Although the pandemic is not as bad as it used to be, there are still a couple of things to know before flying. Here’s a look at them below. Read ahead.
Many countries have made it mandatory for tourists to get vaccinated before they visit. Research the country you’ll be visiting. There are multiple vaccines available, and some countries prefer certain vaccines over others.
Do a PCR Test
You might have to take a PCR test before you travel. Depending on the location you’re going to visit, how soon before your flight you’ll have to take the test would differ. Also, many countries require you to get PCR tested once you land too.
If you’ve booked your flight with a travel agency, you might not have to lift a finger, as they could arrange the PCR for you.
It might be a good idea to get tested for COVID twice, as often, PCRs can come back false-negative.
Carry the Essentials
Remember to bring hand sanitizer and multiple face masks. While at the airport or on the plane, you might touch a surface that is infected. The hand sanitizer will make it easier to clean yourself, as you wouldn’t have to rush to the bathroom. Moreover, the face masks will prevent you from spreading the virus if your PCR was false-negative.
Choose Your Airline Well
Research the airline you’ll be flying on. Some sanitize airplanes better than others. Moreover, the regulations that passengers would have to adhere to would differ per airline too.
If you want to be safe, fly on a private carrier. Private jet charter during the pandemic has become very popular due to the small number of people that will be on board. It is an especially good option if you’re going to be traveling with loved ones, as you will be able to cut costs.
Private carriers offer a range of jets, so some would be more affordable than others. Look into their more luxury, executive jet charter options if you’re going on a business trip with clients.
How will you get to and from the airport? If you’re going to use a cab service, make sure they disinfect their vehicles well.
You might not have to quarantine if you’ve been fully vaccinated. If you do, you can ask the airline or charter you’ll be flying on for hotel recommendations to quarantine in.
Depending on where you’ll be visiting, how long you would have to quarantine for would differ.
Considering everything that was discussed, there are a lot of points to consider when flying. The best tip would be to get vaccinated. Moreover, you might not be able to enter the country without being fully inoculated too. If there are a lot of vaccination options where you live, do your research before choosing one.