The coronavirus pandemic has gone through different stages. We live in a world of a new normality, we have to learn to function in a different way than before. Is traveling in this situation safe?
WHICH MEANS OF TRANSPORT IS THE SAFEST?
The three main factors to consider when planning a trip are how, when and where. Traveling by plane will require a different preparation than renting a car. In all cases, it is essential to take appropriate precautions and follow local authority recommendations.
Additional restrictions have been introduced in airplanes, such as the need to use face masks on board and changes to catering to minimize interactions between people. Airplanes are equipped with HEPA filters that absorb 99% of airborne microbes, and the flight crew performs a fairly effective type of electrostatic disinfection. Many airlines also take care to measure passenger temperature prior to boarding.
When traveling by train or bus, as with an airplane, it is mandatory to wear a mask, wash your hands frequently and keep a safe distance. However, the most recommended means of transport in times of coronavirus is, of course, a private car. You can also rent a car that has been properly decontaminated. No need to use masks and no contact with other people will ensure a greater sense of freedom.
SECURITY – ALSO ONLINE
In the era of coronavirus, it may be necessary to suddenly use public, unsecured WiFi networks at an airport or in a cafe. Unfortunately, such a connection carries the risk of private data being intercepted by hackers, so it is best to buy a VPN service before traveling.
The service virtually changes the IP address of the phone or laptop, thus making it invisible to cybercriminals. Additionally, a VPN unblocks Polish websites while abroad, even if they have been blocked by national censorship. It also allows you to watch Polish television at no additional cost outside of Poland and to expand the catalog of movies and series on streaming services, which may prove useful during extended waiting at the station or airport.
Due to coronavirus restrictions, most accommodations provide high-quality disinfection and cleaning of the premises. Access to public areas has been restricted and antibacterial gel dispensers have been placed in every corner.
Renting tourist apartments, which provide distance from other travelers, has become very popular. People who decide to travel more and more often choose forms of recreation that require outdoor activities or contact with nature. Glamping, i.e. luxury camping, has become an interesting solution.
Glamping, short for glamorous camping, is a form of camping that includes luxurious accommodation and amenities. It offers travelers the opportunity to commune with nature without having to give up the comforts, carry or set up their own tents and sleep on the ground. The most effective glamping sites have been equipped with beds, electricity, bathrooms with showers, high-quality toiletries, coffee machines, and sometimes even entire kitchens.