After a year of lockdowns, restrictions, and a lot of grief and uncertainty, it seems like things are finally turning a corner. Although the pandemic is not over, with the introduction of vaccines, a lot of places can start gently lifting restrictions and slowly return to some kind of normal. One of the things a lot of people have missed is getting away for their annual vacation, and finally, you can visit the treetop adventure park with your family. Here are a few things you need to keep in mind when traveling this summer.
Do Your Research
Researching your destination of choice before going is important generally, especially to help you identify where are the safe parts of town and where to avoid, or knowing where the hospital is located or your country’s embassy in case of emergency. However, this year, you will also need to make sure that where you’re planning to spend your vacation is open to taking visitors and how high the risk of Covid is in that area. It might be better to opt for a stay-cation this year instead and go somewhere closer to home that is a lower risk.
Sanitizer and Masks
You might be sick of using these items by now, but it’s still wise to have them at hand. You should still be wearing these when you go into enclosed spaces such as grocery stores and other retailers unless you are exempt for health reasons. Make sure you remember to pack your masks and stock up on sanitizer to take with you. At the very least, it’ll help keep your hands clean and resist picking up any other nasty germs during your holiday.
Clear Bag for Liquids on Planes
If you are going be to traveling by plane for your summer holiday this year, don’t forget to place all liquids in your hand luggage in a clear bag. You can purchase these easily from many retailers that you can use again and again, or you can always use a zip-lock food bag if it’s big enough to fit your things in. If you vape, remember to put your e-liquids in this clear bag as well and that the bottles are no more than 100ml. You should also carry your batteries for your vape in your hand luggage as well. If you want to take more e-liquids with you, you can put these in your checked luggage, and you can stock up at this vape liquid store before you go.
Documents and Visas
Another thing to remember when traveling is that you have all the necessary documents with you. This could be something as simple as printing off your booking confirmation for the hotel or holiday home you have rented, but if you are traveling abroad, you will also need your passport and boarding pass for plane journeys. Don’t forget to check if you need a visa to travel to other countries as well. You should apply for these in advance to make sure you get them authorized in time for your trip.
If you are excited to get out of the house and enjoy a week or two away on a trip this summer, make sure you have thought about the points above so that you are prepared for travel during the summer of 2021.