With the announcements of Dubai and Spain opening its doors to the travellers and many airports becoming fully operational, it seems like we may be able to travel soon- but with many precautions in place. In a post Covid-19 scenario taking precautions and following adequate measures is more than essential.

Although according to WHO, the probability of getting an infection on the plane is extremely low as the ventilation system on modern planes provides a total change in air 20-30 times in an hour. Moreover, the recirculated air passes through the high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters. These are the same filters that are used in the hospitals and ICUs. However, it is crucial to stay updated with all the steps that are required to travel safely, without catching the virus.  

The risk of infection on an airplane comes from direct contact with an infected person and contact with surfaces that an infected person has touched. Hence, to guarantee your well being, follow these steps for your travel plan to minimize the possibility of contracting Covid-19 virus:

Make a list

Apparently, we all used to make a list of clothes, bags, footwear, beachwear and places that we would love to visit on a vacation. But that was before we were struck with Covid-19. Now, as a general rule, make a list of all the things that you must carry with you on a vacation with one exception- this list also includes a hand sanitiser, disinfectant wipes, mask and tissues.

Avoid Touching Surfaces

As the virus has been accelerated at a high pace, as a traveller we all need to be extra cautious. Be mindful while travelling when touching the surfaces that other have used too like check-in machines, ATMs, escalators and the door-handles. Always use a sanitiser generously afterwards and avoid using your face with dirty hands.

Minimize Human Contact

It is in best interests of everyone to avoid human contact and to follow the social distancing all the time. The first thing to do when travelling is to rely on the technology. Get your boarding pass from the machine and do not forget to sanitise your hands afterwards.

Cover Up

Always keep your mouth and nose covered with a mask. Also, sneeze into your elbow and wear a face-mask to protect your fellow travelers.

Breathe Easy

Almost all modern aircrafts have HEPA (High Efficiency Particle Arrester) filters that will filter 99.999% of dust particles and airborne contaminants such as viruses and bacteria, ensuring the highest possible quality of cabin air. However infection specialists suggest a window seat, away from passenger foot traffic, could offer you a bit more protection.

Everything has changed and so did our lifestyle. Therefore, take full precautions for your post-quarantine vacation a truly memorable affair. To compare the cheapest flights, visit www.smartflyer.co.uk.

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