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Travel Tips During COVID-19

If you have to travel to an area or areas where community transmission of COVID-19 has been reported, monitor your health status during the trip and after your return:

Make sure you receive travel authorization from your agency and consult a qualified healthcare provider before traveling.

Do not travel if you are sick or have a fever and cough.

Make sure you follow hand hygiene and keep a minimum distance of one meter from those who cough and sneeze.

Monitor your health for at least 14 days after your trip and before your return review the advice for UN personnel who have recently traveled to areas where there has been continuous transmission of COVID-19.

Avoid visiting markets in areas where coronavirus cases are occurring and avoid direct and unprotected contact with live animals or with surfaces that are in contact with such animals.

Avoid the consumption of raw or undercooked animal products and always follow good food hygiene practices.

If you develop a fever or respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath or cough, seek medical attention immediately. Inform your doctor of your travel history and do your best to explain your situation over the phone before visiting a health facility.

Stay informed about health advice provided in your area, both before and during your trip.

All travelers should be aware that local authorities may begin to apply travel restrictions and sanitary control measures to travelers entering or leaving the country. Some countries may have their own permit restrictions and may have even stalled flights, making travel difficult.

All United Nations personnel should consult the embassy, ​​consulate or health ministry of the destination country and be informed of local health councils both before and during travel. You must also comply with the control measures established by the local authorities.

Comply with all the requirements established by the host country for returning travelers.

If you have just arrived from an affected area, during the 14 days following your return you should monitor the symptoms that you may suffer.

During that period, you should immediately seek health care in the event that you develop any symptoms such as shortness of breath or cough.

Inform your doctor of your travel history and do your best to explain your situation over the phone before visiting a health facility. Wear a clinical mask when receiving health care.

You should only return to work when you are well and without any symptoms.

Human resource managers and staff are advised to be flexible when it comes to telecommuting, in order to support those workers who must stay at home.

Travel Tips during COVID-19

Check the list of destinations to avoid

It is one of the most important Travel Tips, and, according to a series of guidelines for unavoidable trips from the Ministry of Health, it extends to any place with evidence of community transmission, that is, where there is a high number of infections.

Travel bans and restrictions by country

We have summarized the coronavirus travel restrictions that currently apply to several popular countries.

  • Germany: Every traveler visiting Germany from Spain will have to undergo a PCR test at the destination airport. In certain cases, depending on regional governments, tourists will have to pass a quarantine.
  • Austria: since August 10, it is required to present a negative PCR carried out 72 hours before traveling to be able to enter its territory to anyone traveling from Spain. Except for those who do it from the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands.
  • Belgium: imposes quarantine and tests for travelers from Aragon, Navarra, Lleida and Barcelona, ​​and recommends quarantining those arriving from Girona, Tarragona, Basque Country, La Rioja, Extremadura, Soria, Guadalajara, Castellón, Valencia, Murcia, Almería, Balearic Islands and Madrid.
  • Bulgaria: arrivals from Spain are allowed, but must be isolated for 14 days.
  • Egypt: International flights resumed on July 1. All arrivals have their temperature taken, a monitoring card must be completed with personal data and isolated for 14 days.
  • France: Borders were opened to non-essential travel on June 15. Arrivals from outside the UK, the European area, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay must be isolated for 14 days upon arrival in France continental.
  • Greece: An online passenger locator form (PLF) must be completed at least 48 hours prior to arrival in Greece. The form is online, in English. Once you have completed the form, you will receive a QR code to show to the Greek authorities upon arrival. Random tests for coronavirus are underway at airports, and if you are selected, you must isolate yourself at the address on your PLF form until you receive the results.
  • Hungary: closes its borders as of September 1 for foreign citizens.
  • Ireland: requires 14-day quarantine for travelers from Spain.
  • Italy: The borders are open to international tourists, but travelers from outside the EU and the Schengen zone must isolate themselves for 14 days. Arrivals from these areas will not be subject to quarantine measures. The Emilia Romagna region, in northern Italy, asks for coronavirus tests for all who arrive there from Spain.
  • The Netherlands: requires quarantine for those who come from Segría (Lleida), Barcelona and its surroundings, and the municipalities of Figueras and Vilafan.
  • United Kingdom: Borders were reopened on June 21 in the United Kingdom, the European Union and the countries of the Schengen area. Since July 26, all travelers traveling from Spain must keep a 14-day quarantine. In addition, they must provide their contact information so that the authorities can check the monitoring of this measure, through an online form up to 48 hours before their trip. Upon arrival in the country, they must show this completed form.
  • Romania: requires quarantine for travelers from Aragon, the Balearic Islands, Cantabria, Catalonia, Madrid, Navarra, the Basque Country, La Rioja and the two Castiles.
  • Switzerland: since August 8, Switzerland imposes a 10-day quarantine on Spanish travelers, except those from the Balearic and Canary Islands.

