Travel Safety Tips You Should Know For 2021
The world is slowly beginning to make sense for travel lovers again, as travel restrictions begin to ease slowly around different parts of the world. If you’re reading this article, you probably can’t wait to explore the world again. Travel holds immense benefits for the body and mind – but only if you are safe! So, are you thinking or planning about embarking on your next adventure? Here are some tips to help you plan and stay safe during your trip.
Register with your embassy
If there are any lessons to learn from the previous months, one of them is that it is best to register with your embassy even before you set off. You never know when an unexpected event like an evacuation might cut short your trip. Even if your research shows that your preferred destination is currently Covid-free, you should still try and register with your embassy just in case. That is especially important when countries keep experiencing sudden surges in infection rates and numbers. Registering with your embassy will also ensure that in case of any form of civil unrest or disaster in the country you’re visiting, your government has you covered.
Don’t forget your travel insurance
And speaking of the unexpected, you should purchase travel insurance before you leave. Most people make the mistake of considering this a luxury, but travel insurance is necessary, especially in a time like this. When you juxtapose the cost with the benefits of getting travel insurance, you’ll realise the latter far outweighs the former. From trip cancellations and unexpected delays to emergency medical coverage and loss of baggage, your travel insurance can easily be the difference between returning home with a smile or with regret.
Share your travel plans with your family
Whether you are planning to travel alone or with someone else, it is best to let the friends and family you trust know of your whereabouts. From the accommodation, you book to the travel activities you have planned and other travel arrangements before to keep those back at home constantly updated. In case of anything, they will be able to inform the authorities of your whereabouts. Aside from sharing your itinerary, it is also essential to take the time to write down every emergency information and contact information of your travel destination before you leave. And also, make it a point to keep this info with you at all times, no matter where you go.
Do your research
The first thing you want to do is do thorough research about your preferred destination. First, find out what safety protocols they have in place regarding COVID-19 and their current state regarding the pandemic. You will also want to research the rules, customs, regulations, culture, all manner of dos and don’t you need to know before you set off. If you’re thinking about a long-term stay, you might want to determine what regulations or processes cover options like indefinite leave to remain or other long-term stay requirements.
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*This is a collaborative article