Are you counting down until your next overseas adventure or family vacation? To let the excitement of the airport and the rumble of jet engines fill you with anticipation? That feeling of hot air washing over you as you step off the plane and head to your hotel? Is there anything better?!
Sadly the worldwide pandemic has seen thousands of holidays and well-deserved vacations fall at the wayside. The travel industry has been decimated by the impact of the virus, with travel restrictions, health regulations and high case numbers causing havoc across the globe. While it may be a while before your travel plans come to fruition, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the planning process.
Taking certain steps now means that you’ll be better prepared for when the world reopens, and you can enjoy everything it has to offer. Here we’ll explore how to travel safely during the pandemic, with simple travel tips that will put your health first.
Understand your consumer rights
During these difficult times, it’s not just your physical health that you should be focusing on. Your financial health is also an important factor, especially when it comes to paying for a vacation that may be impacted by Covid-19. If your holiday package or flights are suddenly cancelled, would you know what to do? What if your holiday provider suddenly goes bust? Are you entitled to a refund? What about a partial one? It’s confusing, to say the least.
This is why Creditfix has developed a helpful infographic, detailing everything you need to know about protecting your consumer rights and getting your money back if your holiday is cancelled due to Covid. Educate yourself now on the topic, it’ll give you peace of mind and help you make better booking decisions.
Book something that makes following covid rules, easy
Booking a hotel in a resort is probably the easiest way to follow covid guidelines. With rigorous cleaning regimes, contactless check-in procedures and staff who have been trained in adhering to high levels of cleanliness is a simple yet effective way to provide peace of mind. Staying in a location that is near the beach, for example, means you won’t need to take public transport. And choosing somewhere away from tourist hotspots means fewer crowds.
For some, communal areas such as lobbies and elevators can create tension and concern. So, consider looking elsewhere. Airbnb or parks with private lodges and accommodation could be a better choice.
Speak with staff
Reaching out to staff directly and asking how they’re handling social distancing and other covid-19 rules and advice will help you make an informed choice and stay safe whilst travelling. Find out if there are limited time slots in the pool, which restaurants are open, and which other amenities are closed. Simple checks like these can help you plan accordingly and gauge how seriously your prospective resort is taking Covid-19.
And finally, try to avoid crowds
Sometimes, crowds are inevitable. However, it’s never been more important to avoid them! Getting up early will help reduce the number of people you come into contact with. Or avoid the tourist traps altogether and research some potentially quieter areas to explore. Don’t forget your face-covering!
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