Domestic Travel During COVID-19: Is it Safe To Travel Now?
This pandemic has brought about this unavoidable uneasiness that has stirred in everyone. People want to feel a sense of normalcy; everyone’s itching to get out of their houses and return to life as usual. A renewed sense of consciousness and appreciation for traveling was somewhat lost in the rubble of living. But now more than ever, it’s essential to travel responsibly as the hazardous reality of our current situation is impossible to understate.
Many countries are vying for a resurgence of tourism to inject some much-needed verve into their economies, but is it safe to travel now?
The pandemic drastically affected a lot of travel plans for a lot of people. We hear of people getting stuck in certain countries were traveling back to their home country proved abortive for several months.
So back to the question: Is it safe to travel now? , Nowadays, many destinations require even visitors who have been fully vaccinated to present proof of a negative Covid test.
This article answers a few Q&As about the latest travel advisories and restrictions at home and abroad, Covid-19 tests and vaccinations, how to stay healthy on the road, and what you need to know about flying.
Can I still apply for a Visa?
That will depend entirely on the restrictions imposed by each government.
Notice, however, that these are restricted by new changes in government regulations/measures, be it extensions of entering restrictions or limitations in stay duration.
Do I have to get a Covid-19 test before I travel?
It depends on what country you’re visiting. Many countries—including Colombia, Bermuda, Barbados, Peru, and Turkey—won’t let you enter without proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within a few days of arrival.
If I am fully vaccinated, do I still have to show proof of a recent negative Covid test?
Nowadays, many countries require even visitors who have been fully vaccinated to present proof of a negative Covid test.