Gradually, countries are starting to open up their borders. We have not defeated the coronavirus with a vaccine yet, but people are learning to live along side it. This mean that soon, you’ll be allowed to travel. We know you’ve been waiting just like we have.
Traveling while a pandemic is going on will be challenging and different. They’ll be precautions like quarantine, and extensive testing. But that is just a small discomfort comparted to the many wonders that travelling has to offer.
There are also some other precautions to take when going on a vacation in a post-COVID world. Here are six safety tips that many travelers have found useful while on a trip.
Avoid Using Public Wifi
When you use public WiFi, it is easier for fraudulent people to hack into information stored on your smartphone or laptop. This can lead to your identity being stolen and lots of other problems. We advise that you instead, get a router and set up your own WiFi hotspot. You can purchase the sim needed for it at your travel location.
Protect Your Phone
Your phone has sensitive information like access to your emails and depending on how much you use, even your credit card information. Create a strong unique password for it and enable location tracking. You should also install a wiping software that you can use to track down your device and destroy the information on it if it is stolen.
Don’t Share Your Location or Agenda on Social Media
Sharing information like these on your social media makes it easier for potential thieves to keep track of your whereabouts. This could make it easier for them to time a crime against you. It’s better to post about your trip after you get home.
Bring Only What You Need
Carry only your passport on your trip abroad. It is also better to carry along a select few of your credit and debit cards with you. All sensitive documents that you take on your trip should also be locked away in your hotel safe or another secure location while on your trip.
Keep A Record of Important Documents
If you do lose something important like your wallet or bag, it would be a great help if you know exactly what is missing. Document things like information from your credit and debit cards, driver’s license, insurance, and other important documents before you travel. That way you’ll know who to call after a theft and what to tell them.
Avoid trips to Coronavirus hot spots or unsafe locations. It is also important that you take hand sanitizers and masks with you. Avoid overly crowded places and do your best to social distance where you can. Make sure you take the necessary vaccine shots for that location. Immune boosting supplements and foods could also come in handy. Best of luck in your travels!!!