whenever you touch an object of common use, remember to sanitize your hands to avoid any germ interaction. These objects can be anything from the doorknob to your mobile phone.
4. Avoid Airport Snacks
As mentioned above, you must always pack the essentials in your traveling bag. If you find snacking or consuming certain food items unavoidable, then pre-order them and pack with the rest of the stuff.
Remember, an airport is a public place with hundreds of individuals going through it every day. The snacks at the airport may appear momentarily tempting, but they can be a host of the fatal Coronavirus. To avoid germ interaction, you must not let the urge convince you otherwise.
5. Make Effective Use of Technology
The present times enable humans to transform even junk vehicles and equipment into advanced, feature-rich gadgets. So, when the pandemic engulfed the world like the forest fires, our engineers and tech-masterminds did not hesitate to make effective use of technology.
Ever since the first news of the Coronavirus, various companies have launched apps and services that enable us to operate entirely through virtual means. When traveling, you can use online payment apps and boarding passes to minimalize contact with others. There is even an app for checking-in the airport! The airport authorities have also launched services that grant the travelers a wider control over their journeys.
Xavier James is a telecom engineer and a certified marketing trainer with a passion for writing, designing, and anything tech-related.
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