Traveling has never been easy for families. While getting there is a battle, packing can be a nightmare, and let’s not start on the potential family squabbles, it is all worth it to create some lasting memories for you all. However, going away with your family now is likely to be different than what you have experienced before. Nobody expected the year we have all faced, and while for a good chunk of it travel wasn’t even on the cards, restrictions and guidance are now in place to help us travel safely again to certain parts of the world. So now that we face this new normal how are you going to survive the mayhem that goes along with family travel? Here are a few tips to help you do it.
Get tested before you travel
With some places looking like they are now accepting tourists and are encouraging us all to jump on a plane and have some fun again, it might mean that you are little concerned about what to expect. Getting tested for covid-19 before you travel may be part and parcel of new guidance for some locations. Thankfully, you can now book in a private coronavirus test to get tested before you go. This can also be a good thing to do for when you return so that you can get some extra reassurance.
Plan your trips carefully
Another thing to consider would be to plan your trips carefully. While you may already do that anyway, especially with small children and keeping everyone occupied, it might be more essential than ever before. That is because social distancing may mean there are limited numbers in places and you may also need to book ahead of time. Planning can help you to ensure you make the most of the time that you have.
Be aware of different guidance in different places when traveling
Many different countries will have different guidance. Some may only require social distancing at 1 meter, others may require a 2 meter distance instead. Some countries may even require you to wear masks all of the time. It is important to check the guidance before you travel so you know exactly what to expect and you can plan and prepare accordingly.
Become accustomed to things like face masks
As mentioned, some countries may require more use of face masks than you are used to, so get accustomed with them before you go. Especially if you want your child fluent to wear them as they may not be used to having one on for long periods of time. All planes require you to wear them, so it might be worth getting some bought that you are comfortable with.
Plan for every eventuality
Finally, if you can, try and plan for every eventuality including a sudden change in guidance. It could be that you are safe to travel one day, and then may have to quarantine the next if their infection rates rise. Keep up to speed with the nes and government guidance so you are fully informed.
Let’s hope these tips help you to embrace family travel in this new normal we all face.