Safety Measures And Precautions To Adhere During COVID While Traveling To Andaman
  • 13 Jan 2022
  • Posted By : TryTrabby

Safety Measures And Precautions To Adhere During COVID While Traveling To Andaman

Traveling to Andaman during Covid times might be dangerous, so take all necessary precautions. By getting into contact with people or touching a surface, you can contract the virus. Even though things are returning to normal, it is best not to let your guard down and travel into uncharted territory.

The Andaman holiday season is approaching and people tend to travel to Andaman cities or markets to celebrate the festival. But, while traveling to Andaman there arises a probability of contracting the Covid-19 virus. Therefore, it is recommended that you stay at home if possible. However, festivities are incomplete without the presence of your family members and loved ones so here are certain precautions you can take to safeguard your health and the health of your family members.

If you must travel during Covid times, follow these helpful hints to protect your safety.

The Andamans are the most visited islands in the country. Aside from its natural splendor, it is also a tourist magnet due to its proximity to all of India's major cities and towns. Due to the frequent flow of tourists in this island chain, one must take cautionary measures while traveling here. This will not only help you enjoy your vacation but also ensure your safety during your stay in the Andaman Islands.

Here are some safety precautions that you must follow: General Safety Precautions:

◾Always carry personal hygiene products such as hand sanitizers, wet wipes, and face masks when you're traveling to the Andaman Islands. This is because you will not need to purchase them and they will come in handy for your entire trip.

◾Carry an extra t-shirt that you can use as an additional layer of protection against toxic fumes and viruses.

◾Before stepping out of your hotel room, put on a face mask, particularly if it is foggy outside. This will help protect you from airborne germs and bacteria which are likely to be present in large amounts in those areas.

◾Carry water purification tablets or a portable water purifier with filters that can help clean

Safety measures and precautions to adhere to while traveling to Andaman.

Before you leave the house, look for websites. Check if there are any warnings regarding your destination. This will help you know what you need to worry about, and therefore be better prepared.

  • Wear a face mask that completely covers your face and nose. Covering your mouth is also important when dealing with symptoms of respiratory illness. The N95 mask will protect your nose, mouth, and eyes from the virus. If you are suffering from allergies, you may use a surgical mask instead, which will cover your nose and mouth. Wearing a face mask will help prevent transmission of the virus from one person to another.

  • Hands should be washed or sanitized before and after touching any object or surface. Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (50% ethanol). Alcohol-containing gels are not as effective since they require at least 20 seconds of contact time with the hands for proper disinfection.

 

  • Keep at least six feet away from anyone who isn't a member of your family. Get as far away as possible from coughing or sneezing people and avoid touching their mucus or fluids that may contaminate your hands if touched.

 

  • Keep your hands away from your nose, mouth, and eyes. Use tissue paper to cover your hand while coughing or sneezing. Deposit used tissue in the waste can immediately after use.

 

  • Wash your hands immediately after covering the nose and mouth to prevent the spread of infection by contamination of hands with virus-containing fluids.

 

  • Inquire about the hygienic practices followed by the hotel management and staff members so that you can take all necessary precautions while staying there. Check if they offer meals cooked in-house or not. If they don't offer such meals, you should carry food from home to avoid any infections. Carry home-cooked food whenever possible: This would reduce your chances of contracting the disease as cooking kills most of the bacteria present in food.

Which safety precautions should be taken before flying?

Please read the government's most recent travel advice before booking any flights. You should bring your COVID-19 negative test report with you because most Indian airports would ask for it. You must be mindful to respect and preserve social distancing rules during the long hours of security checks. Touching common surfaces should be avoided, and your hands should be sanitized frequently.

Following your return home, you should take the following precautions:

It's possible that you were exposed to the coronavirus while traveling. Consider having the COVID-19 test even if you don't have any symptoms. To protect others, isolate yourself for at least 14 days if your test is positive. Wear a mask and maintain social distance from your loved ones if they did not accompany you on your trip. In the house, stay away from high-risk family members such as youngsters and the elderly.

Important Information for Andaman Travellers

To adequately address the issue posed by the recent increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, including the detection of Omicron variant cases in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the authorities have taken this decision in the interest of public health. All inbound flying passengers would be required to submit negative RT-PCR test data, according to the Andaman and Nicobar Administration. Travelers arriving in the Union Territory will now be required to present a negative COVID-19 test report to enter the territory.

Stay Safe & Healthy!

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