While the world is experiencing the second wave of the Covid-19 epidemic, travel restrictions continue to be at the top of the agenda of all countries. Although countries have started to accept business and tourism travels to revitalize the tourism sector by taking new measures, we wanted to draw attention to the fact that we can plan our travels within the framework of some rules, reminding that the pandemic is not over. Let's ask the first question that comes to everyone's mind about travel. "Is it the right time to travel?" We, as those who ask the question, will answer this again. If we can be attentive and sensitive and keep the physical distance according to the rules, we can say that it is always the right time for travel :). You need to plan a business trip recently, but we have prepared an article that we hope will answer your possible questions about the new normal travel procedures. We wish you to read it with pleasure.
CHECK THE NEW TRAVEL RULES
Rules and restrictions on travel and quarantine may differ for each country. Therefore, before traveling to any country, we recommend that you visit the official websites of the relevant country. Especially when traveling with foreign airlines, we recommend that you check the rules and other rules of the relevant airline company regarding hand luggage, food and beverage.
PLAN YOUR TRAVEL CAREFULLY
With the "New Normal" you need to plan your trip more carefully than ever before. Pre-departure research on what measures local governments, airlines and hotels take to reduce the risk of virus transmission will make you more comfortable during your travel.
BUY A TRAVEL HEALTH INSURANCE
If you encounter unexpected health problems abroad, not having an insurance to cover the costs may cause you to experience a very difficult situation. It is recommended that you take out from the travel insurance, which does not have very high charges, so that you do not deal with such problems. We recommend that you pay attention to the scope of the pandemic in your travel health insurance, and we recommend that you take out health insurance that will cover pandemic related diseases.
COMPLETE ALL YOUR DOCUMENTS IN ORDER
With the "New Normal", most countries have documents that you have to fill out before leaving or entering the country. Complete your checks on which document needs to be filled by when. Some countries (almost all) require a PCR test completed within a specified time before your flight and you must be negative on this test. Unfortunately, if there are missing documents, you may be prevented from entering the country you are going to. We recommend that you complete all documents completely in order not to cause any problems in your travel.
POSTPONDE YOUR TRAVEL IF YOU’VE ALREADY CONTACT WITH A COVID-19 DIAGNOSED
Even if you have planned your entire trip perfectly, we recommend that you cancel or postpone your trip if you have been in contact with someone who has been recently diagnosed with Covid-19 so that the virus does not spread and be kept under control. If you suspect that you have been infected, apply to the nearest health facility and keep yourself under quarantine for 14 days.
TAKE MORE TIME AT THE AIRPORT
Arrive at the airport earlier than usual for extra procedures as well as baggage, ticket and passport procedures before your current flight and be sure to follow the warnings at the airport.
MAKE YOUR FAREWELLS IN THE OPEN AREA OUTSIDE THE AIRPORT
Most airports no longer allow non-travelers to enter the airport. In order not to encounter such situations and risk your relatives, we recommend that you do your farewell outside the airport by following the social distance rules.
WEAR A MASK
As it is known, one of the most important rules of fighting the virus is washing hands regularly; wearing a mask. Do not forget to wear a mask in public transport. If you need to wear your mask for a long time, remember to change your mask every 4 hours. For this reason, be sure to have enough masks and hand disinfectants with you during your travel.
FOLLOW SOCIAL DISTANCE RULES
Stick to practicing physical and social distance throughout your journey. If people around you violate social distance rules, politely direct them to follow the social distance rules. If you are worried about social distance rules on the plane, you can try to sit in available empty seats. In addition, we should remind you that there are HEPA filters on almost all passenger planes and these filters minimize the spread of viruses. This minimizes the possible risk of travel by plane. While traveling, we recommend that you stay away from crowded places, and if you plan to visit a popular place, we recommend you to choose the hours when the peak.
WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN
Frequent hand washing has become part of our routine. Wash your hands carefully with soap and hot water or hand sanitizers. Be sure to wash your hands before and after your flight to alleviate any contact concerns you may have inadvertently.
EAT BEFORE TRAVELLING
After Covid-19, many aircraft companies stopped food service. We recommend that you do not forget to have a snack before leaving home before short trips.
THE ACCOMMODATION PROCEDURES YOU’VE BEEN USED TO IS CHANGED
Your room will be prepared within the scope of new measures and most of them are disinfected by being closed for a long time before / after they are ready for you. The service periods of the cleaning team of the facility; It can be reduced from every other day to every two days. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to consult the hotel reception and request information brochures about the innovations made about the rooms.
AIRPORT - CITY - HOTEL TRANSPORTATION
If you have any reservations about using public transportation during the travel process, you can choose to use the car rental service from the airport. In this way, you can make all your travels between the airport - hotel - city - airport in a healthy and safe way.
BE PREPARED FOR FLIGHT, TRAVEL, RESERVATION CANCELLATIONS
Some flights may be canceled due to the continuation of the epidemic and the second wave concern. The country you are traveling to may apply restrictions. There may even be new restrictions as you travel. We recommend that you be prepared for such situations.
WE WISH YOU A GOOD TRAVEL ...
We know that the conditions are challenging. However, the trips that we will make with pleasure, fruitful and full of new experiences are very soon ... We hope that our article will be useful for you and we wish you good travels. NOTE:Apart from the recommendations we have written, we strongly recommend you to visit the regularly updated web page of the“World Health Organization”to follow the current situation regarding the pandemic.