The Corona virus (Covid-19) which has plagued the world since the end of 2019 has not yet subsided. As a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, many vacation plans from tourists have fallen apart because many airlines have temporarily suspended their operations to several countries. A number of tourist destinations were also temporarily closed to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

Always Use a Mask

During holidays or outdoors, always wear a mask. Covid-19 is a group of viruses that attacks the respiratory tract, and is transmitted through droplets (droplets) of saliva that come out while talking, sneezing or coughing. The mask can absorb water, so it can absorb the droplets that come out of the mouth and nose.

Choose a surgical mask and an N95 mask that has been equipped with a filter. This type of mask is considered effective in protecting against Covid-19. The colored outer part of the surgical mask is waterproof, serves to make droplets containing germs that humans will not inhale. Avoid crowded centers to reduce the risk of being infected with Covid-19.

Wash your hands diligently

Apart from the droplets that come out of the mouth and nose, Covid-19 can also be easily transmitted through personal contact such as handshakes. Touching the face is also at risk of transmitting Covid-19. Therefore, safe travel tips that can prevent this can be done by washing your hands regularly. Don’t forget to use hand sanitizer anywhere. Use before eating, touching your face, or after handling foreign objects.

Routine Health and Body Temperature Checks

Before traveling, when arriving at the destination, or returning home, first check your health. If necessary, bring a thermometer to monitor your body condition throughout the trip. Always stay healthy by taking vitamins, getting enough rest, and bringing personal medicines. If you start feeling unwell, check with your doctor immediately to get help as soon as possible.

Pay attention to the cleanliness and maturity of food

Meanwhile, avoid eating raw or undercooked food to reduce the risk of transmitting Covid-19. Covid-19 is a virus that can die in temperatures of 56 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes. The proper cooking process can minimize the risk of transmitting Covid-19 from food to humans. This should be noted, especially when visiting countries where raw food is often served, such as Japan, Vietnam and Thailand.

Avoid Hoax

Along with the outbreak of Covid-19, many hoaxes or misleading lies have also emerged. Therefore, it is necessary to be selective in choosing and reading news. Make sure the news site or news source comes from a credible and trusted site. First, do in-depth research on the country or destination to determine whether it is really safe to visit.

Pay attention to the appeals from the authorities

Pay attention to the advice from the authorities during the holidays. The authorities in this case could mean the Government of Indonesia or the government of the country being visited. The relevant government will usually provide up-to-date information from the country regarding security for visiting tourists. Some countries, such as South Korea, China, and Japan, seem completely unsafe for tourists to visit.