Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It was first identified in December 2019 in China and has spread worldwide and its outbreak has been declared by the World Health Organization as the pandemic on the 11 March 2020.
The virus can spread from an infected person to another person and this matter is still being studied. What we know until now is the virus can be transmitted through droplets whether from an infected person who coughs or sneezes, or if a person touched his or her face, nose, mouth or eyes after touching an infected surface by hand.
There will be a lot of questions from travellers regarding the impact of the virus travel plans. Thus we need to consider the health recommendations which are required to be followed before, during ang after the trips.
For the time being, the World Health Organization has advised against the application of travel to countries with COVID-19 outbreaks thus there are chances that our own travel plans may be up in the air due to the virus. Regardless of your destination, age or health, it is highly advisable not travel at this time. This is due to the fact that as more countries close their borders and implement travel restrictions, domestic & overseas travel is becoming more complex and difficult.
It is become clearly understandable that until the issue of COVID-19 is globally resolved, a lot of travelling dreams are becoming more and more impossible. Thus there is no other way than fighting the spread of the virus together.
How? By staying at home and practice social distancing.
Leave your home only for:
- Buying basic essentials
- Any medical need
Practice hygienic lifestyle by washing your hands regularly and thoroughly. This should be done especially after coughing or sneezing & before and after handling and consuming food. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth regularly. The next thing is to avoid contact with people who present symptoms such as fever, cough & breathing difficulties or avoid contact with other people if you have symptoms. In case your are just return from your trip, especially if your are coming from areas with presumed ongoing transmission of COVID-19, monitor your health closely for 14 days.
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of COVID-19 so the amazing traveling journeys & destinations are happening again!