When shall we travel again?
Is it safe to step out of our homes and discover a new country?
Covid-19 has changed our lives and the “new normal” is making us look at travel differently. We believe travel will bounce back soon enough.
Already several destinations have opened up, within India and outside, so the question is how to travel post covid-19?
Despite the doom and gloom brought about by Covid-19, the sentiment to travel remains strong. So we should prepare ourselves for the change, follow all safe distancing and other precautionary measures, and find out places where we can travel.
Coronavirus Travel Restrictions
While some countries have eased their restrictions and are welcoming back tourists with a Covid-19 negative certificate and mandatory health insurance, such as Dubai, Maldives, Mauritius, Kenya, Tanzania, and Sri Lanka, there are others that still don’t have India on their list.
In a recent move, India has started air bubbles with US, UK, Germany, France and the UAE and Indian residents with any kind of valid visa can travel to these destinations and foreigners can also visit India for business, work and leisure keeping in mind all the government rules for inbound passengers.
Even within India, a number of states are welcoming tourists, such as Uttarakhand, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir. These places have lifted their borders and welcoming tourists with safety measures. You can enjoy staycations in India just a drive away where you can indulge in wellness, luxury stays, resorts, and more.
Staycations are perfect stress-free getaways close to home. This reopening is a much-needed hope for travellers.
So, have you made up your mind to travel again?
When will it be safe to travel again?
So keeping in mind the positive news of air travel slowly resuming, you can now plan your travel to a few destinations. And when there are great travel deals in place, you can save for your next holiday.
We have introduced great travel deals where you get 25% more value with our special travel vouchers. You can buy it now and travel until the end of 2021 and save big.
You can take your pick from 3 available denominations:
- Pay INR 20,000 and get INR 25,000 worth of travel voucher (cash benefit of INR 5,000)
- Pay INR 40,000 and get INR 50,000 worth of travel voucher (cash benefit of INR 10,000)
- Pay INR 80,000 and get INR 100,000 worth of travel voucher (cash benefit of INR 20,000)
So, get your hands on one before they run out!
So, how to travel post Covid 19?
What measures can we take to travel safer?
Here are some of the travel tips to keep in mind while travelling this year or next year.
- Wearing masks is a must while travelling. So, if you are planning to travel now or later in the future, you are going to want a good face mask to travel. Travellers are asked to follow the stringent precautions and using face masks/ face shields are mandatory
- The COVID 19 pandemic has changed the way we travel. You must practice social distancing while flying and sanitizers have been made a must as well
- Avoid touching frequently touched surfaces like doors, knobs, or tray tables
- Wash your hands frequently
- Book well-known hotels that ensure hygiene and safety measures in their premises
Therefore, these are some things you must keep in mind for your next travel experience.
Post Covid 19 Challenges
Travel has been badly hit during the pandemic. But we must get back to it for our own well-being.
Being part of the travel industry it is our responsibility to ensure the safety of the travellers so that it helps boost your confidence. The idea now is to travel consciously, sustainably with the right safety measures in place.
Covid-19 Travel in India
We believe that the domestic tourism sector will come back first and hold the key to that moment of recovery.
How about ticking off that long list of Indian states from your bucket list?
There has been a shift from ‘global to local’ and if you are living in India there is enough and more to enjoy. With all safety measures in place you can head to Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand for scenic mountains, Goa for beach holidays, Rajasthan for graceful monuments, and Madhya Pradesh for tiger forests.
So if there are places which you wanted to visit but couldn’t for your hectic schedule, then this is the time! Home to some spectacular hidden marvels, India has destinations to suit every kind of traveller.
Before these places start getting busy, explore the mountains and the valleys, the offbeat trails, go for short trips, and enjoy some expert advice from our trained travel counsellors. You should abide by all the rules introduced by the states to travel safely.
You will have to adapt the new procedures to travel in the post Covid 19 outbreak, such as choosing to carry packed and sealed meals while on a journey, wearing masks and gloves, paying more for an empty seat next to you, and using sanitizers.
You will need to have a positive attitude while travelling in the ‘new normal’ age. So, it’s time to switch off your Instagram, gather the courage, and step out!
Post Covid-19 Travel Trends
When you plan to travel, keep in mind outdoor spaces that have more room for social distancing.
You can choose Khairabera Eco Resort which is situated around 8 hours from Kolkata in Purulia for nature camps, hiking trails, and adventure sports.
You get to stay in lovely cottages or luxury tents just beside the lake and indulge in wellness sports and nature walks. The resort maintains all safety measures for its guests and a visit to this resort can be a perfect detox on a weekend.
Driving holidays are also a great way to travel after the lockdown. This is your chance to recreate that classic road trip you always enjoyed in films.
Wondering where to drive down to from Kolkata – our staycation offers to The Rajbari Bawali, Khairabera Eco Adventurer Camp, Bari Kothi Heritage, Ganga Kutir, Glenburn Penthouse, and Jhargram Palace will help you make up your mind and steer clear of large crowds.
If you are travelling out of India, make sure you have the right insurance and check if it covers the coronavirus treatment. Make sure you mention the duration of the trip, a number of people that want to be covered, ages, and the destination.
Some high-risk countries might have a higher claim. While booking hotels, ask your travel services provider if the properties have proper safety measures in place and practicing responsible tourism and safety.
Post COVID 19 World
Many parts of the world may be closed for now, but it will slowly start to reopen and return to normal. The world will look more beautiful than ever before! Your desire to travel must have been stronger amidst the lockdown.
Pandemic will alter our routines and lifestyles. You will have to abide by the safety measures during travel like avoiding overcrowding in the airports, wearing gloves and masks, using sanitizers, and maintaining social distancing.
There you get the answer to how to travel post COVID-19. Some habits will be snapped, you won’t be casually jet-setting between continents.
Choose your next destination, start mapping out your itinerary, and make your plans ahead of time.
Prepare now and you can make sure you’re first out of the door when the world dusts off its suitcase and is free to start exploring again.
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