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Travel and Covid in 2022

Covid pandemic has changed every part of our lives and travel was no different. Now when we’re in the third year of it, travel is safer and more attainable than it was before. However, it’s important that you prepare for it and take the proper measures to stay safe and abide by the rules.

Some of these could be achieved simply by informing yourself about the regulations in the country you’re visiting and others are just a matter of common sense when it comes to limiting your exposure to the virus.

Choosing A Mode of Transportation

The first thing to do is to choose a mode of transportation that will keep you the least exposed. For the most part, that’s a car since all the other vehicles need to be shared with other passengers. This also gives you some freedom when it comes to exploring a country you’re visiting.

In order to do so, it’s best to apply for international driver’s licenses online. It can be obtained easily and based on your national driving license. You’ll need to be able to produce both when stopped by the authorities.

Vaccine Requirements

Vaccine passports are becoming a norm now when vaccines are more widely available. It’s best to inquire beforehand and learn about the documents that you need to produce as proof of vaccination and what venues would require them.

These requirements tend to change since they are imposed by the authorities and often there’s an overlap between the institutions that can impose them. Therefore, it’s best to be safe rather than sorry and to have the document with you if you don’t know whether it will be required. For the most part, it’s also better to have a document both in paper form and on your phone.


Some countries also have quarantine rules that you need to familiarize yourself with. These may include being put in quarantine on arrival, or when in contact with an infected person. In most cases, quarantine is required when you’ve affected yourself. That’s also something to prepare for in your plans.

Hotels and other tourist-oriented institutions have already made arrangements in this regard since it’s now a common practice. However, you should still inquire what the procedure is when it comes to quarantines and what you can do to make it easier.

Staying Safe and Responsible

While traveling during the pandemic you should do everything you can to stay safe and remain responsible when it comes to the possibility of infecting others. That mostly means following the regulations set by the proper authorities and getting tested if you notice that you’re exercising symptoms.

If you’re conformed to be positive, you should do what you can to limit exposure to others. This is mandatory in some cases, but it’s also a matter of your responsibility at least until the quarantine measures are put in place. It’s also a useful idea to keep those waiting for you at home, informed about your status and measures you may have taken.

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