Hygiene and Safety Tips for Your Next Fun Road Trip- Ngtraveller
However, it is also not always possible to maintain good hygiene when traveling on the road. Therefore, we have compiled a list of hygiene and safety tips that will help you have a smooth and enjoyable road trip:
- One week before your trip, start monitoring your health and take adequate amounts of vitamin C and D along with zinc every day to boost your immunity.
- Pack the essentials like a flashlight, masks, spare gloves, drinking water, some plastic bags, an extra pair of shoes, and some quick snacks like protein bars or potato chips.
- Make sure your vehicle is in good condition and properly sanitized from both the inside and the outside.
- Make sure you get enough sleep before the flight so you don't feel tired. It will also ensure that your unit is as safe and efficient as possible.
- Download the Aarogya Setu mobile application that will send alerts when you are about to enter an area with a higher number of coronavirus cases.
- Don't rush to cover the maximum distance in the shortest time possible. Remember slow and steady wins the race.
- You should drive slowly and safely instead of being fast and furious.
- Always beware of aggressive hackers.
- When you park your car, it is better to carry valuables such as phone, wallet, laptop, camera, etc. If you can't take them all the time, at least make sure you hide them properly.
- Avoid stopping on the side of the road unless it is an emergency, especially at night.
- If you are inexperienced driving in mountains or on snow, be sure to prepare for special conditions.
- Keep your loved ones aware of your whereabouts at all times through text messages or calls.
- Book just a 100% wellness hotel or stay with a known person or relative.
- Wear a medically approved mask and gloves at all times during the flight.
- Try not to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Wash your hands or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer often.
- Avoid eating out until you are sure of the quality of the food and the cleanliness of the restaurant. It is recommended to consume food and water brought from home.
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- Avoid touching anything in a public facility, such as restrooms, gas stations, or ATMs. Make sure to sanitize your hands after you get back in the car.
- Prefer online payments (when possible) to avoid contact with any potentially contaminated currencies. For unprecedented times, ask the salesperson to put the money in a plastic bag.
- Keep windows closed at all times and avoid approaching or carrying strangers.
- In the event of a flat tire or vehicle breakdown, stay inside the vehicle until the truck or mechanic shows up. Be sure to keep a distance of 6 feet from them.
- Once you arrive at the accommodation, take a hot shower and send the clothes to be washed.
- Carefully dispose of gloves and masks (if you dispose of them) in a sealed bag or container that can be disposed of in a closed container.
In the post-COVID-19 era, road trips will be the new travel trend as they are safer, closer to home, and also provide the flexibility to enjoy travel at your own pace. So be sure to follow these tips for a comfortable ride.