Guide To Travel In The Age Of COVID-19
Posted on March 19, 2020 by Ghoomophiro
The spread of coronavirus has aroused anxiety and unrest among those who had already booked their vacations and flight tickets. There are some places where the pandemic has spread more and there are few places where it has reached and access are being reported in high numbers. The epicentre of this virus is deemed to change if the scenario continues with no vaccines currently available to deal with this. In such a scenario whether you should stick to your travel plans or cancel them altogether is a question that remains a moot point of discussion.
It is, first of all, a personal choice if you still want to travel amidst the spread of this virus. There are definitely some nations that have restricted tourism and travel for recreational purpose with an intention to control the spread of this epidemic. However, there are many others that have taken no such measures. In case you have planned a trip to a place where coronavirus has still not reached you can definitely continue to stick to your plans but before that, you must have a look at the government policy regarding emigration and immigration. There is no point travelling to and fro from places and eventually having to go into quarantine for 2 weeks or so. A healthy alternative is always to stay back home if possible.
Things to be concerned about
When you travel in normal days, it is totally you who is subject to get bothered with respect to the conditions in the external world. However, during times of pandemic, it is not just you who is going to get bothered by your travel plans. It is surely possible that you travel to and fro from a place without contracting the virus but what about you being a potential carrier of the virus and means of its spread? Being a social animal you ought to consider all these things. By sticking to your travel plans amidst the spread of coronavirus you can be a threat to millions of people who you come across and vice versa.
Refund on cancelling travel plans
It totally depends on the brands that you have made your bookings with. Mostly, you do not get a refund if you plan to cancel the travel on an individual basis but in case it is the government authority or the company itself that cancel the flights then most probably you may get a refund or at least a compensation in one form or the other. Though most of the travel organizations have come out in this crisis and are offering free cancellations.
Travelling in the next few months
In the wake of the spread of this virus, it is hard to say what travelling would be like in months to come. Unless and until governments of different nations do not come to a conclusion regarding controlling the spread it is recommended that you should avoid making travel plans. This is one of the many safety instructions that have been published by the officials of several nations in an attempt to control the spread of this pandemic. Needless to say, before travelling, have
By restricting our travel plans we can be of great help to the public authorities who are trying to put in their best efforts to control the spread. Stay Safe !!