The COVID-19 pandemic has spoiled all of our travel plans in 2020. Many people looked forward to a rewarding vacation by the end of 2019, only to be stuck at home of the threat of the virus restricted our every movement. As the months go by, nations have started easing up the travel restrictions, mainly due to the reason of revitalizing the severely impacted economy because of the pandemic. Little by little, tourists are being allowed to step into the airplane once more and enjoy the vacation that they have been looking forward to for so long.
Unfortunately, the travel experience that you are expecting at the time of the pandemic is far different from our usual experience in the past.
Long story short, you need to be ready for a bit more expensive travel cost, as well as more hassle in securing a travel ticket.
Be Ready To Get Tested In And Out Of The Town Of Destination
While authorities have already permitted people to travel, they must still make sure that those who are travelling do not carry the virus with them, or else they are risking of spreading the dreaded coronavirus to thousands of other people in other places. We do not want that! That is why many tourist hotspots are requiring visitors to present a COVID-19 test with a negative result.
Quite a bummer, right? Good that that you can visit right after your scheduled swab test to give you ideas for a delicious comfort food after a day full of hassle.
This is quite a hassle, really, as you will need to go to a laboratory that will get a swab sample from you and test it if you got the virus. Also, you need to make sure that you will get the result at the soonest time possible. Or else, your travel plans will be ruined as you wait for more days. This is not to mention the possibility that you are positive of carrying the coronavirus, and all those room reservations that you made will be canceled.
Another inconvenience in your travel plans brought by the pandemic is that you need to keep your face masks on all the time during your trip. This means that if you are planning to go around town using an electric scooter, you should have your face mask on! Well, better follow the minimum health requirements than getting the virus, no?