Traveling during COVID in the UK or US is OK. But the virus is still alive and well in some places, highlighted by the current lockdown in ShangHai. But you can keep the fun alive! Here are some tips for Keeping the Fun Alive when Traveling During COVID.
Keeping the Fun Alive when Traveling During COVID
Have a Laugh at Each Other's Expense
The past three years have been unprecedented in human history. But thanks to being there for each other and the unbelievable efforts of global healthcare, we got through it. But COVID-19 is still alive and well, and people are still dying.
Additionally, there is no guarantee there won't be another deadly variant that's even worse.
One of the most effective things you can do is social distance. But it doesn't mean you can have fun. So wear your funniest masks to lighten the mood, and encourage others to do the same. Perhaps a cover with a massive cheesy smile.
Use Zoom Parties when Traveling During COVID
Apps like Zoom have been fantastic during the pandemic. And since then, their use has increased by 50% each year. They've allowed people from all over the world to connect with each other for support and social gatherings.
So it doesn't matter where you are in the world. You can arrange parties with these apps. They're all free for personal use, and some can be used cross-platform. So it doesn't matter what device you have.
For example, you can use Zoom on your Windows Laptop to communicate with your kids on their video game consoles.
Ask Locals Where They Feel is Safe
Staying safe while traveling is the most important thing you can do. Some countries are really controlling, and others don't police the situation. So you need to look after yourself. This means avoiding masses of people.
But it doesn't mean you should go outside when in an exotic destination. It doesn't matter where you go, the locals are excellent for knowledge, and all you have to do is ask.
So try asking some of the locals where they think it's safe to take their kids and to have some fun during the pandemic. Which parks, attractions, and beauty spots.
Remember to Stay Safe to Have Fun
Travel has changed over the past couple of years. So you need to stay safe when traveling during COVID-19. You've heard some of these a thousand times. But just to remind you:
- Never leave your building without a mask.
- Practice social distancing at all times.
- Carry hand sanitizer and use it constantly.
- Obey local restrictions laws, or you could face hefty consequences.
- Get vaccines and boosters before leaving your home country.
Not all countries might be as safe as your home, so make sure you stay ahead of the game by sticking to COVID safety advice. If you get sick on holiday, it could cost you dearly.
Take VR Tours of City Attractions
Lockdown can strike any country at any time. So you need to keep an eye on local news for situations. However, if a lockdown does happen while you're in another country, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy what's on offer.
Photo by Bradley Hook: https://www.pexels.com/photo/woman-using-vr-goggles-outdoors-123335/
Pushed on by lockdown restrictions and falling visitor numbers, many attractions now offer VR tours. And you don't need VR equipment either because some are available as walk-throughs on a web browser.
Popular examples include art galleries and museums, but there are also temples, cathedrals, and local beauty spots.
Make a Video Diary when Traveling During COVID
Social media has come a long way from likes and comments. Now you can upload photos and videos for everyone to see. So why not show them some footage of the unique places you get to see when traveling during a pandemic.
Most people might be stuck at home, but they will love to see your exploits on Instagram or Facebook. Or you can catch clips for yourself so you can make a video diary with professional editing software when you get home.
Then you'll see there's still beauty in the world no matter the current events and tragic circumstances.
Photo by fauxels: https://www.pexels.com/photo/woman-using-virtual-reality-goggles-3183143/
Log in to Your Streaming Services if in Lockdown
You could always get told to stay indoors as restrictions are heightened in your destination country. That means you won't be able to use most public things and you might even be told to stay in your accommodation. Fortunately, you can access streaming services no matter where you are in the world.
You can log in to services like Netflix and Disney+ on your laptop and catch up with the latest shows and movies. As an added bonus, you might catch something early depending on where you are, like The Batman on HBO Max.
You might want or even need to travel during the pandemic. But it doesn't all need to be doom and gloom. You can stay in touch with apps like Zoom and streaming services.