As the pandemic continues its impact around the world, we are trying to adapt to the new normal as humanity. After spending a whole spring at home, travels started with the new normal. Keeping cautious when traveling will be the best choice for both our health and public health. What are the precautions to be taken before and after travel to protect our health? What should we pay attention to in the means of transportation we use in our journeys? Let's check in detail.
One of the most important things to do after you decide to travel is to get your HES code. This code, which can be received via the Hayat Eve Sığar mobile application or SMS, is a document showing that you are not a patient registered in the system and that you can travel. Traveling without this code is currently prohibited. Let us remind you that you are obliged to show this code to the staff while buying your ticket and / or getting on the vehicle.
Things to Consider in Airplane Travel
Being with a lot of people on airplanes can scare you, especially when it comes to a long journey. However, there are HEPA filters that clean the cabin air inside the aircraft. These filters provide clean air by filtering chemicals, dust, microscopic particles, and microbes in the air. Besides, as the on-board cabins are disinfected periodically, you should try not to tire your mind by staying away from worry. It is possible to minimize the risk by taking personal precautions.
If you are going to travel by plane, you should pay attention to the social distance at the airport and on the plane.
You should wear a mask and have a spare mask with you throughout the journey. If necessary, you should also wear gloves and visor.
You should wear the mask in a way that it covers the nose, mouth, and chin.
Choosing the seats by the window while buying tickets will be a healthier choice since at least one side of you will be empty.
You should have as little contact as possible with frequently used surfaces and avoid getting your hands on your face.
You can start taking vitamin supplements a few days before the trip to increase your immunity.
By drinking plenty of water throughout the journey, you can prevent the slightly humid environment inside the aircraft from drying out your throat and making it susceptible to infection.
Things to Consider During Bus Travel
During bus travels, the interior of the vehicles may not be as sterile as the airplane due to the lack of systems with HEPA filters. However, with the practices such as reducing the number of passengers below the total passenger capacity, increasing the frequency of disinfection in the vehicle, disinfecting the luggage and taking them into the transport, and the personal precautions of the passengers, travel becomes safer.
- Touching the environment as little as possible and frequently disinfecting your hands will protect you from the virus. You should also avoid touching the points where the virus enters the body, such as the mouth, nose, and eyes.
- With disinfectants or alcohol-containing wet wipes, you can disinfect the area around the seat and the places you may come into contact with.
- During the break, you should avoid using the toilets that are one of the common areas. If you use it, you should not touch any place after washing your hands with plenty of water and soap for 20 seconds.
- When getting on and off the bus, you should contact as few people as possible, not be positioned to face too many people, and keep your social distance by following the 2-meter rule.
Things to Consider in Train Travel
Every rule and precaution applicable to the bus also applies to the train. Since there are no systems that filter the air to a great extent in non-aircraft vehicles, it is necessary to be careful when using these vehicles. Hands should be disinfected frequently, gloves should be used when necessary, and masks should be worn to cover the mouth, nose, and chin.
Things to Consider When Traveling by Personal Vehicle
In your vehicles, there is no risk of traveling with people you share the same house with and keep in regular contact with. However, if another person gets into your car, everyone in it must wear a mask. You should disinfect areas such as the steering wheel, gear, and door handle when you get into the car. Even if no one else is using the vehicle, you can protect yourself with these precautions against the possibility of touching an infected area during the day.
Remember, a moment of flexibility in your caution could endanger not only you but all the people you are in contact with or will be with. We need to obey the rules to reach the beautiful days we dream of more quickly and see our responsibilities as a duty to protect social health.