After several months of uncertainty that has prevented millions of people to travel abroad, it seems that the situation is finally beginning to improve. In case you are eager to get the wheels off the floor, pack the suitcases and head for your favorite destination, know that there are some steps you can take to make your trip as comfortable and safe as possible.
Still, because of coronavirus, these preparations appear to be way more complicated now than in some previous years. While they make our lives harder, it is an indubitable fact that new rules and regulations brought in order to prevent the spreading of the virus, have helped and gave the expected results. How can you prepare in order to avoid this hassle? Find out in the article below.
Be ready to encounter some rigorous cleaning regulations
Truth be told, not all airports follow the same rules to a T, but because social distancing proved to be so important in the fight against coronavirus, it should come as no shock that so many are still insisting on these guidelines. Airport staff is instructed to clean the premises as often as possible, so chances are you’ll be seeing some wet floors while waiting for your flight.
Just to be on the safe side, it might be best to bring your own hand sanitizers and wipes wherever you go. While gloves are not a necessity, it wouldn’t hurt to have them prepared as well. Ultimately, these days, you cannot go anywhere without a mask, and airports are no different.
Wearing a mask during a flight is not a comfortable experience for everyone, but some sacrifices have to be made in order to keep everyone safe. Fortunately, there are several different types of masks you can choose from, and some work more efficiently than others, providing better air flow, making them the better choice for those long overseas flights.
A lot of airports are moving on from the use of cash
Even in modern society, cash is oftentimes still king, but it might be smart to bring your credit and debit cards with you for your next trip. Because a lot of bacteria and germs can be found on cash, airlines have made an effort to transition towards contactless payment methods instead. Not only that this move will keep everyone safe, it can also speed the transactions up substantially, which will reduce the crowding up to 20% according to research. In the world of airline travel, time is of utmost importance, so don’t be surprised if this rule becomes a permanent thing in the future as well.
It could be a good idea to pack some food with you
Airline food was never considered a delicacy, but it did make the trip a little more comfortable, if nothing. However, that option was becoming less and less available to passengers during the past few weeks. Still, do not despair, you will not have to spend the entirety of the flight hungry. To deal with this new situation, airlines are now allowing passengers to bring their own food with them, as long as it adheres to the existing regulations.
It usually means that passengers should avoid placing food in their carry-on bags, as this might serve as a reason for closer inspection. Instead, what you should do is place your meal in a see-through bag and carry it with you to your seat. We know, this rule might seem more obnoxious than useful, but we are just the messengers, don’t be mad at us.
All jokes aside, but if you want to completely avoid putting yourself in risky situations, we would advise you to prepare at least some snacks ahead of your flight. As some airlines are still not accepting this rule, also make sure to ask around ahead of your flight, just to be on the safe side. Hopefully the situation will change for the better very soon, but until then, please take care of yourself and others as much as possible.