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How to prepare for an out-of-town trip during Covid-19

Now that summer is here, one of the things people are thinking about is a road trip. Who wouldn't? Summer is the perfect season to go for a ride and make the most of the vacation season. But with the threat of the coronavirus, travel safety takes on a new meaning. The usual safety precautions won't do because now you have to be more careful about the risk of getting into an auto accident but also to make sure that you are safe from any potential infection. As much as possible, the best safety tip that you should follow is to stay home. However, if this travel can't wait, make sure you follow these safety tips:
How to prepare for an out-of-town trip during Covid-19

Choose your destination

Before you go on a trip, you must first see if your preferred destination has any travel bans. You don't want to deal with the hassle of packing all your essentials and embarking on a long drive to find out that you’ll be denied entry. It sucks to spend and risk going out for nothing. It would also be helpful if you choose a destination that would allow you to practice physical distancing with ease. If you plan to go hiking, choose off-peak hours so there will be fewer people to interact with.

Go cashless

As much as possible, limit your handling of cash. If you have enough of a spending limit on your cards, use them. The SARS-CoV-2 virus can thrive on paper money, so it would be best to limit your handling of items that can serve as a host to the virus. This applies to when you need to fill up your gas or when you need to eat out.

Bring your own food

If you can, try to bring your own food for the trip. This way, there is a lesser chance for you to mingle with other people or touch any surfaces that may be a vector of the virus. Preparing your own food is also a healthier alternative, especially at this time when there is a need to boost immunity to fight the coronavirus. It also helps promote the use of renewables.

Bring your essentials

Aside from packing your usual essentials like clothes, credit cards, phones, chargers, and vitamins. It would be best to add the so-called coronavirus essentials, such as face masks, sanitizers, alcohol, soap, and disinfectants. For easy access, put one in your bag and another one in your car. If you have spray bottles, transfer your alcohol in them so you can easily sanitize items before touching them or bringing them inside your vehicle. Make sure to wash with soap or use alcohol every time you touch surfaces. Practice safety hygiene. You always have to keep in mind that you have an invisible enemy that you have to fight. Be vigilant, and don’t let it infect you.

Inform your relatives

If you plan to go on a solo trip, make sure to keep your family in the loop of where you are going, where you are staying, and how long you will be gone. Keep them updated on your exact location, so they don’t have to worry about you while enjoying your vacation.

Get tested

When you are out on your vacation during the pandemic, you have to understand that you are not only responsible for your own health; you will also be responsible for the health of others. If you are going to a place that is not your home―you are a visitor, and you are a potential host of the virus. It is your duty to ensure that you are not bringing the virus to them by getting a Covid-19 test.

Being able to travel amid the coronavirus is a luxury. Be responsible enough to consider the safety of all.

About Boris Dzhingarov

Boris Dzhingarov graduated UNWE with a major in marketing. He is the CEO of ESBO ltd brand mentioning agency. He writes for several online sites such as,,, Boris is the founder of and
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