Travelling within the country has become more possible especially in countries in which their cases of COVID-19 have been decreasing. The travel restrictions in some countries have loosened up. Thus, more people start travelling within the country especially for work purpose. Even in the United States, it is still allowed with various policies and guidance followed. For example, mandatory self-quarantine upon arriving in another state for those who are travel within the country.
Tips to stay safe when travel within the country
In the United States, travelling to different states is risky especially with the number of reported cases that hasn’t slowed down. However, if you are in the U.S and you have to travel within the country, you have to take precautions. And remember that some states have implemented interstate travel restrictions.
There are many considerations you should take before travelling even within the country. For example, is COVID-19 spreading where you live? You may not realized that you have been infected by the virus due to less symptoms or at all. You may at risk of carrying the virus and spreading it in your destinations. Thus, consider this first before deciding to travel within the country. Another thing to consider is your destination. If where you live is not affected by the virus but your destination is, then, you will be at risk of getting infected when you arrive there.
It is safer to check your health before deciding to travel within the country. Even if you are not infected by the virus and just get regular sickness such as flu or fever, it is wise to stay at home rather than driving to another place and put yourself at risk of getting infected. Your immune system is weak when you are sick so it is more likely you will be an easy target to get infected by the COVID-19.
It is essential to check the regulations in your destinations. They may have restricted a visitor. You may not get punished but they may require you to go back to where you live. If you disobey, punishment is possible. You may serve jail time or get fined depending on the severity of your disobedient to the regulations.
If the government allow you to travel within the country, driving is the best option because public transportation has higher risk of spreading the virus. It is also recommended to bring the right essentials for yourself. You can pack your own foods and drinks. Stopping to eat in a restaurant increases the risk. Thus, it is highly advised to limit interactions with other people as much as you can during your drive.
If you have to leave your car during your travel, make sure to always maintain social distancing rules to keep yourself and others safe. Always wear a mask and wash your hand regularly. If you have to go to the toilet, make sure you keep good habit of sanitation. Be mindful in using public facilities during your travel.