Tips to Keep Yourself Safe When Traveling amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Traveling is actually a great choice to have a little rest from our routine. However, considering the current condition, it requires more attention for travelers not to be exposed from the Covid-19.

Tips to prevent transmission of the Covid-19 virus while traveling (DMII-ACT)
Tips to prevent transmission of the Covid-19 virus while traveling (DMII-ACT)

ACTNews, JAKARTA – Traveling is actually a great choice to have a little rest from our routine. However, considering the current condition, it requires more attention for the travelers not to be exposed from the Covid-19.

ACT’s Disaster Management Institute of Indonesia (DMII) provides some traveling tips during the pandemic as explained by the Training and Education Staff of DMII-ACT, Erry Septiadi.

“First, we should avoid contact with wild animals,” said Erry, Thursday (10/7/2021). According to Erry, animals become one of the virus-contracting media including the Covid-19. Therefore, by avoiding direct contact with animals, people will most likely not be exposed to the virus.

“As for the second tip, please refrain from consuming raw or undercooked food,” said Erry. Undercooked food possibly still leaves a big amount of active bacteria in it. It is also possible for the bacteria to multiply themselves. Thus, it is important for travelers to avoid consuming raw or undercooked food during their trip.

Later, Erry suggests avoiding contact with patients with respiratory infections. "If you feel uncomfortable with your health when you are in a high-contagion area of the ​​Covid-19, please, make sure to wear a mask and immediately seek for the nearest health service," he explained. 

Then, if you just returned from a high contagious area, you can seek and consult your health condition to a doctor in case you have fever symptoms. Do not forget to mention your travel history.

“Lastly, keep maintaining your body’s health condition with a regular diet and adequate rest. Make your traveling activities as comfortable as possible, free yourself from worry, and don't forget to keep praying," concluded Erry.[]