How to travel safely in the era of coronavirus?
Have you been wondering if travelling in the era of coronavirus is possible? And if so, is it safe? There are a few points that you should know before going abroad. In this article, we will give you some advice and prepare you to travel safely. You will also get to know if it is possible to enter a particular country after being vaccinated.
COVID 19 Pandemic
The first reported case of Covid-19 was in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Since then, the whole world has been struggling with tough restrictions implemented by each country. To lower the risk, governments worldwide require people to wear a face mask, frequently use hand sanitiser, and practice social distancing. These are the grand rules that everybody needs to follow. However, visitors from abroad ought to follow even more travel restrictions. The destination you choose decides about the guidelines and responsibilities.
Before you plan – travel advice
As written before, you must check the traveller guidelines before you plan anything. The pandemic situation is different in each country, and measures depend on the government decisions. Be advised that some places require a traveller to fill in the health protocols and to notice the Department of Health about a visit. In addition, you may be obliged to submit a negative test result before entering a country. Some countries exempt people from quarantine who received a negative test result, some not. It is also possible that people with a covid vaccination are not exempt from quarantine.
I’m vaccinated against Covid. Which countries will let me in without obligatory quarantine?
With the invention of the covid 19 vaccines, it became possible to travel to certain countries without mandatory quarantine. Such countries are Poland, Greece (from May 14), Croatia, Phuket (from July 1), Ecuador, Belize, Guatemala, Cyprus, Malta, Portugal, Estonia, Iceland, Romania, Slovenia, and Seychelles. Keep in mind that guests are welcomed in these countries after receiving two doses of the vaccine. It is allowed to cross the border only after one or two weeks of being vaccinated. Nevertheless, if you want to visit one of the countries on the list, we advise you to control the current situation and check the official websites.
When it comes to Poland, the virus is still spreading. However, since the 2nd of April 2021, the number of cases has decreased, which gives hope for the situation to get better. For those who are particularly interested in visiting Poland, we recommend following the official governmental website. Clicking the link, you will find out about current measures and quarantine rules. Domestic travel within the Polish border is not restricted, provided that you comply with the precautions. You should wash your hands frequently, wear a mask in public spaces, and avoid touching things. Additionally, to stop spreading Covid 19, health experts recommend that you frequently use special medical supplies such as effective hand sanitiser.
Since the 14th of January 2021, the air traffic is resumed. At the airports, there are special testing points where you can get tested. To avoid 14 days quarantine, you should receive a negative test result. Read more in our article on how to avoid quarantine after arrival to Poland.
Hotels in Poland
Hotels in Poland are closed until the 5th of May. The exceptions are business trip accommodation. Guests need to show a business trip confirmation to make a reservation in a particular hotel.
8th of May 2021 – reopening of hotels for visitors. This means that you can book your stay in Poland and enjoy the comfort of your favourite hotel! To make sure all visitors are safe, some restrictions will initially persist, to be removed later. A hotel can host up to half of the maximum possible guests
Please remember that travelling to different destinations increases the spread of disease. If you use public transportation, make sure that you keep a 2-meter distance from other passengers. Also, if some passengers are sick, try to avoid direct contact with them. Physical distancing differs from one place to another, and that is why some countries allow travellers to pay a visit to a restaurant or museum. However, before you decide to travel abroad, read the information from a trustworthy source on the Internet.
Research shows that wearing a mask is one of the best practices to prevent the spread of the virus. It lowers the risk of catching the virus and protects you during your travel. On the market, there are different types of masks with various level of protection. Each government decides about which mask is acceptable and where to wear it. In Poland, for example, people are required to wear it in all public spaces.
15th of May – masks outdoors no longer necessary. There will be no changes to the requirement of wearing masks indoors at that moment.
To lower the risk of spreading the virus, travelling to some destinations involves proper hygiene practice. All travellers need to be aware of the measures implemented in the foreign land which hugely influenced the travel industry. For that reason, some tourist attractions are currently unavailable, and restaurants, clubs, museums are closed. If you have more questions regarding a visit to Poland, go and see an official site where you will find plenty of answers. We highly recommend getting to know with our firm, which allows you to travel safely in the era of coronavirus. It is important that follow the rules and lower the percentage of public transport passengers. With us, you will feel protected all the time.
4th of May 2021 – reopening of art galleries and museums. This means that many of the best tourist attractions in Poland will be available again! For your safety, some of the special sanitary rules will persist, like a limit of 1 visitor per 15m2.
Travelling with Mr. Shuttle
The phrase “stay safe” has taken on a new meaning since 2020. Travelling became a challenge, and going on a journey is not as easy as it was earlier. Before making your international travel plans, you need to consider security measures to protect public health. One of the best ways to avoid crowded sites is choosing private transport services.
Our company takes care of all travellers, and we make sure that your stay is safe at every stage. We provide high-quality transport services such as a pick-up from and drop-off at the airport or hotel. Mr. Shuttle also offers convenient tours in beautiful places all around Europe. We are available to assist you in any way necessary. If your mask is damaged or you want to replace it with a new one, we always have fresh medical supplies in our car to ensure your safety during your tour. In our set, we also have an effective hand sanitiser. Our cars are ozonized daily, and after each tour often touched areas such as door handles and grips are thoroughly disinfected. Trust one of the best travel companies in Poland which support travelling in the hard times of the pandemic. Check out our trips and travel safely in 2021!