There is hardly one aspect of life that has not been changed or even upended by COVID-19. Across the world, daily life ground to a halt, and over a year into the pandemic, life is still not back to normal.
Here are some of the different types of changes you may expect to find while travelling.
Tests and Quarantines
Depending on where you are in the world, you may need to get a COVID-19 test upon landing and may have to self-isolate in a government-authorized hotel for days. Travellers may need to obtain a negative result in their COVID-19 test before being allowed to continue their travels.
Be sure to check and comply with what medical experts in your region say and those in the place you’re landing. If your travel is non-essential, it may be better and safer to postpone it until after it’s safe. Everybody wants to get back to normal life and see friends and family, but nothing matters more than society’s collective health.
Get to the Airport Comfortably and For Less
Not all news about travel right now is grim! Finally, old and even newer models for getting to the airport have been disrupted, and the new solution lets commuters enjoy driving their own personal vehicle to the airport and cheaper parking.
The days of calling a cab the night before a trip or staring at your phone until a dot reaches your home are over. You can enjoy short and long term parking at LAX airport and 75 others in North America for much less with a new service that lets you park at a hotel beside the airport and take their free shuttle to your terminal.
You don’t need a hotel reservation to park at the lot. Just reserve the spot online, show it to the attendant upon your arrival, then park and take the shuttle. You can save up to $200 per trip and accumulate points to make each flight’s parking even more inexpensive.
Cleanliness is next to godliness, and don’t be surprised if the travel hubs you come across are cleaner than in years past. Everybody is concerned about hygiene amid the COVID-19 pandemic and, like in many places of business, expect to see a cleaner environment than ever.
The airports, terminals, busses, and other places where people congregate will be visibly cleaner, and you should expect to see people cleaning continuously while you’re there. Along those lines, people will be practicing safe hygiene with respect to sanitizing their hands, social distancing, and wearing masks.
Please have basic courtesy and reciprocate these practices, which help to keep everybody safe.
The future is still uncertain in many ways, but the travel industry has already adjusted to make things safer. Certain companies have jumped in to improve services, too. There could be other changes to come, so keep an eye out before your next trip, so you don’t encounter any big surprises.