Is it Safe to Do Air Travel During the Covid-19 Pandemic?

Do you love travelling but due to covid pandemic you are afraid of travelling? Do you worry what if a co-passenger would be covid positive in the flight? Is it safe to do air travel during covid-19 pandemic? If your answer is yes, just read this blog because this blog is for you. We all know that the Corona virus spreads via air therefore if you have to do air travel it is natural that you would panic.

Precaution is always better than cure and this line fits in this pandemic. There are few things which you should take care of to protect yourself from SARS-CoV -2 while air travel.

Tips for Safe Air Travel for Passengers

First of all I would like to suggest that you should not remove your face mask the whole journey neither after departure nor after arrival at the airport. You will never know that the very next person near you is infected or the healthy one. That’s why you should always be alert and follow the air travel guidelines.

Go for Web Check-in

Nowadays all passengers will have to do web check-in. It reduces the risk of infection transmission. By Web check-in you will save your time as well as unnecessary gathering at the airport.

Wear Face Masks and Gloves

  • Face masks and gloves are mandatory for air travel. It is advised for all passengers to wear their mask during the whole journey.
  • According to the case study published in Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention. Four passengers were infected by two other infected people on the flight. Those infected person were not wearing face mask.
  • That’s why you cannot ignore the importance of face mask and air filtration on flight.
  • Do not remove your face mask even in the toilet of flights because infected droplets may be present over there.
  • In India face masks & gloves are compulsory as per air travel guidelines.

Maintain Physical Distance

While security checking and collecting your baggess maintain the physical distance. Do not rush in the crowd, try to maintain at least 1 meter distance from other passengers.

Do not Touch the Tray Table and Magazines

When you are on flight try to not touch the tray table and magazines. Even the airlines are taking enough care on sanitization and cleaning during covid-19 pandemic but yet you should take precaution.

Take Precaution Even if You Have Done the Vaccination

Even if you have done the vaccination still you need to take precaution. Make sure you travel after 14 days of your final vaccination. After vaccination still there is a chance to get infected but the condition may not be that much severe.

Traveling Should be Avoided in Such Condition

  • This pandemic has changed the way we think about travelling.
  • Traveling should be avoided for a senior citizen, pregnant woman or child below the age of 10 years.
  • If you are at the high risk of getting Covid infection i.e. diabetic or weak immune system avoid air travel.

Well, there are less chances to get infected via air travel if you take enough precautions. Read the air travel guidelines before booking flight tickets and start your journey. Follow the protocols issued by the state government and ministry of health & family welfare.

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