Flying during the coronavirus outbreak can be a different experience from what we are familiar with. If you find planning flights stressful and you are a business, you can always organise corporate travel management to put everything in place for you. Whether you’re planning the trip yourself or getting some help with it, there is no escaping the coronavirus outbreak rules and regulations for travel. Here are our top tips for flying during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Number one is to remember the traveling Covid-19 essentials
There are now some essentials you will need to remember when flying, these are your proof of vaccination or negative Covid-19 test. Some countries are now accepting proof that you have had covid and now have the antibodies, but it is always best to check the country’s guidelines. These are updated regularly so double check before you are leaving as well.
Make sure you know the rules for coming back into your country as well if you will need to quarantine or not. It is not just documents you will need when flying but you should also remember a mask or two and some hand sanitiser. These items can be purchased at the airport if you forget them, but you will definitely need to have a mask to walk into the airport.
Make sure your passport is up to date
Make sure your passport is up to date when flying, it should be at least 6 months in date. This isn’t just because of Covid-19 but a general tip to remember. When packing your passport, you should also have travel insurance too, just to be on the safe side in case anything happens. If you would like Covid-19 incidents covered, you will need to find specific companies that cover this.
Eating before you get on the plane
To minimise the spread of Covid-19 it might be best to eat before getting on the plane, so you won’t need to remove your mask. This all depends on how long your journey is though, in some cases, you will need to eat. Most airlines are offering food services again but double-check if you will want food on the flight. Most traveller’s will prefer to eat at the airport if they have this option, there are usually lots of restaurants and cafes after you have walked through security.
Check-in online, instead of at the airport
Many airlines have a phone application and a website that enables you to check-in online instead of waiting in a queue at the airport. This will help minimise the spread of Covid-19 by keeping people apart and out of a compact space.
The coronavirus pandemic is still going on so it is best to follow these tips if you are planning to fly. It is better to be safe and avoid any trouble at the airport. Being vigilant at the airport and respectful of those around you will likely be appreciated as well.