Over the past couple of years, many of us have been unable to do the things that we really want to do like a post pandemic getaway. The world has been hit hard by the coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic and governments in the majority of countries have implemented strict social distancing and social isolation measures to minimize and slow the spread of the virus. These measures have played a vital role in saving lives. But at the same time, many of us are excited for a return to normality now that vaccines are being rolled out across the world. We want to get back to life as usual and do all the things that we’ve been missing out on. One area of our lives that many of us are missing is travel. The good news is that now you can start to map out a big trip that you can look forward to hopefully going on once vaccines are administered and borders open. Here are some suggestions to get you started!
Starting Out Local
Some of us may be reluctant to start jetting off around the world on a post pandemic getaway after spending the best part of two years in quarantine. So, you might like to start out with domestic travel, which also happens to be the first type of travel to become more easily achievable. Two enjoyable ways to do this include road trips and camping.
If you’re interested in road trips, the great news is that this is one of the best ways to see beautiful spots in your home country without having to worry too much about the virus. When you travel by car, you are self contained and don’t have to come into contact with many other people at all. You can simply fill your tank and pay at pump and order your food on a click and collect basis. The ideal way to road trip is in a camper van or motorhome, but you can travel in a standard car too. You might just need to camp or book in hotel rooms to stay in when you stop along the way if you do travel in a standard car. Sit back, soak in the scenery and stop off at outdoor local beauty spots for a great time!
Another great post pandemic getaway option is camping. Again, this is a great way to spend some time away from home without having to come into contact with others. Again, camper vans are convenient, as they allow you to be entirely self-sufficient and can provide more comfortable bathing, sleeping and eating situations. But camping in a tent works really well too. Consider campsites if you’d like a power supply and other luxuries, such as warm showers. Make sure to book your spot well in advance, as camping is going to be in high demand with others who have similar ideas to you soon.
Planning International Travel
Now, something that many of us are really craving, as it’s been off the cards for a while now, is international travel. Of course, this is a little more difficult and risky to plan, as it’s hard to predict what the virus scenario will be like in different countries at any given time and you don’t want to find yourself with a cancelled holiday due to borders being closed. Make sure to book trips that are going to give you a refund if they are cancelled. Whether you’re planning on going to king albert park in Bukit Timah or Melbourne in Australia, you need to be prepared for your trip to be cancelled or rearranged at all times to minimise disappointment. Be flexible and things should go well!
Of course, you should never travel without travel insurance. Now, more than ever, it’s important to read through the policy. Ensure that any policy you take out covers you against all potential scenarios, including coronavirus and Covid-19.
Consider Countries with Travel Gateways
Some countries are getting their populations vaccinated faster than others. Consider travelling to these places once you’ve been vaccinated. This helps to keep everyone safe.
When travelling, you can feel free again. But remember to be respectful and to maintain the habits that you’ve been carrying out at home in regards to covid safety and hygiene. If face masks are still required, make sure to always wear one. Keep using hand sanitiser. Keep your distance from others.
As you can see, we’re about to enter exciting times where things can get back to usual. So, why not start planning your post pandemic getaway holiday? Hopefully, some of the above advice will help you along the way!