TRAVEL & DESTINATION
By Esther Muchene | December 11th 2021
As traveling becomes normal again, we want to go out and enjoy the sun, but with the pandemic, everything has become complicated. Caution has to be exercised.
We must keep apart when outdoors, wear masks and keep our sanitisers close.
With all the trouble, it makes you question whether going outside the safety of your home, especially with your children, is worth it.
Things will be a little different this time round due to restrictions and all the regulations that must be adhered to, but that doesn’t stop the fun.
At the rate at which the virus is mutating, the fear of contracting a new deadlier variant is high every day. Owing to this, new rules and restrictions can pop up out of nowhere, from time to time, and affect your travel.
To avoid disappointments, find out the recommendations and guidelines in the country or place you will be traveling to, passing through and also those of your home country.
This way you will be able to make safer decisions for your family before making any arrangements and payments.
And be wary of crowded places
To recover from lost business, many hotels are offering discounts to encourage more visitors. As people take advantage of these opportunities, hotels may be crowded than usual.
Have a safety bag
Traveling with children calls for extra precaution during these current times. Before living the house, put together a pandemic essentials bag.
The bag should have extra masks, sanitizers, antibacterial wipes, hand soap and whatever else you think you may need.
If you’re traveling by road, it is a good idea to carry enough snacks, water and any other beverages your children enjoy to avoid unnecessary stopovers.
And do not make the assumption that you and your children are on the same page when it comes to safety.
Help them understand the need of wearing a mask, washing their hands and social distancing especially in crowded areas.
For the younger kids you may want to play out different scenarios so they can fully grasp the seriousness and urgency of what you are trying to put across.
Also, according to authorities, the elderly and those with underlying health conditions are at high risk of contracting Covid.
Seek advice from your doctor should you be traveling with old folks or family members who may be at high risk before making the decision to travel.