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(English) Tips to Avoid Coronavirus As A Traveler

[:en]Corona is everywhere now, so do you know how to avoid coronavirus?

It might sound crazy, but there are indeed over 3000 people all around the world who have passed away as a result of having this deadly virus called: Corona.

Even though the virus first appeared in Wuhan, China, it has spread all around the world from Central Asia to Europe. For example; Italy, which attracts so many tourists all around the year, has a death toll over 300 and right now, the Italian cities with crowded streets are like ghost towns.

So, what can be done to avoid coronavirus? Is “stay home and avoid travelling’” an option? Might be. But if you still want to travel and avoid this trouble, here are some tips for you.

1. Wash your hands as often as possible 

To avoid being infected, you need to pay a lot of attention to your personal hygiene. You ought to wash your hands very frequently and in case you have no access to water and soap, you can always have an alcohol-based hand rub to clean your hands.

The reason: The alcohol in the hand rub or the water and soap help you get rid of the possible viruses on your hands.

2. Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes

With your hands, intentionally and unintentionally, you will be touching many things and places. That is why you need to avoid touching your face and especially mouth, nose, and eyes to avoid transferring a possible virus.

The reason: You may quickly transfer the virus through your respiratory system.

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3. Change your mask regularly to avoid coronavirus

Even though the people who have the virus should wear a mask, it is also a great precaution to take if you don’t want to be infected by the coronavirus.

Wearing the same mask for more than a week could be a bad idea, though. Especially if you are travelling in places where you have to share the same closed area like a train, bus or plane, you might consider changing your mask even more often.

Have you ever become suspicious of a person on a bus or in a waiting room, and do you think that person might have the virus? Then, we strongly advise you to change your mask immediately after your contact with that person.

The reason: If the virus is on your mask, it might go through after a while or when you remove it to avoid coronavirus.

4. Keep your distance from others

When you are in a place with other people, try to keep your distance at least 1 meter so that you don’t have close contact with them. Try to stay away from those who sneeze or cough. But, do not be hostile!

The reason: By keeping your distance from others who might be carrying the virus, you lessen the risk of getting infected by the coronavirus.

avoid coronavirus as a traveler

5. Avoid travelling places with many corona cases

You may want to check the latest situation in the country or the town you are planning to travel to see the frequency of cases so that you can decide whether to go or avoid that place. If the death toll is getting higher and higher in a country, you may want to change your travel plans.

The reason: The more the number of cases in a country is, the riskier it becomes.

6. Check with your flight and airport

Because there is still not an easy curable solution to the coronavirus, many airline companies cancel their flights to those countries in which there are many corona cases. So always double-check with your airline company if there are any changes to your flight.

Moreover, check the website of the airport in case there are any warnings or updates about the coronavirus.

Bonus: Panic Does Not Help! 

Finally, try to keep calm and not panic! Panic really does not help. The virus should not keep you away from travelling. As long as you take the necessary precautions, you don’t have to worry at all.

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