COVID-19 has changed our lives, but our desire to travel the world hasn’t slowed down. Check out how the pandemic has changed routines in the travel industry worldwide so you can have a safe and pleasant vacation.
COVID and the tourism industry
COVID is still a developing news story, but this article does not tell you all the bad news but reminds you that nothing is impossible if we know how to wait, care for ourselves, and organize our time.
As you know, tourism has been hit hard since 2020. The Global Crisis Committee for Tourism has proposed several government suggestions to boost tourism’s recovery.
Among other things, they suggested maintaining employment and liquidity in the sector, providing financial stimulation, learning from the crisis, and establishing plans to prepare for the future that we are now drawing together.
The COVID glossary every traveler should keep an eye on it
Before traveling, you should constantly check each country or state you wish to visit the local requirements. The Colombian government will require international travelers to have vaccination cards by December 2021. Take note of these terms when traveling to Colombia.
- Alcohol or antibacterial: they will be your best friend during your trip, along with your face mask. Although it is recommended to wash your hands with soap and water periodically, if it is not possible to do so, you can use alcohol or gel with at least 60% alcohol to prevent the spread and spread of coronavirus.
- Antigen test: these rapid tests are used to identify an active infection, and it is determined through the exit or nasal route.
- Boarding: follow the instructions at the airport. Occasionally, the direction of boarding the plane will be from a back to a front, with several seats between each one.
- Mandatory quarantine: some countries require tourists to stay 14 to 15 days confined at home or in a hotel. Make sure you follow the measures carefully!
- Mask: at the airport and in many of the public transport systems of many nations, a mask is mandatory.
- PCR: the Polymerase Chain Reaction is responsible for detecting RNA of the virus and determining if SARS-CoV-2 infects the person. Please don’t lose sight of it because it is, for the moment, the most requested in travel to ensure your health.
- Physical distance: depending on what is indicated in each place, the physical space is usually 1.5 to 2 meters.
- Vaccination card: nowadays, many countries require their international travelers to have applied the complete doses of the vaccine, and that at least 14 days have passed since the last one. It is essential to consider whether the country or city of your destination accepts travelers with your vaccines.
Also, remember that there are destinations and parks where the vaccination card is required, so we recommend you to carry it wherever you go and always keep it in the same place to avoid losing it.
If you have everything ready, then you can travel responsibly!