The face of the world of tourism will undergo many changes after the corona virus pandemic ends. While waiting for the green light to travel, it’s good to save vacation funds to the dream destination. Almost all sectors of life have been severely affected since the corona virus (Covid-19) broke out and became a pandemic, including the tourism industry. How not, the call from the government to stay at home just made the pace of tourism stop completely. After only months at home, being bored and bored is certainly felt by the community. The urge for a vacation is very passionate.
Here are Travelling tips for New Normal:
1. Traveling Tips: Ensure Fit Conditions
Make sure when planning a vacation when New Normal, the body is in a healthy condition. Do not force yourself, when you’re not fit than the risk of corona virus infection will be even greater. Therefore, before leaving you should do a health check first. If needed, take a rapid test or swab independently.
2. Traveling Tips: Reduce public transportation
The use of public transportation is inevitable, but you should reduce the use of public transportation as much as possible. Renting a vehicle or driving with someone in the same house can be the solution. When riding a rental vehicle or taking public transportation do not forget to wear a mask, bring a hand sanitizer, and do not touch the surface of the vehicle.
3.Traveling Tips: Reservations and Check-in Online
Download transportation applications or use non-cash payments to avoid interactions, for example when you want to check-in to an airplane or take an airport train. Some tourist attractions, especially those in Jakarta now no longer serve the purchase of tickets at the counter to avoid the crowd. Ticket purchases and reservations are only served online on the official destination site. Even so, some hotels also provide online check-in to avoid physical contact.
4. Traveling Tips: Always Wear a Mask
When outside the home always use a mask. Even though you are in good health, that does not mean you are free of the corona virus. It could be that you become a carrier with the status of People Without Symptoms (OTG). Masks are useful for reducing the risk of Covid-19 transmission. Use a cloth mask, because medical masks are only for health workers.
5. Traveling Tips: Bring Provisions
Many airlines no longer provide food to avoid interactions that invite transmission of the virus. For those who have lots of time, can bring food and drinks from home. But for those who do not have much time, can buy it at a place to eat at the airport. We recommend that when traveling outside the home to bring their food supplies. No one can guarantee that food from outside is hygienic and free from harmful microbial contamination. Especially based on scientific studies, the corona virus can survive in inanimate objects around for hours. Remember, don’t forget to always wash your hands before eating.
6. Traveling Tips:
After entering the New Normal era, hygiene kits are the main weapon that must be carried anywhere while traveling. Hygiene kits include hand sanitizers, disinfecting spray, wet wipes, dry wipes, liquid soap, to reserve masks. Do not be lazy to always routinely clean your hands and equipment used with a hygiene kit. Bring a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol and tissue in the bag, so you can immediately clean when you have to sit or touch the surface of a place, such as an airplane bench or hotel elevator.
7. Buy travel insurance
Before the corona virus pandemic, many bought travel insurance only for overseas travel. We recommend that you equip yourself with travel insurance also when traveling in the country. Many travel insurances also include a corona virus diagnosis, making travel calmer. Don’t forget to ask the insurance agent about the benefits and uses before buying.
8. Solo Traveling or Staycation
If before the pandemic Covid-19 often went on vacation with large family groups, then after entering New Normal it would not hurt for Solo Traveling or Staycation to avoid physical contact and crowds. Solo Traveling to hidden destinations that are not yet known to many people will provide its own experience.
9. Keep your distance
Not all regions are ready to implement the New Normal protocol. Therefore, choose a vacation destination that is ready for the new policy. Furthermore, always keep your distance and avoid the crowd when you are at the location. Stay away from crowded spots, and start exploring hidden exotic spots that are not widely known.
10. Search for information
Before ordering a travel package, find as much information as possible about the condition of the destination. Until now many countries have implemented travel bubbles, or travel permits only for neighboring countries, such as Europe. Some tourist destinations in Indonesia are also still in the red zone because of the high cases of COVID-19. Look for information through official sources and don’t easily trust information circulating on social media.
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