The pandemic and the wrath of COVID-19 have made the world come to standstill position as the world goes into a knockdown. At times governments ease and then they reinstate the lockdown measures at the slightest hint of a spike in infection. And here at this point, there is a lot of travel-related questions that need to be answered and here a few of them.
Is local travel is safer than international travel?
This is quite subjective because it depends on where you are. If you are in a region where the outbreak is not so severe, then you might find local travel is much safer than international travel just like a few Baltic countries are planning to do what they call as “travel bubble.”
You also need to take into consideration the quarantine measures that you might have to go through if you make international trips.
Whether airplane is better or cruise ship?
Looking at the way cruise ships are designed, it looks like a better option because if you can get a suite, then you can travel safely. But then, you have to find the tickets which might not be easy at this point in lockdown.
However, flights have their own benefits, you can fly quicker but the gangways and the proximity of the seats make it a little complicated as far as social distancing is concerned. However, the hygienic and the way air conditioners work can be trusted.
Is road transportation better than air and train?
At times, it can be considered safe because you will be traveling in your car that you can sanitize at your will and great thing is that you are the controller and you can keep a distance from the potentially dangerous places that might put you into the risky situation but if you are traveling through public transportation such as buses, then you should be aware and vigilant and maintain social distancing.
Should I carry face masks and gloves while in the airport?
The new airline norms are increasingly adopting new ways of proving masks and sanitization facilities along with other PPE but it is always wise to have an extra pair of gloves and masks.
At this time of the pandemic, the real thing boils down to your understanding of the virus and what you should do.
Will the travel industry come back to normal soon?
The way the virus is mutating and operating, it is hard to tell whether the travel industry can come back to normalcy or not but according to major aviation companies, it will not be the same as it was and it might take another two years to come back to the place where it was earlier before the pandemic.