Do not stockpile disinfectant gels

The first thing is to wash our hands frequently with alcohol-based soaps and gels, or with liquid soap for 45 to 60 seconds. Before filling the suitcase with gels and soaps, remember that there are restrictions for traveling with liquids: they must be in individual containers with a capacity of no more than 100 milliliters and all that we carry must fit in a 1-liter plastic bag.

What can I do if my flight is canceled

Many airlines have made the decision to cancel flights due to the coronavirus. Faced with so many cancellations, we recommend consulting the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassies to find out all the news about the restrictions. If we have a ticket, it is possible to find out about the flight situation on the website and on the airport pages.

If you can’t avoid traveling, don’t forget to take these Travel Tips during COVID-19

Before heading to the airport

  • Do not go to the airport if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, difficulty breathing or feeling short of breath.
  • Check-in online. Have your boarding pass ready, as well as the rest of your travel documents.
  • If you come from abroad, fill out the health form that your airline will provide you.
  • Make sure you have enough masks and sanitizing gel for your trip. Remember that, unless the instructions indicate otherwise, you must renew the masks every four hours.

On the way to the airport

Please note that only passengers can enter the airport terminal (only people accompanying a passenger who needs assistance: people with reduced mobility or unaccompanied minors can enter).

  • Come early enough to check-in, pass the security check and any new procedures.
  • As far as possible, do not carry hand luggage.
  • Remember that it is mandatory to wear a mask that covers the mouth and nose.
  • Follow the hygienic measures recommended by the Ministry of Health: cough into the inside of the elbow, wash your hands with soap, etc.

Departure airport

  • Ask the airport or airline staff any questions you have. They are there to help you.
  • Check in all your luggage whenever possible.
  • In airport water fountains use only bottle or container.
  • Make sure to keep the physical safety distance, wear the mask and keep in mind that you can be denied boarding if you do not comply with these rules.

On the plane

  • Wash your hands often with the gel, cough into the inside of your elbow, and always wear your mask. Remember that you must change it every four hours.
  • Be on the lookout for the cabin crew safety demonstration for specific flight instructions
  • If you have symptoms during the flight, notify the cabin crew.
  • Limit your movements inside the cabin to the bare minimum.
  • Reduce the use of individual air supply nozzles as much as possible.

Embarkation and disembarkation

  • Keep a safe distance in the queue and respect the signs.
  • Protection screens have been installed at the entrance to the boarding gate to protect travelers and workers requesting documentation.
  • Companies have increased the number of buses for transportation to / from the plane to ensure safe distance.
  • Keep in mind that if you do not follow the prescribed safety and hygiene measures, you can be denied access to the plane.

Arrival airport

  • The use of the mask is mandatory if the safety distance is not maintained.
  • Keep a safe distance while you wait for your luggage and collect it individually.
  • Passengers coming from abroad have to deliver at the airport the Passenger Location Card that the airline will provide them and pass a temperature control of External Health with thermal imaging cameras.
  • If they are going to pick you up, remember that they must wait for you outside the terminal. Only people who are going to pick up passengers who need assistance can access.

Remember at all times

  • Use masks, make sure you dispose of them correctly in the ‘Remains’ bin and replace them every 4 hours (unless the instructions indicate otherwise).
  • Always respect the distance of 1.5 meters whenever possible.
  • Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or, when not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer solutions.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or with your elbow flexed when sneezing or coughing.
  • Minimize contact with any surface at the airport or on board the plane as much as possible.

Tips to travel by car during COVID-19

You should wash your hands frequently, avoid any type of payment in cash and, of course, get in the habit of not touching objects that may have been in contact with other people. We see an example in taps, handles, counters, knobs and, of course, napkin rings. If you are several drivers and you are not living together, get used to disinfecting the main places of contact inside the car. If you travel in your own vehicle, it is recommended that you go to a workshop to implement the COVID-19 safety protocols.

Is it safe to rent a car in times of COVID-19?

Companies are making a great effort to offer you a completely secure service. In addition, they will help you with whatever you need so that you can find what you need. It is always important that you take a look at car rental policies but now even more so.

Tours in Perú:

Touring Peru is discovering endless mysterious places, with hidden stories in corners that you may have never seen before stepping on this country. We recommend you to visit another impressive destinations in Cusco like the tour to rainbow mountain peru or the humantay lake tour from cusco, which only takes one day. But if you are gonna to stay more days in Perú, other archaeological places you can know will be the choquequirao trek peru, the salkantay trek to machu picchu, and the classic inca trail 4 days 3 nights.



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