Travelling can be a stressful time for a lot of people, but with the added stress of keeping safe during the pandemic, there are many additional extras that you need to make sure you have planned and organised. In this article, we will be providing you with insight into what you will need to bring with you when you are travelling abroad this year.
Bring A Mask And Hand Sanitiser
Masks have become a fashion staple for many over the last two years with so many shapes, colours and patterns to work with every outfit and with this comes the task of remembering to pack one when you travel. With restrictions still in place across several countries and masks needing to be worn on the plane as well as in hotels, shops and several other establishments, bringing hand sanitiser and a mask when travelling is a must.
Health Insurance And GHIC Card
In addition to remembering to pack a mask and hand sanitiser, it is important to make sure you have the relevant health insurance to travel safely. With health insurance needed regardless of the location, there are also additional measures you can take such as signing up for a UK GHIC card to provide you with the health care that you need throughout Europe at a reduced cost. These cards should be given to every member of your family when travelling to Europe to ensure that they have access to the necessary healthcare if needed.
A Potential Vaccination Passport
Though this is still yet to be confirmed, rumours are surrounding the potential use of a vaccination passport when travelling abroad. Though this is not currently needed for those travelling abroad on business, this is something that may be bought in soon. Whether this is a proof of vaccination when booking the holiday or a vaccination passport to be shown alongside your traditional passport, this could be the future of travel moving forward. For those travelling abroad this year, it is important to make sure that you are monitoring the rules surrounding international travel as well as following any restrictions.
Bring Snacks For The Road
The final element you need to remember when travelling this year is snacks and food. With many places still closed as a result of lockdown measures and tighter restrictions, being prepared when it comes to travel days and the closure of restaurants will ensure you are prepared for your trip. In addition to this, several hotels and other accommodations will require you to eat in your room, meaning that the stereotypical nightlife that you may once have enjoyed when travelling will not be the same. By planning in advance, you can make sure you have everything planned for your trip.
With this in mind, there are several ways that you can begin to travel abroad safely this year without putting yourself or those that you are travelling with at risk. So which of these will you be organising first?